Job title: Legal Counsel
Job type: Permanent
Emp type: Full-time
Industry: Insurance
Expertise: Legal
Salary type: Annual
Location: Wellington, NZ
Job published: 20-06-2022
Job ID: 40472

Job Description

In-House Legal Counsel 

  • Wellington or Auckland based
  • Working from home – up to two days a week
  • A legal role where your contribution will be celebrated and recognised
  • Salary ($90,000 - $100,000) + bonus, gym membership and subsidised health insurance

An opportunity to expand your commercial legal skills in one of the world’s largest publicly owned insurance and financial services companies.

About the role

This is a role that has been established role in recognition of the value that the in-house legal team provides to the organisation.  Your contribution will help enable the small and collaborative team to be more proactive in supporting the business deliver the wider strategic goals, through the delivery of high quality and timely legal advice on a broad range of insurance, compliance, regulatory and commercial law issues.

What you will be doing

You will be busy and challenged, working on a variety of legal matters, you will build strong relationships across the business and become a trusted legal advisor helping all teams deliver on their work plans and to manage risks.

You will be required to document and capture your work in a knowledge management system, to ensure robust record keeping as well as presenting informative training sessions to the wider organisation to help increase their individual and collective knowledge and understanding of relevant legal matters.

About you

You will be confident and capable in managing your own workload, seeking guidance and clarification where necessary from your supportive more senior colleagues.

You will be able to build strong relationships and comfortable to influence others to adhere to legal advice to manage risk and promote better outcomes for the business.

Motivated by doing a job well and understanding the wider commercial and strategic context in which legal advice sits, you will be thorough and precise with your advice and you will also have:

  • At least 2-3+ years PQE in financial and/or commercial law (and maybe insurance)
  • A current New Zealand practising certificate (or eligibility to hold one)

The opportunity

Our client is a global health service company, dedicated to improving the health, well-being of those they serve, and they pride themselves on having a people-centred company culture that is supportive of career and personal development.  You will be valued and recognised for your contribution and be encouraged to develop your expertise and grow, and as an international organisation, the career opportunities are extensive.

This is a great opportunity for you to expand your commercial experience in small and supportive team, learning from experienced colleagues. 

Apply now

For more information, please contact Chris Stewart at Niche Recruitment on 021 539 043 or apply now.  Applications close 8 July, 2022 – however our client will be reviewing applications as soon as they are received, so don’t miss out on this rare opportunity by delaying your application.