Principal Counsel

  • Company:
    Wellington City Council
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  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    2 days ago
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  • Are you a problem solver and strategic thinker who lead a team working on a variety of interesting and complex issues?
  • Do you want to be part of an awesome and award winning in- house Legal team?
  • Do you want to make a positive difference to our city?
  • We have an exciting opportunity for a Principal Counsel to join Wellington City Council to lead a team providing legal advice on a broad range of matters.

    Wellington City Council plays a very important role in building a healthy, vibrant, affordable and resilient city with a strong sense of identity and “place” for all Wellingtonians. It is an exciting time to join us as we have some high-profile projects on the go that will shape our city’s future including the Let’s Get Welly Moving Programme, Planning for Growth, Central Library project and water reforms. This is a fantastic opportunity to play a significant part in transforming our city’s future.

    As our Principal Counsel, you will lead the commercial and property legal team to provide solutions focused legal advice to guide Council in its commercial activities. You will bring your broad and in-depth experience from a commercial setting in a previous in-house legal role.

    A key part of this role is to provide leadership to the legal team (commercial and property) so you will have experience in leading teams and be motivated to support, develop and get the most out of your people.

    Our environment is very dynamic, occasionally challenging and fast paced so we are looking for someone who is resilient, versatile and pragmatic in their approach. You will be someone who can build and maintain collaborative relationships with people across all levels and use that to influence greater outcomes. We are looking for a future thinker, a credible people leader who can inspire, lead and build a high performing team to deliver sustainable results. Our ideal candidate will have a strong political acumen and an understanding and/or knowledge from a local or central government context would be a benefit.

    What’s in it for you?

    You will be part of a high performing, collaborative and supportive team of legal professionals. There will be plenty of opportunities for you to stretch and grow and no two days will be the same. We offer range of benefits that includes flexible working model &5 weeks annual leave after 2 years of continuous service for permanent staff.

    Hit apply now to make an application online and/or to view the position description. For more information or for a confidential chat you are welcome to get in touch with┬áBeth Keightley, General Counsel at [email protected]

    Applications close 07 February 2021. All applications must be submitted online. We will be shortlisting as we go and might withdraw the advert at any point so don’t wait, get in your application quick!