Solicitor Litigation

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    Govt NZ Jobs
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  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
  • Job type:
    Full-Time
  • Posted:
    23 hours ago
  • Category:
    Government
  • Job Type: Ongoing – Full Time
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  • Location: Auckland
  • Date Advertised: 24-NOV-20
  • Job Reference: NZ/1498078
  • Job Title: Solicitor Litigation
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Solicitor Litigation – Oranga Tamariki

Permanent role, Auckland based

Are you looking for a new and exciting challenge in an area of meaningful work?

About the role

In this fast-paced, exciting role you will play a key role providing legal advice and advocacy services to Social Workers and other team members in the areas of care and protection and youth justice. Your work will involve considerable courtroom time conducting litigation on behalf of Oranga Tamariki, with a focus on ensuring good outcomes for tamariki and their whānau. The key work occurs outside of the courtroom – advising and collaborating. This is a role where your relationships in the community will enable you to work collectively to make a positive difference for our tamariki.

With a focus on the Central and Northern areas of Tamaki Makaurau you will be based in our Auckland CBD office. However, we are also very flexible as to where you physically work. You will be fully supported throughout your work in a friendly team and work environment.

If you are looking for a role that is varied, rewarding, challenging and gives you the satisfaction of knowing that you will bring better outcomes for our most at risk tamariki and rangatahi, then this is an ideal time for a versatile legal professional like you to join our team.

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It is important that you:

  • You are admitted as a Barrister and Solicitor in New Zealand and have (or are eligible for) a practising certificate
  • You are driven by a desire to ensure all tamariki are in loving whānau and communities
  • You are committed to helping us honour our treaty commitments to Māori to improve long-term outcomes
  • You thrive in a job where no day is the same but each day your mahi matters
  • You are committed to continuing your own Te Ao Māori development and cultural competence
  • You have a sound understanding of either family or criminal (youth justice) law with a have a genuine passion and interest to work in this area
  • You have excellent communication and written skills
  • You are a ‘straight up’ person who is honest, transparent and keeps your word. You are a team player and enjoy collaborating with others

About us

Oranga Tamariki – Ministry for Children supports children and young people in New Zealand. We work to advance the wellbeing and positive long-term outcomes of tamariki. In everything we do, the wellbeing and best interests of our tamariki and rangatahi are paramount. The voices of children and young people underpin the design and operation of our services.

The legislative amendments of 1 July 2019 have made significant changes and improvements to the way we work, and we welcome fresh perspectives to help us bring those changes to life. Our Ministry has also recently upgraded to the latest in digital technology which makes the way we work more efficient and effective. It is an exciting time to join our team!

How to apply

To apply, click the ‘Apply Now’ button to upload your CV, cover letter and complete the online application form. Your cover letter will be a key part of our assessment process, so please highlight how your experience relates to the competencies listed in the position description.

This role requires a minimum of two years’ family or criminal law experience. This role is not a graduate position and is not suitable for graduates.

For any queries, please contact the Regional Legal Manager – Louise.Murdoch@ot.govt.nz

Applications close Sunday, 6 December 2020.

Position description: http://www.msd.govt.nz/hr/documents/position-descriptions/mvcot/senior-solicitor-litigation-regional-position-description-may-2018-t1027178-.pdf