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Intermediate/Senior Solicitor, Governance

Financial Markets Authority
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Legal & courts
Auckland - Auckland Central
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Ongoing - Full Time
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Job Description

  • Have the opportunity to be involved with an organisation that truly influences change
  • Collaborative and supportive team, great organisation culture and work/life balance
  • Option to be based in either Wellington and Auckland
  • Senior or Intermediate level
  • Possible option for some part time or flexible hours


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 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 a Senior or Intermediate Solicitor within the Governance Team which sits within the General Counsel function. You'll be delivering consistent and effective legal and policy advice and expertise to FMA staff and the board with the objective of promoting good governance and supporting the management of enterprise risk within the FMA. The Governance Team is a key lead at the FMA supporting Board and Committee processes, ensuring internal policies and systems encourage best practice appropriate for the FMA, advising on procurement by the FMA, international co-operation agreements, and dealing with information requests.

Tertiary qualified in law, you'll have a minimum of 4+ years' experience in the financial services, public sector or commercial in house environment. A background in governance and board secretarial duties will be desirable, as will experience in a public sector entity dealing with Official Information Act and Privacy Act requests.

Your ability to take ownership and get the job done in a positive and outcome focused manner whilst remaining open to other relevant views and options will allow you to truly excel in this role. An interest in good regulatory systems, and the regulation of financial services in New Zealand would also be a beneficial.

The work we're involved in is as challenging as it is interesting. You'll be joining a team of experienced professionals who love what they do and an organisation with a strong commitment to wellness and life/work balance.

We are open to applications from candidates with a range of experience, and an interest in working full time, or seeking flexibility in number or time of hours worked. The candidate providing the most effective team fit will be considered in light of available candidates experience and how this can complement the experience of existing team members. You may wish to indicate your preference and flexibility in your application.

If this sounds like you, click 'Apply online' now! To view the position description, click the link above or for further information or confidential enquires you can contact Margaret Goldfinch on (09) 300 0491. Applications close 28th of April 5pm 2019.

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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