ILANZ, In-House Lawyers Association of New Zealand


Legal Business Partner - Spark NZ - Wellington/Auckland

Legal Business Partner

  • Join one of NZ’s leading inhouse legal teams
  • Two roles – one in Auckland and one in Wellington
  • Play a critical role in helping Spark succeed


We have two amazing opportunities for you to take your career to the next level with New Zealand’s largest telecommunications and digital services provider.

About the roles

We seek two senior lawyers, one in Auckland and one in Wellington, to help guide and support Spark as it innovates and evolves.

Spark’s award winning 20-strong inhouse legal team are well-regarded internally and externally, and the legal function is recognised as playing a critical role in helping the company deliver and succeed.

As a Legal Business Partner, you'll report to the relevant Lead Legal Business Partner and join this energetic and collaborative team as they provide advisory and transactional support across a broad range of Spark’s customer facing business areas.  With scope to develop further in your areas of interest, you will thrive in an environment where personal and professional development is well supported.

These roles are offered as fulltime positions, with flexibility and WFH options available.  You will receive a competitive salary and enjoy an amazing array of benefits that are simply too long to list!

We’re looking for two experienced and energetic in-house lawyers with:


  • At least 6 years’ PQE relevant experience in complex IT, commercial and corporate transactions
  • High quality private practice and (ideally although not essential) inhouse experience, and a current NZ legal practising certificate.
  • Commercial savvy, great team spirit and the drive to consistently deliver excellent client service


About the company  

Spark is New Zealand’s largest telecommunications and digital services company. Our customers range from consumers and households to small businesses, government, and large enterprises. Across all our services – mobile, broadband, cloud services, digital services, and entertainment – we have relevance for almost every New Zealander. 

Spark’s Agile way of working replaces the traditional hierarchical organisational structure so they can better meet the fast-changing needs of their customers.  Working at Spark will challenge you, broaden your horizons and expose you to exciting projects and opportunities for growth, both as a lawyer and as an individual.

How do I apply?   

Click on “Apply Now”. Alternatively, contact us directly and quote reference number 1141639.


Application close date:  Wednesday 15 September 2021


Kathryn Cross BMus LLB

027 700 8049 | [email protected]


Lara Gordon BA LLB

021 207 6511 | [email protected]


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