ILANZ, In-House Lawyers Association of New Zealand


Senior Legal Adviser - GCSB - Wellington

Senior Legal Adviser

We need a talented Senior Legal Adviser to join our GCSB Legal Team in Wellington.

We can't reveal all the details of what you'll get to work on - but it will be complex and challenging, covering a wide range of operational and administrative activities for the GCSB, including those of the utmost sensitivity.

We're looking for someone who can provide excellent legal advice at a senior level (minimum of 8 years' post-qualification experience), is comfortable managing legal risk and has knowledge of public and administrative law.

You'll be able to accurately and concisely provide advice in our unique environment, demonstrating a principled and practical attitude to your work. As well as your knowledge and a commitment to the Crown's te Tiriti o Waitangi partnership, you'll be mindful of its impact on GCSB's work and keep up with developments recognising tikanga and te Ao Maori in the law. As a trusted adviser you'll be discreet, identifying and offering solutions to legal problems.

This is an opportunity to work somewhere really different on really interesting work in a supportive, fun and highly collaborative team environment.

Join us and we'll give you significant professional development opportunities aimed at taking your career in the direction you want it to go. You won't stand still with us as we're committed to ongoing learning and continuous improvement.

We're also committed to your wellbeing.  We want our people to be the best they can be, both at work and at home.  We offer comprehensive benefits, access to staff networking groups, flexible working and great work-life balance.



Band I $115,729 (90%) - $147,876 (115%)
Midpoint of the salary range (100%) reflects full competence in the role.



To view position description and apply online, click here.

You must be able to obtain and maintain a Top Secret Special (TSS) security clearance. Ordinarily to obtain this level of clearance candidates must have a 15 year checkable background in countries where meaningful and reliable checks can be undertaken. Where requisite checks are unable to be made, the candidate application may not be able to be progressed.

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