New Zealand Law Society - People and Culture Business Partner - Wellington

People and Culture Business Partner - Wellington

New Zealand Law Society Te Kāhui Ture o Aotearoa, Wellington

About the Law Society

The New Zealand Law Society Te Kāhui Ture o Aotearoa is the professional body for barristers and solicitors in New Zealand. The Law Society regulates all lawyers practising in New Zealand and is the membership organisation for practising lawyers. With 13 branch offices throughout the country, the Law Society is the Kaitiaki (guardian) of the practise of law in Aotearoa New Zealand and the consumers of legal services.

About the role

We are looking for a dedicated and experienced Business Partner to join the People & Culture team in our Wellington office. This is an exciting opportunity for you to be part of a small, supportive team of professionals including our General Manager, Advisor and Coordinator. The work will be challenging, varied and fast-paced, and requires a high level of judgment and ability to prioritise and manage workloads.

In this role you will be providing strategic and operational HR advice and assistance to our people leaders whilst serving as a member of the operational leadership team (OLT). The Business Partner plays a key role acting as a mentor, providing guidance and support to encourage development within the People & Culture team.

What you will bring  

To be successful, you will have gained some HR generalist experience and perhaps be looking to take that next step in your career. Experience in regulatory or membership bodies is advantageous, but not essential.

  • At least 4 years’ experience in generalist human resources positions at an appropriate level.
  • Proven experience in developing HR systems and processes.
  • An ability to quickly establish and build strong working relationships and develop trust and credibility with managers and staff.
  • Well-developed knowledge of employment legislation, recruitment, remuneration and change management processes.
  • Strong commitment and motivation to continuous learning.
  • An ability to think ‘outside the box’ whilst providing practical business solutions.

What we can offer 

Become part of an exceptional team in a dynamic organisation, where the work is challenging and rewarding. Your development and growth will be nurtured, and your work recognised and valued.  

It is important that the Law Society can attract, support, and retain quality staff and one of the ways we can achieve this is by offering employees some flexibility to manage their work/life balance. We embrace flexible working to support our staff to deliver their best and achieve a good work life balance and to connect and collaborate with others by providing a hybrid approach sharing your time between the office and home. 

Other benefits of working at the Law Society include: 

  • Three days Special Leave on top of the annual leave entitlement to use during the annual close-down period between Christmas and the new year.   
  • Flexibility to work from both office and home, with full working from home (WFH) kit provided to each employee, including an allowance towards the purchase of a WFH desk and chair. Employees are required to be in the office just two days per week, with one of those being a "team day". 
  • Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) available to all employees. 
  • Actively fostering the development and career pathways of our employees, alongside a transparent performance review and remuneration appraisal system.  
  • Competitive remuneration  
  • Developing a cohesive workplace culture across our organisation, including monthly morning teas, and celebrating annual events. 

Diversity and inclusion are important to us, and the Law Society is keen to ensure that appointments reflect Aotearoa New Zealand’s multicultural society. Applications from a diverse range of backgrounds are encouraged.

For a confidential discussion, additional information please contact Chyna Thomson by emailing

View a copy of the position description.

If you would like to apply, please complete the application form and submit this together with your cover letter and CV to

Please do not apply using the seek portal as we will only consider applications that have been made to the above email address.

Applications close at 5pm, Wednesday, 29 March 2023.

Applicants for this position should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa.

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