New Zealand Law Society - Senior Policy Officer/Counsel - Rarotonga, Cook Islands

Senior Policy Officer/Counsel - Rarotonga, Cook Islands

The Solicitor-General invites applications from suitably qualified candidates for the position of Senior Policy Officer / Counsel (where appropriate) in the Crown Law Office in Rarotonga.

The Crown Law Office provides legal services to the government, including the King’s Representative, Cabinet, the Prime Minister, Ministers, and other government entities and statutory bodies.

This position is ideally suited to a person with government experience in policy work, particularly in the formulation, drafting, development, implementation, and monitoring of fit-for-purpose policy and governance documents.

It would be an added advantage if applicants have familiarity with how the Cook Islands Government operates and/or a law degree.

This position is primarily a policy position but, for legally qualified applicants, there is potential scope for this position to be a hybrid position. In such a situation, the successful candidate could take on appropriately job-sized roles as Counsel.

Remuneration will be competitive and commensurate with experience and job fit.

If you would like to have a confidential discussion about whether this is the right role for you please feel free to contact the Solicitor-General on +(682) 29337 or at

Applications should be sent to the Crown Law Office, P. O. Box 494, Avarua, Rarotonga, Cook Islands or to and must be received by Friday 1st December 2023, 4pm (Cook Islands time). Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and at least 3 character references.

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