ILANZ, In-House Lawyers Association of New Zealand

Senior Solicitor - Auckland

  • Be part of our award winning in-house team! 
  • Utilise your expertise across the spectrum of public law.
  • Make a meaningful impact. 

We are New Zealand's largest local authority providing essential services and facilities to nearly 1.5 million people. Our Legal Services team is proud to play a significant role in working to make Auckland a great place to live and delivering Aucklander's value for money.

Auckland Council is looking for a Senior Solicitor to join its high performing Public Law team.

The Opportunity

This is a valuable opportunity to utilise your expertise in public law within a complex and dynamic organisation. You will be a trusted advisor; providing high quality, strategic legal advice to the organisation and elected members.

Through your focus on Auckland Council decision-making processes you will become involved in an interesting range of matters - from bylaws to financial planning; law change to judicial review. These matters are at the heart of what the council does.You will have the opportunity to make an important contribution to the council's decision-making and ultimately to its vision of making Auckland a world-class city.

You will enjoy being part of a highly engaged team of lawyers who work in a collaborative and collective way.

Your Skills and Experience

You will be an experienced professional with a minimum of 5 years' legal experience in public law and/or local or central government.

You will be adaptable and enjoy working in a diverse and dynamic environment. With political and organisational acumen, you will have a confident and collaborative working style.

You will have strong interpersonal skills so that you can form good working relationships within and outside the organisation.

You will be proactive and capable of managing workstreams and client relationships independently.

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 supportive environment, apply now.

For a confidential discussion, please contact Rennie Sharma, Senior Talent Acquisition Consultant rennie.sharma@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

Applications close Friday 30th March 2018 at 10.30pm

To apply for this job, please click here or go to our job site and enter the job code 106552SK.