Legal Officer / Policy Analyst

Position Purpose

As a member of the CTU Policy Team, the Legal Officer/Policy Analyst leads and co-ordinates large-scale industrial and legal policy development internally, with affiliates, the social partners and other stakeholders, conducts legal research and provides advise, analysis and support to policy development, and submissions-related activities. The Legal Officer runs the CTU Legal Officers Group.

Guiding Principles

  • Acknowledging the connected yet independent nature of the union affiliates within the CTU structures.
  • Recognising the dynamic, comparative and political context of the legal framework for industrial relations and labour law development.
  • Acknowledging the importance of working alongside other initiatives so that there is an understood context and integrated approach to the legal work.
  • Promoting union values and the underpinning kaupapa of collectivity.

Skills and abilities

Ideally the Legal Officer/Policy Analyst will have:

  • legal and policy expertise in the field of employment-related law
  • ability to operate in political environments; including engagement with political parties, Government Minister and Agencies
  • understanding of or willingness to develop an understanding of workplace relations and union organising and campaigning
  • understanding of health and safety, social security, ACC and other legislation related to workers’ rights and employment law

Experience and qualifications required

  • Holder of a law degree
  • Experience in a union or related field of work, and a strong interest and commitment to the collective work of unions and workers’ rights.

General Information

  • This is a full-time permanent position.
  • The CTU is an equal opportunities employer.
  • The CTU is committed to helping staff build their understanding and commitment to the Treaty of Waitangi and providing opportunities for participation in cultural awareness training and other relevant study. This commitment is underpinned by Te Ture Whakawhanaungatanga memorandum of understanding.
  • The position is based in Wellington at the CTU office, Level 5, Education House, 178 Willis Street.

To apply for this position, please request the full position description from Sue Windsor: suew@nzctu.org.nz before submitting an application.

Applicants for this position must be a NZ or Australian citizen or have permanent residency.

Application’s will close at 5pm Thursday 11th March 2021.

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