ILANZ, In-House Lawyers Association of New Zealand

Senior Solicitor - Auckland Council - Auckland

Location: Central Auckland, NZ, 1010

Company: Auckland Council

  • Specialise as a public lawyer in Auckland.
  • Join our team of specialist public lawyers working on the big issues facing Auckland.
  • Make a meaningful impact and contribute to your city.

Auckland Council is Australasia’s largest local authority serving over 1.6 million people. Our Legal Services team plays a significant role in working to make Auckland a great place to live and a world-class city.

We are looking for a Senior Solicitor to join our collaborative, dynamic and high performing Public Law team.

He angitūtanga: The opportunity 

If you are a public lawyer and want to enjoy the lifestyle Auckland offers, then this is the role for you.  We are a team of specialist public lawyers working in a flexible, collaborative and supportive environment.

This is an incredible opportunity to utilise your expertise across the spectrum of public law issues within a complex organisation. The work is varied and high-quality with the potential to specialise in your areas of interest. In the last 18 months we have been involved in the drafting of legislation, high-profile judicial reviews, complex human rights claims, and Te Tiriti o Waitangi issues. 

As a trusted advisor to the wider organisation, you will be responsible for providing sound and robust legal advice on a wide range of public law matters.  You will be adaptable, able to work with a degree of autonomy and be able to garner the respect of a wide range of stakeholders within and external to the organisation.

You will play a critical role in ensuring that at all times Auckland Council acts lawfully, fairly and is open and transparent.

He kōrero mōu: About you 

You’ll have a minimum of 5 years' legal experience in public or local government law. With political and organisational acumen, you will have a confident and collaborative working style.

This is an opportunity to utilise your interpersonal and relationship building skills while working across a large and varied portfolio. You will be solutions-focused and be able to support the organisation in managing risk and thinking proactively.

Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou: What we offer

In return, we will offer you a flexible working environment, the knowledge and support of other like-minded professionals and an enthusiastic and hard-working team to work with.

If you are seeking a role that offers you variety, challenge and the opportunity to make a positive impact while working in a collaborative and fun environment, apply now. 

For a confidential discussion, please contact Rennie Sharma, Senior Talent Acquisition Consultant or Meredith Webb, Manager Public Law

To apply, please follow this link.

Applications close Sunday 29th September 2019

Auckland Council is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) and we are committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at the time of application to assist you through the recruitment process.