ILANZ, In-House Lawyers Association of New Zealand

Solicitor - Wellington

Vacancy: OPFY182.
Salary Range $68,547 - $88,707.

He ngākau titikaha, he hononga tangata

Promoting a confident and connected culture

Do you want to play a key role in promoting a confident and connected culture across New Zealand?

Are you interested in a fast-paced, diverse and interesting work environment?

About the role

As the Ministry expands, this newly created role will support the significant work programme the Ministry will deliver particularly across media/broadcasting and heritage. This includes supporting policy and legislative development and operational advice, as well as managing litigation and providing corporate legal support, particularly focused on ensuring quality procurement and contracting.

About you

We are looking for a promising and energetic intermediate Solicitor with a focus on delivering real value to the Ministry. You will need ideally two to five years PQE and experience advising on policy and legislative development. Experience advising on procurement and contracting matters, and familiarity with the management of litigation, are preferred but not essential.

Ko wai mātou - Who we are

Manatū Taonga is a relatively small ministry with a broad mandate, wide reach and a big heart. With around 135 staff, we operate a lean and flat structure, with the added advantage of knowing everyone by name.

Our work is diverse - we support many of Aotearoa's art, media, heritage and sports organisations; we also advise government on cultural matters and provide historical and heritage resources for everyone to access. We work to promote a confident and connected culture and to support more New Zealanders to connect with the culture and heritage of Aotearoa.

  • We have a leadership role across the cultural sector. We work with our funded agencies and partners to help shape national conversation about New Zealand's culture and heritage
  • We're a Treaty partner. We work in partnership with Māori and are guided by the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi
  • We're a public sector agency. We work to deliver nationally significant programmes that speak to the heart of our national identity

Working flexibly

We're committed to providing a supportive environment for our people and so we embrace flexible working arrangements at Manatū Taonga. We want you to be your best both inside and outside of work and we're open minded about how you achieve that. We'd love to hear what flexible working arrangements may work for you, so don't forget to include those in your cover letter. Whether you are looking for full-time, substantial part-time hours or to implement some altered work patterns to fit around other commitments in your life, we'd love to talk about it with you.

How to apply

A position description for this role is attached. For enquiries about this position please contact Ella Hall, Ministry for Culture and Heritage, at

To apply for this position, please send your CV, covering letter and complete the application form via apply now.


If you are not a New Zealand citizen, you must hold current eligibility to work in New Zealand in order to work for Manatū Taonga. Please refer to the New Zealand Immigration Service for further information.

Applications close 5pm Sunday, 16 September 2018.