Solicitor - Regulatory

Date: 14-Mar-2023

Location: Central Auckland, NZ, 1010

Company: Auckland Council



Te Kaunihera o Tāmaki Makaurau (Auckland Council) is New Zealand's largest local authority providing essential services and facilities to over 1.6 million people.

Our Legal Services team is proud to play a significant role in working to make Auckland the world's most liveable city and delivering Aucklander's great value for money.


We are seeking a solicitor who can demonstrate a sound understanding of local government law and law relevant to the regulatory area of practice.


He angitūtanga: The opportunity


Provide professionally sound and technically robust legal research and advice, as directed by the Manager and other team leaders, and with a level of supervision appropriate to the nature of the work and the level of experience of the solicitor.


We are looking for candidates who can represent the Council family in various courts, tribunals or other hearings on regulatory matters including under the Resource Management Act 1991, Building Act 2004 and the Local Government Acts 1974 and 2002. You will be required to act as a model litigant and in accordance with the professional duties and obligations of a solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand and abide by the Code of Ethics of the New Zealand Law Society.


For a copy of the position description please click here 


He kōrero mōu: About you


You must have a tertiary qualification in law, have current practising certificate and work experience in local government and/or relevant area of practice is preferred. Other skills we’re looking for is someone who can present high quality legal work and possess the ability to present advice to clients confidently, concisely and accurately.


We are also looking for sound analytical and decision-making skills and the ability to consider legal issues and strategy in the wider Council context. If you have a successful track record of delivering customer focused solutions that address underlying needs and broader relevant goals and objectives in a regulatory environment, then this could be the role for you.



Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou: What we offer


You can expect a flexible and supportive work environment with the opportunity to develop your profile within the Council family and local government sector. You will  get to work with and learn from a team of very experienced senior solicitors who work in a collaborative way and ensure that there is fun in the office.


As part of Legal Services' flexible working initiative, we offer an unrivalled opportunity for staff working 10-hour days to enjoy four-day weeks (plus one work from home day every week). Our flexible working arrangement is subject to terms and conditions which the successful candidate is welcome to discuss with their manager.


As an Auckland Council employee, you'll also have access to a fantastic range of benefits, including financial and health services, store discounts and discounted membership with our leisure centres.


Take the next step in your career and embrace this fantastic opportunity to develop and leave your legacy on Auckland


Applications close Tuesday, 28th March 2023

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.