Senior Legal Advisor
The Intelligence Community is going through a busy period and needs more experienced legal advisors to join them.
The Legal Team of the New Zealand Security Intelligence Service (NZSIS) is looking for talented, smart and high energy solicitors to join them in this busy, growth phase.
The Wellington based team is a highly functioning, collaborative unit – no two days are the same. The core function of the team is to provide quality legal and risk management advice on all matters relating to the operational activities of the NZSIS, including warrants, inquiries and reviews.
You’ll be advising on stimulating and unique situations including human intelligence activity, covert collection capabilities, privacy, international and human rights law.
You’ll also be engaging with internal and external stakeholders, including the Director-General and domestic and foreign partners.
Currently we have two positions available:
- Senior Legal Advisor – Vacancy D2/19/51 – Salary range: $112,196 - $168,294 per annum
- Legal Advisor – Vacancy D2/19/52 – Salary range: $68,724 - $103,086 per annum
To be successful in either role, you will bring:
- An ability to manage and strategise across complex legal issues
- An ability to find practical solutions to novel issues
- An awareness of, and interest in, current affairs and issues that affect New Zealand – domestic and international
- Legal drafting and “plain English” writing skills
For the Senior Legal Advisor position we seek a candidate with commercial experience. We expect a Senior Legal Advisor to have at least eight to ten years’ PQE.
Position description can be found attached - D2/19/51
As well as never a dull moment in your day, we offer growth and development and ongoing training; free health insurance, on-site gym and a great work life balance. We also have an active social club with plenty of fun team activities.
There will be more opportunities coming in the near future. This is the first round for the NZSIS, keep an eye out soon for legal vacancies with the Government Communications Security Bureau.
If you want to join our team at the heart of New Zealand’s national security, make your application now. We believe that diversity is our first line of defence. We encourage all parts of the community to consider a career with us.
How to apply
Applications must include a completed application form, a current CV and cover letter. These should be sent to email@example.com quoting the applicable reference number above and placing your full name in the subject line of the email. Only completed applications will be progressed.
Please direct any enquiries regarding this role to firstname.lastname@example.org
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 21 July 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.