The team will operate under the Director of Governance & Assurance and will act as a business partner to internal clients, delivering professional services to support the Council's bold new plan for the city that focuses on strong economic growth.
Being a new internal function, there will be opportunities to extend your skills and experience while delivering a core service to Council. The breadth and depth of Council activities will keep any ambitious lawyer challenged and engaged. The Council is committed to a leadership development programme and opportunities for staff development and growth.
Head of Legal
This new role requires a suitably qualified practitioner, with a minimum of 7 years PQE, who takes a commercial approach to influencing and managing internal and external relationships, as outlined in the role description. The ideal candidate will demonstrate real commercial drive to deliver a professional legal service with a partnership approach across Council. You will hold or be able to obtain a Practising Certificate and ideally have proven skills in the following key areas: commercial contracts & agreements, joint ventures, IP and IT, governance structures and oversight of litigation processes. You may also have experience in the areas of expertise sought for the new Senior Counsel role - the mix of skills across the team is key.
For further information please contact Kerry Stewart (Recruitment Manager) 04 8038339 or 021 247 8339. To be considered please forward a Cover Letter and CV to our careers website. Copies of the Job Description can also be located at careers.wellington.govt.nz
All applications will be treated in confidence.
These positions close on Sunday, 25 September 2016.
To apply for this job, please go to our job site www.careers.wellington.govt.nz/home and enter the job code 10543KEAJ
We're looking for people who share our passion for Wellington and have the same values that we do - to make our city an even better place to live and work.