ILANZ, In-House Lawyers Association of New Zealand

Senior Solicitor - Litigation - WorkSafe NZ, Wellington

  • Work closely with our investigations team and network across the business.
  • Great benefits including free life, trauma and income protection insurances.
  • Permanent position - Based in Wellington.

We have an opportunity for a Senior Solicitor with experience in litigation to join our Wellington-based Legal Group.

WorkSafe is a Crown Entity responsible for administering and enforcing the Health and Safety at Work Act and other health and safety legislation. The Legal Group is responsible for providing effective legal services and advice to WorkSafe NZ, including the Chief Executive and the Board.

As Senior Solicitor you will be responsible for providing high quality, timely, accurate and practical legal advice (formal and informal) in a dynamic context. A part of the role will see you acting as counsel for WorkSafe in respect of its litigation activities. In particular, this will involve appearances before the District Court nationwide, including prosecutions.

To be successful in this role you will bring:

litigation experience (ideally including criminal litigation) from within a similar complex regulatory environment
experience operating in an in-house legal environment
a passion to make a difference in health and safety
the ability to build strong internal and external relationships
a current practising certificate
This role will suit someone who is seeking an opportunity to join a friendly and professional team that supports WorkSafe in achieving its vision of ensuring that everyone who goes to work comes home healthy and safe.

Benefits at WorkSafe

WorkSafe offer a range of benefits including free life, trauma and income protection insurances, discounts on health insurance and eye care, four weeks annual leave plus three days WorkSafe leave, and learning and professional development opportunities.

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.

Applications close on Sunday 13th October 2019.

For further information please contact with any queries.

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