Official Information Act Assistant Advisor - Legal

  • Based in Wellington
  • Support role
  • Fixed term, part-time position (15-20hrs/week)

The purpose of the Health and Disability Commissioner is to promote and protect health and disability services consumers’ rights and to facilitate the fair and efficient resolution of complaints relating to infringement of those rights. We are seeking to appoint an Official Information Act Assistant Advisor 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 a person who is energetic, enthusiastic, and self-motivated 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 information advisor regarding the administration of the Official Information Act 1982 and Privacy Act 1993. There is also the opportunity to develop skills and knowledge in this area.
  • Support to the Associate Commissioner and legal team including the 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, organising 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.

Complete or completing a tertiary qualification in law, or an equivalent degree, or a legal executive diploma is desirable. Experience in administration and/or official correspondence role is desirable but not essential for the right applicant.

If you're keen to see the direct impact that your contribution can have for the health and disability sector, this is your opportunity to see the positive outcomes first hand. Apply now if you're ready to make a difference.

Download the Position Description here.

All applicants must complete an online HDC application form to be considered. Applications can be submitted via the button below. Your CV and Cover Letter can be attached within the application. 

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Applications for this role close at Friday 24 June 2022 at 5.30pm.