Senior Legal Advisor

  • Company:
    Govt NZ Jobs
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  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    1 month ago
  • Category:
    Govt Jobs
  • Job Type: Ongoing – Full Time
  • Category:
  • Location: Wellington
  • Date Advertised: 23-JAN-20
  • Job Reference: NZ/184
  • Job Title: Senior Legal Advisor
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  • Summary:

Wellington or Auckland Based


The Health and Disability Commissioner promotes and protects the rights of health and disability services consumers and facilitates the fair and efficient resolution of complaints relating to infringements of those rights.


This is an exciting opportunity to join the HDC legal team as a Senior Legal Advisor. The legal team is a collegial and high performing team, which undertakes a wide variety of legal and policy work, including in relation to the Health and Disability Commissioner’s complaints resolution jurisdiction.

The legal team is based in Wellington, but we will consider Auckland based candidates who are able to travel to Wellington when required.



You will need:

  • At least five years post-admission experience as a barrister and solicitor
  • An excellent academic record
  • A sound knowledge of health care law, public law generally and administrative law in particular
  • A well developed understanding of policy issues affecting the interests of health and disability services consumers
  • Ability to work collaboratively within a multidisciplinary team environment.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, including oral skills.
  • A demonstrated ability to handle complex cases and meet deadlines
  • Excellent research and writing skills
  • Sound judgement and analytical ability
  • Ability to work with a minimum of supervision
  • A high level of initiative and self confidence



Address your cover letter to the Senior HR Advisor, Office of the Health and Disability Commissioner, P O Box 1791, Auckland 1140.  E-mail enquiries to


All applicants must complete an online HDC application form to be considered.  Please visit the HDC website for the position description and to complete the online application form:


Applications for this role close at 4.30pm, Friday 14 February 2020