14 Feb 2020

Full-Time Solicitor – Wellington

Ministry for Culture and Heritage – Posted by HainesAttractAnywhere

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Job Description


Vacancy 2020/13



Salary range: $71,868 [85%] to $84,551 [midpoint]

He ngākau titikaha, he hononga tangata

Promoting a confident and connected culture

Do you want a legal role at the forefront of New Zealand’s cultural and heritage sector?

Are you interested in a fast-paced, diverse and exciting work environment?

Kōrero mō te tūranga – About the role

Legal work for Manatū Taonga is hugely varied and interesting, and includes public and administrative law, privacy and official information, contract and commercial law, policy development and law reform, intellectual property, litigation, and Treaty of Waitangi related issues. As well as strong internal relationships we work closely with our Crown entities and other funded agencies.

Key responsibilities include:

  • applications to the Māori Land Court throughout New Zealand relating to taonga tūturu (including drafting Court documents, liaising with claimants and Courts)
  • legal advice relating to privacy and official information
  • drafting and reviewing contracts
  • assisting with the development and administration of legislation.

In exchange we can offer a variety of exciting work on significant projects, autonomy and responsibility, coaching and development from experienced practitioners, and the opportunity to use your legal skills to promote a confident and connected culture.

This position reports to the Chief Legal Advisor and is a member of Rōpū Ture, our small and friendly Legal team. The successful candidate must be able to hold a current legal practising certificate (two to five years post admission experience is preferred).

Kōrero mōu – About you

You will have excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively as part of a small and agile team. Your creativity, sound judgment and analytical skills will pave the way for you in this role. Excellent communication skills, initiative and the ability to work to deadlines are essential. You need to have the confidence to lead legal support to internal clients on a daily basis.

Ko wai mātou – About us

Manatū Taonga is a relatively small ministry with a broad mandate, wide reach and a big heart. With around 150 kaimahi (employees), we operate a lean and flat structure, with the added advantage of knowing everyone by name.

Our work is diverse – we support many of New Zealand’s art, media, heritage and sports organisations; we also advise government on cultural matters and provide historical and heritage resources for everyone to access. We work to promote a confident and connected culture and to support more New Zealanders to connect with the culture and heritage of Aotearoa.

Want to know more about us? Take a look at our website.

Me pēhea te tono – How to apply

For enquiries about this position please Ella Hall, Executive Assistant, Organisational Performance Group, Manatū Taonga – Ministry for Culture and Heritage, at ella.hall@mch.govt.nz

To apply for this position, please send your CV, covering letter and complete the application form by clicking Apply Now.

*Te Mahi Hangore – Working flexibly

Manatū Taonga embraces flexible working. We’re open minded about how you can be your best both inside and outside work so please tell us what working arrangements suit you.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity in our organisation. We do not discriminate on the basis of ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, or disability status.

If you are not a New Zealand citizen, you must hold current eligibility to work in New Zealand in order to work for Manatū Taonga. Please refer to the New Zealand Immigration Service for further information.

Applications close 5pm on Sunday, 1 March 2020.

How to Apply

Apply online via https://jobs.govt.nz/jobtools/jncustomsearch.viewFullSingle?in_organid=16563&in_jnCounter=224033095 Applications close 5pm on Sunday, 1 March 2020.

Job Categories: Legal. Job Types: Full-Time. Salary: 60,000 - 80,000.

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