Auckland City, AucklandFull-time, ContractLegal Secretary, Auckland CBD (6 months Fixed Term)MOJ / 1439083The Public Defence Service (PDS) is New Zealand's largest criminal law practice, providing high quality legal advice and representation in a full range of criminal cases.
We are looking for a Legal Secretary to join our team in our Auckland office. You will be joining an experienced and supportive team with around 40 legal and support staff who have a genuine interest in sharing knowledge in a busy and sometimes challenging environment.
The Public Defence Service (PDS) is New Zealand's largest criminal law practice, providing high quality legal advice and representation in a full range of criminal cases.
Aimed at helping people access justice, the PDS promotes the values of respect, integrity, service and the delivery of excellent service to its clients.
To be successful in this role you will need to be : a self-starter with proven initiative and the ability to take control of a busy workloada team player who will support both the lawyers in the office and the organisation's clientsexperienced and efficient in a range of administration functions including typing and data entrykeen to learn about the world of criminal defence lawStrong written communication and confident verbal communication skills are critical.
Managing the legal secretarial and administration service delivery to ensure the provision of high quality and consistent legal secretarial support to the PDS legal team.
Core accountabilities of the role include : assisting the Service Support Manager (SSM) and technical specialist to lift the capability of the legal support team and enhance the service delivery outcomes.
As a key team member at the PDS you will have access to a very successful three month induction programme designed specifically for PDS administration staff.
Salary will depend on skills and experience and ranges from $48,853 - $68,968 mid-point $57,473 Joining the Ministry of Justice means you will become part of an inclusive organisation that values you and the communities we serve.
It's important to us that our workplace is one where our people feel healthy and safe, supported and able to be themselves at work.
We value respect as the foundation for building a positive workplace culture where diversity is welcomed and celebrated.
How to applyTo apply, click the Apply button below to be directed to our Careers Website. You can view a detailed position description at the site, as well as complete an online application form by attaching your CV and cover letter.
For tracking purposes, all applications must be submitted via our online process.Applications close on Friday 3 January 2020.
If you have any questions, please contact recruitment justice.govt.nz