Senior Solicitor | Auckland
|Position Type:||Ongoing - Full Time|
|Attachments:|| Position Description (Auckland) Senior Solicitor 2 - Aug-20.pdf (PDF, 322KB)
Position Description (Auckland) Senior Solicitor 1 - Aug-20.pdf (PDF, 322KB)
|Application Close Date:||16-Aug-2020|
- Litigator required for in-house team
- Challenging and varied role in a dynamic environment
- Permanent position, Auckland based
About the role:
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a senior solicitor to join our Auckland based litigation team within the Legal, Ethics and Privacy branch. In this role you will advise on and appear in proceedings before a variety of licensing boards, Tribunals, and Courts on civil and criminal matters arising in relation to the broad range of enforcement activities across MBIE. These include refugee and deportation appeals in the Immigration and Protection Tribunal, enforcement of minimum employment standards in the Employment Relations Authority and Employment Court, disciplinary complaints before occupational licensing boards, criminal prosecutions and civil appeals in the District Court on proceedings ranging from immigration to Crown minerals and licensed building work, and appearances before the Tenancy Tribunal.
As part of the Corporate, Governance and Information Group the Legal, Ethics and Privacy Branch is responsible for providing a centre of legal advice, leadership and expertise for the Ministry, and an exemplar of best practice for both the public service and the wider New Zealand labour and business markets.
Skills and experience:
To be successful in this highly paced role, you will need to have the following:
- A tertiary qualification in law and the ability to obtain a current practising certificate
- A strong desire to work in litigation
- A team player ethos across the litigation team and legal branch
- Strong technical skills
- Well-developed written and verbal communication skills and ability to draft legal documentation
- Strong relationship management skills
- Enthusiasm, drive and proactive nature
- Full, clean NZ Driver Licence is required
Ideally you will also have a strong and proven background in criminal law, employment law, or immigration law. Some knowledge of regulatory enforcement litigation is also highly desirable.
Why work for us:
Developing our staff is a key focus for MBIE. We aim to create a culture where staff are empowered to bring fresh perspectives to issues and to think outside the box. Being the largest policy shop in NZ, MBIE offers significant opportunity for developing experience across a broad variety of areas. We encourage excellence and proactively support development through on-the-job learning, training courses, conferences and seminars, development programmes, secondments, rotations to other branches and study opportunities.
The purpose of The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) is to Grow New Zealand for All.
We will do this by helping businesses to become more productive and internationally competitive, and by increasing opportunities for all New Zealanders to contribute to the economy.
Our way of working is guided by our values which shape our behaviours.
- Mahi Tahi – Better Together
- Maia – Bold and brave
- Pae Kahurangi – Build our Future
- Pono Me Te Tika – Own It
At MBIE, we look for people who are passionate about New Zealand and enthusiastic about making a positive change to our economy, our people and our safety. If you would like to play an integral part in our Ministry, we are keen to hear from you.
How to apply:
Please click on the ‘Apply' button which will take you to our website where you can read the position description. To apply, complete the application form and submit your CV and cover letter outlining your suitability for this role.
For further information please contact Jo Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org quoting reference MBIE/1474030.
Applications close at 5pm on Sunday 16th August 2020.