Lawyer
Ministry of Social Development
Wellington, NZ
2d ago

Put your legal skills and experience to work, helping New Zealanders to be safe, strong and independent

We are looking for enthusiastic, experienced lawyers with high levels of integrity and professionalism to join our supportive and collegial team, in providing quality legal services for the Ministry of Social Development.

The Ministry of Social Development is involved in supporting New Zealanders through income and housing support, the wage subsidy and employment supports.

We have a busy legislative programme planned and are excited for passionate lawyers with an interest in public law to join our team based in Wellington.

You will work with a broad range of internal clients to support the important work the Ministry of Social Development does to help New Zealanders.

Experience in social security law is preferrable. We are looking for lawyers who would enjoy helping our internal clients to make great decisions while supporting the growth and development of their colleagues.

All our lawyers also have the opportunity to assist across the areas undertaken by the broader legal team.

We have a permanent opportunity and a 1-year fixed term opportunity available.

You’ll join an inclusive and fun environment where we celebrate achievements and prioritise development. Our team values diversity and we welcome flexible working.

  • is curious, analytical and has an eye for detail
  • has an interest in public law
  • provides clear legal advice on complex issues
  • has strong research, writing and drafting skills
  • enjoys working collaboratively and has excellent relationship building skills
  • has excellent sense-making and critical thinking abilities
  • has 2+ years PQE
  • If this sounds like it might be for you, we’d love to hear from you. If you’d like to have a confidential chat with our management team to find out more about the roles or the team, please contact :

    Lauren Smith, Team Manager Advisory, Public. Lauren can be contacted on 0292 818 379 or by email at apply, write a cover letter addressing the technical elements of the role, as well as Our ideal lawyer’ of no more than 2 pages, together with your CV.

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