Senior / Intermediate Lawyer - Wellington

  • Sole charge legal advisor
  • Flexible, part time (2 – 3 days per week)

The Ministry for Pacific Peoples provides a range of services to Pacific peoples across New Zealand. We are a busy close-knit team of 50 people working across four locations around the country.

This role has been created by our current Chief Legal Counsel taking up a secondment opportunity.  You will provide partial cover and be responsible for delivering legal advice on procurement, risks, employment matters, privacy and OIA requests and will have general oversight of the Ministry’s legal issues.

The appointee will have the opportunity to work alongside the leadership team and when required work closely with the Chief Executive and other senior leaders within the Ministry.  This role reports to the General Manager, Business Services, People and Culture and will receive oversight from the current Chief Legal Counsel as agreed.

What you can offer us
  • Current practicing certificate and five or more years’ experience
  • Sound knowledge of public law principles
  • An adaptable, pragmatic approach
  • Ability to work independently, with limited oversight
  • Capable of building strong relationships
  • Respect for diversity of cultures

We are looking for someone to start as soon as possible until 30 June 2019.

What we can offer you

This is a fantastic learning opportunity for an intermediate or senior lawyer to get exposure at a senior level and gain experience as sole charge of a small Ministry in a supportive environment.

Part-time hours in a genuinely flexible working environment. Remuneration and hours will depend on relevant skills, qualifications and experience.

For further information or to apply, please contact Izak Kotze on 

The Chief Legal Counsel job description is attached and provides some guidance for the role advertised.

Click here for the Job Description

Applications close at 6pm, 11 October 2018.