ILANZ, In-House Lawyers Association of New Zealand


Senior Legal Counsel - Full-Time - Auckland

Senior Legal Counsel – Employment Relations

  • Flexible & supportive work environment with great benefits!
  • A business making a difference
  • Diverse and exciting work

Are you looking for an exciting and rewarding opportunity to join a team fostering a positive work environment!


About the role

Our client is seeking a highly motivated and experienced employment relations lawyer to join their growing and supportive team. This permanent full-time role will be based in Aukland and reports to the Head of Employment Relations.

As a Senior Employment Relations Advisor, you will play a pivotal role in providing effective, consistent, and timely employment relations advice and support to both internal and external HR customers. Your expertise will be instrumental in ensuring compliance with employment law, managing employee relations issues effectively, and contributing to the overall success of the business.

In this role, you can expect a flexible and supportive work environment, with amazing benefits! This role is open to part-time hours.


What we’re looking for

  • A lawyer with minimum 7 years’ post-admission experience, with employment litigation experience, who holds (or is entitled to hold) a current NZ practising certificate.
  • Sound knowledge of New Zealand employment and industrial law and experience providing pragmatic advice on a range of general employment law issues.
  • Experience in mediation and Employment Relations Authority hearings, and managing ER issues and disputes
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and relationship building skills
  • Enthusiasm for working with a wide range of people


About the business

Our client is a high-profile purpose driven organisation in a uniquely collaborative environment that creates innovative positive changes in our local communities every day. They are progressive socially, culturally, and environmentally and they have an impact. They are a very supportive employer and foster great team culture.  Here is your chance to be part of something worthwhile!


How do I apply? 

Click on “Apply Now”. Alternatively, contact us directly and quote reference number 1490783. 

We have a range of inhouse and private practice roles for lawyers at all levels.  If this role isn’t for you but you’d like to hear what else is available, give us a call.  We’d love to hear from you. 


Kathryn Cross BMus LLB

027 700 8049 | [email protected]

Rene Eckardt APRCSA

021 852 725 | [email protected]


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