Regional Litigation Manager

Oranga Tamariki

  • Permanent Full Time
  • Wellington

Permanent, Full Time
Wellington location

  • Make a difference to New Zealand’s children and young people
  • Intellectually stimulating work
  • Collaborate with a dynamic team of experts
  • Opportunity to be located at one of our sites in Nelson or Wellington.

About us | Mō mātou 

Oranga Tamariki—Ministry for Children has a commitment to putting tamariki and rangatahi at the heart of what we do. In our work, we aim to demonstrate these values:

  • We put Tamariki first
  • We believe Aroha is vital
  • We respect the Mana of people
  • We are Tika and Pono  
  • We value Whakapapa
  • We recognise that Oranga is a journey

Our purpose is to ensure that all tamariki are in loving whānau and communities where oranga tamariki can be realised.  We believe that by getting involved early in their lives and showing love and care, we give children the best chance of growing into happy thriving New Zealanders. 

We are committed to putting children first, we believe aroha is vital, we respect the mana of people, we are tika and pono, we value whakapapa and we recognise that oranga is a journey. 

About the role | Mō te tūnga 

As a Regional Litigation Manager, your key responsibilities will include:

  • Managing, leading and developing a legal team
  • Ensuring the delivery of high quality legal advice and advocacy
  • Collaborating with the other legal managers to ensure best practice and national consistency
  • Risk, finance and resource management
  • Stakeholder management – creating trust-based relationships with the judiciary, external counsel, social work staff and others who work with tamariki
  • Spearheading projects of interest and nationwide effect 

What you will bring | Ngā pūmanawatanga ōu

  • Experience in driving high performance and continuous improvement
  • Expertise in leading others to be their best
  • Absolute dedication to the vision and values of Oranga Tamariki
  • A commitment to developing the cultural capability of the legal team, particularly in relation to Te Reo and Te Ao Māori. 
  • A qualification as a Barrister and Solicitor with a current practising certificate is preferable as is experience in litigation and/or family law. 

What's in it for you | Nōu te rourou

We offer a vibrant and supportive team, flexible work options and a genuine commitment to wellbeing. We offer significant training and professional development so that you can thrive and grow. We welcome diversity and are committed to working in an inclusive and respectful way. This is your opportunity to apply your skills and experience to the wellbeing of Tamariki and Rangatahi.   

How to Apply | Me pēhea te tuku tono

Apply online with your CV and Covering Letter. If you are an Oranga Tamariki employee already, please apply through your myHR portal. If you have any questions about role, please contact 

Applications close: midnight 28 January 2021.


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