Work for us

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 delivering a better real estate experience for Kiwis.

Our people work in complaint resolution, licensing, operations, investigations, law and marketing communications.

Our values

We are professional

We act with integrity. We respect each other and those we interact with. We take responsibility and hold ourselves and others to account.

We are proactive

We are energetic, courageous and committed. We use innovation and expertise to improve New Zealand’s real estate industry.

Our people matter

We build strong and positive relationships with the people we work with. We develop our people and share our combined expertise to create outcomes we are proud of.

Current vacancies

Legal Services Manager

  • Fascinating sector
  • Lead the in-house team
  • Contribute to the protection of buyers and sellers

The Real Estate Authority (REA) independently regulates the real estate industry. Along with promoting high standards and professionalism in the industry, the REA helps protect buyers and sellers of property by providing information, guidance and carrying out complaints and professional disciplinary processes. It is professional and proactive.

Reporting to the General Counsel, the Legal Services Manager will lead a team of solicitors who actively manage the litigation files, including appearances, and provide legal counsel to the Chief Executive, Board and external stakeholders including Independent Complaint Assessment Committees. The Manager will lead the operational function as well as taking on their own portfolio of high-profile cases. 

You must be a senior-level public law practitioner who has experience leading a team and in a litigation environment. Ideally, you will have worked in a regulatory environment and enjoy working in a smaller, well-resourced in-house team. You will have an ability to mentor and coach less-experienced lawyers and have keen decision-making skills.

The REA legal team deals with challenging and stimulating work with great variety. This is a great opportunity to join them in a family-friendly, flexible work culture.   

The recruitment of this role is being managed by JacksonStone & Partners. Please contact Simon Boyes on 04 550 8000 for further information.

To apply, please click here.

Applications close on Wednesday 20 January 2021

Ref. 7596

How useful is this page?