Library Assistant

at New Zealand Law Society
Published August 23, 2022
Location Auckland, New Zealand
Category Management  
Job Type Full-time  


Library Assistant New Zealand Law Society location Auckland.

About the Law society the New Zealand Law Society | Te Kāhui Ture o Aotearoa is the professional body for barristers and solicitors in New Zealand. The Law Society regulates all lawyers practising in New Zealand and is the membership organisation for practising lawyers. With 13 branch offices throughout the country, the Law Society is the Kaitiaki (guardian) of the practise of law in Aotearoa New Zealand and the consumers of legal services.

About the role we are seeking a motivated and friendly person to join our Member Services department, to work in our Auckland Library. The work involves document supply, desk duties, data entry for LINX and various other library assistant level tasks.

You’ll be working with a collegial, supportive team of Librarians, Legal Researchers and Library Assistants to provide information services to the New Zealand legal profession. Our Library has an extensive collection (print & online) provides research and document delivery services and publishes the LINX database, an index to New Zealand legal materials.

If you take pride in your work, pay careful attention to detail, are flexible and enjoy a challenge, you may be the person we are looking for. Excellent customer service and communication skills, computer literacy, time management skills and the ability to work as part of a team are essential.

A tertiary qualification is preferred. Experience working in a law library, or legal knowledge and a library qualification or studying towards one, is an advantage.

What we can offer become part of an exceptional team in a dynamic organisation, where the work is challenging and rewarding. Your development and growth will be nurtured, and your work recognised and valued.

It is important that the Law Society can attract, support, and retain quality staff and one of the ways we can achieve this is by offering employees the flexibility to manage their work/life balance. We embrace flexible working to support our staff to deliver their best and achieve a good work life balance.

Other benefits of working at the Law Society include two days Special Leave on top of the annual leave entitlement to use during the annual close-down period between Christmas and the new year. Flexibility to work from both office and home, with full working from home (WFH) kit provided to each employee, including an allowance towards the purchase of a WFH desk and chair.

Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) available to all employees. Actively fostering the development and career pathways of our employees, alongside a transparent performance review and remuneration appraisal system. Competitive remuneration. Developing a cohesive workplace culture across our organisation, including monthly morning teas and celebrating annual events.

Diversity and inclusion are important to us and the Law Society is keen to ensure that appointments reflect Aotearoa New Zealand’s multicultural society. Applications from a diverse range of backgrounds are encouraged.