New Zealand Law Society - Legal Team Manager, Crown Legal Risk Group, Crown Law - Wellington

Legal Team Manager, Crown Legal Risk Group, Crown Law - Wellington

Kaiwhakahaere, Te Tari Ture o te Karauna

Build a better Aotearoa through responsible, lawful government.

  • Permanent vacancy
  • Wellington based

Mō mātou | About us

For almost 150 years, Crown Law has provided independent legal advice and representation to successive governments, giving New Zealanders trust and confidence that decisions made by government are lawful. Our Crown Legal Risk Group provides expertise on powers and functions of government, judicial review of executive action, legislative and parliamentary processes, conduct of large-scale civil litigation, statutory appeals, common law claims against the Crown, and government-led inquiries.

Recognising that these areas of advice extend beyond the boundaries of individual teams, the teams in the Group collaborate closely with each other, with other teams at Crown Law, and with colleagues in other departments.

Mō te Tūranga | About the Roles

We are looking for experienced legal professionals to lead one of our Public Law teams as Legal Team Manager, playing a key integrating role in our wider group to deliver a collaborative service. All legal teams work on a range of public law issues.

The role of a Legal Team Manager is to:

  • lead the delivery of effective legal advice and representation to Ministers and government departments
  • provide professional leadership to counsel, including allocation of work, coaching, mentoring and performance management
  • provide high quality legal advice and partner with colleagues in other departments to identify and manage legal risk
  • contribute to the development and implementation Crown Law’s strategic direction
  • collaborate with other managers across Crown Law and colleagues in other agencies to support that strategic direction

The ideal candidate will have experience managing a busy team with competing priorities, and a strong interest in organisational leadership.

At Crown Law you will work with leading public lawyers and find professional challenges that you won’t find anywhere else. It is rewarding and challenging work that will see you making your mark. We offer a flexible work environment and unique career development opportunities within the broader Government Legal Network.

Crown Law embraces diversity and is committed to an inclusive workplace. We recognise and celebrate the uniqueness of individuals and celebrate the collective talent of all employees. We also support different flexible working arrangements to enable us to be at our best. Please talk to us about how we can make this work for you.

Ngā ture e pā ana ki te Mate Urutā | COVID-19 vaccination requirements:

Crown Law strongly encourages its employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19. As a part of the job application process, we ask that applicants voluntarily disclose their vaccination status. Where disclosed, the information is held without names. The reason for this is so that we are able to keep sight of our organisational vaccination baseline over coming months, as the COVID-19 environment continues to change at pace.

Tēnā tonoa mai | Apply Now

Apply now! To be considered for a position at Crown Law you must have a legal right to live and work in New Zealand and are required to complete a Ministry of Justice Criminal Records Check. All applications should include a covering letter and curriculum vitae.

View the Job Description.

Applications Close:  5pm, 13 February 2023

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