New Zealand Law Society - National Branch Manager - Wellington

National Branch Manager - 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 as National Branch Manager. As our newly appointed National Branch Manager, you will:

  • Lead the development of a collaborative national branch network that meets the needs of our diverse membership.
  • Lead and manage the Branch Managers of the New Zealand Law Society for the benefit of local Law Society members and the wider Society. 
  • Ensure that the Law Society commitments as an owner of the Gender Equality Charter (GEC) and the Gender Equitable Engagement and Instruction Policy (GEEIP) are met.
  • Support the Executive Leadership Team to fulfil the Law Society’s obligations as a signatory to the GEC and the GEEIP.
  • Ensure professional support (wellbeing) services offered by the Law Society are working well and information is readily available on their effectiveness.

The position will contribute to Law Society national functions and projects particularly those that develop branch capability and cohesion.

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.

The ideal applicant will have:

  • Highly developed communication (oral and written) and relationship management skills and experience. Able to speak with confidence in public 
  • Ability to use influencing and negotiation skills to build cohesion and collaboration across the branch network
  • The ability to interact positively and maintain positive relationships with key relationship stakeholders 
  • The ability to encourage participation in branch activities.  
  • The ability to exercise good judgment across a wide range of policy and operational activities and functions 
  • Demonstrable leadership and people management skills in a comparable role.   

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.

For a confidential discussion, additional information please contact the People and Culture team by emailing 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 14 May 2021.

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

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