New Zealand Law Society - Professional Standards Administrator Screening

Professional Standards Administrator Screening

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

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 Professional Standards department. Professional Standards Administrator Screening (PSA) performs a key role in providing secretarial and administration support to the Early Resolution Service screening panel and assist in the coordination and processing of complaints. The PSA is responsible for: 

  • Supporting and assisting Professional Standards Officers to process complaints 
  • Organising screening panel meetings
  • Providing administrative support and assistance to the screening panel
  • Collating agendas and papers for screening panels
  • Organising events
  • Arranging travel, accommodation and other facilities
  • A range of other administrative tasks. 

The work is challenging, varied, and fast-paced, and requires a high level of judgement.

This is a permanent part-time (20 hours) or full-time position. 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. At the Law Society we offer our staff the flexibility to work both from home and in the office and give staff more freedom to make decisions suited to them.

The ideal applicant will have:

  • Legal knowledge, or experience working in a legal environment, desired but not essential 
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills 
  • Intermediate user of Microsoft Office suite of programmes 
  • Intermediate User of Adobe Acrobat Pro
  • Information gathering and information monitoring skills 
  • Problem analysis and problem-solving skills 
  • Attention to detail and accuracy

The Law Society is committed to the principles of diversity and inclusion and is keen to ensure that appointments reflect 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 on recruitment@lawsociety.org.nz

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 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 at 5pm, Wednesday, 14 September 2022.

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

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