at Ministry of Housing and Urban Development, Wellington
Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role
Junior legal opportunity
Varied and challenging role
Permanent role, handily located opposite Wellington train station
Everybody should have a place to live that is warm, dry, safe, stable and affordable, with access to the support they need to live healthy, successful lives.
About the role | Mō te tūnga
Reporting to the Chief Legal Advisor you will contribute directly to the successful operations of the legal team. The team is responsible for providing guidance and operational advice in relation to housing legislation (eg. the Residential Tenancies Act), grant funding, contracting, privacy and development of policy and legislation, as well as the Ministry's corporate business.
This is a varied role that encompasses operational and public law advice, with the opportunity to work on commercial transactions and the development of legislation. You will be responsible for providing high-quality, timely, accurate and practical legal advice in a dynamic context and in a variety of forms, ranging from opinions to oral advice through to training clients. You will take the lead on some complex assignments and projects while contributing to the team's overall programme of work.
The salary range for this role is $70,051 - $85,617.
About you | Mōu
Junior level solicitor with previous work experience
Holds or entitled to hold a practising certificate
Take a calm and considered approach to others and your work
Be a clear and concise communicator, both written and verbal
Be a team player and comfortable working with a broad range of stakeholders
Awareness of, and sensitivity to, the cultural values of different ethnic groups generally, and Tangata Whenua in particular
Interest in the political decision-making process, and the parliamentary legislative process
This is an ideal opportunity to build on your legal career and make a genuine difference to the lives of all New Zealanders.
Be part of the journey, help us make Aotearoa a better place to live. Apply now.
What we can offer you:
Flexible working to give work/life balance
Engaging employee-led people networks that celebrate diversity, provide safe spaces, and encourage thought-leadership
Close to the railway station, modern office space and cloud -based technology that allows for joined up, cohesive collaboration
Wellbeing initiatives, tools and courses, and a discounted health insurance scheme
Open minds - we aren't afraid of change and encourage fresh approaches and ideas from people who want to make a difference
We work to make sure the aspirations of whānau, hapū and iwi are enabled
Me pēhea te tuku tono | How to apply
Please click on the APPLY button to be directed to the application page, from here you can upload your CV and cover letter. Please note, while applications close on Monday, 20 March 2023 we will be reviewing applications as they are received and may progress with suitable applicants prior to the application closing date. Therefore, please apply as soon as possible if you are interested in this position.
For tracking and evaluation purposes, all applications must be submitted via our on-line process. You must have the legal right to live and work in New Zealand to be eligible for this position.'