New Zealand Law Society | Te Kāhui Ture o Aotearoa, Christchurch
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
Do you want to work with a fun, high-performing and dedicated team? We are seeking an exceptional candidate to join our Professional Standards department. The Lawyers Complaints Service (LCS) handles complaints about lawyers. Working in the Christchurch team of the LCS, the Professional Standards Officer (PSO) performs a key role in the coordination, processing, and investigation of complaints. You will be working with Lawyers Standards Committees acting as secretariat/investigator/legal researcher. You will prepare reports and draft decisions.
This is a permanent part-time position working 20-30 hours (depends on preference) per week where the work is challenging, varied, and fast-paced. It requires judgment, integrity and resilience. You won’t do this alone, you will be part of a supportive team of professionals.
The ideal applicant will have the following skills and experience:
What we can offer
Become part of an exceptional team in a dynamic organisation, where the work is challenging and rewarding. Your development and growth will be nurtured, and your work recognised and valued.
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.
Other benefits of working at the Law Society include:
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 or additional information about the role please contact the People and Culture team firstname.lastname@example.org.
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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 9 September.
Applicants for this position should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa.