Solicitor Vacancy

About the REAA 

The Real Estate Agents Authority is the independent government agency that regulates the New Zealand real estate industry. Our purpose is to promote and protect the interests of consumers with respect to real estate transactions, and to promote public confidence in real estate agency work. We work towards a better real estate experience for all with empowered consumers working with trusted real estate professionals. We are professional, proactive and our people matter.  

About the role/team 

The role is full time and is in the Legal team, which is part of the wider Legal and Policy team of the REAA. It reports to the Legal Services Manager and is responsible for providing litigation services and operational advice to the REAA. We are looking for a person with litigation experience or someone familiar with litigation management processes and who is experienced in providing high quality operational advice. They will be well organised, have a high degree of initiative and excellent interpersonal, analytical and communication skills. 

Key responsibilities include:

  • Assisting to ensure that the policies and practices underpinning the REAA’s activities meet the highest  possible standards, and are rigorous, fair, and able to stand up to in depth professional and judicial scrutiny 
  • Providing legal expertise to REAA Staff, the Board and Complaints Assessment Committees  
  • Assisting REAA to meet its litigation needs including assisting to provide administrative support for the effective management of external legal resources  
  • Developing subject matter expertise in relation to the Real Estate Agents Act 2008 and any relevant legislation, regulations and codes.  

To be considered for this role you will demonstrate the following skills and experience: 

  • 2+ years ppst admission work experience
  • An understanding of legal/regulatory/compliance functions and environments 
  • Knowledge of the Real Estate Agents Act and its related regulations and codes (or an ability to gain such knowledge quickly). 
  • Experience and familiarity with litigation processes
  • Experience in providing high quality operational advice. 
This is an opportunity to be a part of a team where the work is diverse and interesting during a time of significant organisational transformation. We have a culture of innovation and collaboration. 

Please find the position description here: Solicitor Position Description ​

Applications close Friday, 20 October 2017. To apply or if you have any questions, please contact