The Real Estate Authority (REA) is the independent government agency that regulates the New Zealand real estate industry.
Our aim is to promote and protect the interests of consumers involved in real estate transactions and to promote a high standard of professionalism and service in the industry.
As a small regulator, REA is a responsive and agile work environment. The ability to quickly adapt to changes in the sector, along with our fun and supportive team culture, add to the attraction of this role.
About the role / team
The role sits in the Legal Team.
The Legal Services Manager reports to the General Counsel and is responsible for managing up to four solicitors, REA's litigation, working with our Complaints Assessment Committees and provide key advice on regulatory matters of the REA.
The Legal Services Manager will also play a vital role in our relationship with external counsel.
The ideal candidate will have proven skills in dispute resolution, active litigation management, the provision of high-quality legal advice, and staff management and mentoring.
They will be confident and capable, and able to make sound decisions on complex legal issues under time pressures. They will be well organised, have a high degree of initiative and drive, excellent interpersonal, analytical and communication skills.
Key responsibilities include :
quality legal advice in REA's operational, public-law decision making and licensing functions.
We are looking for the following qualification, skills and experience
To be considered for an interview for this important role with REA you must be an experienced senior legal practitioner and hold a current practising certificate.
You will have recent significant experience in dispute resolution, managing litigation, leading and mentoring a team in the area of litigation.
Ideally, you will have worked in a regulatory environment.
This is an opportunity to be a part of a new enthusiastic and collegial team where the work is fast-paced, diverse and interesting.
We have a culture of innovation and collaboration. Team members have commented on the challenging and stimulating work and the huge variety it holds.
We invite you to join them.
Please forward a cover letter, resume, copy of your practicing certificate and a completed application form to recruitment rea.govt.nz.
Download the full job description here.
Download the application form here.
Applications close on 27 February 2019.