Senior Solicitor

Date: 04-May-2022

Location: Central Auckland, NZ, 1010

Company: Auckland Council

  • Join our team of specialist lawyers working on the big issues facing Auckland.
  • Make a meaningful impact and contribute to your city.
  • Strong focus on Work/Life Balance and flexible working options available.


Auckland Council is Australasia’s largest local authority serving over 1.6 million people. Our Legal Services team plays a significant role in working to make Auckland a great place to live and a world-class city.

We are looking for a Senior Solicitor to join our collaborative, dynamic and high performing Public Law team.


He angitūtanga: The opportunity 


We are a team of specialist public lawyers working in a flexible, collaborative and supportive environment.


This is an incredible opportunity to utilise your expertise across the spectrum of public law issues within a complex organisation. The work is varied and high-quality with the potential to specialise in your areas of interest. In the last year we have been involved in high-profile judicial reviews, complex human rights claims, Te Tiriti o Waitangi issues and advising on law reform. 


As a trusted advisor to the wider organisation, you will be responsible for providing sound and robust legal advice on a wide range of public law matters. 


You will be adaptable, able to work with a degree of autonomy and be able to garner the respect of a wide range of stakeholders within and external to the organisation.


You will play a critical role in ensuring that at all times Auckland Council acts lawfully, fairly and is open and transparent.



He kōrero mōu: About you 


You’ll have a minimum of 7 years' legal experience in public law. With political and organisational acumen, you will have a confident and collaborative working style.


This is an opportunity to utilise your interpersonal and relationship building skills while working across a large and varied portfolio. You will be solutions-focused and be able to support the organisation in managing risk and thinking proactively.



Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou: What we offer


In return, we will offer you a flexible working environment, the knowledge and support of other like-minded professionals and an enthusiastic and hard-working team to work with. Ehara taku toa, he takitahi, he toa takitini My success is not mine alone, but the success of many.


You’ll also have access to a range of fantastic Auckland Council benefits, including discounted Leisure Centre membership and a range of other partnership discounts!


If you are seeking a role that offers you variety, challenge and the opportunity to make a positive impact while working in a collaborative and fun environment, apply now. 


For a confidential discussion, please contact Jess Leaming,Talent Acquisition Consultant or Meredith Webb, Manager Public Law


For a copy of the position description please click here


Applications close Thursday, 26th May 2022


Auckland Council is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) and we are committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at the time of application to assist you through the recruitment process.


Auckland Council strongly encourages our employees to be fully vaccinated.