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

Kaimahi Ture | Law Clerk

Closing Date 22 October 2021

Te Aka Matua o te Ture | Law Commission has fixed term law clerk vacancies to cover the 2022 academic year and the summer period in 2022-2023. The positions will be:

  1. up to four part-time Law Clerk vacancies up to 10 hours per week during the 2021 academic year from 28 February to 11 November 2022.
  2. up to two Law Clerks full-time during the 2022-2023 summer period from 14 November 2022 until 24 February 2023 (or as otherwise agreed).

Each clerk will work closely with the 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 Commission deals with.

You will need to be an LLB student in your third or subsequent year with 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 brief covering letter to


Applications close on Friday 22 October 2021 at 5:00pm

We expect to be interviewing from 3rd November 2021.

To be considered for a position at the Commission you must have a legal right to live and work in New Zealand and may be required to complete a Ministry of Justice Criminal Records Check.


Job Description

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Pou Whakahaere Matua | General Manager

Closing Date 22 October 2021

Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou | What we offer

Te Aka Matua o te Ture | Law Commission is an Independent Crown Entity that undertakes law reform projects and provides reports and advice to the Government. Our role is to promote the systematic review, reform and development of the law of Aotearoa New Zealand. Our vision is to create better law for Aotearoa New Zealand through independent review.
We offer:

  • Being part of a small, friendly team of professionals committed to our vision
  • Strategic and operational activities and corporate projects
  • Independent working, while building strong relationships both internally and externally
  • Commitment to your continued learning and development

Te tūranga | The role

 We are looking for a well-rounded, people-centric General Manager to take responsibility for the corporate service functions of the Commission. This is a full-time position working closely with a range of people, including Commissioners. The General Manager plays an important part in ensuring the smooth running of the Commission’s day to day operations and its ability to deliver law reform reports and advice. Alongside Commissioners, the General Manager is a key senior leader for Commission staff.
You will be responsible for managing all aspects of the corporate functions of the Commission, reporting to the Chief Executive (who is also the President of the Commission) and the Board of the Commission.

He kōrero mōu | About you

You are a natural leader who easily builds relationships. You have a high level of organisational skill and can see the big picture across all operations and projects, managing multiple priorities.

As well as a successful track record in senior leadership you will also bring:

  • Financial management skills
  • Demonstrated ability to write high quality reports
  • Crown Entity or broader public sector experience or understanding
  • Experience in leading business support services (e.g. Information Management, ICT and HR)
  • Proven experience working with and reporting to a Board
  • Strong communication and organisational skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work collegially with others

Entry to New Zealand from all countries remains strictly controlled to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. You may only apply for this role if you have the right to work in New Zealand. For information about New Zealand work or residence visas, please visit 

Te Aka Matua o te Ture | Law Commission is a diverse and inclusive workplace, and we encourage candidates of all backgrounds to apply. We’ve partnered with Kin to fill this important role. If you’d like to find out more before applying, please contact Jamie Edmundson on or 022 131 9176.
Applications will close on Friday 22nd October at 5PM, so don’t delay in applying with your CV and a cover letter.


Job Description

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