Legal Secretary
Ministry of Justice
Wellington City, NZ
4d ago

Legal Secretary, Public Defence Service (PDS) - Wellington

Te āhuatunga a te tūranga / About the Role

We are looking for a full-time Legal Secretary to join our team in our Wellington Office. We are a collegial and professional office with around 28 legal and support staff.

You will be joining an experienced and supportive team who have a genuine interest in sharing knowledge and supporting one another in an enjoyable, busy and sometimes challenging environment, while working in an interesting criminal defence environment.

As a legal secretary you are responsible for ensure the PDS legal team are supported in a professional, effective and efficient manner.

You will have a proactive approach to the provision of legal secretarial and general office and administration services, while identifying opportunities to enhance service delivery.

Mō te tīma / About our Team

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 MOJ values of respect, integrity, service and the delivery of excellent service to its clients.

Joining the Ministry of Justice means you will become part of an inclusive organisation that values you and the communities we serve.

It's our promise to ensure 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 and one where diversity is welcomed and celebrated.

He pūkenga tou / Skills and Experience

To be successful in this role you will need to be :

  • Experienced and efficient in a range of administration functions, including typing and data entry
  • A self-starter with proven initiative and the ability to take control of a busy workload
  • Keen to learn about the world of criminal defence law
  • Forward thinking and action orientated
  • Strong written and confident verbal communication skills are critical - both in terms of the work you will do with the lawyers and also with our clients
  • 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.

    Benefits :

  • Flexible working options available
  • Laptop provided
  • Great career progression opportunities
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