New Zealand Law Society - Inspector / Senior Inspector

Inspector / Senior Inspector

New Zealand Law Society | Te Kāhui Ture o Aotearoa, Auckland

Are you looking for a change? Do you have accounting, law or Practice Manager experience? Do you want to provide education and assistance to the legal profession? Are you capable of investigating and regulating the legal profession? If you have said yes to any of these questions, then we want you to join our Professional Standards team!

About the Professional Standards team

The regulatory purpose of the team is to uphold professional standards so everyone can have trust and faith in the legal profession. Our regulatory approach is guided by Te Ao Māori values of kaitiakitanga (guardianship), whakapono (open and transparent) and manaakitanga (caring for and valuing others). We have recently developed a regulatory strategy which we use to guide and inform our decision making process.

A copy of the Navigating Into The Future – Regulatory Strategy can be found here.

About the role

We are seeking an outstanding candidate to join our Professional Standards team as an Inspector or Senior Inspector. You’ll be working with a collegial, supportive team of Inspectors who are based across Aotearoa. The work is challenging, varied and fast-paced, and requires a high level of judgment and business nous. The role is based in Auckland CBD and would suit someone who can confidently work independently in both a remote and a team environment.

What’s in it for you?

This is an exciting career prospect for a commercially astute, motivated individual who thrives on creating stakeholder value. This position is a permanent, full-time (37.5 hours per week) role and involves a mix of in-office/work from home and some travel around the motu.

Our Inspector will have experience in some or all of the following:

  • Professionalism and the ability to quickly establish rapport with stakeholders 
  • Excellent written and oral communication
  • At least intermediate level of MS Excel and Word skills required 
  • Willingness and ability to travel (driver’s licence required). Please note you will be required to use your own vehicle and will be reimbursed for costs
  • A high level of resilience and discretion
  • Previous experience in audit, risk-based assessments, liquidation, regulatory, or investigations is desirable
  • A tertiary qualification in Business, Accounting, Law, or other relevant qualifications is desirable however, not essential
  • Confidence to produce evidence before the Disciplinary Tribunal or the courts 

We would also consider candidates at the Senior Inspector level; as well as the above skills you will also have:

  • Experience in staff management or be ready to take on a small team
  • Experience with investigations
  • Experience with or knowledge of trust accounts
  • An understanding of the importance of maintaining evidence
  • The ability to case-manage an investigation
  • A willingness to educate the profession
  • The ability to bring solutions to any problems that may arise.

What we can offer

It is important that the Law Society attracts, supports, and retains quality staff and one of the ways we achieve this is by offering employees the flexibility to manage their work/life balance. We embrace flexible working to support our staff to deliver their best and achieve a good work life balance.

Other benefits of working at the Law Society include:

  • A flexible working policy that allows team members to work from both office and home, with full working from home (WFH) kit provided to each employee, including an allowance towards the purchase of a WFH desk and chair
  • Competitive remuneration
  • Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) available to all employees
  • Actively fostering the development and career pathways of our employees, alongside a transparent performance review and remuneration appraisal system
  • Three days’ Special Leave on top of the annual leave entitlement to use during the annual close-down period between Christmas and the new year
  • Developing a cohesive workplace culture across our organisation, including monthly morning teas and celebrating annual events.

For a confidential discussion or additional information please contact People & Culture at recruitment@lawsociety.org.nz

A copy of the position description for Inspector can be found here.

A copy of the position description for Senior Inspector can be found here.

If you would like to apply, please complete the application form and submit this together with your cover letter and CV to recruitment@lawsociety.org.nz.

Please do not apply using the seek portal as we will only consider applications that have been made to the above email address.

Applications close 5pm Friday 19 August 2022.

Applicants for this position should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa.

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