Senior Solicitor / Principal Legal Advisor – Fixed-term

  • Company:
    Govt NZ Jobs
  • Location:
  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
  • Job type:
    Full-Time
  • Posted:
    1 month ago
  • Category:
    Govt Jobs
  • Job Type:
  • Category: Legal
  • Location: Other
  • Date Advertised: 17-FEB-20
  • Job Reference: WKS/1450541
  • Job Title: Senior Solicitor / Principal Legal Advisor – Fixed-term
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  • Summary:
  • Help shape health and safety case law
  • Fixed-term position to December 2020 (or possible inter-agency secondment)
  • Can be Auckland or Wellington based

We are seeking a senior litigator to join our Legal Group on a fixed-term basis (or as a possible inter-agency secondment) to December 2020.   Appointment will be at senior solicitor or principal legal advisor level, depending on the experience of the candidate.

In this role, you’ll have the opportunity to use your criminal litigation experience to conduct health and safety prosecutions for WorkSafe.  Your role will also include providing advanced technical legal advice to other members in the Group and coaching others. 

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • significant experience as a criminal litigator, and preferably with experience in the area of health and safety and/or a proven passion and motivation to make a difference in this area
  • the ability to contribute to the legal team at a senior level and to act as a mentor to others
  • a strong client service attitude, with effective relationship management skills
  • an ability to lead and work co-operatively with clients, colleagues, and with staff of other organisations
  • a current practising certificate with admission as a barrister and solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand
  • ideally, a Level 4 classification under the Crown Law Office Framework for Prosecutor Classification of In-house Lawyers, or meet the requirements to obtain such classification

This role will suit someone who is seeking to further develop their experience in a collaborative and professional environment, while supporting WorkSafe in achieving its vision of ensuring that everyone who goes to work comes home healthy and safe.

About our Legal Team

Our Legal Group has staff based in Auckland and Wellington.  We are a busy in-house team that works collegially, professionally, and to high standards.  This role will suit a lawyer who thrives on variety and challenge, and enjoys working collaboratively with staff across an organisation.

About WorkSafe

WorkSafe New Zealand, Mahi Haumaru Aotearoa, is the primary workplace health and safety regulator – our vision is that everyone who goes to work comes home healthy and safe.  Alongside other regulators we lead New Zealand to achieve healthy and safe workplaces through engagement, education and enforcement.

To apply

Clink the apply link and complete an application, including your CV and cover letter.  For further information please contact careers@worksafe.govt.nz with any queries.

Applications close on Monday 24 February 2020.