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Solicitor - Rapid Progression Auckland

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Civil Aviation Authority Of Nz

Civil Aviation Authority Of Nz Auckland New Zealand

2 weeks ago

We are in search of an adaptable Solicitor to join our all-star team at Civil Aviation Authority Of NZ in Wellington.
Growing your career as a Full Time Solicitor is an amazing opportunity to develop valuable skills.
If you are strong in time management, teamwork and have the right vision for the job, then apply for the position of Solicitor at Civil Aviation Authority Of NZ today!

Working at our organisation you’ll have the opportunity to contribute to safe and secure skies, for New Zealand.

About the role

Be part of our legal team at Te Mana Rererangi Tūmatanui o Aotearoa I Civil Aviation Authority of New Zealand (CAA).

Working directly to the Deputy Chief Legal Counsel (DCLC) and across a varied range of legal work undertaken by our team, this is an opportunity to start or develop your legal practice in government law with a focus on regulatory and aviation law.

This is an exciting opportunity to work in a collegial, high performing team that is fully engaged and supportive of... one another. As a welcome and integral part of the team, your work will be diverse and co-operative, and you will assist the Chief Legal Counsel and DCLC to provide advice to the Director, staff, and business groups across the CAA.

You will receive the personal and professional development, mentoring and support that is essential to enable you to thrive and develop your legal experience and skills. The role will be busy and challenging, but we also focus on wellbeing and work life balance.

This is a permanent position based in Wellington. The salary range is $95,815 to $133,621 (with the mid-range being $112,017). Remuneration will be based on the knowledge, skills and experience the successful candidate brings to the role, and relativities both, within the immediate team and in the broader Authority for the same or similar roles.

What we’re looking for
• A solicitor with 0-2 years of experience (PQE);
• Eligible to hold a NZLS practicing certificate;
• Experience or an interest in public and regulatory law, aviation law, international law, and prosecutions and litigation;
• Sound written and oral communication skills;
• Decision making skills, sound judgement and integrity;
• Quality and systems orientated;
• Sound judgement and integrity;
• Good networking skills with the ability to build relationships within our team and across organisational boundaries and within the industry;
• The ability to build professional and technical credibility – both within the CAA and the industry;
• Collegiality and ability to work in a team environment and contribute to team culture, initiatives and work;
• We are open to consider a graduate having completed a tertiary qualification (LLB) or a person returning to law after an extended break.

About us

As a regulator and security provider, the Civil Aviation Authority exists to enable safe flight for social connections and economic benefit for New Zealand. We believe in keeping people safe and secure in the air, enabling participation in the aviation system and making a difference to New Zealand aviation. We achieve this through regulatory oversight of the aviation industry and frontline security at our airports.

The Authority embraces diversity and is committed to providing an inclusive environment where our people feel respected, safe and valued for their unique contribution.

The foundation for achieving this is our values , which guide how we work and the behaviours we expect from each other.
• Me mahi tahi – Collaboration

We work together to achieve and succeed.
• Me mahi pono – Transparency

We are open and honest communicators.
• Me mahi tika – Integrity

We do the right thing.
• Me manaaki – Respect

We treat all people with consideration and kindness.
• Kia tū rangatira ai – Professionalism

We act in a way that brings credit to ourselves and our organisation.

Why join us?

We embrace diversity and inclusion and are committed to equal opportunities. What's important to us is ‘he rau kotahi tangata' – embracing our multiple talents – by harnessing our diversity and being inclusive. We actively encourage applications from all backgrounds. We recognise the diversity and uniqueness of our workforce and reaffirm our commitment to create a safe and inclusive environment for everyone.

We invest in our people by supporting development within the organisation. To support the health and wellbeing of our employees we run well-being workshops, offer flu vaccinations, contributions towards eyewear and offer a flexible working environment by arrangement.

We offer 5 weeks of annual leave and can match your Kiwi Saver contribution up to 4%.

Apply now

Apply directly by completing the online application form and submitting your CV and Cover Letter. Note: your cover letter will be a key part of our assessment process, so please highlight how your experience relates to the key skills required for this role and tell us about why you’re interested in the role.

The Authority strongly encourages and supports all our people to be vaccinated and boosted against COVID-19. However, our current policy position is that vaccination is not a requirement for employment in this role. Please note that the Authority may, if needed, introduce a vaccination requirement for managing an epidemic.

For more information on the role please view the position description or contact the Recruitment team at View email address on .

Applications close on Sunday,10th September 2023.

Benefits of working as a Solicitor in Wellington:

● Opportunity to Make a Difference
● Professional Development Opportunities
● Generous Compensation
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