Current Vacancies

Senior Lawyer/Rōia Kaihautū

Kia hiwa ra! We are looking for someone to lead our legal team, supervise case work and provide legal services for CLWHV clients.

The successful applicant will have great decision-making, kaitiakitanga, relationship-building and communication skills as well as self-management skills and legal experience. Our constitutional goal of Treaty-based operations means they will have a commitment to Te Tiriti o Waitangi based partnership. Sensitivity to, and knowledge of, te reo Māori and tikanga Māori is also desirable.

The primary responsibilities of the Senior Lawyer/Rōia  Kaihautū are:

  • Legal case work: Providing legal advice and representation for CLWHV clients
  • Kaitiakitanga: Leadership of the general legal team
  • Legal supervision: Direct legal supervision of the general legal team.
  • Staff and volunteer support: Monitoring the legal team’s capacity to ensure legal kaimahi, including community lawyers and volunteers, are properly supported, supervised, and trained.

Applicants must be admitted as a barrister & solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand, hold a current New Zealand practicing certificate and have at least 3 years PQE. Ideally, you will be eligible to complete Stepping Up and practice on your own account, and will hold a driver’s license. This role requires proof of double vaccination under CLWHV’s COVID-19 policy.

Community Law offers flexible and supportive working conditions, a strong collective employment agreement, generous leave entitlements and great colleagues.

To apply for this role please send your CV and cover letter to recruitment@wclc.org.nz before 5pm on Thursday 26th May

A full job description can be found here

 

Rōia Hapori (Community Lawyer)- Pou Whirinaki  

 Community Law Wellington and Hutt Valley (CLWHV) is a registered charity providing free legal advice and assistance to Wellington & the Hutt Valley. This work also includes the provision of free legal education in our communities, promoting law reform in the interests of our clients, and providing restorative justice services in the Greater Wellington region. 

 Our Pou Whirinaki team aims to embody tikanga Māori values and solutions. We are looking for a Rōia Hapori/Community Lawyer. This is a permanent position and full-time, though part-time hours could be negotiable for the right candidate. The successful candidate will work from our Lower Hutt and Wellington offices, as well as from community outreach sessions.

The primary responsibilities of the Rōia Hapori- Pou Whirinaki are:
 

  • Legal Help: Providing legal advice at our offices and outreach clinics, ongoing legal assistance or representation to individuals, whānau, hapū, iwi, and community organisations. Working with Kaihāpai Hapori to support clients in accessing legal advocacy or non-legal support.  
  • Participating in quality assurance and service development for Pou Whirinaki and CLWHV overall. 
  • Community Development: Building and maintaining strong relationships within the community, understanding prevalent issues for our communities and working to find solutions.  

The successful candidate will be admitted as a Barrister and Solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand and eligible to hold a Practicing Certificate. They will have knowledge of te reo Māori and me ōna tikanga, and comfort in tikanga Māori environments- though a high level of fluency is not required for this role. If you have any questions about the level of te reo Māori or tikanga Māori knowledge required, you are free to contact Stacey from Pou Whirinaki (stacey@wclc.org.nz) for a confidential kōrero. 

Ideally, the successful applicant will also hold a full NZ drivers’ licence and experience working in Māori communities and in or with community groups.  

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

To apply, please e-mail your CV and cover letter to recruitment@wclc.org.nz before 5pm on Thursday 9th June.

 

Rōia Hapori (Community Lawyer)- Prison Services 

Community Law Wellington and Hutt Valley (CLWHV) is a registered charity providing free legal advice and assistance to those who cannot access other legal services in Wellington & the Hutt Valley. This work also includes the provision of free legal education in our communities, promoting law reform in the interests of our clients, and providing restorative justice services in the Greater Wellington region.

We are looking for a rōia to work in our Prison Service. The job is part-time, ideally 15 hours/week, and fixed term due to funding. This role involves working in our advice clinics at Remutaka Prison and in our Pōneke offices at 15 Dixon Street.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

The primary responsibilities of the Rōia Hapori- Prison Service are:

  • Provision of face-to-face legal advice to prisoners at Remutaka Prison at our fortnightly advice clinics on the prison site
  • Provision of legal advice to prisoners nationwide on a remote basis
  • Responding to legal queries from prisoners, received by mail and via our toll-free phoneline
  • Ongoing legal casework for prisoners as required
  • Ensuring access to legal information for prisonersThe successful candidate will be admitted as a Barrister and Solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand, and hold, or be eligible for, a current Practicing Certificate. Our constitutional goal of Treaty-based operations means they will also have a commitment to Te Tiriti o Waitangi based partnership. Sensitivity to, and knowledge of, te reo Māori and tikanga Māori is also desirable, though not essential.

Other skills we’re looking for include knowledge of the criminal justice system, particularly Corrections, experience in community work and the ability to manage competing demands.

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!

To apply, please e-mail your CV and cover letter to recruitment@wclc.org.nz before 5pm on Monday 13th June


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: Recruitment@wclc.org.nz