Senior Lawyer

  • Company:
    Govt NZ Jobs
  • Location:
  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
  • Job type:
  • Posted:
    14 hours ago
  • Category:
    Govt Jobs
  • Job Type: Ongoing – Full Time
  • Category:
  • Location: Wellington – Wairarapa
  • Date Advertised: 17-MAR-20
  • Job Reference: NZ/1457200
  • Job Title: Senior Lawyer
  • Business Unit:
  • Division:
  • Summary:
  • Do you take pride in delivering excellent legal services?
  • Are you keen to share your knowledge and support others to grow?
  • Exposure to a fantastic variety of work and opportunities for leading projects and dealing with novel legal issues


We are seeking a Senior Lawyer with the skill and experience to provide high quality strategic legal advice to join our Corporate Law team in Wellington.


About the Role

We are looking for a senior lawyer who enjoys the variety of working across corporate areas of law, primarily those of contracting and procurement, privacy, employment, and health and safety laws.


You will be supporting others to grow and develop and will also have the opportunity to take the lead on a number of key legal projects. While government contract experience is ideal, your keenness to learn and look for ways to add value and grow is also of interest to us.


Ministry of Social Development

MSD is the lead agency for the social sector.  We help the Government to set priorities across the sector, co-ordinate the actions of other social sector agencies and track changes in the social wellbeing of New Zealanders.  


About the Team

We are a small collaborative team who are positive and enthusiastic about our work.


We are committed to providing quality legal services and we are looking for a senior lawyer with the same motivation who can help foster a culture of quality across their work, the work of others in the Corporate Law team, and MSD Legal more generally.


About you:

  • To be successful in the role you will have the following skills and experience:
  • Experience in providing advice to clients within a complex political environment
  • Excellent problem solving abilities
  • A track record of building positive working relationships, both inside and outside your team
  • Well-developed influencing skills
  • The ability to work autonomously
  • Inspiring mentor and trainer for junior lawyers
  • A relevant tertiary qualification and a current New Zealand practising certificate


If you would like to find out more, please contact Inna Zadorozhnaya (Team Manager) for a confidential discussion on 029 222 0274.  


How to apply  

If this sounds like you, please apply online with your CV and cover letter. Your cover letter will be a key part of our assessment process, so please highlight how your experience relates to the Position Description.


Applications close Sunday 29 March 2020