Legal Clerk

  • Wellington based
  • Support role
  • Full time (0.8 FTE and above considered)

The purpose of the Health and Disability Commissioner (HDC) is to promote and protect health and disability consumers’ rights and to facilitate the fair and efficient resolution of complaints relating to infringements of those rights.

We are seeking to appoint a Legal Clerk to contribute to the Commissioner’s mission by providing administrative and paralegal support to the Associate Commissioner, Legal, the OIA Advisor, and the Legal Team.  

We are seeking an energetic, enthusiastic, and self initiated person with good judgement and out-of-the box thinking to join our legal team.

There are three aspects to this role:

  • Support for the HDC’s OIA and information advisor regarding the administration of the Official Information Act 1982 and Privacy Act 2020. There is also the opportunity to develop skills and knowledge in this area.
  • Support to the Associate Commissioner and legal team including research and preparation of draft letters and documents for review
  • Support to the Legal Administrator, including maintaining records for reporting, communicating effectively with colleagues and stakeholders, organising travel and meetings, and other general administrative and organisational tasks. 

This role calls for a highly accurate, detail-oriented individual who is familiar with the Microsoft Office Suite, with the ability to pick up new systems quickly, and build and maintain strong relationships across the organisation.

Completion of a law degree or legal executive diploma is desirable. Experience in administration and/or official correspondence role is desirable but not essential for the right applicant.

Download the position description Legal Clerk (.pdf 428kb)

All applicants must complete an online HDC application form to be considered.

Applications for this role close at 9am, Monday 2 August 2021.

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