Legal Services Advisor

Legal Services Advisor

We are seeking an enthusiastic, team-focused and Lawyer who can bring expertise and initiative to the Legal Services team. You will join a team of three staff to provide outstanding support and contribute to a culture of excellence and research success as well as be the bridge between researchers and funders, translating the contracting needs of both for the success of Massey University.

Massey University's Legal Services team provide specialist legal knowledge for research and non-research related contracts. The team creates, and reviews research and consultancy agreements, intellectual property agreements, non-disclosure agreements, and provides advice on contract law, intellectual property law and associated policies related to research. The team has strong organisational reach as it provides legal advice to all Massey business units, so the subject matter for contracting is diverse and interesting.

We are looking for the right person/ people to join our team - location and hours are flexible with the ability to work a mix of on campus, remotely or around school hours if that is your preference. Once core knowledge has been developed, there will be an ability to broaden your expertise, with opportunity support for the International Relations Office, Procurement team and with the Office of Governance and Assurance.

If you enjoy being part of an in-house environment where curiosity is encouraged and are motivated by developing meaningful working relationships with internal stakeholders, then we want to hear from you. As the successful candidate will join the Massey team and be able to access a number of staff benefits including up to 6.75% of salary as an employer contribution to the UniSaver Superannuation Scheme, five university holidays per year, staff study for eligible employee as well as discounted membership to our fully equipped recreation centre and gym facilities and a comprehensive professional development and training programme.

For further information or a confidential conversation contact Jos Kerr, Senior Staff Recruitment Advisor [email protected] or ph 06 951 8023.


Closing date: 20 October 2019

Reference number: OP_RE_534_09/19


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