ILANZ, In-House Lawyers Association of New Zealand


Senior Counsel - St John - Auckland or Christchurch

We have an opportunity for a Senior Counsel based in either the St John Auckland or Christchurch office.  Accountable to the General Counsel the Senior Counsel is responsible for assisting with the development and implementation of plans, procedures and policies to provide effective legal services and resources to ensure St John is fully compliant with its legal obligations


The Senior Counsel will support in the provision of high quality advice. The primary purpose of the role is to assist St John to carry out its activities in a manner which complies with its legal requirements and effectively to identify and manage organizational risk.


In this role you will be in direct contact with the General Counsel, Corporate Operations and wider teams within St John and externally many key stakeholders including legal service providers, St John's allied agencies, supplies and customers.


Your proven experience providing advice and managing legal issues within a complex, multi-stakeholder environment is essential.  Your experience and knowledge in commercial contracting, data privacy requests will be highly sought after.  The successful candidate will ideally have experience in working with boards, charitable, commercial and public sector organisations, together with an ability to assist in negotiating, structuring and drafting effective arrangements with third parties. You may be an experienced in house lawyer or a Senior Solicitor or Associate within a Law Firm.


Legal Degree essential.

If you are interested, apply now and express your interest.

Applications close: 25th Oct.

Please apply via this Link which directs you to the St John Careers Site. 


We welcome and encourage diversity in our workforce and adhere to best practice equal employment opportunity principles in all aspects of our recruitment and our ways of working.  Haramai ngā tai o te āniwaniwa, he kāhui rangatira tēnei, he kāhui whakamana tāngata whaimahi, e te iti, e te rahi e.