Senior Investigator (Legal)

Work Type: Permanant, Full Time (2 positions available)

Closing Date for Applications: 11/06/2023 5:00:00 PM

Detailed Job Description

Calling all Lawyers

Specified Calling Level 4 $134,613 - $143,896 pa plus Superannuation

‚ÄčThis is an excellent opportunity for an enthusiastic senior lawyer of good reputation and sound judgment to take a leading role in the maintenance and progression of the Legal Profession in Western Australia. 

About us

The Legal Practice Board of Western Australia (Board) is established under the Legal Profession Uniform Law Application Act 2022. The Board is responsible for the regulation of all Western Australian legal practitioners.
Some of the benefits of working for the Board are that you have access to:
  • professional development opportunities;
  • flexible working conditions;
  • 14 weeks paid parental leave (after 1 year of service);
  • 13 weeks long service leave (after 7 years of service);
  • 10.5% employer superannuation contribution; and
  • superannuation salary sacrifice.
The Board is an equal opportunity employer committed to workplace equity and diversity. Aboriginal people, women, young people, people with disabilities and people from culturally diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

About the role

There is currently two permanent, full time vacancies to be filled from this recruitment process. In additional to filling this vacancy, the Board are seeking to establish a pool of Senior Investigators (Legal) for future appointments to permanent and fixed term vacancies. Suitable applicants will be placed in a pool from which appointments will be made as vacancies arise over the next 12 months from the initial date of appointment from this pool.

This role reports directly to the Manager - Investigations (Legal) and is responsible for investigating and prosecuting disciplinary and criminal matters in relation to the legislation administered by the Board. This role will involve you appearing, both as instructor and counsel, in a variety of jurisdictions but predominantly the State Administrative Tribunal.

An integral part of this role involves the investigation of disciplinary matters and the drafting of advice for consideration by the Board’s Professional Affairs Committee and Legal Services and Complaints Committee. Both Committee’s consist of senior members of the legal profession including Senior Counsel.

Please refer to the “Position Description” for more detail about this role.  You can also obtain more information about the role expectations and responsibilities by contacting John-Paul Colella, Manager – Investigations (Legal), on (08) 6211 3600.


To be eligible for this role you must satisfy the following conditions:
  • current (within 6 months) National Police Clearance Certificate;
  • Degree in Law; and
  • current Australian practising certificate or eligible to obtain one  prior to commencement of employment.
Applicants found suitable for this recruitment pool may also be considered for ‘similar’ vacancies within the Board and the wider public sector which arise prior to the pool’s closing date.
To be eligible for appointment to permanent positions in the Western Australian Public Sector, you must be an Australian citizen or have permanent resident status in Australia.

Applying for the role

Please review the job description for information about the work requirements of the position. This information will assist you with the preparation of your application.
Applicants are encouraged to apply on-line and must provide:
  • a comprehensive CV;
  • a two A4 page cover letter addressing your suitability for the role with reference to the Essential Work-Related Requirements listed on the applicable Job Description Form; and
  • a completed Application Form and Application Question Form (only if applying via email or post)
To submit your application, please click on the Apply for Job button.

All Work Related Requirements will be assessed during the recruitment process.

If you are experiencing technical difficulties, please contact the Board’s HR team on (08) 6211 3600 or email for further assistance.

Please submit your application well before the closing time to avoid last minute congestion that may result in your application being received after the closing time and therefore not eligible.

Applications from recruitment agencies will not be accepted.

CLOSING DATE: 11 June 2023 at 5:00pm (AWST)

Contact: For all enquiries please contact John-Paul Colella, Manager – Investigations (Legal), on (08) 6211 3600.

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