Legal Counsel - Regulatory and RMA
Wellington City Council
Wellington CBD, New Zealand
6h ago
  • Join our award winning in- house Legal team
  • Be part of an inclusive and collaborative workplace
  • And make a difference to our city
  • We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced lawyer to join our in-house legal team to provide specialised legal advice on a broad range of matters.

    Our Council vision is 'Working together for Wellington's future' and being part of us mean that you will help make our cool little capital an better place to live and work.

    We have some high profile projects on the go that will shape our city's future including 'Let's Get Welly Moving', 'Planning for Growth' so this is a fantastic time to join us and play a significant part in transforming our city's future.

    The breadth and depth of Council activities will keep ambitious lawyers challenged and engaged.

    Our ideal person will be pro-active who can thrive under pressure, take ownership and can work autonomously in a supportive team environment.

    We are interested in someone who has experience in resource management law and have at least 2 -5 years of experience in an in-house legal role and / or solid law firm experience.

    You will provide expert legal advice to our customers on resource management and environmental law, regulatory compliance and enforcement, litigation, and local government law.

    You will be a pragmatic and confident lawyer who is solutions focussed, and not afraid to push boundaries when needed. This is a collaborative role which involves close working relationships with a diverse group of stakeholders especially in a complex political environment, so it's about how you build those relationships, your ability to influence and your tenacity.

  • In return we offer;
  • 5 weeks annual leave after 2 years of continuous service
  • Flexible working to give you the most precious work-life balance
  • family leave provisions and a generously subsidised kid's school holiday programme
  • A great culture to make your time with us meaningful and enjoyable
  • Club Active Programme - great discounts on gym and aquatic centre memberships
  • Discounts on yoga classes, Wellington Zoo passes and much more
  • He tangata, he tangata, he tangata" - we put people at the heart of everything we do, we care for our people and offer some good professional development opportunities.

    Our legal team is a diverse and talented bunch passionate about the awesome stuff that they do for our city and we are looking for people who will share the same passion.

    This is an excellent opportunity for you to work in a great team who won the NZ In House Team of the Year at the 2018 NZ Lawyer Awards.

    If you are looking for a challenging, interesting work that offers tons of variety then this might be the perfect role for you to kick start in 2020..!

    If this opportunity is something that really interests you then hit 'Apply Now'. You are welcome to get in touch with Erin FitzHerbert (Associate General Counsel) at Erin.

    FitzHerbert wcc.govt.nz if you have any further questions.

    Applications for this role will close on Monday, 9 December 2019.

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