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Vacancies on Boards & Committees

Expert Member Audit and Risk Committee

The board of the Law Institute of Victoria (LIV) is seeking to strengthen its investment governance through the appointment of a member to the Audit and Risk Committee.

The opportunity

The LIV is looking to recruit a suitably experienced, independent individual as an expert member of the Audit and Risk Committee. The intention is that the expert member will enhance the ability of the committee in relation to the investment of the LIV funds under management.

The position description will give you background information about the role and what we are looking for.

If you think that you can work collaboratively with a high-quality Council, through its Committee, and are keen to support us with your time and expertise, we would very much like to hear from you.

Please forward your expression of Interest to the Company Secretary at secretariat@liv.asn.au with the name of the opportunity in the subject line. 

Law Aid Trust

Calling for expressions of interest.  The LIV has been invited to make arrangements to appoint a trustee (and LIV nominee) to the Law Aid Trust for an initial two year term.

The Law Aid Trust is a non-profit charitable trust funding disbursement for Victorian litigants unable to afford the cost of litigation. The Law Institute of Victoria and the Bar Council each appoint four trustees who assist on a voluntary basis. Further information on Law Aid can be obtained from Law Aid’s website www.lawaid.com.au

Criteria

Due to an emphasis on personal injury applications that come before the trustees, it is felt that a solicitor with working knowledge and experience of personal injury, medical negligence and litigation would be of great assistance. A copy of the full position description is located here.

In deciding whether to express interest in this position, please consider whether you are likely to have any, or any potential, conflicts of interest in the event that you are nominated. If so, please disclose this in your expression of interest.

How to submit an expression of interest

If you wish to submit and expression of interest as a nominee of the Law Institute of Victoria you should provide your application together with additional supporting materials according to the criteria contained in the position description and the LIV external appointments criteria set out below, together with a copy of your resume  by 5pm on Thursday 11 April 2019.  This should be sent to the Company Secretary at secretariat@liv.asn.au  with ‘Law Aid Scheme’ in the subject line.

External Appointments Criteria

Criteria

Expressions of interest for all positions on External Bodies will be considered against the following general selection criteria, which may be supplemented with additional criteria according to the external bodies’ specific requirements and whether these criteria are essential or desirable:

  1. Membership of the Law Institute of Victoria will almost always be a pre-requisite;
  2. A record of involvement in advancing the legal profession other than day to day practice.  In most circumstances, this will be demonstrated through an involvement with and advancement of the Law Institute of Victoria and/or its committees;
  3. The need to achieve diverse representation of LIV members appointed to external Boards and Bodies.  Consideration will be given to ensuring that the members reflect a broad range of backgrounds, insights and approaches;
  4. Candidates possess the capacities and experience to fulfil the required role, preferably including an understanding of contemporary governance practices;
  5.  Availability to attend the relevant meetings and other required commitments;
  6. In cases where the appointment is an LIV nominee, the preparedness of the candidate to advance any relevant LIV policy; and
  7. If the appointed person is intended to assume the role of Chair of an external body, expertise in chairing meetings will also be considered desirable.

*Where relevant, criteria 2, 4 and 6 are given double the weight of other criteria.

Procedure

To the extent practicable, vacancies to be filled should be advertised widely though LIV member channels. The Company Secretary will determine if a different approach should be adopted, based in on the specific requirements of filling a vacancy. A statement of criteria for the particular position should be developed and interested candidates invited to obtain a copy of the criteria to be addressed in their application.

Acknowledging the value of experience and the need for continuity, incumbents who are eligible and willing to seek reappointment to positions may reapply.

The Board reserves the right not to appoint or nominate a person for a position where it considers that none of the nominees meets the selection criteria.

Reporting Back

For those appointed to an external body that holds key strategic significance for the LIV (key stakeholder), it is required that this appointee report back on his/her observations, and agenda items to the LIV Board at least annually, and/or if an item of significant concern arises, to report back to the LIV Board as soon as practicable for actioning through the LIV Company Secretary.