New Zealand Law Society - Governance and Compliance Manager - Christchurch

Governance and Compliance Manager - Christchurch

Te Tari o te Tumu Whakarae | Vice-Chancellor's Office

  • Full-time at 37.5 hours per week (1.0 FTE)
  • Continuing (i.e. permanent) position

What You Will Do

Reporting to the General Counsel/Registrar, you will assist with the management and coordination of the University's compliance requirements (statutory and regulatory), its governance responsibilities in supporting the University Council, as well as the provision of public and administrative law advice. In this role you will also be responsible for overseeing UC's internal audit function and policy framework.

Who You Are

With a LLB Bachelor's Degree and current legal practising certificate from the New Zealand Law Society, you will have substantial legal experience in administrative and public law. You will be known for your communication and relationship building skills, as well as your ability to find pragmatic solutions to technical problems.

You will a have a proven ability to lead a team and have experience in compliance and statutory reporting. Additionally, you will be energetic, analytical, forward-thinking, and enjoy a challenging environment.

Who You Will Work With

The Office of the General Counsel/Registrar, within the Vice Chancellor's Office, is responsible for the University's legal services, policy and compliance, governance, internal audit and information management functions. It is a small team of dedicated professionals committed to working together to ensure the University of Canterbury meets its strategic objectives efficiently and effectively.

Why UC

Tangata Tu, Tangata Ora - Engaged, Empowered, Making a Difference.

Based in Otautahi Christchurch, Te Whare Wananga o Waitaha | University of Canterbury stands for whanaungatanga - we value people and their differences, manaakitanga - we extend care and empower others, and tiakitanga - we will enhance and nurture our resources.

UC is committed to accessible higher education, service to community and the encouragement of talent without barriers of distance, wealth, class, gender or ethnicity. The University explicitly aims to produce graduates and support staff who are engaged with their communities, empowered to act for good and determined to make a difference in the world.

For information about the range of fantastic benefits that UC offers including flexible work practices, study opportunities and generous superannuation and leave provisions, please visit us.

The University of Canterbury is an Equal Employment Opportunities employer and we encourage diversity in our staffing profile. The University of Canterbury actively seeks to meet its obligation under the Treaty of Waitangi | Te Tiriti o Waitangi.

The closing date for this position is: Sunday, 1 August 2021 (midnight, NZ time)

How You Apply

Applications for this position must be submitted on our careers website and should include a cover letter and resume. Please note, we do not accept applications by email. However, we are happy to answer your queries in relation to the application process, please forward these to

Due to current border restrictions, you must have New Zealand or Australian citizenship/permanent residency to be considered for this role.

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