ILANZ, In-House Lawyers Association of New Zealand

In-House Legal Counsel (Fixed-Term) - Wellington

Cigna NZ is a leading specialist provider of insurance products and services including life insurance, funeral insurance, income protection insurance, accidental death insurance, serious illness insurance and travel insurance.
We’ve been operating in New Zealand for nearly a century, and protect more than 500,000 New Zealanders with our insurance policies.
We are part of Cigna Corporation, a Fortune 500 company and one of the world’s largest publicly-owned companies.

About the role
We have an exciting in-house legal counsel role available on a 12 month fixed term, reporting to the Head of Legal in our Wellington Head Office. The role is available on the basis of 7.5 hours per day for five days a week, but could be part time for the right candidate.

You will be providing pragmatic and solution focused advice across our business teams on a wide range of contract and legal issues. You will also enjoy the opportunity to work on deals and projects with some of New Zealand’s leading brands.

Attributes
We are looking for an energetic lawyer with great people skills and a “can – do” attitude. You will be passionate about what you do and meeting expectations.

In addition to an excellent academic record, you will have 3+ years experience as a qualified lawyer in a law firm and/or corporate organisation. Ideally you will have experience in insurance or financial services law.

Our culture
At Cigna we pride ourselves on our welcoming and supportive culture. We know your Health and Wellbeing is paramount to your and our success, so we have a great Health and Wellingbeing programme. We are constantly on the lookout for new talent. If this sounds like an environment you would prosper in we would love to hear from you!

How to join Cigna NZ
To apply for this role please send us your CV and cover letter via our website https://www.cigna.com/careers/new-zealand/

Applications close on 10am 15 March.

We will only be accepting applications from candidates with the legal right to work in New Zealand, and who possess a practising certificate from the New Zealand Law Society.