Vacancies

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

Law Clerk Vacancies

Closing Date 13 December 2019
Description

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

The Law Commission has fixed term law clerk vacancies to cover the 2020 academic year and the summer period in 2020/2021. The positions will be:

a)     one part-time Law Clerk vacancy up to 10 hours per week during the 2020 academic year from 2 March to 6 November 2020.

b)     one part-time Law Clerk vacancy up to 10 hours per week during the second semester from 6 July – 6 November 2020.

c)     up to four Law Clerks full-time during the 2020/2021 summer period from 9 November 2020 until 5 March 2021 (or as otherwise agreed).

Each clerk will work closely with the Law Commission’s legal and policy advisers. The work will be varied, and you will gain valuable experience on the wide range of legal and policy issues the Law Commission deals with.

Criteria

You will need to be a current LLB or LLB (Hons) student with excellent research skills, a ‘can do’ attitude and a real interest in the development of law. You will have a high degree of familiarity with the New Zealand Law Style Guide.  Knowledge of te ao Māori and te reo Māori is desirable.

To apply, please send your CV, academic transcript and a cover letter to employment@lawcom.govt.nz. The cover letter should explain briefly how you meet the criteria mentioned above.

Applications close on Friday 13 December 2019 at 5:00pm.

Job Description

You can download a copy of Law Clerk Vacancies here.

 

General Manager

Closing Date 30 November 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

You can find out more about us and download a copy of General Manager - Job Description