An opportunity to provide executive and operational support to the Principal Registrar and to build productive relationships with judicial officers, team members and stakeholders in both the civil and criminal jurisdictions of the Supreme Court. You will have knowledge of Court operations, protocols, procedures and legal terminology, and an ability to develop productive working relations with the judiciary.
Reporting to the Principal Registrar of the Supreme Court of Western Australia, and working very closely with them, you will be responsible for providing executive and operational support, as well as leading and supervising the Registrars' Associates team.
It is expected that the incumbant contributes to and implements process reform in the Supreme Court Registry through review, innovation and strategic thinking. To do so the incumbant will be required to anticipate issues that could impact on tasks; identifiy risks and uncertainties in procedures with a view to contributing to the ongoing improvements to achieve best practice and a quality service.
The position has a number of HR responsibilities, including monitoring staff progress against performance expectations to ensure deadlines are met. The incumbant trains all members of the team and is responsible for ensuring the Court’s practices, policies and procedures are complied with as well as planning and monitoring the workload within the Registrars' Associate team. As a suitable applicant for the position you will have proven leadership ability and an ability to develop practical and innovative solutions to problems.
Associates are responsible for attending court for both civil and criminal hearings and for the coordination of the physical and technological resources of the court; this includes calling cases, typing orders and maintaining the Court's records, recording findings, generating documents and orders using the Court's Case Management System.
You will also need highly effective written and verbal communication skills (including negotiation skills) because you will work extensively with members of the legal profession, the public and members of the judiciary. You will be enlisted to proofread the Principal Registrar’s papers and judgments as required, conduct legal research and to act as the point of contact for the judiciary, legal practitioners and members of the public seeking to approach or refer information to the Principal Registrar.
Tenure/duration of appointment: Permanent - Full Time
We offer a wide variety of personal and professional benefits, information on the benefits of working with us is available from the “What We Offer” section on our website.
Work Related Requirements
Please read the Job Description Form (JDF) for more information about the work related requirements of this position. Appointment to a role with the Department of Justice is conditional upon obtaining an employment screening clearance, which includes a National Criminal History Check and any other relevant checks.
Further Job Related Information
If you are interested in the position and would like further information on the role, contact Emily Denniss on (08) 9425 7407 for a confidential discussion. Information about applying and submitting your application is available on our website.
How To Apply
The Department requests applicants to submit an on-line application using the ‘Apply for Job’ button below. As part of your online application you will be prompted to complete relevant personal information and to attach the following information as part of your application:
A current comprehensive resume including the contact details of two referees and a statement (maximum two pages) outlining your suitability for the position in the context of the essential work-related requirements (selection criteria).
Suitable applicants may be considered for similar vacancies during a 24 month period.
- Applications received after the closing date/time OR applications sent to us by email cannot be accepted.
- As we prefer to contact you by email for any interview or other matter, you are encouraged to apply online and provide a current valid e-mail address.
People from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. The Department upholds a working environment that is free from discrimination in accordance with Equal Opportunity legislation.