ILANZ, In-House Lawyers Association of New Zealand

Legal Counsel - Pharmac - Wellington

A qualified lawyer with at least two years of post-admission legal experience attained in private practice and/or in a high performing inhouse team, with an emphasis on contract and commercial matters.

You will be keen to partner with internal clients to achieve the best health outcomes for New Zealanders.

You possess the following attributes and skills

  • Excellent communicator open to collaboration and robust dialogue
  • Pragmatic problem solver
  • Solutions focused with a can-do attitude
  • Open to working with business partners to facilitate their goals
  • Ability to operate as a generalist legal advisor dealing with a wide variety of work in a fast-paced environment
  • A team player interested in working in a small, supportive team 

Who we are

At PHARMAC we really care about the best possible healthcare for New Zealanders. Our job is to make responsible choices and our team delivers a lot with the judicious use of resources. It's not always easy as our decisions impact on people, families, whanau and our wider society - we take that responsibility very seriously.

We work with others in the health sector, we use robust evidence-based processes and we never stop using our ingenuity to make things better. We have built a highly successful and unique organisation and our contribution continues to grow. We have always done things in new and different ways and that's not going to change. Everything else is up for discussion.

Are you curious, like figuring out how to do things, ok with working in a fluid and sometimes unpredictable environment, always deliver the goods, and want to apply your mind to helping New Zealanders?

The legal team reports through to the Director of Corporate Services and is currently made up of the General Counsel and a Senior Legal Counsel collectively holding over 12 years experience working at PHARMAC. The team environment is open and inclusive enabling a balance of collaboration and autonomy, and the team works very closely with our internal clients.

PHARMAC is an equal employment opportunity employer and we are open to exploring flexible working arrangements on request.

Would you like to join us?

The PHARMAC model is unique in the world. We're a small organisation (around 120 staff) where your expertise is respected, and you can really make a difference for people. Is that you? Do you want to join us?

The median salary for this role is $102,000 with individual candidate experience factoring into the Total Remuneration Package offered.

Applications close 31 July 2019 at 5.00pm

Please follow this link for a position description and to apply.