Tauranga is on a journey to become a talented and innovative city full of opportunity, a city with heart and soul; and a city of great spaces, places and environments. We are working hard to meet the challenges of current growth and the future needs of our community, to become an internationally competitive city. Our long term plan will guide us to achieve this vision, and our people are the driving force to make it happen. If you want a role that is both fast-paced and rewarding, where work-life balance is not just something in the job ad, then read on!
To support Tauranga City Council (TCC) to successfully deliver its long-term plan, meet its legislative requirements and to support our staff with relevant, accurate and timely advice we seek an experienced and talented Corporate Solicitor to join our collaborative and hardworking Legal and Commercial Team. The Legal and Commercial Team provides TCC with high quality legal advice and are TCC staff's first port of call for any legal query. The areas of advice are both unique and broad. We guarantee no two days will be the same!
You will be providing legal services across the organisation on a variety of issues, focusing primarily on commercial contracts and major projects. Therefore, 5+ years of post-qualification experience is essential, along with a sound understanding of commercial construction contracts (particularly New Zealand Standards 3910/3915/3916) and the procurement of major projects.
It would be a real bonus if you have experience in providing advice to local authorities and/or central government agencies. It is also essential that you hold a current New Zealand Law Society practicing certificate as a Barrister and Solicitor, or are eligible to hold a certificate. You will possess excellent client relationship management skills and thrive on the opportunity to use your superb analytical, legal and interpersonal skills. Evidence of your superior prioritisation ability will be important as you will need to manage several concurrent priorities at any time and ensure that deadlines are met, and expectations exceeded.
This is a great opportunity to join our team of six in-house lawyers as a Corporate Solicitor. If you are looking to get a good breadth of experience within the local government sector, whilst contributing to the future of Tauranga, one of New Zealand's most desirable lifestyle locations, then we would love to hear from you and have you join our team.
For more information, please read the position description which can be accessed via our careers website.
Applications close at 11.59pm on Sunday 30 January 2022.
Our selection process may include behavioural interview(s), psychometric and ability assessments, reference checks and pre-employment screening.