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Managing Principal Solicitor, Privacy And Legal Compliance Team (Psol)

Department of Health - Melbourne, VIC

Government, Defence & Emergency
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The Department of Health plays a critical role in the Victorian health system and is responsible for shaping it to meet the health needs of Victorians into the future. We also lead the Victorian Government's response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Working with our partners, we oversee Victoria's health system including mental health, ageing and aged care and preventive health. We are committed to developing and supporting a workforce that is well equipped and highly motivated to provide responsive and quality services to all Victorians. All jobs can be worked flexibly and we encourage job applications from Aboriginal people, people with disabilities, LGBTQI+ and people from culturally diverse backgrounds and differences to realise the potential of our employees for innovation and delivering services.


Reporting to the Director, Freedom of Information (FOI), Privacy, Integrity and Legal Compliance, the Managing Principal Solicitor will manage the Privacy and Legal Compliance Team which plays a central role in supporting the department to protect clients' privacy and support the sharing of information to help make Victorian health care safer and better for all patients.

The Managing Principal Solicitor will provide expert policy and legal advice to the Ministers, Secretary, the Department and relevant Administrative Offices on a range of privacy and information sharing issues together with overseeing the legal compliance functions within the branch. It will also provide oversight of the management of privacy breaches in operational divisions, identify and monitor emerging privacy related risks and provide privacy specific training to departmental staff.

The successful applicant will have experience in providing legal and policy advice to government in compliance with the Privacy and Data Protection Act 2014 and Health Records Act 2001 and relevant enabling legislation.
It is expected the successful applicant will possess highly developed conceptual, analytical and problem solving skills, combined with a flexible approach.

Are you?

  • A strategic thinker with the ability to assess and identify risk?
  • An analytical thinker, comfortable dealing with complexity?
  • Interested in working in a dynamic and challenging work environment?
  • Motivated to help protect clients' privacy and support the sharing of information for better patient outcomes?


Applicants are encouraged to apply online, submitting a cover letter and a current resume.

Please note: For this position, you are not required to address each of the key selection criteria in a separate written document.

Preferred candidates will be required to complete pre-employment screening, including a national police check and misconduct screening.

Applicants must be an Australian Citizen, Permanent Resident or hold a valid work permit or visa. Work eligibility will be checked as part of the recruitment process.

For further information please visit the Department of Health

Click 'Apply Now' to submit your interest in this position.

Melbourne, VIC

Government, Defence & Emergency


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