The Ministry of Social Development employs a large group of lawyers across its different areas of activity, providing some major opportunities for lawyers seeking stimulating, interesting work that can help distill often complex areas of law to provide clear advice.
The Ministry of Social Development is involved in supporting people through income and housing support, wage subsidy and employment support, often involving complex legal issues to both assist in achieving the MSD’s objectives,
also involving prosecution and other legal support.
Recent legal roles in the Ministry include two interesting roles based in Wellington.
One, is for a senior lawyer who will work at a high level at MSD, including with the Parliamentary Counsel Office providing public law advice and supporting operational and policy change.
Pay for the key role is up to $150,000.
This work includes policy development, regulatory and legislative reform and some drafting of secondary legislation.
The role also involves playing a key part in coaching, mentoring and developing other lawyers in the team.
The second role is based in the Ministry’s national office, and is for a lawyer with preferably 2 years PQE who will work to provide key advice on legal matters.
Details about the legal roles at MSD and other law jobs may be seen at the LawFuel law jobs site here.