ILANZ, In-House Lawyers Association of New Zealand


Legal Advisor - Palmerston North City Council

Palmerston North (or as we like to call it, Palmy) is a growing, innovative and exciting city. With small city benefits and big city ambition, Palmy has secured its place on the map as a creative and exciting city, with leading innovation and developments! We’re proud to be a city that includes, supports, connects and uses the talents of the whole community in our pursuit to provide a connected and safe community. We’re also a future-focused city who cares about enhancing our natural and built environment. Our future looks bright, it looks vibrant and progressive.

We are looking for a Legal Advisor to assist our Legal Counsel to provide pragmatic and legally sound advice to Council Officers. You will be the first point of contact for staff who wish to seek legal advice, and work with our Legal Counsel to facilitate access to internal and external counsel as appropriate. Along with providing legal advice, you will also be responsible for administering legal compliance matters.

In order to succeed in this role, you will have experience investigating and analysing legal information with an aptitude for process and attention to detail. You will enjoy working in a team environment and have a high degree of integrity. Maintaining confidence, especially when dealing with sensitive and confidential information is also essential.

Ideally you will have 2+ year’s experience as an in-house lawyer or worked in a legal firm or local authority. You will also have a law degree.

As a valued member of our team you will be provided with free use of the staff gym, bi-annual health checks and much more.

If this sounds like the role for you then apply today!

Applications close: 11.00 pm, 16 January 2022

We are an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and welcome applications from all those suitably qualified for this position. 

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