Legal Executive Assistant

  • Company:
    Southern Cross
  • Location:
  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    22 hours ago
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About us

We’re a not-for-profit organisation on a mission to transform ourselves and empower Kiwis to live their healthiest lives.

With over 860,000 Kiwis in our care, Southern Cross Health Society is New Zealand’s leading health insurer.

We have an unstoppable focus, delivering outstanding experiences and assurances to our members in their time of need. This is an exciting time to be part of our journey and in return for your extraordinary talent, we’ll provide a high performing values-based team environment where people are at our heart.

About this opportunity

We’re looking for a motivated, smart, self-starter to join us as a Legal Executive Assistant to the Chief Legal Officer and to support the practice management requirements of our busy Legal team. 

In this varied role, you’ll be required to provide a high standard of professional support to enable the Chief Legal Officer and her team to operate efficiently and productively. You’ll support the team to deliver projects, training and enablement tools to the business. And, you’ll work to maintain and improve our own document management, knowledge management and other processes. You’ll also be accountable for managing the Society’s trade mark database.

It’s fast paced and busy, but with your solid experience of providing support at a similar level, you’ll take it in your stride and exceed at developing the role and making it your own.

You’ll love being part of a values-based organisation, with an inclusive and engaged culture, that functions as one inspired team.

About the role:

  • Providing key support to the Chief Legal Officer, enabling her to deliver on the Society’s core strategy and vision
  • Supporting high quality interactions with the Chief Executive and other members of the leadership team
  • Building great systems and processes to enhance the team’s efficiency and productivity
  • Creating and maintaining team content on the Society’s intranet
  • Managing the team’s document and knowledge management systems
  • Managing the Society’s trade mark database and all registrations and renewals
  • Processing legal invoices and managing external audit requirements
  • Providing technical and other administrative support to the team
  • About you:

  • Polished professional having 4+ years’ EA, legal secretary and/or legal practice management experience. Legal executive or para-legal experience would also be an advantage
  • Smart and innovative with a strong solution focus
  • Highly organised with a proven ability to prioritise and manage dynamic workload
  • Strong attention to detail and experience in managing technical or complex processes
  • Genuine interest in learning new areas of work
  • Passion for promoting efficiency, through simplifying processes and proactively anticipating needs etc
  • Able to work autonomously but enjoy working within a small, tight-knit team
  • Proficiency with the Microsoft suite of office products and document management systems
  • There are lots of reasons you’d want to work with us

    Here are just a few:

  • Amazing values-based culture where people are at its heart (and we’re Rainbow tick certified)
  • A leading employee wellbeing programme that rewards you for being healthy
  • Discounted health, pet and travel insurance
  • Ongoing professional development
  • Flexible work options
  • At Southern Cross, we care – we’ll back you to be your best, value your contribution and will help you keep your wellbeing spark active.

    We’re looking for someone who will share our commitment and passion.

    Come and join us!

    Applications close Friday 29 January 2021.

    For our offshore applicants

    We value interest from offshore talent for our future vacancies, however, due to current Covid19 border restrictions and uncertainty, we are unable to sponsor offshore applicants at this time.

    We’re a safe, welcoming and inclusive workplace. Will you be unstoppable with us?