About the roleWe have a permanent opportunity for a Legal Counsel, based at National Headquarters on The Terrace in Wellington. You will be a key component of our collegial in-house Legal Team, providing high quality, specialist legal advice and support to all groups and teams within Fire and Emergency New Zealand.Our Legal team consists of a Chief Legal Advisor and five Legal Counsel. The team provides a wide range of legal advice and services.This generally covers the areas of public law, commercial law, regulatory compliance, as well as operational matters; and it includes: Fire and Emergency New Zealand’s legislative and regulatory requirements, its responsibilities as a Crown entity, Official Information Act requests, and advice on privacy lawCorporate activities including procurement, commercial contracts, property, information and communications technology (ICT) and legal issues regarding the built environmentOperational emergency managementHealth and safetyInvestigations and regulatory complianceLitigation management for civil, criminal and coronial matters This is a permanent role. Our employee benefits include matched KiwiSaver employer contributions of up to 6%, life and income protection insurance, and a wellness policy that allows for generous sick leave provisions so you can look after you and your family.About youTo be successful in this role, must have a current practicing certificate and be a senior lawyer with at least eight years PQE.You will have a mix of expertise in different areas of the law, including: Public law and machinery of governmentHealth and safety lawOfficial Information Act requestsPrivacy law, including privacy impact assessmentsEmergency management sectorInvestigations and regulatory complianceOperational adviceLegislative policyThe built environment (RMA and local planning)Litigation or litigation management You will: Be an enabler with the ability to influence and the desire to assist our organisation and consistently add valuehave experience in contentious mattersbe recognised for your pragmatic approachhave outstanding relationship management skills with both internal and external stakeholdershave excellent written and oral communication skills. It is an additional advantage to have completed the Government Regulatory Practice Initiative’s (G-Reg’s) qualification in Regulatory Compliance (Core Knowledge) (Level 3).The remuneration range for this role is $141,629-157,365.