Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) Members | Melbourne - CBD

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Posted on 14-Feb-2019
Application Close Date: 28-Jun-2019
Melbourne - CBD
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Full-time and sessional Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) members are appointed for a period of seven years by the Governor in Council on the recommendation of the Attorney-General. The Attorney-General seeks expressions of interest from suitably qualified persons from diverse backgrounds interested in appointment as full-time or sessional members of VCAT.

Expressions of interest are sought from those demonstrating a high level of integrity, sound judgment, legal or professional skills, interpersonal skills, the ability to conduct hearings and a capacity to make fair decisions quickly. Excellent communication skills are essential and skills in mediation are also valuable.

Expressions of interest are sought from participants across the private, government and community sectors who are either legal practitioners or have special knowledge or experience in relation to functions that are exercised by VCAT.

Applicants eligible to apply for appointment as a Deputy President must have been admitted to legal practice in Victoria for not less than five years. Persons who have been admitted to legal practice in Victoria for more than five years or who have specialist experience in the lists at VCAT are eligible to apply for Senior Member appointments.

VCAT members possess personal qualities such as integrity, fairness, maturity, sound temperament and commitment to public service. Appointees also need to be aware of, and sensitive to, the diversity of backgrounds and life experiences of VCAT users, and the need to communicate effectively and courteously with all users. A commitment to the use of technology and participation in ongoing professional education will also be viewed favourably.

How to apply

Please click the Apply button at the bottom of this advertisement. Applications should include a resume, and completed VCAT Expression of interest form (attached to this advertisement). Attachments can be uploaded in .doc, .docx, .pdf, .txt or .rtf formats