Solicitor Litigation
New Zealand Government Jobs
Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
15d ago

Job Description

Solicitor Litigation, Tauranga

  • Join our Ministry and influence change for all New Zealanders
  • Improve outcomes for children
  • About us :

    Oranga Tamariki Ministry for Children, is the Ministry that supports children and young people in New Zealand. Oranga Tamariki works to advance the wellbeing and positive long-

    term outcomes of children and young people. In everything we do, the wellbeing and best-interests of children are paramount.

    The voices of children and young people underpin the design and operation of our services.

    About the role :

    A new legal team has been formed to support the Ministry to achieve the goal of all tamariki being in loving whānau and communities where Oranga Tamariki can be realised.

    The team is a central part of the business providing strategic advice across all work areas. We are seeking a Solicitor who has been admitted to join our Legal Services team in Tauranga.

    You will be involved in providing high quality solution focused legal advice and advocacy services on the range of operational issues facing the Ministry.

    The Solicitor Litigation will be responsible for providing support and assistance to Oranga Tamariki staff in the Tauranga, Whakatane and Hauraki areas, and will be accountable for conduct of litigation in the Family Court and at times in the Youth Court or other Tribunal and provide support in the management of legal issues and risk.

    Skills and experience :

    To be successful you will have :

  • Been admitted as a Barrister and Solicitor in New Zealand and have (or be eligible for) a practicing certificate
  • Practical experience of at least two years providing advice to clients and in conducting litigation before Courts and Tribunals (preferable but not essential)
  • Solid understanding of the justice system
  • Outstanding relationship management skills with the ability to promote the legal services team
  • What we offer :

    We offer a dedicated and supportive team, flexible work options and the opportunity to apply your skills and experience to the wellbeing of tamariki.

    How to apply :

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

    All external applicants including MSD employees, please apply through the apply button and upload your CV and cover letter to our applicant tracking system.

    Please note all applications must be made online. If this is not possible or if you have any questions please contact us through HR recruit ot.govt.nz

    Applications close : 20th July 2018

    Position Description :

    http : / / www.msd.govt.nz / hr / documents / position-descriptions / mvcot / solicitor-litigation-position-description-may-2018.pdf

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