Vacancies

Vacancies at the Commission are listed below. To apply please email your cover letter and curriculum to the contact detailed below.

Legal and Policy Advisers

Closing Date 31 October 2019
Description

The Law Commission is an independent Crown entity that undertakes law reform projects and provides advice to Ministers and public sector agencies.  Our role is to promote the systematic review, reform and development of the law of New Zealand.

Working at the Law Commission provides a unique opportunity to contribute to the development of New Zealand law. As a Legal and Policy Adviser, you will be involved in the robust analysis of complex legal and policy issues and the formulation of innovative options for reform. The Law Commission must take into account te ao Māori in its recommendations and also consider the multicultural nature of New Zealand. Our team is small, friendly and supportive. Working closely with Commissioners means benefiting from direct professional development and support. 

We currently have opportunities to join the Law Commission at a range of levels of experience; Legal and Policy Advisers, Senior Legal and Policy Advisers and a Principal Legal and Policy Adviser.

All Advisers are involved in undertaking analysis of complex legal and policy issues and in providing research analysis and advice to support the Commissioners in producing law reform reports and other papers. In addition to this, the Principal Legal and Policy Adviser provides professional and intellectual leadership to the team.

An outstanding legal qualification is required for these positions, as are:

  • proven research skills
  • an appreciation of policy as well as law
  • excellent writing skills
  • the ability to work effectively in small teams.

The ability to assist the Law Commission to take into account te ao Māori in its work would be advantageous.

To find out more about us and see a copy of the position descriptions below. Or contact Nicola Campbell, ncampbell@lawcom.govt.nz for further information. The Commission determines the level at which it appoints Advisers or Senior Advisers by having regard to an individual candidate’s skills and experience. Please indicate in your application if you wish to be considered for the Principal Legal and Policy Adviser position.

To apply, please send your CV, academic transcript and covering letter to employment@lawcom.govt.nz.

Applications close on Thursday 31 October 2019 at 4:00pm.

General Manager

Closing Date 31 October 2019
Description

The Law Commission is an independent Crown Entity that undertakes law reform projects and provides advice to Ministers and public sector agencies. Our role is to promote the systematic review, reform and development of the law of New Zealand. The Law Commission makes a unique contribution to the development of New Zealand law.

We have a vacancy for the position of General Manager, responsible for ensuring the provision of corporate services to the organisation and the fulfilment of the public-sector accountability and reporting requirements. This role plays an important role in supporting the Commission’s ability to produce law reform reports and other papers.

What we offer 

We are seeking applications from people who want to benefit from:

  • Being involved in both strategic and operational activities every day
  • Being part of a small, friendly and professional team
  • Working autonomously whilst building strong relationships both internally and externally

About you

Our ideal applicant will have Crown Entity or broader Public Sector experience as well as:

  • Excellent financial management skills
  • The ability to produce high quality accountability reports
  • Experience in leading the provision of business support services (e.g. HR, Information Management)
  • Proven experience working with and reporting to a Board
  • Strong understanding of ICT requirements and the ability to lead and support the delivery of these

To find out more about us and see a copy of the position descriptions below. Or contact Nicola Campbell, ncampbell@lawcom.govt.nz for further information. 

To apply, please send your CV, academic transcript and covering letter to employment@lawcom.govt.nz.

Applications close on Thursday 31 October 2019 at 4:00pm.

 

Job Description

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