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Advisor Legal, Legal and Policy

Posted on Wed, 21 Sep 2022

Work type

Fixed term contract



Close date

Tue, 4 Oct 2022

About the role | Mō tēnei tūranga mahi  

  • We are looking for an Advisor Legal to join our legal and policy team. The role offers interesting work advising on and supervising compliance with electoral legislation.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Assisting with advice on electoral legislation including election advertising, broadcasting, expenditure, donations and loans, and compliance
  • Providing statutory advisory opinions, and guidance for parties, candidates and other electoral participants
  • Operational policy advice for the delivery of the election, contributing to projects and supporting the work of other teams within the Electoral Commission.

What you'll need to succeed | Ko ngā mea ka hiahiatia e koe kia angitū

  • Relevant tertiary qualification in law, post-qualification experience an advantage
  • Demonstrated ability to interpret and apply complex legislation
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Enjoy working in a collaborative team environment
  • Ability to work under pressure

About Te Kaitiaki Take Kōwhiri | Electoral Commission

The Electoral Commission wants every New Zealander to trust, value and take part in Parliamentary elections. Here's your chance to contribute to New Zealand's democracy by working alongside a small team of electoral experts who design, build and implement processes and systems for Parliamentary elections and referenda. It is an exciting and varied role within a team that is committed, supportive and hands on.

What's next | He aha e whai ake nei

To apply please click on this link.

You must be legally allowed to work in New Zealand.

If you have any questions regarding the role please contact

Applications close at 5pm on Tuesday 4 October 2022.

All new employees are encouraged to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and provide a copy of their My Vaccine Pass (MVP) when accepting an offer of employment with the Commission. If an MVP is not provided, we will assume you are not vaccinated and this may impact the work you are able to perform for the Electoral Commission.

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