ILANZ, In-House Lawyers Association of New Zealand


Legal Counsel

Are you looking to continue your career in an exciting and varied role? Waipa District Council is seeking a Legal Counsel to be instrumental in helping us achieve our vision of building champion communities together. You will provide legal services to all staff and elected members and in all areas of local government related law.


The Legal Counsel will be responsible for providing legal advice in respect of a variety of legal issues, predominantly in the areas of claims and litigation, resource management, contracts/ procurement, policy development, property & local government law. The Legal Counsel will also assume a leadership responsibility for one shared resource, the Legal and Governance Administration Assistant.


Based in our main offices in Te Awamutu, the successful candidate will have experience as a solicitor with exposure to some areas of local government or local government related law. You will be a strong communicator, confident performer, highly organised, and will work collaboratively with your colleagues.


This is a permanent, part-time position of 28 hours per week with the ability to negotiate the spread of these hours over the working week.


If you are looking for an opportunity that offers high quality work and a supportive and engaging environment then we would like to hear from you.


Application close: Thursday 21st May 2020 at 11:55pm.


To apply for this job, please go online to and enter the job code 12862SK