In-House Legal Advisor

Richmond, New Zealand

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Are you looking for an opportunity to use your legal skills in a dynamic environment? Our legal team is growing and this newly-created permanent role may be just what you're after.

Based in Richmond you'll assist our Legal & Democracy Services Manager to provide high-quality legal support and advice across all aspects of Tasman District Council's business activities.

As a qualified and experienced lawyer, you will be a pragmatic problem-solver, bringing strong interpersonal skills and possessing a collaborative approach to working relationships both internally and with external legal providers to ensure the best outcomes are met for Council.

The role is diverse and interesting and you'll be expected to provide solution-focused advice on a broad range of topics including local government law, public and administrative law, dispute resolution and litigation, and a whole host of other challenging issues that fall within Council's functions.

We especially want to hear from applicants with experience in commercial, property contracts and procurement, and having experience in a local or central government will be advantageous but not essential. You must also be eligible to hold a practising certificate.

In return, we offer you great collegial support, modern offices, support with relocation expenses, additional leave including a day off for your birthday, flexible work arrangements and a benefits package to suit your personal preferences. You'll also get the opportunity to join a team that works hard, but also has fun and celebrates their successes.

Applications Close: 07 Feb 2022

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Summer Student Internships

Every year we employ a number of Summer Students across the Council, to work for a period of 12-16 weeks over the summer months (mid-November to February). Recruitment for Summer Students begins in early July. All applications must be submitted online via the vacancy on our Vacancies page between 1 July and 31 July each year.

We typically have vacancies in Engineering, Environmental Policy, Environmental Information (Hydrology, Resource Science and Biosecurity), and Regulatory (Compliance Monitoring and Harbourmaster).


  • Why Tasman?

    Climate and lifestyle are two of the major factors for people choosing to live and work in the Tasman District. Building great communities through employing great people. Will you be one of them?

  • What's in it for you?

    Ample learning and development opportunities, flexible working options and a benefits package to suit your preferences - just some of the reasons to join our team.

  • Meet the team

    Knowing about the people you are going to be working with is a critical part of selecting your next job – we understand that. So, come and meet some of the people in our team.