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Intermediate Solicitor, Governance (Fixed Term)

Financial Markets Authority
Job Category:
Legal & courts
Wellington - Wellington
Job Type:
Fixed Term Contract
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Job Description

  • Unique role providing advice and support across the organisation
  • Friendly connected team, great company culture and work/life balance.
  • Option to be based in either Auckland or Wellington.

The Financial Markets Authority (FMA) has established itself as an agency with a critical role in regulating capital markets and financial services in New Zealand and providing better outcomes for investors, consumers, professionals, businesses, and for the New Zealand economy.

Our General Counsel function enables and supports the FMA in promoting and facilitating the development of fair, efficient and transparent markets through the provision of the holistic, pragmatic and high quality legal and policy advice required by the FMA to achieve its objectives, while also providing independent assurance that internal processes are operating effectively.

We currently have an opportunity for an Intermediate Solicitor on a 12 month fixed term contract to join our Governance team within the General Counsel function. This is an in-house corporate legal role with a wide range of responsibilities including providing advice to the organisation and Board, preparing responses to Information requests, developing and maintaining internal policies and delegations and providing specialist legal advice to the FMA's business units in relation to governance.

You will be an open, outgoing person who enjoys working in a team, but is also highly productive working independently. You will be technically excellent and ideally have experience in the financial services sector. Your drive, enthusiasm, self-motivation and confidence will help drive your success in this role.

This role is ideally suited to a broadly skilled public or regulatory lawyer. If you have over 4+ years' experience (ideally in a corporate counsel role in financial services) and this opportunity sounds like the next step in your career apply online today.

In return we'll offer you the chance to join a friendly, approachable team of highly experienced professionals and an organisation with a strong commitment to wellness and life/work balance.

If this sounds like you, click 'Apply Online' now! View the position description by clicking the link above or for further information or confidential enquires you can contact Anna McGaffin on (09) 300 0491. Applications close 19 July 2018.

The Financial Markets Authority is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity and is committed to maintaining an inclusive culture where all employees have the opportunity to reach their potential. We recognise that our continued success is dependent on the performance and ability of our employees.

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