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In-House Legal Counsel

In-House Legal Counsel

Applications close:
August 26, 2022 8:00 AM

We are looking for an experienced In-House Legal Counsel to join the team at Whakaata Māori. You will be a trusted advisor that provides comprehensive & expert legal advisory services, ensuring fit-for-purpose advice is provided in an efficient & effective manner & in the best interest of Whakaata Māori.

He aha te mahi?

What will you be doing?

  • Participating in the development of strategy and organisational wide policies, including kaimahi policy reviews
  • Leading the digitisation of Whakaata Māori’s contractual & compliance processes & workflows with support from the Business Innovation & Technology teams
  • Supporting Te Pae Urungi (Senior Leadership Team) & other ranga to deliver on their roles through robust generalist legal advice
  • Providing oversight and direction for Whakaata Māori’s legal compliance and supporting complex legal decision-making and negotiations

Kei te rapu mātou i ngā pūkenga me ngā wheako:

We’re looking for someone with:

  • A degree, LLB and current practicing certificate (or ability to be registered)
  • At least 5 years’ experience in a similar role
  • Proven stakeholder engagement skills at board/senior leadership level
  • Exposure to Te Ao Māori and acknowledgement that the learning of te reo Māori is a requirement of this role
  • Fluency in te reo Māori is preferred, willingness to learn is essential

Ko tā mātou hei painga māu

We can offer you:

  • 5 weeks of annual leave after 12 months of service
  • Support on your journey to learn te reo Māori, 2hrs a week
  • Oranga Whānau fund after 12 months of service, up to $500 a year  

Please note: we encourage early applications for this role as we will be reviewing and shortlisting applications as they are received.

He kōrero mō Whakaata Māori
He wāhi motuhake tō Whakaata Māori hei tautoko i te whakarauoratanga o te reo me ngā tikanga Māori. I rewa i te tau 2004, he hua nō te whakaū a te Karauna i ōna haepapa hei tautoko i te rāngai pāpāho Māori hei whakatairanga i te reo me ngā tikanga Māori, he mārama ngā mahi a Whakaata Māori hei tautoko i ngā mahi whakarauora a te motu, e whakatinanatia ana i tēnei wā i raro i te Maihi Karauna (te rautaki whakarauora reo a te Karauna). Ka orua mai ko ngā mahi a Whakaata Māri i ngā hapori hei whakarauora i te reo Māori hei reo ora e kōrerotia ana e ngā whānau, ngā iwi, ngā hapū, ngā hapori reo Māori, ngā pity hoki puta noa i te motu. Ko ngā mahi ā-hapori nei ka whakatinanatia i raro i te Maihi Māori (te rautaki reo Māori a ngāi Māori, ngā iwi me ngā hapū).  


About Whakaata Māori
Whakaata Māori plays a unique role in supporting the revitalisation of te reo me ngā tikanga Māori. Launched in 2004, as a result of the Crown recognising its responsibility to support Māori broadcasting to promote te reo me ngā tikanga Māori, Whakaata Māori plays a clear founding role in supporting national efforts in revitalisation, which today is captured in the Maihi Karauna (Crown strategy for te reo revitalisation). At the same time, Whakaata Māori plays an important role supporting community-level efforts to revitalise te reo Māori as a thriving language used by whānau, iwi, hapū and te reo speaker communities and stakeholders across the country. These community-level efforts are expressed in the Maihi Māori (the Māori, iwi and hapū strategy for te reo revitalisation).

DISCLAIMER: We do not accept unsolicited agency resumes. We are not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.

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