We value our people because we know that they are what make the LIV the outstanding organisation that it is. Accordingly, we offer a wide range of benefits to attract talented and dedicated people who are interested in a long and rewarding career with us. In this section you will find current vacancies and information about our organisation to help you make an informed decision about joining us.
Diversity and Equal Opportunity
By offering meaningful, rewarding and varied work, the LIV attracts an exciting and diverse mix of people. We create a work environment where everyone has the opportunity to contribute to our vision and goals and is valued for their unique skills, experiences and perceptions. The LIV has a long history of celebrating inclusion and will continue to do so.
The LIV has been committed to understanding the needs and requests of women in the workforce, not only within the LIV but externally. We do this by promoting EEO and merit-based principles, promoting work-life balance initiatives and fostering a supportive culture. The LIV also offers paid parental leave to enable employees to act as primary caregivers for their own or their partner's child, without disadvantaging them in terms of their employment or careers. By offering parental leave to its employees, the LIV aims to give parents a greater choice in balancing their working lives with caring for their young children. As a result, we have high work force participation rates by women, including those in flexible work arrangements and many women who excel in management and senior management roles.
Recruitment and Selection
The LIV aims to be an employer of choice, recruiting talent of the highest calibre to enable maximum organisational effectiveness. The organisation is committed to recruiting and selecting candidates based on appropriate qualifications, skills and experience. The principles underpinning the recruitment and selection process are those of merit, fairness, equal employment opportunity and the optimising of career prospects for currently employed staff. The LIV encourages applications from people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander origin, people with diverse cultural backgrounds and people with a disability.
Remuneration and Rewards
We seek to attract, reward and retain the best employees through competitive wages and benefits. Remuneration increases will always be aligned with performance and reviewed annually during performance appraisals.
Performance Feedback and Planning
The LIV is committed to regularly providing employees with positive and helpful feedback on their performance and achievements. We recognise that individual performance can only be achieved through a combination of ability, motivation and resources, and formal performance appraisals for all employees are conducted annually. Performance and development planning is an integral part of each individual's review to establish measurable key performance indicators and help develop short- and long-term career goals.
Investing in our people and their skills is fundamental to the success of the LIV and is an organisational priority. We are committed to the growth and development of our employees to enable each individual to maximise his or her potential, achieve job satisfaction and advance in his or her career. The LIV provides on-the-job training as well as encouraging appropriate external training and development opportunities.
Benefits of Employment
The LIV is serious about the retention and wellbeing of its people because they are, without doubt, the key to our continued success. Making a career move to the LIV means experiencing a truly outstanding culture and "mixing it" with a unique blend of professionals.
Along with competitive base salaries, another key factor of employment at the LIV is our 35-hour working week, which perpetuates our commitment to work-life balance within the legal industry.
In addition, we offer outstanding employee benefits such as:
paid parental leave
generous leave arrangements and flexible work options
"money savers" and staff discounts for products and services in the areas of finance and insurance, motoring, home wares, office equipment, telecommunications, practice support, travel and recreation
tertiary study assistance including paid study days
counseling by independent external service provider
subsidy of gym membership
subsidies for study/training courses
professional membership subsidies
a number of social and recreational groups and activities
peer recognition program
At the LIV we hold excellence, integrity, innovation, teamwork and accountability as highly desirable employee traits.
We strive to perform beyond expectations in everything we do.
We are committed to leading the legal profession and assisting the wider community by focusing on continuous improvement, effective communication and accomplishing the highest standards of service and expertise.
We value integrity at personal and professional levels.
We conduct every aspect of our business in a trustworthy, reliable and transparent manner. We foster confidence in the LIV by maintaining the highest ethical standards in everything we do.
We embrace diversity, creativity and flexibility.
We recognise the need to be dynamic in meeting the changing needs of the legal profession and the wider community.
We work collaboratively.
We value and support our colleagues.
We interact openly and constructively.
We identify key relationships, build partnerships, share ideas and resources.
We are responsible, consistent in our approach, committed and outcome focused.
We are resourceful and dedicated to delivering the optimum results for our members, stakeholders and the wider community.
For information regarding other opportunities at the Law Institute of Victoria, please contact:
Human Resources Department
Law Institute of Victoria
GPO Box 263
T: 03 9607 9448
F: 03 9602 5270,