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Senior Solicitor, RMA - Waikato Regional Council - Hamilton

Senior Solicitor - RMA

We want more good people to come and do great things with us.

 

We love where we live. That's why we work so hard to look after our region and the people who live and work in the Waikato region.

 

Our work is as diverse as the region we care for; from the tip of the Coromandel Peninsula to the slopes of Ruapehu. We've got ambitious goals and there are some tricky issues, but that's what makes it so interesting.

 

We are looking for two solicitors to join our in-house legal and risk team providing strategic advice to ensure the council meets its legal and regulatory obligations.

 

With diverse and interesting portfolios, the solicitors have organisation-wide responsibilities and a mandate for assisting capability and understanding of legal matters across the council.

 

Strong communication skills, a flexible and proactive approach, the ability to manage risk and identify solutions to complex issues will be key to success in this role.

 

You'll be welcomed into a friendly, supportive workplace that offers a range of benefits and flexible working practices.

 

Senior solicitor - RMA

The senior solicitor has specific responsibilities for resource management, environment, planning, and dispute resolution processes.

 

It is likely you will have at least eight years' experience in a well-respected legal practice and/or in-house. You will have:

  • A tertiary qualification in law and current practising certificate
  • significant experience of the Resource Management Act and local government legislation, with experience in leading or facilitating dispute resolution processes including providing support at Court hearings.
  • a track record of great stakeholder relations.

 

Solicitor - Commercial and Property

The solicitor will have primary responsibility for supporting procurement and property functions, with additional opportunities to develop across a wide variety of areas.

 

You will have a tertiary qualification in law and a current practising certificate with at least three years' experience in a commercial environment.

 

To learn more about this position please contact Karen Bennett, Manager, CEO's Office. Or if it already sounds like the perfect job for you, click here to apply today!

 

Check out some of the awesome people we work with and apply online via waikatoregion.govt.nz/careers