Senior Solicitor

  • Company:
    Govt NZ Jobs
  • Location:
  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
  • Job type:
  • Posted:
    3 days ago
  • Category:
    Govt Jobs
  • Job Type: Ongoing – Full Time
  • Category: Legal
  • Location: Wellington
  • Date Advertised: 31-JAN-20
  • Job Reference: MBIE/1446313
  • Job Title: Senior Solicitor
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  • Summary:
  • Two permanent opportunities providing legal advice across MBIE’s different regulatory systems
  • Busy central Wellington roles with a high degree of client interaction
  • Collaborative and supportive team culture
  • Help support MBIE’s core purpose of growing New Zealand for all.


About the role.

Due to movement within the Legal, Ethics and Privacy Branch we have two exciting opportunities for a Senior Solicitor to join the Corporate & Registries Team.

The Corporate & Registries team provides general legal advice to all of MBIE’s operations, including in relation to MBIE’s 16 different regulatory systems and on governance, integrity and conduct matters that touch the organisation.  Due to flexibility within the team, there is scope for our lawyers to work in relation to different regulatory systems, depending on their experience and interest.

For these roles there is opportunity to work across MBIE’s regulatory systems e.g. Immigration, Employment, Residential Tenancies, Trading Standards and more. One role will have an initial regulatory focus on supporting the immigration system with its overarching goal to strike the right balance between facilitation migration that benefits New Zealand, and protecting migrants and New Zealand from immigration related harm.  The other role will have an initial regulatory focus on supporting those working within the Building & Construction system including occupational regulation.

You will be enthusiastic and highly motivated and ideally have experience in the fields of privacy, official information and regulatory compliance, as well as strong communication and relationship management skills.

Both roles will be working with other in-house counsel providing advice on a wide range of legal issues.  You will need to be technically proficient, agile, adaptable and a strong communicator.


Qualifications, skills and experience required:

  • A tertiary qualification in law and a current practising certificate
  • A solid understanding of the mechanisms of government, including regulatory compliance and enforcement
  • Strong legal technical skills
  • Well-developed written and verbal communication skills (allowing you to convey key ideas and issues in a way that is suitable to the audience)
  • Strong relationship management skills and an ability to work well with others
  • Enthusiasm, drive and a proactive nature 
  • Must have legal right to live and work in NZ


About MBIE:

MBIE’s purpose is to grow the New Zealand economy to provide a better standard of living for all New Zealanders.  At MBIE, we look for people who are passionate about New Zealand and enthusiastic about making a positive change to our economy and our people.


How to apply:

Click on the APPLY button below in order to be directed to our on-line careers website.  You may view a position description at this site, as well as complete the on-line application, and upload a CV and cover letter. For tracking and evaluation purposes, all applications must be submitted via our on-line process.

Contact Jo Smith quoting reference MBIE/1446313 if you have any further questions.

Applications close 5pm on Sunday 16th February 2020.