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Solicitor Secondment Opportunities

Inland Revenue Department
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Job Description

  • 12 month secondment opportunities based in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch
  • Are you an experienced Solicitor looking for new challenges and opportunities?
  • Do you enjoy sharing your expertise and building relationships?


About us


Here at Inland Revenue (IR) we are well advanced into a multi-year business transformation which will modernise our entire operation. As a customer-centric organisation, IR's goal is to give customers the best possible experience when using the NZ tax system. This is resulting in significant changes to how we operate and engage with customers, and the way that our people undertake their work. This is an ideal time to challenge yourself at an exciting time!


About the role


The newly formed Customer & Compliance Services groups (CCS) are looking for new Solicitors to join the Legal Services – Advice team in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch. We are looking for talented and experienced individuals (refer to the Role Description for more on this) so you can be assured that you'll utilise all of your strengths here. In return you will benefit from a supportive and development focused environment.  


As a Solicitor within the Advice team you will grow and use your tax, legal and other capabilities to provide advice to a wide range of stakeholders. You may work on projects implementing new legislation, investigations, or provide advice to internal customers working across a range of customer groups. You will work both proactively and reactively to help customers to get it right from the start and will be part of a team recognised for providing a high level of customer service, that is solution focussed and adds value. 


If you thrive on intellectual challenge and variety there is no shortage of challenging legal, tax and social policy advice that you'll provide in these roles. 


What you'll need to bring to the role


  • existing experience as a Solicitor, where you have been providing advice on a range of compliance or legislative interpretation issues
  • a law degree and be admitted as a Barrister and Solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand
  • hold a current practising certificate or be eligible to acquire one prior to commencing employment


Additional information


To learn more, please refer to the Role Description for this position. To apply, please provide your current Curriculum Vitae and a Cover Letter outlining the skills, knowledge and experience you can bring to the role, and click on the ‘apply online' button. 


If you have any specific queries, please contact Fiona Ramson on 04 890 2126 or or Kelly Winyard on 04 890 2135 or


We ask that you speak to your manager before applying for this secondment opportunity.

Applications close Wednesday 18 July 2018.


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