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Legal Secretary - Wellington

29 June 2020

Fixed-term to 2023

At the Royal Commission, we are on a journey to transform the way we, as a nation, care for children, young people and vulnerable adults in our communities. We are looking for an experienced Legal Secretary who feels a connection to the mahi we do.

We've created a working environment where your personal experience is as highly valued as your professional expertise. Above all, this is somewhere exceptional people can excel and help others do the same. Success will be largely in your ability to work as part of a high performing team to achieve common goals.

As part of your day, you will:

  • undertake general secretarial duties including preparing documents, amending documents with and without track changes, preparing meeting packs, printing, scanning and copying documents
  • organise documentation (both copy and original documents) including maintaining hard copy and electronic filing systems (and creating indices)
  • assist solicitors with research and legal documents.

What you'll bring:

  • Experience working in a fast-paced legal services environment at a senior secretarial or senior administrative level for at least five years
  • Good communication skills and ability to forge relationships with various types of stakeholders within the business
  • Confidence to clarify instructions from the outset to ensure speedy turnaround of work
  • Have demonstrated experience of working with confidential and sensitive information
  • Willingness to take ownership of tasks/issues to ensure they are resolved to meet objectives
  • The ability to work to tight timescales with a sense of urgency
  • A positive, enthusiastic and proactive approach to your work

Your work life balance is important to us, and we offer flexible working arrangements. We have a commitment to diversity. We believe that no one should be discriminated against because of their differences. We aim to ensure that each and every one of our people has a sense of belonging within our organisation.

The Royal Commission is committed to the principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi and the Treaty Engagement team bring a kaupapa, tikanga and te reo Māori focus to the development of the Inquiry work programme.

Opportunities like this are few and far between; will you join us on our journey?

How to apply

Please submit your CV, application form, and a cover letter to

Applications close: 11.59pm Sunday, 5 July 2020.

For more information on the Royal Commission please see our website or contact

Royal Commission of Inquiry

Last updated on the 29th June 2020