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Senior Solicitor (Secondment)

Ministry for Culture and Heritage
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Wellington - Wellington
Wellington - Wairarapa
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Senior Solicitor

Vacancy 2019/27

6 month Secondment/Full time*


Salary Range: $96,856 [midpoint of grade]


He ngākau titikaha, he hononga tangata

Promoting a confident and connected culture


 Do you want to try using your legal career to promote a confident and connected culture across New Zealand?

Are you interested in a fast-paced, diverse, and interesting work environment?


Kōrero mō te tūranga | About the role

We have an exciting opportunity to fill a short term senior solicitor vacancy from now to the end of 2019. It would be a perfect secondment opportunity if you are an experienced solicitor looking to step up into a senior solicitor role, or a senior solicitor looking for some sector diversity or work variety to enhance your CV.

You will have the opportunity to undertake varied and exciting work, including public and administrative law, corporate governance, contract and commercial law, policy and legislation, intellectual property, litigation, and Treaty of Waitangi related issues. As well as strong internal relationships, you will work closely with Crown entities and other arts, culture, heritage and sports agencies.


Kōrero mōu | About you

In this role you will enjoy:

  • working directly with the chief legal advisor;
  • leading practice and developing other lawyers;
  • exciting development opportunities;
  • a vibrant and flexible work environment; and
  • coaching from experienced professionals.

You must hold a current Practising Certificate.


Ko wai mātou | About us

Manatū Taonga promotes a confident and connected culture. It is the department responsible for advice to government on arts, culture, heritage, and broadcasting issues. Our small, dynamic legal team gives advice on all aspects of the Ministry's business including commemoration projects and events, action to protect taonga and national symbols, and a fascinating law reform programme.

Want to know more about us? Read the attached booklet ‘Promoting a Confident and Connected Culture'.


Me pēhea te tono | How to apply

A position description for this role is attached.  For enquiries about this position or to express interest contact the acting Chief Legal Advisor Aaron Lloydd on


Applications close 5pm on Friday 31 May 2019


*Te Mahi Hangore | Working Flexibly

Manatū Taonga embraces flexible working. We're open minded about how you can be your best both inside and outside work so please tell us what working arrangements suit you.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity in our organisation. We do not discriminate on the basis of ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, or disability status.

If you are not a New Zealand citizen, you must hold current eligibility to work in New Zealand in order to work for Manatū Taonga. Please refer to the New Zealand Immigration Service for further information.

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