Senior Legal Counsel Disputes Resolution - 12 Month Fixed Term
New Zealand Government
Wellington, Wellington, NZ
4d ago
source : WHATJOBS
  • 12 month Fixed Term opportunity commencing in June / July
  • Open to inter-agency secondments
  • Rare opportunity to get involved in a diverse and interesting range of dispute resolution work
  • Salary $168,012 plus 5 weeks annual leave and a suite of other benefits
  • Kāinga Ora has a COVID-19 Vaccination policy that requires employees to be fully vaccinated, you will be required to provide your vaccination pass during the recruitment process.

    Mō mātou - Our Organisation

    At Kāinga Ora, ours is the important responsibility of transforming New Zealand's housing choices, outcomes and the entire housing sector by creating homes and communities that allow New Zealanders to thrive.

    What is exciting about working for Kāinga Ora is getting the chance to make a real and positive impact on New Zealanders' lives.

    With skills, planning and purposeful action, our people are creating the homes and neighbourhoods that will build Aotearoa's future.

    We are passionate about transforming New Zealand for the better. That includes being a trusted partner for Māori and iwi, protecting and enabling their rights, interests and aspirations under the guidance of Te Tiriti o Waitangi.

    Ko tā mātou mahi - Our Role

    Reporting to the Associate General Counsel - Public Law and Litigation, the Senior Legal Counsel - Dispute Resolution is accountable for managing Kāinga Ora's multi-million dollar litigation portfolio efficiently and effectively.

    You will provide Kāinga Ora with innovative dispute resolution expertise and have responsibility for commercial, public law and residential tenancy disputes and proceedings (including judicial review applications, Waitangi Tribunal and Human Rights Review Tribunal proceedings, commercial lease and unit title disputes), Ombudsman complaints, coronial matters and more.

    This is a varied and busy role and will suit someone who enjoys working across a very broad dispute resolution portfolio.

    Essential to your success in this role will be your well rounded and genuine relationship skills, you will be someone who has the ability to work collaboratively to support the organisation across sometimes challenging and high profile cases.

    You will have the ability to keep across a large case load so solid organisational skills are key along with the ability to seek help and escalate when required.

    A pragmatic outlook will be essential in this role also.

    Ngā pūmanawatanga ōu - What you will bring

  • Law Degree and Current practising certificate required.
  • 7 - 8+ years plus legal experience. Expertise in litigation and dispute resolution is essential.
  • It is desirable that the applicant has some in-house experience, including experience in the government sector.
  • Ability to provide solutions focussed operational and strategic legal advice.
  • Nōu te rourou - What's in it for you?

    We offer competitive salaries, five weeks' annual leave and a benefits package including a range of insurances, flexible working arrangements and career development.

    These benefits are described in more detail here https : / / careers.kaingaora.govt.nz / a-great-place-to-work / benefits.

    As a Kāinga Ora - Homes and Communities employee, we want to make sure that you have all the tools and support you need. We want to ensure you are healthy and have work-life balance.

    We also want to support and grow your personal and career development through on-the-job learning, training courses, secondments and study opportunities.

    Ō Tātou Uara - Our Values

    Our values were developed by us, for us. They unite us as an organisation and guide how we work every day. Our values are :

  • Manaakitanga - People at the Heart
  • Mahi Tahi - Better Together
  • Whanake - Be Bold
  • Tūhono mai - Join us

    To view the position description and apply for this role, please follow the online process via http : / / careers.kaingaora.

    govt.nz. Please note : all applicants, including existing employees, need to follow this process. If you have any questions, please contact the recruitment team via Kaingaora.recruit kaingaora.govt.nz

    Applications close on Thursday 5th May 2022.

    We value diversity and are committed to working with each other and our customers in an inclusive and respectful way. We welcome applicants from all walks of life and appreciate the richness of experience that your point of difference brings to the organisation.

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