Senior Solicitor/Legal Advisor

Senior Solicitor/Legal Advisor

New Zealand Government

Senior Solicitor/Legal Advisor

Details of the offer

Auckland City, AucklandFixed-term (until 2023) Full-timeLocation: Auckland (central)We have a rare opportunity for a Senior Solicitor/Legal Advisor to provide specialist legal advice and support to the Royal CommissionYou will also assist with legal analysis and drafting, document management, conducting legal research, and assisting with training and support for other members of the Public Hearings and Investigations team (including solicitors, investigators, counsel assisting and staff).Key responsibilities:Provide high quality, specialist legal advice and support to the Solicitor Assisting, Senior Legal Advisors and the Legal and Investigations team, as well as to the Commission and Commissioners as requestedProvide, or assist in providing, legal and evidential analysis of topics arising for the Royal Commission under its Terms of ReferenceConduct legal research and produce reliable and well-reasoned memorandaManage and analyse documents, information and Inquiries Act applications received during the inquiryWork effectively with the Solicitor Assisting and other Senior Legal Advisors to provide training and support for other members of the Legal and Investigations team as well as Counsel Assisting the Inquiry and the wider staff of the SecretariatExperience required:Five plus PQELegal drafting, research and analysis skills - proven ability to draft legal opinions, documents and memoranda; excellent legal research and analytical skills with high attention to detailCommunication skills - has excellent written and verbal communication skillsSelf-managing - manages own time, and prioritises tasks effectively, based on the needs of the Royal CommissionTeamwork - works with Public Hearings and Investigations team and wider Commission members to achieve common goalsResilience - copes with stress and challenges, can quickly bounce back from adversity or challengesBachelor of Law degree required (LLB)Holds a current practising certificate from the New Zealand Law Society or has the ability to obtain a practising certificate quicklyAbout usThe Royal Commission of Inquiry into Historical Abuse in State Care and in the Care of Faith-based Institutions was established in February 2018. Over the next three years, the Commission will investigate the abuse and neglect of children, young people and vulnerable adults who were in the care of state and faith-based institutions in New Zealand between 1950 and 1999 and examine ways to stop further abuse.It is critical for the Royal Commission to collaborate with members of the Maori Partnership team to bring kaupapa, tikanga and te reo Maori approaches to development of the Royal Commission work programme and ensure that the principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi are applied.For more information on the Royal Commission please see our website.Applications close: 11:59pm Sunday, 22 March 2020.Opportunities like this are few and far between, will you join us on our journey?How to applyPlease submit your CV, application form, and a cover letter to ********** review the full job description, please click below.For a copy of the application form, please copy this link ***** more information please contact: **********

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