Events Coordinator

Location: Wellington

Job Description

Russell McVeagh is New Zealand's premier law firm committed to operating at the cutting edge of legal practice. Our award-winning team of lawyers across Auckland | Tāmaki Makaurau and Wellington | Te Whanganui-a-Tara are internationally recognised for their thought leadership, depth of experience and ability to translate complex legal issues into client success stories.

Our values of Respect | Manaaki, Curiosity | Māhirahira, Excellence | Whai hiranga and Tenacity | Whakapau kaha reflect who we are and how we work together.

About the role

Based in Wellington, we have an amazing opportunity to support our National Business Development, Marketing & Communications team. You will coordinate and leverage sponsorships and third-party conferences, whilst supporting the firm's business development initiatives.

We are looking for an enthusiastic events coordinator who will be responsible for:

  • Event planning and administration, including, preparing and updating guestlists, creating run sheets and looking after post-event activity for events in Wellington and Auckland.  This role is from Monday to Friday. 
  • Identify client entertainment options and generate event ideas.
  • Attend Wellington events, you will meet and greet the attendees and ensure the event runs smoothly and assist with the communications and profiling of the events.
  • Liaise with internal stakeholders, partners, legal staff, catering and services teams about event requirements.

About you

If you are looking for an opportunity to work within a supportive, ambitious, growing and energetic team and would like to join an award-winning full-service firm, we would like to hear from you. The successful candidate will have:

  • Previous experience in an event management/coordination or administration role
  • Strong administrative experience
  • Previous experience in a professional services environment and corporate experience would be advantageous
  • A strong service focus with the need to listen and understand the essential requirements of different areas of the firm.
  • Ability to build connections and work collaboratively.


Some of our employee benefits include:

  • Competitive remuneration package;
  • Support, coaching, and considered training and development programmes;
  • Annual wellness subsidy, phone allowance, and talent referral bonus incentives; and
  • Team charity days, sports days, annual ball, and regular team events.

How to apply

To apply, please submit your CV and cover letter.

We believe in enabling a supportive and inclusive workplace for everyone.  Please click here for further information about Russell McVeagh's diversity and inclusion vision and commitment.

Our firm is invested in achieving transformational change and having a positive impact – our 2022 Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) Report captures our firm's progress on our commitment to helping to shape a sustainable and thriving Aotearoa New Zealand.  You can read our 2022 report, 'Our Contribution to Aotearoa New Zealand | Tō tatou ki Aotearoa' here.

For more information, or to have a confidential discussion about this position please email our Talent Advisor, Alex Barrett, or call +64 9 367 8382.