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.
Senior Legal Counsel
This individual will have an opportunity to make a difference in the way that legal services are delivered to Council. You will have at least 5 years PQE and hold or be able to obtain a Practising Certificate. Your skills are likely to be in public law, local government, resource management and other disciplines relevant to Council business. You are likely to have some litigation experience. This will be a busy role with excellent opportunities to expand your skills across a broad range of activities. You may also have experience in the areas of legal expertise sought for the Head of Legal role. The mix of skills across the team is key. You will be solutions focused, diplomatic and politically astute.
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 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 10544KEAJ
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.