ILANZ, In-House Lawyers Association of New Zealand


Solicitor - New Plymouth District Council


  • Do you love making a difference in your community?
  • Do you have exceptional communication and people skills?
  • Do you like working collaboratively on a wide range of matters across teams that will make a difference to our community?

New Plymouth District Council plays a key role in supporting community well-being, the economy, the environment and the overall quality of life in the New Plymouth District. To fulfil that role we need great people on board, and right now we are looking for a highly motivated and experienced lawyer to join our Risk, Legal and Assurance team.

Our vision is to build a sustainable lifestyle capital, and being part of our team means you will help to make our district a better place to live and to work. The successful candidate will be familiar with a range of commercial, property, regulatory, LGOIMA and Privacy compliance and enforcement matters, and be able to provide practical advice and review and draft various legal documents. They will work on various matters to assist Council staff to manage their legal risks and maintain compliance with legislative requirements. Ideally the successful candidate will have experience practising in a local government environment but this is not a pre-requisite.


Why Taranaki?

With the stunning Mt Taranaki as a backdrop and the warm iron sands along our coast, it is no wonder Taranaki is one of the best regions in New Zealand and the world. In Taranaki it's easy to achieve an enviable lifestyle without having to compromise your career. Our regions' dynamic surf, multitude of parks and gardens, iconic walkways, major events calendar and mountain playground make this the place to live!

At the New Plymouth District Council we aim to create and sustain a truly rewarding workplace environment for our staff including solid career pathways, learning and development opportunities as well as personal and professional development. We offer flexi-time, which creates a work-life balance to enjoy what Taranaki has to offer.

For a copy of the position description please click this link. 



If you're looking for your next career opportunity, in a role that will provide plenty of variety and scope for growth, we would love to hear from you - apply here.


Applications close on Tuesday, 13 June 2023.