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Intermediate Legal Adviser

Government Communications Security Bureau
Job Category:
Legal & courts
Wellington - Wellington
Wellington - Wairarapa
Job Type:
Ongoing - Full Time
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Job Description

  • Looking for something a little more meaningful?
  • Want to know your work is helping New Zealand?
  • Enjoy a friendly yet professional team environment?

If you have said yes to the above questions then this may be the ideal role for you!

We are currently on the lookout for a new Intermediate Legal Advisor to join our close knit team for the Government Communications Security Bureau (GCSB). As Intermediate Legal Adviser your core function is to support the Chief Legal Adviser and Senior Legal Advisers on all matters relating to the operational and administrative activities of the GCSB.  It's a busy and exciting time to join the GCSB and work in an environment like no other.

This newly created and operationally focused role provides legal advice to internal stakeholders, consults with external stakeholders, advises on operational activity, considers policy proposals and contributes to training staff in legal aspects of policy, and other tasks in this fast-paced environment.

You'll work as part of a highly functioning business unit involved in stimulating and varied and important work. 

To be successful you will bring:

  • An ability to work independently with some oversight.
  • A minimum of three years' PQE.
  • An ability to work under pressure and be resilient.
  • Excellent judgement and interpersonal skills.
  • Legal drafting and plain English writing skills

As well as excellent work, we offer development and training; free health insurance, on-site gym, a great work life balance, and an active social club.  We're open to reduced hours as well.

We believe that diversity is our first line of defence.  We encourage all parts of the community to consider a career with us. If you want to join our team at the heart of New Zealand's national security, apply now. 

A position description can be found attached here.

How to apply

Applications must include a completed application form, a current CV and cover letter. These should be sent to quoting reference number C2/19/68 and placing your full name in the subject line of the email. Only completed applications will be progressed.

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To be eligible for employment within the NZIC you must have been a NZ citizen for at least 10 years. Alternatively you must hold NZ Permanent Residence or hold a current NZ Residency Class Visa and have been a citizen of UK, USA, Canada or Australia for at least 10 years.

You must be able to obtain and maintain a high level security clearance. Ordinarily to obtain this level of clearance candidates must have a 15 year checkable background in countries where meaningful and reliable checks can be undertaken. Where requisite checks are unable to be made, the candidate application may not be able to be progressed.

Applications close 28 August 2019.

The NZIC treats all applications for employment in the strictest confidence and we ask that you maintain a similar level of confidentiality. You are expected to exercise discretion during the recruitment process and throughout your career.

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