ILANZ, In-House Lawyers Association of New Zealand


Solicitor, Scheme | ACC

Te Whiwhinga Mahi - The opportunity

We are looking for a Solicitor, with public law experience, to support ACC vision of a thriving Aotearoa, driven by a purpose of improving lives every day. This is a six-month fixed-term appointment, beginning February 2024, to provide parental leave cover (secondments will be considered).

In this role, you will support the delivery of advice on complex strategic and operational matters relating to the running of the Accident Compensation Scheme, ACC public law obligations, policy development, and legislative changes.

To view a detailed position description, please click here.


Ko waikoe - About you

We're looking for a team player with exceptional communication skills, who can build strong relationships and work collaboratively. Someone who can focus on the big issues and provide simple, solutions-focused advice will fit well with us. You will apply a partnership model of specialist legal service delivery across ACC, that ensures internal customer relationships are effectively maintained and existing or emerging legal needs or issues are identified and addressed appropriately, whilst constantly seeking opportunities for improvement.

To be successful in this role, you will do the following:

  • Have excellent oral and written communication skills, interpersonal skills, problem-solving and time management skills, and a high level of initiative and self-motivation
  • Have a tertiary qualification in law and a current New Zealand Law Society practicing certificate, with sound post-qualification experience in public law, statutory interpretation, policy development and legislative changes, and the machinery of Government
  • Experience in highly regulated, health sector, and Crown Entities will be an advantage
  • Be comfortable advising in a large Crown Entity with a diverse range of stakeholders, from technical experts to senior management
  • Deliver timely and effective specialist legal services of a consistent high quality both independently and under the supervision of senior solicitors, as appropriate to the nature and complexity of the work
  • Contribute to the development and promotion of knowledge resources across the business
  • Have knowledge of, or a willingness to gain an understanding of Te Ao Maori and promote tikanga and Te Reo Maori. You will also have knowledge of, or a willingness to gain an appreciation of Te Tiriti o Waitangi/ the Treaty of Waitangi as it applies in the public sector


Working at ACC

We know that a diverse and inclusive team helps us meet the needs of our customers and we welcome candidates from every ethnicity, national origin, gender identity, age, and those with a disability or who have additional mental health needs. It is important to us that people are free to be themselves at work.

Here are some ways we encourage that:

  • Employee networks to support our colleagues from diverse backgrounds
  • The option to explore flexible working that suits your needs and ours
  • Development opportunities in te reo Maori me nga tikanga

The appointing salary range for this role is $101,287 to $142,993 with appointment depending on skills and experience and internal relativities. ACC also offers 9% superannuation.

In addition to a competitive salary package we offer, career development, annual health checks and flu vaccination, discounts on Southern Cross health insurance, gym membership discounts, and retail discounts.


Ra Katinga - Applications

If this sounds like the opportunity for you, apply now by submitting your CV and cover letter through our ACC careers website - APPLY HERE.

Applications close at 9am Monday, 4 December 2023.

We intend to interview later that week. If you encounter accessibility issues when submitting your application, or if you would like further information, please contact [email protected]