Current Vacancies


We are looking for a Kaiwhakamanawa to work 3 hours/week in our office supporting the operation of our free legal advice sessions. The primary focus of this role is kaitiaki manuhiri (reception work, or caring for guests) and volunteer support on session. This involves greeting people who come into our advice session, answering the phone, completing the diary sheet and assisting/allocating clients in our remote advice service. You will also work with a CLWHV staff rōia to conflict check, triage and assign clients to volunteer rōia. 

This position would suit someone with knowledge of our values, kaupapa and services who has experience assisting people or working/volunteering with community organisations, good Health and Safety instincts and a passion for access to justice. It’s a fast-paced role working with a supportive team, and a chance to see the real-life impacts of Community Law’s mahi. To apply, please send your CV and cover letter to To learn more about this role, please find a job description here.  

To apply, please e-mail your CV and cover letter to


Kaihautū Whakahaere | Operations Manager

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 an Operations Manager to look after our Operations team and work with our General Managers and other Kaihautū (managers) on HR, finances, office administration and policy. The job is permanent and full-time, and is based from our Wellington and Lower Hutt offices.


The primary responsibilities of the Operations Manager are:

  • Kaihautūtanga/Management of our Operations team: Supporting our team of 4 administrative legends in both offices in their work supporting visitors to our office, data entry and financial administration. Facilitating collective decision-making and supporting the team’s professional development.
  • Financial: Working alongside our part-time accounts assistant to process payroll, accounts payable and recivable and keeping organised financial records. Submitting GST returns and working with our accountants to prepare financial reports for the Board or funders. Working with the General Managers on our annual audit.
  • Human Resources: Supporting CLWHV’s recruitment, employment and exit processes. This includes working with the GMs and other Kaihautū to deliver on the needs of tangata whenua in a Te Tiriti based context, as well as the needs of marginalised groups such as disabled people or the queer community in providing a safe and responsive work environment.
  • Office management: Supporting and overseeing the day-to-day operations of both of our offices.

The successful candidate will have excellent decision-making, relationship-building, communication and planning skills. We are looking for experience in administration, financial literacy, computer literacy and the ability to work within a community development model. 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.

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!

You can see a full job description here. Applicants for this position should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa.

To apply, please e-mail your CV and cover letter to before 5pm on Monday 25th September.

These are all the 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: