Current Vacancies

Pou Whirinaki Kaihautū 

We are looking for a new Kaihautū to lead our services to Māori team, Pou Whirinaki. The Pou Whirinaki team consists of an Educator, a Lawyer and two Advocates, who support Māori community workers and lawyers of the present and future to work within a first-class, tikanga-based legal service. The job is full-time, permanent and based from both our Te Awa Kairangi and Pōneke offices, as well as outreach or other community locations as required.

The primary responsibilities of the Pou Whirinaki Kaihautū are:

  • The delivery of free legal advice, information and assistance. This includes working on our drop-in advice sessions and outreach clinics throughout the rohe, supervising the Pou Whirinaki team and CLWHV volunteers and planning and developing Pou Whirinaki services.  
  • Community development: including the development of appropriate and innovative legal services to meet the unmet legal needs of Māori in the region.  
  • Kaitiakitanga of the Pou Whirinaki team. 
  • Shared responsibility for the successful operation of CLWHV. 

The successful candidate will have experience in community development, including working in Māori communities. They will have great leadership, self-management and relationship-building skills and a commitment to Te Tiriti o Waitangi based partnership. Sensitivity to, and knowledge of, te reo Māori and tikanga Māori is highly desirable, as well as training and education experience.  

CLWHV offers an exceptional work environment with a strong collective employment agreement, generous leave entitlements and as much flexibility and responsibility as you need to get the job done. Our aim is to make Community Law the best place to work for the best people!

Please find a full job description here. Applicants for this position should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa. 

To apply, please send your CV and a cover letter to by 5pm on Thursday 26th January. 


These are all current vacancies at Community Law Wellington & Hutt Valley.

However, we are always interested in expressions of interest from speakers of te reo Māori to grow our education & advocacy services in te reo rangatira, especially those with a legal background or work experience in community organisations. Mehemea ko koe tēnā, nau mai īmera mai: