New Zealand Law Society - Branch Administrator - Wellington

Branch Administrator - Wellington

New Zealand Law Society | Te Kāhui Ture o Aotearoa

About the Law Society

The New Zealand Law Society | Te Kāhui Ture o Aotearoa is the professional body for barristers and solicitors in 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 practise of law in Aotearoa New Zealand and the consumers of legal services.

About the role

We are seeking an exceptional candidate to join our Member Services department, to assist the Wellington Branch undertake member services and regulatory activities. These activities are necessary to meet the obligations of the Wellington Branch to its lawyers and the wider Law Society.

In this role, you will

  • Administer the process of applications for Certificates of Character and Practise on Own Account, in accordance with NZLS policies and procedures.
  • Assist the Branch Manager with organising and running Branch events for lawyers.
  • Assist the Branch Manager with branch publications and communications.
  • Assist with the processing of Branch accounts including banking and monthly financial returns.
  • Assist with secretariat support for the Branch Council and Committees.

We are recruiting for a full-time role. It is important that the Law Society can attract, support, and retain quality staff and one of the ways we can 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.

Our ideal applicant will

  • Have a high level of computer literacy with the Microsoft Office suite of programmes and previous experience working on databases
  • Possess excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Be able to manage and appropriately prioritise many competing demands across a range of activities
  • Be able to ensure that their own work is completed to a high standard and to deadlines
  • Be flexible and adaptable, able to work under pressure, and be responsive to organisational contingencies as they arise

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.

If you have any questions or require additional information, please contact the People & Culture team at Recruitment@lawsociety.org.nz.

A copy of the position description 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 21 May 2021

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

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