Solicitor or Senior Solicitor
Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment
Wellington, NZ
6d ago

The purpose of The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) is to Grow New Zealand for All.

We will do this by helping businesses to become more productive and internationally competitive, and by increasing opportunities for all New Zealanders to contribute to the economy.

At MBIE, we look for people who are passionate about New Zealand and enthusiastic about making a positive change to our economy, our people and our safety.

If you would like to play an integral part in our Ministry, then read on.

As part of the Corporate, Governance and Information Group the Legal Branch is responsible for providing a centre of legal advice, leadership and expertise for the Ministry, and an exemplar of best practice for both the public service and the wider New Zealand labour and business markets.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced litigator to join our Wellington based litigation team. In this role you will advise on and appear in proceedings before a variety of Courts, Tribunals, Authorities, and licensing boards, on civil and criminal matters arising in relation to the broad range of enforcement activities across MBIE.

These include : enforcement of minimum employment standards in the Employment Relations Authority and Employment Court, criminal prosecutions and civil appeals in the District Court on proceedings ranging from immigration to Crown minerals and licensed building work, appearances before the Tenancy Tribunal, refugee and deportation appeals in the Immigration and Protection Tribunal and disciplinary complaints before occupational licensing boards.

Experience in immigration law, employment law, or criminal law is desirable. This role does involve travel.

To be successful in this highly paced role, you will need to have the following :

  • A tertiary qualification in law and a current practising certificate
  • A team player ethos across the litigation team and branch
  • Strong employment or criminal litigation experience (category 3 prosecutor classification or the ability to obtain)
  • Strong technical skills
  • Well-developed written and verbal communication skills and proven ability to draft legal documentation
  • Strong relationship management skills with experience in managing business partner relationships
  • Enthusiasm, drive and proactive nature
  • Experience in criminal, immigration and / or employment law will be an advantage.

    MBIE works to better support connect and strengthen businesses. It backs New Zealand's talent, ideas and business enterprise through ensuring safe and fair workplaces, developing and supporting the science and innovation system, better supporting businesses and streamlining regulation.

    Applications close at 5pm on Friday 14th of May 2021


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