Commercial Senior Solicitor Roles

  • Company:
    Govt NZ Jobs
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  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    1 week ago
  • Category:
  • Job Type: Ongoing – Full Time
  • Category: Legal
  • Location: Wellington
  • Date Advertised: 12-JAN-21
  • Job Reference: MBIE/1503587
  • Job Title: Commercial Senior Solicitor Roles
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  • Summary:
  • Commercial advisory and contracting experience
  • Busy stimulating roles with a high degree of client interaction
  • Provision of pragmatic, solutions-focussed commercial legal adviceacross a broad range of issues and contracts (including ICT, All of Government and funding arrangements)
  • Strong client and stakeholder relationship skills and a genuine interest in understanding and supporting our clients


About the roles:

We are looking for a number of experienced Senior Solicitors to join our in-house Commercial Legal team to advise on a broad range of commercial transactions and issues. 


About you:

You will have a broad mix of commercial legal experience including in advising on, drafting and negotiating a range of commercial contracts.  You will be a natural relationship builder that is able to work with clients and other stakeholders at all levels. 

We are looking for lawyers with a positive can-do attitude who are comfortable working in a dynamic and fast paced environment.


Why work for us

We aim to create a culture where our people are empowered to bring fresh perspectives to issues and develop new approaches.  Our friendly and supportive team encourages a positive, customer focussed, innovative and best in class attitude to deliver excellence to our customer groups. 


About MBIE

MBIE is the lead agency for making it easier for business to work with government.  MBIE’s purpose is to grow the New Zealand economy to provide a better standard of living for all New Zealanders.  We do this by working with others to help businesses to be more competitive, improving job opportunities and by ensuring quality housing is more affordable. We also have responsibility for New Zealand’s managed isolation and quarantine function.

Our way of working is guided by our values which shape our behaviours.

•         Mahi Tahi – Better Together

•         Maia – Bold and brave

•         Pae Kahurangi – Build our Future

•         Pono Me Te Tika – Own It

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

MBIE is an equal opportunities employer and we encourage diversity in the workplace.


Skills and experience:

  • A tertiary qualification in law and a current practising certificate (or be eligible to obtain one).
  • Experience in the provision of general commercial contract advice, (ideally including ICT and/or funding experience).
  • An understanding of the mechanisms of government or a desire to learn them.
  • Strong legal technical skills.
  • Well-developed written and verbal communication skills which allow you to effectively convey key messages and ideas and to simplify complex issues suitable to the audience.
  • Strong relationship management skills.
  • Enthusiasm, drive and a proactive nature.


How to apply

Please click on the ‘Apply’ button which will take you to our website where you can read the position description. To apply, complete the application form and submit your CV and cover letter outlining your suitability for this role.

For tracking and evaluation purposes, all applications must be submitted via our on-line process.

Email Amber Tam on quoting ref MBIE/1503587 if you have any further questions.

Applications close at 5pm on Tuesday the 26th of January 2021.