Currently there are three (3) permanent positions available for immediate filling.
When you join the Department of Justice, you become part of a people-focused organisation working hard to make our community a fairer and safer place to live. We offer many different employment opportunities in locations around Western Australia. You will have a chance to make a real difference to your local communities and to the lives of those you work with.
About the role
If you are an enthusiastic and self-motivated individual seeking to work in a team of professionals, this opportunity may appeal to you.
The Counsel Assisting primarily assists the coroners with the preparation, management and conduct of Inquest hearings. Counsel Assisting plays a key role in the maintenance of stakeholder relationships, both internal and external, and contributes to the development of policy and strategic management of the Coroner’s Office. A high degree of initiative, judgement and originality in the performance of professional work is required
On occasions, Counsel Assisting will be required to travel intrastate for Inquests.
We are looking for a high performing individual who in the context of the role’s specific responsibilities, demonstrates exceptional skills, knowledge and experience in:
- Legal Matters
- Policy and Advice
- Stakeholder Relationships
- Information and Knowledge Management
- Commitment to Service Delivery and Continuous Change
- Ability to contribute to and implement strategies that achieves positive cultural change.
All employees are required to undergo employment screening, which includes a National Criminal History Check and other checks that may be relevant to the position requirements.
How to apply
Please ensure you review the attached JDF for further information about the job related requirements of the position. This information will assist you with the preparation of your application.
We require you to submit:
- A current comprehensive CV including the contact details of two referees and;
- A statement (no more than 3 pages) addressing the following job related requirements contained in the Job Description Form:
- Stakeholder Relationships
- Technical Skills
All remaining job related requirements will be assessed at a later stage in the selection process.
Please ensure you allow sufficient time to submit your application, as late applications will not be accepted.
To submit your application click the “Apply for Job” button at the bottom of this page. Emailed applications will not be accepted.
The Department of Justice uses recruitment pools to build a bank of talent for future opportunities. When part of a pool you may be offered a permanent or temporary position, however an appointment is not guaranteed.
This pool will be open for a period of 12 months from the date of first appointment. Permanent and fixed-term, full-time appointments may be offered as vacancies arise.
If required we may choose to supplement the field of applications by conducting a Candidate Search.
Equity and Diversity
The Department of Justice is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to growing the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander workforce as a part of EEO Management Plan and its Aboriginal Workforce Development Strategy. We embrace diversity and encourage applications from a diverse field, people from a culturally and linguistically diverse background, young people and people with disability including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
If you would like further information on this opportunity please contact Ms Kelly Niclair, Principal Registrar on (08) 9425 2900 for a confidential discussion.