Team Manager MSD Legal
Ministry of Social Development
Wellington, NZ
2d ago

About us

The Ministry of Social Development is a people-centred organisation. We’re in communities across the motu, working with partners to help New Zealanders be safe, strong and independent.

We provide social policy and advice to government and assistance, including income, employment and housing support to people of all ages, families, whānau and communities.

As a Te Tiriti o Waitangi partner we are committed to supporting and enabling Māori, whānau, hapū, Iwi and communities to realise their own potential and aspirations.

Our people are as diverse as the communities we serve. We care about the wellbeing and success of our people and provide a supportive and inclusive working environment where people can thrive and be who they are.

Team Manager, MSD Legal

Permanent, Wellington based

We offer flexible work arrangements to the right person, that includes flexible hours or part time hours.

Join the MSD Legal Leadership Team - a strong team of senior legal managers providing excellent legal services across the complex and varied work at Ministry of Social Development.

A team where no day is the same, you’ll be busy, on your toes and focusing on risk.

About the MSD Legal Group

MSD Legal provides legal services to all units across the Ministry, we work in areas of public law, commercial contracting, litigation, te tiriti and strategic projects.

The MSD Legal group is undergoing a change in focus with a new Chief Legal Advisor - looking to the future needs of MSD, working strategically and refreshing our relationships across the organisation.

It’s an exciting time to join the team with an ability to influence the future approach and operating model of MSD Legal.

About the Role

MSD Legal Team Manager :

This is a senior leadership role reporting directly to the Chief Legal Advisor and is part of a collaborative and collegial national senior management team.

Leadership is the primary focus of this role - both within MSD Legal and across MSD

Working in a team of 8 Team Managers, each Team Manager leads a team to support a specific area of focus to support the aspirations of MSD to support New Zealanders to be safe, strong and independent.

This Team Manager’s focus is support for the corporate and commercial needs of MSD, ensuring that the business and organisational support of MSD is well supported from a legal perspective.

Working with senior leaders in MSD national office, this role is responsible for supporting the Ministry across contracts, procurement, health and safety, employment and governance.

This role is for the ultimate all-rounder who enjoys variety and comes with a trusted background working inhouse.

About You

Our team managers are great leaders and highly experienced lawyers who love to get things done. To thrive in this role, you will need to be an excellent communicator, problem solver, eager to grow and develop staff, exercise sound judgement, and be a committed team player.

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

We are working towards Te Ao Māori being embedded in the way we do things at MSD and we would love you to join us on this journey.

Skills and Experiences :

  • excellent relationship and people management skills
  • proven ability to provide leadership of a legal team at a senior level
  • proven ability to provide advice across a broad range of areas, managing competing priorities and challenges in a complex and demanding environment
  • sound knowledge of corporate and commercial areas of law, and ability to mentor these
  • sound judgement and political acumen
  • proven credibility, integrity and professionalism
  • proven ability to develop and deliver to a plan of proactive initiatives to improve legal risk management
  • strong communication skills
  • If you would like to have a confidential chat with our leadership team to find out more about the role, please contact Hayley Evans.

    Hayley can be contacted via email at Hayley.Evans004 msd.govt.nz.

    Position Description

    https : / / www.msd.govt.nz / hr / documents / position-descriptions / dce-organisational-assurance-and-communication / legal / team-manager-october-20.docx

    How to apply

    To apply, click the 'Apply Now' button to upload your CV, cover letter and complete the online application form.

    Note : Your cover letter will be a key part of our assessment process, so please highlight how your experience relates to the key responsibilities listed in the position description.

    All applications must be made online. If this is not possible or if you have any queries, please contact us at jobs msd.govt.nz

    Internal MSD Employees please apply through your myHR portal at work. This will ensure that your myHR employee profile is visible as internal candidate.

    Closing date : Tuesday, 5 July 2022

    Joining us

    Joining MSD means being part of a whānau that celebrates the diversity each individual represents. We show manaaki, we care about the wellbeing and success of people and want everyone to thrive, and be who they are in a supportive and inclusive working environment.

    We work together to make a difference for communities while doing the right thing with integrity. We are a Treaty partner committed to strengthening relationships with Māori, Hapū, Iwi and communities to realise their own potential and aspirations.

    If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to tell us when you apply so we can assist you through the recruitment process.

    MSD has a COVID-19 vaccination policy which requires employees to be fully vaccinated.

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