Senior Solicitor - Commercial/Property Law at Ministry of Housing and Urban Development, Wellington
Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role
- Full-time or possible part-time arrangements available
- Permanent role, conveniently located opposite Wellington train station
- Māori Land Law or Resource Management experience an advantage.
Everybody should have a warm, dry, and secure place to live that meets their needs and with access to the support they need. We act as stewards or kaitiaki of the housing and urban development system. It's our job to share a lasting platform that helps communities to thrive.
Mō te tūnga | About the role
Reporting to the Chief Legal Advisor, you will contribute directly to the Ministry's commercial and property work, which includes grant and funding programmes for the development of housing on Crown owned and Māori owned land. You will also provide operational advice and support to the Ministry's business units on other matters, including contributing at times to the development of housing and urban development policy and legislation.
The salary range for this role is $117,135 - $143,164 + 3% KiwiSaver contribution.
Ō wheako, ō pukenga | About you
We are ideally looking for someone with senior level legal expertise in New Zealand commercial and property law who is interested in a wider role that also encompasses operational and public law advice. A significant part of the Ministry's work relates to funding housing development on Māori land, so a knowledge of Māori land law would be an advantage.
In addition, the Ministry is involved in the current resource management reforms, and in submissions on several District Plans, so a working knowledge of resource management law would be an advantage. You will also have the following.
- Proven ability to provide sound advice across all levels of the organisation.
- Well-developed written and verbal communication ability which will allow you to convey key messages and ideas or simplify complex issues suitable to the audience.
- Strong contract drafting skills.
- Ability to coach and mentor others.
You will bring an awareness of Māori values, practice and perspective to your work, and commitment to growing your knowledge of Te Ao Māori, te reo me tikanga, while supporting others to do the same. A knowledge of Māori entities and Māori land law would be an advantage.
This is a unique opportunity to make a genuine difference to the lives of all New Zealanders' and help create the expectations, culture and success for the legal team moving forward.
Mō mātou | About us
Te Tūāpapa Kura Kāinga reflects the intention of 'the foundation for a treasured home'. The name comes from the Māori whakatauki (proverb) 'he kura kāinga e hokia, he kura tangata e kore e hokia', - 'a treasured home will endure, not so a treasured person'. It carries with it a strong connection to our purpose: he kāinga ora, he hapori ora - thriving communities where everyone has a place to call home. The importance of ensuring the wellbeing of people within the home, and our connection with the land - acknowledges the generations of people who have always called this place 'home' - and affirms our commitment to delivering for future generations of New Zealanders.
What we can offer you:'
- Flexible working policy 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
- We work to make sure the aspirations of whānau, hapū and iwi are enabled'
We have a stepped remuneration framework where annual salary movement happens though defined step increases within a role salary band.
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 at 9am Tuesday, 6 June 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.'
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Ngā taipitopito tūranga mahi | Job details
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|Position type:||Ongoing - Full Time|
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