18/567 Chief Legal Advisor

  • Company:
    Govt NZ Jobs
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  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    3 days ago
  • Category:
    Govt Jobs
  • Job Type: Ongoing – Full Time
  • Category: Legal & courts
  • Location: Wellington
  • Date Advertised: 02-NOV-18
  • Job Reference: 146169
  • Job Title: 18/567 Chief Legal Advisor
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Type: Permanent
Hours: Full time
Location: Wellington
Business Group: Legal Services
Branch: Strategy and Governance
Salary: $149,485 – $202,244


Chief Legal Advisor

  • Trusted advisor to Chief Executive and senior leaders
  • Lead a legal team covering public and commercial law and prosecutions
  • Make a difference for New Zealanders

Better New Zealand

At the Department of Internal Affairs you ll have the opportunity to make a real difference in the lives of New Zealanders. If you want a job where the work you do matters to New Zealand, we d like to hear from you

DIA s Chief Legal Advisor leads the Department s diverse legal practice. The role ensures the Chief Executive and Executive Leadership Team gets high quality legal advice on strategic opportunities, issues and risks, including Crown Māori partnerships.

The Chief Legal Advisor also has key relationships with Crown Law, central agencies and across the public service system for a wide range of legal advice and services:

  • Public law (including machinery of government, statutory accountabilities and legislative policy)
  • Commercial and procurement law
  • Litigation management for criminal matters

Contact us if you:

  • Have a track record of excellence in leading legal functions
  • Can successfully solve problems pragmatically with internal and external stakeholders
  • Are comfortable leading in complex contexts
    Looking for an opportunity to contribute to the leadership of a diverse organisation


Applications close: 5pm,Friday 16 November 2018 
For more information please contact: Diane Laughton on 495 6023 or diane.laughton@dia.govt.nz
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