Auckland City, AucklandPermanent management opportunityProvision of strong leadership and relationship managementBusy central Auckland roleAbout the roleThe purpose of The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) is to Grow New Zealand for All.We will do this by helping businesses to become more productive and internationally competitive, and by increasing opportunities for all New Zealanders to contribute to the economy.At MBIE, we look for people who are passionate about New Zealand and enthusiastic about making a positive change to our economy, our people and our safety. If you would like to play an integral part in our Ministry, then read on.As part of the Corporate, Governance and Information Group, the Legal, Ethics and Privacy Branch is responsible for providing a centre of legal advice, leadership and expertise for the Ministry, and an exemplar of best practice for both the public service and the wider New Zealand labour and business markets.The Litigation team conducts litigation and provides legal advice across all of MBIE's operations and in relation to MBIE's regulatory systems. This creates opportunities for our lawyers to work in relation to a range of regulatory systems and operational areas depending on experience and interest. The Litigation team is split across two locations and covers MBIE's proceedings nationally.We have an exciting opportunity for a Manager to lead our Auckland Litigation team supporting and reporting to the Wellington based Litigation Manager.You will bring your business understanding, technical leadership and strong relationship skills to work together with your manager and other staff across MBIE, overseeing and leading the day-to-day work of the team and allocating tasks to ensure timely, consistent and high quality legal advice to meet MBIE's operational and regulatory systems needs and manage legal risk.We are interested to hear from candidates who have the following:Proven ability leading and managing diverse teams and people with a range of specialisations, building and maintaining a culture of excellence and focus on continuous improvement to enhance organisational performanceHigh quality delivery and continuous improvement of complex legal advisory servicesOutstanding legal expertise and a sound understanding of litigationA team player with the ability to manage and develop a team supporting the strategic direction of the Wellington based Litigation Manager and the wider branchAn exceptional communicator who can build strong relationships with a range of stakeholders at all levels with an ability to develop trust and credibilityExercising judgment in complex situationsDemonstrated strategic thinking in assessing risk and making the connections between various aspects of the organisation and implications for the teamStrong organisational skills, good reporting and analytical skills and high levels of integrity and flexibility with the ability to work proactivelyA working knowledge of public sector processes and the machinery of government is desirableCurrent holder of a practising certificate or the ability to do soMust have legal right to live and work in NZ.Why work for us?MBIE is one of New Zealand's largest, most influential and most diverse public sector agencies. This means that we are able to offer significant opportunities for developing experience across a broad range of areas.We aim to create a culture where our people are empowered to bring fresh ideas and perspectives and to develop new approaches.We also take the time to foster a work environment that is enjoyable for all. This means we like to collaborate, support and encourage our people, encourage excellence and innovation and take the time to have some fun and celebrate our successes.How to apply:Click on the APPLY button below in order to be directed to our on-line careers website. You may view a position description at this site, as well as complete the on-line application, and upload a CV and cover letter. For tracking and evaluation purposes, all applications must be submitted via our on-line process.Email Jo Smith at ********** quoting ref MBIE/1446235if you have any questions.Applications close at 5pm on 16 February 2020.