New Zealand Law Society - Tohutohu Ture | Legal Counsel

Tohutohu Ture | Legal Counsel

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Join us on our journey to a low carbon future, supporting our business as part of our high performing in-house legal team.

We believe that if we want to be a world class Kiwi Company, we shouldn’t just employ people, divide them into functional departments and tell them what to do. Instead, we defined a purpose - to solve what matters for our customers and their moving world - and go about achieving this by setting clear goals and expectations and embracing diversity of thought.

Our legal team support all areas of Z’s business and ensures that enterprise legal risks are appropriately managed. We enable and empower Z’s business outcomes within the law and protect Z’s licence to operate and keep our people safe.

As our Legal Counsel | Tohutohu Ture, you will enable the effective and integrated delivery of legal services to Z and to ensure enterprise legal risks are appropriately managed across the business to support Z’s strategy and ultimate delivery of our extraordinary outcomes.

You will have the opportunity to:

• Deliver legal advice and support which is commercial, clear, pragmatic and fit for purpose across all investment streams, including direct accountability for privacy, marketing, procurement
• Build privacy/security considerations into legal work and build knowledge and capability across business
• Provide legal contribution for Fuel Industry Act compliance and for managing reputational risks and customer complaints including any issues with relevant regulators

For further information take a look at the Position Description.

What you’ll bring to Z

• You’re admitted as a Barrister and Solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand with 5 years’ experience and ideally PQE
• You’re experienced - in general commercial law, company, privacy and consumer law is desired but not as essential
• You’re able to build strong relationships across the business and communicate legal advice to wide variety of stakeholders in simple non-legal and informal terms
• You add value by finding ways to make things better for the internal and external customers of Z, including up to date self-help tools, triage processes and other innovative efficient ways of providing legal advice in service of getting to market faster
• You can systematically maintain, collect/gather information in order to drive Z toward positive results and improve legal outcomes
• You have strategic business sense – you show an understanding of the strategy and the operating environment/industry
And of course, you’ll be passionate about what matters to Z, embracing and living our values to help us deliver on our aspirations and broader commitment to Aotearoa New Zealand

What we can offer you

• A competitive remuneration package including short-term incentive (bonus) plan, medical insurance for you and your family, enhanced employer contribution for KiwiSaver
• Generous leave provisions including enhanced sick leave, parental leave benefits and the option to buy additional leave
• The opportunity to contribute and be part of a supportive, high performing in-house team that is here to make a difference
• A chance to build your own capability through learning from some the industry’s most knowledgeable people who have a desire to share their insights along with access to upskilling opportunities and career development across the organisation
• Two days a year to do Good in your Hood, though our volunteering scheme, a chance for you to help others in your community in a meaningful way to you

Why Z?

Z is a dynamic and innovative Kiwi company that provides energy solutions for today while working on playing our part in Aotearoa’s shift towards a low-carbon future – a transition that we’re passionate about.

Being proudly Kiwi, we’re up for challenging the status quo, stand-up for what we believe is right and most importantly, we back our team to bring their true selves to work every day. Our flexible working approach and Rainbow Tick and Gender Tick accreditations - backed by our strong company values, Stand Up Tū Kaha, Speak Out Tū Maia, Side by Side Tū Kotahi - have created an open and inclusive workplace that promotes personal development, and is underpinned by a desire for our people and our communities to succeed.

We’re distinctive in our approach and if you’re up for a challenge, we’d love you to be part of it. If this sounds like a place you believe you can add value and grow your own capability, then make sure you read Our Why, it’s our founding document and provides further insights in what it means to part of the Z whanau. If Z feels like a good match for your head and your heart, come join us for one heck of a journey!

Whakauru | Apply

Apply online. Applications close Thursday 7 July.

Please note that we may begin shortlisting as we receive applications. We encourage early applications as we may withdraw the advertising at any time.

To be considered for this position you must have the legal right to live and work in New Zealand.

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