Legal Support Assistant

  • Company:
    New Zealand Government
  • Location:
  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
  • Job type:
    Full-Time
  • Posted:
    2 days ago
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Entry Level Legal Support AssistantNorth ShoreTe āhuatunga a te tūranga/About the RoleThe Public Defence Service (PDS) is New Zealand’s largest criminal law practice, providing high quality legal advice and representation in a full range of criminal cases.We are looking for a super organised, practical and enthusiastic person to join our team in our North Shore team based at Albany. We are a small team of around 10 staff. It is a friendly and collegial team delivering professional services in a busy environment.Mō te tīma/About our TeamAt Tāhū o te Ture – the Ministry of Justice, we’re committed to working together for a fair and safe Aotearoa.Joining the Ministry of Justice means you will become part of an inclusive organisation that values you and the communities we serve. It’s our promise to ensure our workplace is one where our people feel healthy and safe, supported and able to be themselves at work. We value respect as the foundation for building a positive workplace culture and one where diversity is welcomed and celebrated.He pūkenga tou/Skills and ExperienceTo be successful in this role you will need:Attention to detailAbility to take instruction and follow throughThe ability to work well under pressureExperience working to deadlinesThe ability to prioritiseThe ability to use your own initiativeData entry experienceA valid NZ work VisaWhilst you may have already gained some experience in a professional environment that is customer driven, and been involved in general office administration tasks, this is a chance for you to get in at the ‘ground floor’ and establish a great career path for yourself.Your duties will include setting up client files, accurately processing disclosure, covering reception, answering phones, assisting our legal secretaries and supporting the office, copying, collating and filing legal documents.As a key team member at the PDS you will have access to a very successful three-month induction programme for PDS administration staff. You will also be able to attend monthly training sessions.Salary will depend on skills and experience and commences at $43,931 (85% of band)Tono mai/How to ApplyAPPLY and complete the application form, attaching your CV and cover letter.Applications close on 17 September 2020.If you have any questions, please contact recruitment@justice.govt.nz