New Zealand Law Society - Branch Administrator - Canterbury-Westland

Branch Administrator - Canterbury-Westland

New Zealand Law Society | Te Kāhui Ture o Aotearoa, Canterbury-Westland Branch

About the Law Society

The New Zealand Law Society | Te Kāhui Ture o Aotearoa is the Regulatory and Representative body of the legal profession of Aotearoa New Zealand.  The Law Society regulates all lawyers practising in New Zealand and is the membership organisation for practising lawyers. With 13 branch offices throughout the country, the Law Society is the Kaitiaki (guardian) of the practice of law in Aotearoa New Zealand and the consumers of legal services.

About the role

We are seeking a capable and willing candidate to join our Member Services (Representative) Department to assist our more than 1650 Canterbury-Westland Branch members.

You will be working as part of the Canterbury-Westland Branch, based in our central city Christchurch office coordinating a range of events, services and activities for the Canterbury-Westland Branch and its membership as part of a small team. You will also be working with a dynamic and motivated group of volunteers to support and connect the local legal profession. The successful candidate will bring administrative skills and expertise, attention to detail, a sound understanding and experience of using relevant technology, and an ability to relate well to lawyers, the public, and the wider legal community.

Diversity and inclusion are important to us, and the Law Society is keen to ensure that appointments reflect Aotearoa New Zealand’s multicultural society. Applications from a diverse range of backgrounds are encouraged.

The hours for this role will be 15 hours each week and will ordinarily be based in the office in central Christchurch, split over two or three days. The nature of the work, however, means there will be some tasks that will need to be completed on a time-bound basis.

The ideal applicant will have:

  • An eye for detail and ability to process confidential and complex information in a timely manner
  • Good competency with Microsoft Office suite and a sound understanding and experience of using other relevant communications technology such as MailChimp and Zoom Webinar
  • Some experience in organising and overseeing events
  • Well-developed communication and relationship management skills and experience
  • The ability to exercise good judgment across a wide range of policy and operational activities and functions
  • Able to work and provide support to the Branch Manager and Branch Council and Committees on a flexible basis
  • An understanding and appreciation of the legal profession and the services lawyers provide

We offer a friendly, modern work environment and provide a range of interesting work from dealing with venue providers and arranging meetings and supporting specialist committees right through to helping process applications from lawyers beginning their careers.

For a confidential discussion or additional information please contact Malcolm Ellis, Canterbury-Westland Branch Manager via email or on 03 366 9184.

View a copy of the position description.

If you would like to apply, please complete the application form and submit this together with your cover letter and CV to 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 23 September 2022.

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

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