Māngai Ture | Corporate Lawyer
We are seeking a Māngai Ture Corporate Lawyer based in our Te Whanganui-a-Tara (Wellington) office.
- Permanent full-time opportunity
- 5-weeks annual leave
- Based in Te Whanganui-a-Tara (Wellington)
E totoka ai te tumu o te papatipu hei oranga mō Te Iwi Māori, o mua, o naianei, o anamata hoki. Ko Te Tumu Paeroa tēnei, te kaitiaki, kaitaunaki, kaiwhakawhanake i te mana o ngā whenua Māori, huri noa.
So that the foundations of ancestral lands may be solid, benefitting Māori from our past, present and future alike. This is Te Tumu Paeroa, guardian, support and advancer of the mana of Māori land everywhere.
It is an exciting time for our organisation. We have identified the need for additional senior legal support within our small, dynamic and hardworking in-house legal team.
He angitūtanga | About the role:
The Māngai Ture Corporate Lawyer is primarily responsible for:
- Working with the business in all aspects of the legal work of the Māori Trustee including Māori land law, trusts law, estates, landlord and tenant, general property, commercial and contract, resource management, legislative compliance, opinion work, litigation and dispute management including appearances as counsel.
- Assisting the General Counsel of the Māori Trustee to manage the legal issues of the Māori Trustee.
He kōrero mōu | What we are looking for:
- 2-4 years post-admission in-house or commercial law firm experience
- A current practising certificate issued by NZLS
- Experience in as many of the following areas of law: Māori land law, trusts law, estates, landlord and tenant, conveyancing, and general property, commercial and contract, resource management, legislative compliance, opinion work, litigation and dispute management
- Ability to provide quality legal advice which is strategic, accurate, solutions focused and well targeted
- Experience in conflict management mitigation
- Ability to demonstrate well-structured and rational analysis and decision making.
- Someone who can work with a high level of integrity and resilience
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
- Excellent skills in building and fostering strong internal and external relationships.
- Excellent working knowledge of Microsoft Office.
- A desire and ability to practise correct pronunciation of Te Reo Māori (essential).
- An understanding and living of Tikanga Māori on a day-to-day level, for example, the removing of shoes before entering a whare, washing hands at the urupa and not sitting on tables (essential)
Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou: What's in it for you?
This is an opportunity to join a supportive organisation that values work life balance and career development. We are a tight-knit bunch, passionate about supporting Māori landowners to protect and enhance their land. The expertise and fresh perspectives you bring will be valued highly, and will be critical in enabling our vision.
Whai painga | Benefits
- A supportive, collaborative working environment
- 5 weeks annual leave
- Training and development opportunities
Me pēhea te tono | How to apply:
You can apply via SEEK or email us on [email protected]. Send a CV, along with a cover letter telling us why you would be a good fit for the organisation and the strengths you could bring to the role.
Applications close December 24, 2023.