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REA is a strong organisation with an exciting future. We are based in Wellington, and we employ more than 50 people across a range of roles. We are all 100% committed to supporting a real estate sector in which people confidently engage in fair transactions with trusted real estate professionals.

Current vacancies

  • Legal Operations and Litigation Coordinator

    The role

    This is an exciting opportunity to work as part of busy legal team and help promote and protect the interests of real estate consumers in New Zealand. The Legal Operations and Litigation Coordinator is an integral, trusted and highly valued member of the legal team and helps support our lawyers to deliver efficient, effective, and timely services.

     As the Legal Operations and Litigation Coordinator you’ll be:

    • Supporting our legal operations by registering, processing and forwarding correspondence for the Real Estate Disciplinary Tribunal and legal counsel to relevant staff.
    • Maintaining information resources such as legal opinion and decision registers. 
    • Providing general administrative assistance including litigation file management, bundle preparation and, diarising of events.
    • Preparing, copying and distributing litigation files to REA’s legal counsel.
    • Updating cases in client management and workflow technology systems.
    • Working closely with our Regulatory Compliance team to co-ordinate advice on CAC complaints and litigation files. 
    • Providing support to the REA Privacy Officer in relation to REA’s obligations under the Privacy Act 2020 and assisting REA staff with REA’s processes under the Official Information Act. 
    • Assisting the Legal Team and REA staff with preparing reports and analyses in relation to reporting obligations.

    For further information please see the attached job description.  [DOCX, 18 KB]

    About you

    We’re looking for someone who pays attention to detail, is well organised with a strong work ethic, has experience working in a legal, regulatory or case management environment, and has knowledge and a commitment to Te Tiriti o Waitangi.

    A relevant tertiary qualification and knowledge of regulatory environments would be an advantage but is not essential.

    How to apply 

    To apply, complete the application form [DOCX, 118 KB] and submit with your CV and cover letter to recruitment@rea.govt.nz.

    Applications close on TBC

    Please note, you must have a legal right to work in New Zealand. Successful appointment is conditional upon police vetting and qualification checks.

  • IT Support Engineer

    The Role

    The IT Support Engineer is responsible for providing core business IT support to REA staff with a focus on technology, infrastructure, networks, system administration, and hardware.

    This role is the “boots on the ground” for level 1 and 2 IT support including responsibility for incident management, resolution, and escalation at the REA while maintaining agreed internal Service Levels.

    This role will also support the on-going technology needs of REA to ensure that staff have the tools and technology required to be effective and efficient in their roles and pro-actively identifying technology solutions to address business problems.

    For further information please see the attached job description.  [PDF, 115 KB]

    About You

    You will have a at least 3 years of relevant IT work experience.  A tertiary level IT qualification, IT industry certification Microsoft or ITIL would also be an advantage.  You’re looking for a role to make the most of your proven experience to effectively and efficiently troubleshoot for a broad range of IT related issues. This is a great opportunity for someone who has desktop experience who wants to move into an infrastructure role. 

    How to apply

    To apply, complete the application form [DOCX, 118 KB] and submit with your CV and cover letter to recruitment@rea.govt.nz   

    Applications close 15 March 2024

    Please note, you must have a legal right to work in New Zealand. Successful appointment is conditional upon police vetting and qualification checks.

  • Principal Solicitor (fixed term 18 months)

    About the role

    This is a newly established role to support the additional regulatory and legal changes occurring in the real estate landscape. You will have the opportunity to build and lead an internal litigation / tribunal practice dealing with matters that arise from consumer complaints, licencing and professional conduct and standard matters, as well as:

    • manage and run tribunal (and some court) case files end to end
    • contribute to the development of REA’s regulatory approach and decision making principles
    • advise on legal and regulatory policy issues to support regulatory decision making and effectiveness
    • support, mentor and contributing to the development of less senior colleagues
    • providing robust legal advice to the senior leadership team and other colleagues team


    For further information please see the attached job description. [PDF, 840 KB]

    About you

    You will be an experienced litigator with 5+ years PQE, preferably with at least 3 of those years working in a regulatory operating environment.  It would also be preferable if you have some in-house experience, however if you are adaptable and comfortable with pragmatic decision making, this is not essential.  It would be helpful if you also have an interest or experience in regulatory policy.

    As well as being a safe pair of hands, along with the eligibility to hold a NZ practicing certificate, you will be confident in and have proven capability to:

    • independently run cases without external support
    • advise, interact and receive feedback from a Complaints Assessment Committee
    • demonstrate critical thinking and have a strong attention to detail
    • evidence of a regard for diverse perspectives, ensuring the fair treatment of all people

     

    How to apply

    For more information, please contact Chris Stewart, Principal Consultant at Niche Recruitment on 021 539 043, or to apply please send your covering letter, CV, and REA application form [DOCX, 122 KB] through to chris.stewart@nicherecruitment.co.nz. Applications will be considered as soon as they are received, and the job will close as soon as the role is filled.

    Please note, you must have a legal right to work in New Zealand. Successful appointment is conditional upon police vetting and verification you are currently studying at a tertiary level within New Zealand.

    Our offices will be closed from 22 December 2023 to 8 January 2023, applications and enquiries will be accepted during this period but may not be responded to until after 8 January.

  • Intermediate Solicitor

    About the role

    In this role you will be given the opportunity to expand your litigation experience and independently manage a caseload of tribunal cases with the support of very experienced in-house senior colleagues. You will also:

    • be responsible for providing legal advice and opinions in relation to licensing and disciplinary processes
    • due to the nature and size of REA, interact with colleagues across the organisation including the Chief Executive and Complaints Assessment Committees
    • work on a range of interesting and unique work pertaining to relevant legislation, regulations and codes
    • have plenty of opportunity to engage with external legal providers
    • contribute to policy and practice development to ensure REAs activities meet the highest possible standards


    For further information please see the attached job description. [PDF, 735 KB]

    About you

    You will have 3 years’ PQE, with experience managing litigation and/or appearing before Tribunals or Court either within private practice or an in-house environment. As well as being able to hold a NZ practicing certificate, you will also have some or all of the following:

    • a strong understanding of regulatory regimes and the machinery of government
    • experience working with legislative change and legal policy development
    • knowledge of the principles of property and public law
    • excellent communication and a collaborative working style
    • evidence a regard for diverse perspectives, ensuring the fair treatment of all people

     

    How to apply

    For more information, please contact Chris Stewart, Principal Consultant at Niche Recruitment on 021 539 043, or to apply please send your covering letter, CV and REA application form [DOCX, 122 KB] through to chris.stewart@nicherecruitment.co.nz . Applications will be considered as soon as they are received, and the job will close as soon as the role is filled.

    Please note, you must have a legal right to work in New Zealand. Successful appointment is conditional upon police vetting and verification you are currently studying at a tertiary level within New Zealand.

    Our offices will be closed from 22 December 2023 to 8 January 2023, applications and enquiries will be accepted during this period but may not be responded to until after 8 January.

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