Deputy Chief Executive – System Leadership

Wellington - Wellington City

About Crown Law

Our vision is to provide collaborative, indispensable legal service. Crown Law provides legal advice and representation to the Government in matters that affect all New Zealanders, particularly in the areas of criminal, public and administrative law. We also oversee criminal prosecutions, and lead the Government Legal Network.

About the role

Crown Law is excited to announce the establishment of a new System Leadership Group within Crown Law, headed by a new  Deputy Chief Executive – System Leadership for a fixed term of 2 years. The new Group includes:

  • the existing Government Legal Network team, which will continue the work it has now been doing for 8 years on things like co-ordinated procurement, secondments, recruitment, training, establishing and supporting practice groups, and supporting legal teams across the sector with information about the legal market and legal operations; and
  • a new team, System Advice, which will focus on proactively producing  strategic, “one-to-many” legal advice and resources, identifying system risk, and directly engaging on agencies’ strategic and policy issues to bring Crown Law’s specific insight to those matters.

The Group will be very practical in what it delivers.  It will help focus Crown Law outwards – both to bring our advice and insights to agencies in a more systematic way, and to help to bring into Crown Law the information and insight from the system that we need to continue delivering high quality, timely and influential legal services. We are incredibly excited about the opportunities this presents for us, in collaboration with agencies’ legal teams, to leverage the strength of the legal network.

This role is based in Wellington.

About you

Are you are an experienced public sector senior leader with demonstrated experience in change management, strategic planning and stakeholder engagement across government agencies. In this Leadership Team role you will work closely with your Tier-2 colleagues, as well as senior leaders (including Chief Legal Advisors) across the public sector, engaging credibly on complex system-wide legal issues. This role will be fixed term for a 2 year trial period, and will report to the Solicitor-General as a member of the executive Leadership Team.

The attached Position Description outlines in more detail the nature of this role, including key responsibilities and required experience.

How to apply

To apply, please send an email to SystemLeadershipRecruitment@crownlaw.govt.nz attaching your cover letter and curriculum vitae.  To be considered for this role you must have a legal right to live and work in New Zealand, and are required to complete a Ministry of Justice Criminal Records Check.

Job Description
Job-Description-QJ56626.pdf

Applications close: 26 Aug 2019