ILANZ, In-House Lawyers Association of New Zealand

Litigation Solicitor - Oranga Tamariki - Whanganui

Are you ambitious, proactive and a committed legal professional looking for a new challenge?

Make 2019 about taking control of your career and your life by becoming a litigation lawyer with us - we offer flexible working arrangements a work life balance.

If you are a litigation solicitor based in Whanganui or looking to relocate to that area, now is the time to join our committed and forward-thinking legal team at Oranga Tamariki - Ministry for Children.

About the Role

Located in our Whanganui office and with a focus on the Whanganui and Taumarunui regions, you will play a key role in providing legal advice and advocacy services to clients and conducting litigation before courts and tribunals, with a focus on ensuring good outcomes for children. This is a role where someone can build relationships in the community and work collectively with others to make a difference for tamariki. Clickhere for a full role description.

About you

It is important that you have:

  • been admitted as a barrister and solicitor in New Zealand and have (or be eligible for) a practising certificate
  • a solid understanding of the justice system
  • excellent communication
  • worked in a team environment previously
  • relationship management skills with the ability to promote the legal services team, internally and externally with our many stakeholders and can build strong relationships
  • passion and commitment to achieve good outcomes for children and young people

About us

If you are looking for a job which provides a work life balance along with a wide and varied workload, is rewarding, challenging and gives you the satisfaction of knowing that you will bring better outcomes for our most at risk children and young people, then this is an ideal time for versatile legal professionals like you to join our team.

How to apply

Click here to access 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.

For queries, please contact HR Recruit@ot.govt.nz or call Michelle Howard- Sager, Regional Litigation Manager on 06 965 3509.

Applications close: 17 July 2019.

Type: Permanent

Location: Whanganui/Taumarunui

Salary: $63,781 to $95,672

Req ID: 29026.