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Solicitor Litigation

Oranga Tamariki—Ministry for Children
Job Category:
Legal & courts
Manawatu - Wanganui - Wanganui
Manawatu - Wanganui
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Ongoing - Full Time
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Permanent, Full Time, Whanganui
Are you an ambitious, proactive and committed legal professional looking for a new challenge. Do you want to take control of your career with flexible working arrangements to improve your work life balance?
We are looking for a Litigation Solicitor based in Whanganui or looking to relocate near Whanganui. Now is the time to join our committed and forward thinking Legal Team at Oranga Tamariki – Ministry for Children.



About the Role:
Located in our Whanganui office and with a focus on the Manawatu-Whanganui region, you will play a key role providing legal advice and advocacy services to clients and conducting litigation before courts and tribunals, with a focus on ensuring good outcomes for children. This is a role where someone can build relationships in the community and work collectively with others to make a difference for tamariki. You will be supported throughout your work in an environment in which you can thrive.
You will be provided with many opportunities to effectively and efficiently advance cases through the court system. Providing support in the management of legal issues and risk you will be accountable for the conduct of litigation in the Family Court and at times in the Youth Court or other tribunals. 


It is important that you:

  • Have been admitted as a Barrister and Solicitor in New Zealand and have (or be eligible for) a practicing certificate
  • Exhibit a solid understanding of the justice system
  • Have excellent communication
  • Have worked in a team environment previously
  • Demonstrate relationship management skills with the ability to promote the Legal Services team, internally and externally
  • Are passionate and committed to achieving good outcomes for children and young people
  • Can build strong relationships with our stakeholders



About us:

If you are looking for a job which provides a work life balance along with a wide and varied workload, is rewarding, challenging and gives you the satisfaction of knowing that you will bring better outcomes for our most at risk children and young people, then this is an ideal time for versatile legal professionals like you to join our team.


Oranga Tamariki—Ministry for Children supports children and young people in New Zealand.  We work to advance the wellbeing and positive long-term outcomes of tamariki.   In everything we do, the wellbeing and best-interests of our tamariki and rangatahi are paramount. The voices of children and young people underpin the design and operation of our services.
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