ILANZ, In-House Lawyers Association of New Zealand

Senior Legal Counsel - Auckland

Make a Difference today!


We are a leading New Zealand owner and operator of retirement villages, providing rewarding lifestyles and care to more than 5,000 New Zealanders. A listed company, we were established in 1984, and currently operate 24 villages in high-value, high-growth regions of the North Island. 

Here, you can look forward to a rewarding vocation, with opportunities to grow more into your role and beyond. And you're in good company - you couldn't find a team of more compassionate and professional colleagues, who demonstrate our values of respect, integrity, passion and teamwork in the work we do. 

About the role

Working closely with the General Counsel/Company Secretary and wider legal team, you will provide a broad mix of corporate governance, legal and commercial advice to all areas of the business including Board, Executive Team, Support Office and Metlifecare village management. You will be working within a highly engaged team, supporting a wide range of stakeholders.

On offer is an 11 month fixed term contract, starting in June 2019, working 4 days per week with some flexibility with hours.

Skills & Experience required

To succeed in this role, you will:

  • Hold an LLB with a minimum of 5 years’ commercial/corporate law experience
  • Be admitted as a Barrister and Solicitor of the New Zealand High Court and eligible to hold a current New Zealand practicing certificate
  • Be a proactive self-starter with a solutions focus and strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Preferably have some listed company, retirement village or in-house experience.

How to apply

If you've got a heart of gold and this role sounds like the perfect role for you - apply now!

Applications close Friday, 05 April 2019.