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Senior Solicitor

Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment
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Legal & courts
Job Type:
Ongoing - Full Time
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Job Description

  • Opportunity with MBIE's Legal Branch within the Legal Services (Corporate & Registries) team
  • Busy stimulating role with a high degree of client interaction
  • Strong  focus on supporting those working within the Building and Construction system including occupational regulation 


About the role.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a senior solicitor to join the MBIE Legal Branch as part of our Corporate & Registries Team.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and highly motivated solicitor to help us to support MBIE's core purpose of growing New Zealand for all. 

The Corporate & Registries Team provides legal advice across all of MBIE's operations and in relation to MBIE's 16 regulatory systems.  The team also provides advice on governance, integrity and conduct matters that touch the organisation.  This creates opportunities for our lawyers to work in relation to a range of different regulatory systems and operational areas, depending on their experience and interest.

With opportunities to work across MBIE's regulatory systems there will be a focus of this role on supporting those working within the Building and Construction system including occupational regulation. Ideally you will have experience in the fields of privacy, official information and regulatory compliance, as well as strong communication and relationship management skills.

You will be working with other in house counsel and providing advice on a wide range of legal issues.  You will need technically proficient, agile, adaptable and a strong communicator.


Qualifications, skills and experience required:

We are interested in hearing from candidates with the following skills:

  • A tertiary qualification in law and a current practising certificate
  • A solid understanding of the mechanisms of government, including regulatory compliance and enforcement
  • Strong legal technical skills
  • Well-developed written and verbal communication skills (allowing you to convey key ideas and issues in a way that is suitable to the audience)
  • Strong relationship management skills and an ability to work well with others
  • Enthusiasm, drive and a proactive nature 
  • Must have legal right to live and work in NZ


About MBIE:

MBIE's purpose is to grow the New Zealand economy to provide a better standard of living for all New Zealanders.  At MBIE, we look for people who are passionate about New Zealand and enthusiastic about making a positive change to our economy and our people.


How to apply:

Click on the APPLY button below in order to be directed to our on-line careers website.  You may view a position description at this site, as well as complete the on-line application, and upload a CV and cover letter. For tracking and evaluation purposes, all applications must be submitted via our on-line process.

For further information contact Jo Smith quoting reference MBIE/1406881.

Applications close 5pm 17th July 2019.

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