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Rōia | Lawyer

A fantastic opportunity of Rōia | Lawyer has become available within our Te OhuHaepapa Ngaio | Professional Responsibility team at Matatū Aotearoa | Teaching Council of Aotearoa New Zealand.If you are a passionate and motivated Rōia | Lawyer who comes with a minimum of three years’ experience PQE and would like to work in a high-performing and dynamic team, this could be the role for you!Mō mātou | About us:Matatū Aotearoa | Teaching Council of Aotearoa New Zealand is the professional body for teachers and provides direction for the teaching profession from early childhood education through primary and secondary schooling in English and Māori medium settings. Matatū Aotearoa is an organisation that honours Te Tiriti o Waitangi.We are committed to lifting the status and mana of the teaching profession, learning collaboratively with teachers, supporting quality leadership, and teaching, and strengthening the regulatory and disciplinary framework for the profession in a fit-for-purpose way.We are a supportive and friendly organisation that values our kaimahi | employees. You will have the opportunity to work from home two days a week and enjoy two paid days of Wellbeing Leave – which leads to a total of 5 weeks’ holiday in a year!Mō te tūnga | About the role:As a member of the in-house legal team, you will provide diverse and practical legal and process advice to various teams within Matatū Aotearoa | Teaching Council of New Zealand.You will work collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders and provide support to ensure complaints and reports about teacher conduct or competence are fairly and robustly investigated.You will also be responsible for advising the Council’s decision-making bodies, undertaking prosecutions before the Teacher’s Disciplinary Tribunal, and supporting different projects and processes in the Council, including the reshaping of those through the values of Te Tiriti o Waitangi.Mō koe | About you:The ideal candidate will come with excellent communication skills, be collaborative and adaptable to change. You will also have strong attention to detail and be able to build rapport and relationships quickly.To be considered for this opportunity, you will come with the following attributes:• Minimum three years’ experience PQE as a lawyer, and litigation experience in Court or within a regulatory body or professional membership body• Current practising certificate• Strong competency of Tikanga, Te Ao Māori, Te Tiriti o Waitangi principles and Te Reo Māori would be an advantage• Demonstrated ability to understand, analyse and accurately convey complex information in clear and simple written language• Excellent relationship management skills, building and maintaining effective relationships and networks• Significant litigation experience in Court and with disciplinary bodiesMe pēhea te tono | How to apply:To apply for this role, please submit your cover letter and CV by email to Janine Petersen, Tohutohu Kimi Tāngata | Recruitment Advisor: Janine.Petersen@teachingcouncil.nzTo view a copy of the Position Description, please visit our website.Applications close at 5pm on Monday 22nd August 2022.Please note that to apply for this role you must live and have a legal right to work in New Zealand.A successful appointment is conditional upon a Criminal Record check and Psychometric Testing.

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