New Zealand Law Society - General Counsel - Auckland

General Counsel - Auckland

  • Newly created Leadership role
  • Fast paced and dynamic environment
  • Provide strategic, commercial, and technical legal advice

Make a difference – every day. This is a fantastic, high quality and varied General Counsel role for a proactive, purpose centred individual.

About the role

Based at the Auckland CBD Head Office, this sole charge role reports to the Chief Financial Officer and will be a member of the Southern Cross Healthcare senior leadership group.

In this pivotal role, you will be responsible for leading the provision of legal services across the business, ensuring that the legal risks for the organisation are minimised and all rights are maximised. As a key contributor to this cohesive and collaborative senior leadership team, you will provide strategic, commercial and technical legal advice in a proactive, timely and commercial manner to advance the vision and purpose of this iconic New Zealand success story.

What you will experience

  • Fantastic career path ahead in recognised industry leader
  • A modern, future focused workplace with great flexibility
  • Market leading remuneration and rewards

What we’re looking for

  • A commercially savvy senior lawyer with upwards of 10 years PQE
  • Extensive experience in corporate and commercial contracts, complemented by a versatile legal skillset and relevant industry experience. Previous in-house experience preferred but not essential
  • You will be at ease in a highly regulated environment that is experiencing significant change
  • Proactive and pragmatic style with outstanding communication, influencing and negotiation skills

About Southern Cross Healthcare

Southern Cross Healthcare is New Zealand’s largest independent hospital and healthcare organisation. A nationwide network of joint venture and wholly owned hospitals; specialist centres; physiotherapy; rehabilitation; and employer health and wellness providers. From post-operative rehabilitation and pain management, to workplace-based vaccinations and mental health services, Southern Cross Healthcare is committed to more effective healthcare for more New Zealanders.

As one of the fastest growing healthcare networks in New Zealand, Southern Cross’s vision is to transform healthcare for the benefit of New Zealanders and they need people who are up for a challenge, are innovative and have the desire to help achieve great things.

Southern Cross Healthcare understands that through their people, they can create a world class organisation that drives purpose, vision and a culture to deliver the best patient experience anywhere. Care is at the heart of all they do and they understand the need to build a progressive and inclusive workplace culture that not only cares about their patients but equally cares for their people.

How do I apply?

Click on “Apply Now”. Alternatively, contact us directly and quote reference number 1175773.

Lara Gordon BA LLB
021 207 6511 |

Kathryn Cross BMus LLB
027 700 8049 |

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