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Legal Secretary Lead - Manukau

Employer:
NZ Ministry of Justice
Job Category:
Legal & courts
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Region:
Auckland Region
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Posted Date:
14-Jan-2019
Closing Date:
27-Jan-2019
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Job Description.pdf (PDF, 330KB)
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Job Description

Legal Secretary Lead, Manukau Public Defence Service

MOJ/1375882   

The Public Defence Service (PDS) is New Zealand's largest criminal law practice, providing high quality legal advice and representation in a full range of criminal cases.

We are looking for a Legal Secretary Lead to join our team in our Manukau office. You will be joining an experienced and supportive team with around 65 legal and support staff who have a genuine interest in sharing knowledge in a busy and sometimes challenging environment. 

The Public Defence Service (PDS) is New Zealand's largest criminal law practice, providing high quality legal advice and representation in a full range of criminal cases. Aimed at helping people access justice, the PDS promotes the values of respect, integrity, service and the delivery of excellent service to its clients. 

To be successful in this role you will need to be:

  • a self starter with proven initiative and the ability to take control of a busy workload
  • a team player who will support the lawyers in the office
  • experienced and efficient in a range of administration functions including typing and data entry
  • keen to learn about the world of criminal defence law • experienced in coaching and mentoring others
  • experienced in having responsibility of distribution of workloads

Strong written communication and confident verbal communication skills are critical. Managing the legal secretarial and administration service delivery to ensure the provision of high quality and consistent legal secretarial support to the PDS legal team.  Core accountabilities of the role include: assisting the Service Support Manager (SSM) and technical specialist to lift the capability of the legal support team and enhance the service delivery outcomes. 

As a key team member at the PDS you will have access to a very successful three month induction programme designed specifically for PDS administration staff. 

Salary will depend on skills and experience and ranges from $52,844-$74,660 

To apply, click the Apply button below to be directed to our Careers Website. You can view a detailed position description at the site, as well as complete an online application form by attaching your CV and cover letter.

For tracking purposes, all applications must be submitted via our online process.

Applications close on Sunday 27 January 2019.

 

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