Job title: Associate Counsel - RMA and Regulatory
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: 39513

Job Description

Associate Counsel RMA and Regulatory – Queenstown Lakes District Council

We have a truly unique opportunity for a talented and passionate individual to lead the Resource Management and Regulatory legal team within the Council.

You will be the most senior RM lawyer within the organisation, and in addition to managing a team including a senior legal counsel and a legal counsel, you will be responsible for briefing and managing a substantial portfolio of external matters. Maintaining and building on the strong existing culture within the team and across the Council is critical.

You may be an emerging leader looking for the next step up in your career journey, or a seasoned RMA 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.    The panel includes some of the top legal minds in the country working in this area.   This is a hands-on role and requires someone well versed in resource management law, litigation and ideally local government or public law.  The successful candidate will need a good balance of academic and emotional intelligence.

We are looking for candidates with:

  • 7+ years’ experience in RM and litigation
  • Excellent oral presentation skills
  • Strong written communication skills
  • Confident, with the ability to build, maintain and leverage relationships at all levels
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and manage staff
  • Demonstrated commitment to the principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi
  • NZ Practicing certificate required.

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.

There is an excellent leadership development programme that will be tailored to your individual requirements.

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