We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Senior Legal Adviser to join our Legal Team in a permanent role.
The Senior Legal Adviser plays a key role in providing high quality legal advice on all matters relating to the operational and administrative activities of the GCSB. In this role you will provide legal advice to all levels of management concerning GCSB’s compliance with applicable law and the effect of any existing or proposed legislation on the GCSB. The role requires significant intellectual capacity and judgment to deal with a constantly evolving operational and corporate life. It requires you to brief external counsel and engage with other public and private entities, including Ministers and independent overseers, to represent the interests of the GCSB. Through effective input into practices, procedures and policies, you will help to enable GCSB activities. As a senior member of the Legal Team you will be involved in the training of GCSB staff and will also assist in development and training within the team.
We are looking for candidates with the following experience:
- A tertiary degree in law and qualification to act as a barrister and solicitor in New Zealand
- A current practising certificate
- Substantial experience in legal practice
- Familiarity with the functions of legal advisory at a senior management level
You will have strong experience in public and administrative law, and drafting and advising on a variety of operational legal instruments. Practical experience in telecommunications, international law, criminal law or civil litigation is an advantage.
You will have excellent judgement and interpersonal skills to enable you to provide trusted advice and influence senior management and other stakeholders. You will be able to work under pressure to meet tight deadlines and produce quality results. You will also have the credibility to represent the Director GCSB effectively, both within New Zealand and overseas as required. The highest level of integrity and ethics is required.
We are open to filling this position in either our Wellington or Auckland office.
HOW TO APPLY
Applications must include a completed application form, a current CV and cover letter. These should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org quoting reference number C2/17/18 in the subject line of the email. Only completed applications will be progressed.
Please direct any enquiries regarding this role to email@example.com
Please Note: Employment in the NZIC requires candidates to have been a NZ citizen, or a citizen of UK, Canada, USA or Australia, for at least 10 years and be able to obtain and maintain a Top Secret Special (TSS) 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’s application may not be able to progress.
Applications close Monday 27 February 2017.
The GCSB 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.