Principal Advisor at Land Information New Zealand, Waikato
Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role
- Intellectual challenge and complex decision making
- Experience leading, coaching, developing, and providing support and guidance?
- Do you have great judgment which enables you to quickly identify risks and issues?
Te Tākinatanga - Our Story
The work of the Toitū Te Whenua Land Information NZ ensures responsible overseas investment for a prosperous New Zealand. New Zealand values its land and business assets and it is considered to be a privilege for an overseas person to acquire them. Toitū Te Whenua will be implementing significant overseas investment reform over the next year including changes to the way we assess applications and ensure investment is not contrary to our national interest.
Mō tō mātou rōpū - About our team
Toitū Te Whenua assists the Government in applying the Overseas Investment Act 2005.
We assess applications from overseas investors wishing to purchase sensitive assets and advises ministers on whether or not to grant consent. We also make consent decisions itself, under delegations from ministers.
In addition, we also enforce the provisions of the Act to ensure investors gain consent when required; give truthful and complete information about themselves and their plans; and keep the commitments they made when they were granted consent.
Toitū Te Whenua Land Information New Zealand (LINZ) is the government department responsible for land related functions (including land titles), geodetic and cadastral survey systems, topographic information, hydrographic information, managing Crown property and administering the Overseas Investment Act.
As part of our proficient and professional team, you'll be provided with a broad variety of challenging work which will include assessing applications from overseas investors to invest in sensitive New Zealand assets, and the formulation of advice to aid decision making. You will also have variety through pitching-in and work across the different functions across the office so that we have the flexibility needed to respond as the demand and priorities change.
Kōrero mō te tūranga - About the role
We have an opportunity for a Principal Advisor to join our highly skilled and welcoming team. This position provides an excellent opportunity to apply advanced legal skills, commercial acumen, and technical leadership to the delivery of advisory services to the Crown. You will come with an advanced and composite skillset that includes legal experience. You will have good commercial nous and judgement along with professional integrity.
He pūkenga tou - Skills & Experience:
Key to this role is providing advice to Managers and Solicitors / Advisors on complex issues. You will also be engaging with applicants and their advisors to help them understand the rules, peer reviewing assessment reports on investment, building the technical expertise of the office and leading improvement initiatives.
You will have excellent communication skills, including the ability to give feedback constructively and to build trusted relationships with internal and external stakeholders (including Ministers and their offices).
You will have experience of coaching and mentoring junior staff. You must be able to obtain and maintain appropriate security clearance.
Join a smart, hands-on regulator at an exciting time of transformation and developing maturity. Be part of making sure New Zealand's assets are in the right hands and enabling overseas investment that benefits New Zealanders.
The salary banding for this position is $112,849 - $152,677.
Ngā mea e tukuna ana e tātau - What we offer our employees
- Interesting work which impacts NZ
- Eye & ear care reimbursements
- Annual Flu Vaccinations
- Reduced Health Insurance Premiums
- Diverse groups and networks
As an organisation Toitū Te Whenua embraces diversity, encourages work life balance and we have a flexible approach to the way we work which means you will quickly feel connected and valued. Toitū Te Whenua is one of the most engaged organisations in the public sector and people always say what a great place Toitū Te Whenua is to work.
Tono mai - How to Apply
To apply, please click “Apply Online.” You'll be taken through to our Toitū Te Whenua Careers Centre where you'll be able to review further information about the responsibilities and accountabilities of this role in the Position Description. You'll be able to complete your online application form and upload a copy of your CV/Cover Letter.
Applications close 26 May 2022. We are accepting applications from people who can be based in any of our offices in Hamilton, Christchurch or Wellington. Please state your preference in your cover letter.
The goal of the Government is to ensure that all those who can, are vaccinated. To support this, there is an expectation that all employees in the public service should be vaccinated. This expectation applies to our people; and being up to date with vaccinations is a requirement for the work of some of our functions.
If you have any questions about this role or working at Toitū Te Whenua, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and our Recruitment Team will be in touch with you.
Ngā taipitopito tūranga mahi | Job details
|Employer:||Land Information New Zealand|
|Position type:||Ongoing - Full Time|
|Category:||Legal & courts|
|Attachment:||Principal Advisor Applications PD March 2022.pdf (PDF, 215KB)
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