• Company:
    Govt NZ Jobs
  • Location:
  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    1 month ago
  • Category:
    Govt Jobs
  • Job Type: Fixed Term Contract
  • Category: Legal
  • Location: Wellington
  • Date Advertised: 31-JAN-20
  • Job Reference: MBIE/1446327
  • Job Title: Solicitor
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  • Summary:
  • Support work within the Building & Construction system including occupational regulation.
  • 12 month fixed term or secondment opportunity, Central Wellington
  • Collaborative and supportive team culture
  • Help support MBIE’s core purpose of growing New Zealand for all.


About the role.

Due to recent building and construction law reforms, an exciting opportunity has arisen for a Solicitor to join the MBIE Legal Branch as part of our Corporate & Registries Team.  This positon offered as a 12 month fixed-term contract.  

We are looking for an enthusiastic and highly motivated solicitor to work with an initial regulatory focus on supporting those working within the Building & Construction system including occupational regulation.

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.  In this role there is opportunity to work across MBIE’s regulatory systems e.g. Immigration, Employment, Residential Tenancies, Trading Standards and more.

You will be working with senior in house counsel and providing advice on a wide range of legal issues.  You will 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 or a desire to learn about them
  • 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.

Please contact Jo Smith quoting reference MBIE/1446327 if you have further questions.

Applications close 5pm on Sunday 16th February 2020.