ILANZ, In-House Lawyers Association of New Zealand

Senior Solicitor - Wellington

We are the government's lead advisor on education. Each day, we work to create and deliver policies, infrastructure and systems to help children and students succeed. We need people like you - dedicated, passionate and driven - to help us continue to make a difference by lifting aspiration and raising educational achievement for every New Zealander.


Senior Solicitor

  • Legal Services
  • Strategy, Planning and Governance (SPG) Group


About us

The Strategy, Planning and Governance (SPG) group works across the Ministry providing strategic governance, accountability and transparency, communications, stakeholder, legal, risk and assurance, planning and monitoring expertise to ensure the Ministry's work is robust, properly considered and well represented to its stakeholders.

The Legal Services team supports the Ministry by explaining how the law can be applied to achieve policy objectives and perform regulatory functions. The team provides legal advice across the whole range of Ministry of Education responsibilities and services including the early childhood, primary, secondary, and tertiary sectors, and to both front-line and National Office staff.


About the role

We are currently looking for an experienced, motivated and enthusiastic Senior Solicitor to join the Legal Services Team to assist the Ministry's work on legal matters.

The Senior Solicitor contributes to the operations of the team through providing high quality, timely, accurate legal advice in a variety of forms.

You will also work closely with the Solicitors in the team as well as external stakeholders including Crown Law and legal staff in other government agencies to contribute to the provision of legal services to the Ministry.


About you

To be successful in this role, you need to demonstrate the following:

  • Current practising certificate and Post-Qualification Experience
  • Sound understanding of public and regulatory law
  • Strong research, investigative, analytical, logical, and problem solving skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to understand and analyse complex legal issues and information
  • Understanding of Te Tiriti o Waitangi


Please review the position description below and if this opportunity interests you, and you meet the requirements, apply now using the 'apply online' button.

For further information, please contact Eila Stevenson at
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Applications close 3 December 2018.