ILANZ, In-House Lawyers Association of New Zealand


Legal Counsel - Full-Time - Christchurch

Legal Counsel

Fantastic opportunity to join our team as Legal Counsel; drive legal excellence in corporate & commercial matters

  • Unlock your full potential in a supportive environment that values your expertise
  • Make a meaningful difference in what you do! 
  • Enjoy varied and dynamic work

About Ryman Healthcare

At Ryman, we believe the measure of a full life is one that gets richer with age.

Ryman has grown to become the largest retirement village operator in New Zealand. We own and operate 48 villages in New Zealand and Australia. We have 14 new villages under construction and 9 additional sites in our landbank. We employ more than 7,600 team members, and we are the first healthcare company to receive the Wellbeing Tick. 

Being the developer, designer, builder, and operator means we will continue to challenge the status quo and adapt to better serve our residents and team members.

Our trailblazing spirit can be felt in every Ryman experience, so if you like the sound of this, then read on.

What will you do?

We are seeking a Legal Counsel to provide legal support to the inhouse legal team, management, and staff based in our Christchurch office.

Key responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Providing legal advice to Ryman on a range of matters including corporate/commercial issue
  • Preparing and drafting legal documents, including contracts and agreements, letters, correspondence
  • Negotiating terms and conditions with suppliers and customers, resolving issues, and responding to queries. 
  • Assisting with internal legal and regulatory compliance (including listed company compliance matters, investor relations and reporting)

What's in it for you?

If you are the sort of person who loves working with a team of people who work to a clear purpose and have safety at the forefront of everything that they do, you'll love this role! In addition, a career at Ryman offers: 

  • Ongoing support for professional development and career profession opportunities
  • Additional wellbeing leave and flexible working arrangements 
  • Access to over 60 discounts with well-known brands across a variety of sectors including; health and wellbeing, banking, insurance, and retail 
  • Social club events, furry Friday's (bring your dog to work), free yoga classes
  • Free gym membership for onsite gym
  • Convenient Ryman owned onsite café (Pioneers Café) with subsidised coffee and delicious food options

Who are you?

  • You have a Bachelor's degree in Law (LLB) and a NZ Practicing Certificate
  • You have 5-8 years PQE with relevant experience gained in a reputable law firm and/or in-house legal role
  • You value people and kindness and are passionate about delivering results
  • You strive for excellence and look for ways to exceed expectations. You can deliver with confidence in a fast-paced environment
  • You believe in the value of strong, positive, trusting teams who work together as one
  • You are resilient and can demonstrate composure under pressure
  • You value communication that is clear, effective, and lacks ambiguity

If you are interested in joining an organisation with a clear purpose and a commitment to innovation, kindness and excellence, we would love to hear from you!  

At Ryman, we support an environment where everyone feels welcome to be themselves. We embrace diversity and celebrate individual uniqueness, encouraging anyone wanting to work for Ryman to apply for our vacant positions.  

Applications will be reviewed as they are received, and interviews may take place prior to the close date. This means a job ad may close before the advertised close date.

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