ILANZ, In-House Lawyers Association of New Zealand

Senior/Legal Advisor/Investigator - Social Workers Registration Board - Wellington

  • A Crown Owned Entity that contributes to public good
  • Operational policy development
  • Contribute through a period of change and growth

The Social Workers Registration Board provides assurance to the public around Registered Social Workers. As a Crown Owned Entity, it protects the safety of members of the public by ensuring social workers are accountable, competent and safe to practise, and acts to enhance the professionalism of social workers. Its vision is to ensure social workers enable the mauri ora of our communities, whānau and individuals.

The Legal Advisor role is a newly created position. It would suit an Advisor or more senior-level Advisor, someone who is used to providing sound legal advice. The role involves providing advice on legal questions in the critical decision-making processes of the Professional Conduct Committee, to support prosecutions. The appointee will also work with investigations involving the analysis, planning and reporting processes, as well as working closely with the Registrar, CE and Board.

To be considered for this role, you will be a qualified lawyer and hold a current practising certificate. You will ideally have experience gained from an in-house or regulatory environment. You will have knowledge and experience of the prosecutions process. This role is an opportunity to step into a new position and to contribute to the expansion and reshaping of the organisation. As such, this will initially be an 18 – 24 month, fixed-term role.

APPLICATIONS CLOSE: Friday, 19 July 2019

FURTHER ENQUIRIES: Simon Boyes on 04 550 8000