Litigator required for in-house teamChallenging and varied role in a dynamic environmentPermanent position, Auckland basedAbout 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 certificateA strong desire to work in litigationA team player ethos across the litigation team and legal branchStrong technical skillsWell-developed written and verbal communication skills and ability to draft legal documentationStrong relationship management skillsEnthusiasm, drive and proactive natureFull, clean NZ Driver Licence is requiredIdeally 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.
About MBIE : 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 TogetherMaia Bold and bravePae Kahurangi Build our FuturePono Me Te Tika Own ItAt 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 joanne.
smith mbie.govt.nz quoting reference MBIE / 1474030.Applications close at 5pm on Sunday 16th August 2020.