Chief Legal Advisor

  • E mahi i te aroākapa o te whanaungatanga o te iwi Māori me te Karauna.
  • Whāia tētahi ara mahi whai tikanga i tētahi whakahaere mahi tiketike, matawhānui, whai mana hoki.
  • Mema o te Tira Hautū.

 
Ko tā te Te Arawhiti -The Office for Māori Crown Relations – he poipoi i te whanaungatanga, he whakapūmau hoki i te noho pai o te iwi Māori me te Kāwanatanga. Hei tohu tō mātou ingoa mō te arawhata i waenga i te ao Māori me te Karauna, ngā rā kua huri ki tua, ngā rā kei mua o te aroaro, te ahunga mai i ngā nawe tawhito, ki te mahi kōtui. 
 
Ko te kaupapa o Te Arawhiti he mahi kia piki te tū o te Karauna hei hoa kōtui Tiriti, – kia tautuhi anō, kia whāngai, kia waihanga i te piringa o te iwi Māori raua ko te Karauna, kia kīa ai he kōtuitanga hoa Tiriti tūturu.
 
Ka kawe haepapa te Kaitohutohu Ture Mātāmua mō te aratakinga ngaio, te aroturukitanga rautaki me ngā whakahaere mahi i te taha ture, puta noa i roto i Te Arawhiti. Ka riro mā tēnei tūranga e kawe haepapa mō te huhua o ngā tohutohu, tae atu ki ngā take e pā ana ki Te Tiriti o Waitangi, ki te whiwhinga mahi, ki ngā ture arumoni, tūmatanui hoki, ā, ka mahi pipiri tonu ki Te Tari Ture o te Karauna mō ngā whakawākanga ka pā ki te whanaungatanga o ngāi Māori me te Karauna, ki ngā mahi a Te Arawhiti hoki/rānei.  Ka riro mā te Kaitohutohu Ture Mātāmua e arahi te mahi tahi a Te Arawhiti ki a Ngāi Tahu, ki a Waikato-Tainui hoki mō ngā whakaritenga ōrite i roto i ngā whakataunga Tiriti o tētahi, o tētahi. He tūranga arataki rautaki Taumata 3 tēnei, e whitu ngā kaimahi i raro pū i te tūranga, e tika ana kia arotahi ki te hanga i te raukaha, i ngā pūmanawa me te whanaketanga ngaio o te tira ture.  Hei wāhi te tūranga o te Tira Hautū o Te Arawhiti, ka riro hoki māna tētahi wāhi o te tūtohu te ahunga whakamua mō te waka.  
 
Me tangata matatau, hōhonu hoki te kete mātauranga mō te taha ture, kua roa e ārahi ngaio ana, e whakawhanake tira ana, i ō mua tūranga. Ka paingia te tautōhito ki te ture Tiriti, ki ngā take tuku iho, o nāianei hoki e pā ana ki te Tiriti, waihoki te matatau ki te hora whakamaherehere ki ngā Minita, ki te whakatika kaupapa here, me te āwhina i te whakaurunga ture hou ki te Whare Pāremata.  Me whai Tohu Paetahi (tōna ritenga rānei) tiwhikete, me āhei hoki kia whai tiwhikete mahi ā-tau i whakaputaina e te Kāhui Ture o Aotearoa, me mārama hoki ki ngā mātāpono takenga whenua me ngā hātepe o te ture kei raro i te pūnaha ture o Aotearoa.

  • Work at the leading edge of Māori Crown relations.
  • Play a key role in a high performing, ambitious, and respected organisation.
  • Member of the leadership group.

The Office for Māori Crown Relations – Te Arawhiti is dedicated to fostering strong, ongoing and effective relationships with Māori across Government. Our name symbolises the bridge between Māori and the Crown, the past and the future, and the journey from grievance to partnership. 

Te Arawhiti’s kaupapa is to make the Crown a better Treaty partner – to re-set, sustain, and build the Māori Crown relationship towards true Treaty partnership.

The Chief Legal Advisor is responsible for the professional leadership, strategic oversight and operational management of the legal function across Te Arawhiti. The role will be responsible for a range of advice, including issues around Te Tiriti o Waitangi, employment, commercial and public law, and work closely with Crown Law Office on litigation impacting the Māori Crown relationship and/or Te Arawhiti operations.  The Chief Legal Adviser will lead Te Arawhiti engagement with Ngāi Tahu and Waikato-Tainui on the relativity mechanisms in their respective Treaty settlements. This is a Tier 3 strategic leadership role with seven direct reports, requiring a focus on building the capability, capacity and professional development of the legal team.  The role is part of the Te Arawhiti Leadership Group and contributes to overall direction setting for the agency.

This role requires a sound legal expert who has provided intellectual and professional leadership and developed legal teams in previous positions. Experience in Treaty law and a knowledge of historical and contemporary Treaty issues will be highly valued, as will experience of providing advice to Ministers, informing policy, and assisting in the passage of legislation through the House. Holding a Bachelor of Laws (or equivalent) and eligible to hold an annual practising certificate issued by the New Zealand Law Society, you will need to be able to demonstrate a sound understanding of the constitutional principles and legal processes that underpin the New Zealand justice system.

APPLICATIONS CLOSE: Sunday, 1 November 2020
APPLY OR VIEW THE POSITION DESCRIPTION:  www.jacksonstone.co.nz
REFERENCE:  7407

FURTHER ENQUIRIES: Helen Cox04 550 8000

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