Job title: Associate Counsel - Corporate
Job type: Permanent
Emp type: Full-time
Industry: Legal
Expertise: Legal
Salary type: Annual
Location: Head Office, Private Bag 50072, Queenstown, 9348
Job published: 03-05-2021
Job ID: 39514

Job Description

Associate Counsel - Corporate, Queenstown Lakes District Council

Following an internal promotion, we have a fantastic opportunity for a talented senior lawyer to lead the corporate legal team within the Council.

The Associate Counsel will be responsible for managing the Legal Counsel, and will form part of the wider legal team.  Maintaining and building on the strong existing culture within the team and across the Council is critical.

You may be in private practice, and looking to gain in-house and people management experience, or a seasoned in-house practitioner wanting to make a real difference in a nationally significant location.

You will be exposed to a wide range of interesting and challenging work, delivered internally and through a strong external panel.    This is a hands-on role and requires someone well versed in construction, corporate law and ideally some procurement experience.  The successful candidate will need a good balance of academic and emotional intelligence.

You will have:

  • 7+ years’ experience
  • Excellent oral presentation skills
  • Strong written communication skills
  • Confidence, with the ability to build, maintain and leverage relationships at all levels
  • A successful track record of working autonomously to deliver customer-focused solutions that address underlying needs
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and manage staff
  • Experience working in the Corporate/Commercial/Construction space
  • A NZ Practicing certificate.

The Queenstown Lakes District Council has a central role to play in maintaining and enhancing the quality and liveability of the outstanding environment of the district, and aspires to create momentum in a range of areas through a focus on three peaks - enduring landscapes, bold leadership and strong and diverse communities.

You will be joining a supportive and highly collaborative organisation that has a strong focus on training and development.  There is a real focus on living the QLDC vision, mission and values, and that resonates throughout the organisation.

We are very open to candidates from outside the area, and assistance with relocation may be available.

For a confidential discussion about this role, please contact Carl Church on +64211666441  carl.church@nicherecruitment.co.nz   If this role sounds like you click ‘Apply now’ to provide your CV and cover letter.

Applications close 5pm on Friday 14 May 2021.

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