Principal Registrar

Job Description

Title: Principal Registrar

Company Name: Department of Justice

Vacancy: 2

Job Location: Australia, Western Australia, Perth, CBD, Inner & Western Suburbs, Perth

Employment Status: Full time

This is a permanent, full time vacancy.

About us

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

We are looking for a self-motivated person with highly developed leadership and interpersonal skills who enjoys a challenge to fill the appointment of Principal Registrar of the District Court of Western Australia.

As the Principal Registrar, the successful applicant will lead a team of experienced Registrars responsible for case management, pre-trial matters, mediation and interlocutory matters in the District Court. The Principal Registrar will performs the functions and duties and exercises the powers of Registrar as provided for in the District Court of Western Australia Act 1969, Rules of Court and as delegated by the Chief Judge including presiding over and determining a range of hearings.

You would also be involved in the management of the court and be responsible for developing and delivering reform and improvement initiatives.

Eligibility to Apply 

We are seeking a Legal Practitioner of not less than five years post admission experience. An extensive knowledge of civil, criminal and appellate procedure is required, together with a comprehensive knowledge of the general law. Excellent verbal and communication skills are essential. 

Experience as a mediator is desirable.

About you

The successful applicant must be a strong leader and communicator who can make decisions and render judgments under pressure. As a result, the incumbent will have the opportunity to use their extensive knowledge of civil and criminal procedures with a focus on case management and dispute resolution.

The successful applicant will be required to use excellent verbal and written communication skills to develop solutions for complex issues and conflicting priorities and will be required to effectively communicate with a diverse range of people.

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. 

COVID-19 Advice

Applicants are advised of the recently announced mandatory vaccination policy for various occupations and workforces in WA.  This will be introduced in a phased approach, more information can be found at: Mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy for WA workforces.

Applicants are advised that all employees who are required as part of their employment to enter any Department of Justice correctional facility (prisons, work camps, Banksia Hill Detention Centre or the Corrective Services Academy) will need to have their first COVID-19 vaccination dose by 1 December 2021 and be fully vaccinated by 1 January 2022.

Equity and Diversity

The Department of Justice is committed in building a workplace culture that values diversity and inclusion. We actively promote the employment of Aboriginal Australians, people with disability, youth, and other diversity groups. People with disability will be provided with reasonable adjustments in our recruitment processes and in the workplace.

Aboriginal job seekers may contact the Aboriginal Workforce Development Team on [email protected] or call (08) 9264 1700 for culturally appropriate application advice.

Applicants with disability requiring adjustment or accessibility requirements at any stage of the selection process can contact the hiring manager as listed under the ‘Further Information’ section or contact [email protected] or call (08) 9264 1700 to for a confidential discussion.

To find out more about this opportunity and to apply for this position, click on the Apply Now button   

Applications must be received before Tuesday, 14 December, 2021 at 4.30pm

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