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Central Otago District Council:General Counsel - Legal

Central Otago District Council:General Counsel - Legal

Central Otago District Council Alexandra

Listed: 9 Jul 2024


Are you a dynamic, solutions focussed and articulate lawyer? Do you want to work for an organisation where no two days are same and will have you working across multiple areas of law? Are you a self-starter that can work with minimal oversight?

Then this is the role for you!

Designed to work across the organisation, this newly created role supports the Group Managers and CEO in a wide range of legal issues.


At CODC we are proud to be a flexible and family-orientated organisation that encourages its employees to develop and grow in an environment where we respect what we each bring to the team, and we work together as a team to deliver the best outcomes for our community.


As the General Counsel, you’ll play a pivotal role in providing legal advice to Council officers.


You’ll be the go-to person in our organisation and ensure seamless communication and resolution on a range of issues.


Ultimately you will be a team player that thrives in getting results and matters resolved.


This is a permanent full-time position based in Alexandra.


You will be part of the Business Support Group but will have a high level of autonomy and will work directly with senior leaders day to day.


Benefits of working with us:

  • IT Savvy organisation
  • Flexible and hybrid working opportunities.
  • Career development


In return the successful applicant will receive:

  • Competitive market remuneration
  • Career progression and additional training opportunities
  • A great working environment
  • Additional leave – 3 council and 2 wellbeing days per year


Desired Skills and Experience, Our ideal candidate will have:

  • A Bachelor of Laws (LLB) and preferably a practising certificate (or ability to obtain one).
  • Experience in local government or a similar environment.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the key pieces of law related to local government
  • Have strong organisational skills.
  • Solutions focused.
  • Excellent time management skills and the ability to work as part of a team and to deadlines.


To check out the job description and apply visit our website.


Applications close 21 July 2024