The Royal Commission of Inquiry is committed to conducting its work with sensitivity and empathy.

Employing people from a diverse range of backgrounds and life experience is vital to helping the Inquiry in its work. 

From time to time the Commission receives applications from people who may have criminal convictions in their past. Given the nature and subject of our work, the Commission considers these on a case-by-case basis. 

We know that suffering abuse in care can have consequences across a person’s life. Sometimes the effects are crime and incarceration.

Because of the consequences of abuse in care, many people are unable to break that cycle. Hiring people with previous convictions is one way to change that. 

However, we take our obligations to survivors seriously and aim to do no harm.

For more information, please contact recruitment@abuseincare.org.nz

If you are interested in working for the Inquiry this page lists the current vacancies and instructions on how to apply.

We welcome enquiries from all people, including Māori, Pacific People, LGBTIQA+ and disabled communities including people with mental, psychological, or social disabilities, and make reasonable accommodations. Diversity is our legacy and our future, and we value diversity in the workforce.

We’re committed to the principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi, diversity in age, gender identity, race, sexual orientation, physical or mental ability, ethnicity, religious or ethical beliefs, political opinion or union affiliation and perspective. We want all employees to have access to equal employment opportunities, and are committed to make our environment accessible, including facilities, information and IT. We want our employees to feel empowered to share their experiences and ideas, and where everyone, from any background, can do their best work and who are encouraged to bring their whole selves to work.

 

For an application form, please click here: Application Form [DOCX, 284 KB]

Te Reo Māori / English Translator, Fixed term until 2023, Wellington

Te Reo Māori Translator

Duration: Fixed Term until 2023
Hours: Full time

Location: Wellington

 

About the role:

Are you an experienced te reo Māori / English translator looking to join a professional and supportive team?  This is an exciting and career enhancing opportunity to work in a team aiming to make a difference for future generations of New Zealanders. 

 

Working as a translator in our Treaty Engagement team, you will be responsible for delivering translations of the highest quality on time and within budget. You’ll be responsible for translating a range of key documentation for our relevant stakeholders. You’ll need to be dynamic in your approach because no two days will be the same. You will:

  • professional translation, interpretation and other language services including quality assessment, typesetting, transcription, editing, formatting and proofreading translations of documents and other written material from English to the te Reo Maori
  • read material from the source language and rewrite it in the required (target) language
  • check that the original meaning and feeling of the text is not lost
  • ensure that technical terms are correctly translated
  • apply an approach informed by tikanga and te reo Māori.

As this role requires expertise in Te Reo Māori and the translation of this, it is also essential for you to possess a te Reo Māori certification of competency in translation and interpretation or an equivalent recognised qualification.

 

What you’ll bring for success:

  • Minimum of three years’ experience in a kaupapa Māori role
  • Ability to write well
  • Fluency in te reo me ōna tikanga, and the English language
  • knowledge of New Zealand cultures and both English and Te Reo Māori written languages
  • accuracy, with an eye for detail
  • able to work efficiently under pressure
  • Strong knowledge of te reo me ōna tikanga Māori
  • Experience in tikanga Māori and te reo Māori in practice
  • Confident in culturally and disability inclusive approaches including tikanga Māori 
  • Eligibility to work in New Zealand – this includes holding a valid work visa that covers the whole period of employment
  • Availability to travel throughout New Zealand

 

It is desirable that you have all or some of the following:

  • Confidence in cultural practices and disability inclusive approaches
  • Show knowledge that is consistent with Te Tiriti o Waitangi
  • A demonstrated understanding of trauma informed approaches. 

 

How to apply:

Please submit your CV, application form, and a cover letter to recruitment@abuseincare.org.nz 

CLICK HERE  for a copy of the application form

 

Applications close: 11.59pm, Sunday 31 January 2021

 

For more information please contact Recruitment@abuseincare.org.nz

 

About us:

The Royal Commission of Inquiry into Historical Abuse in State Care and in the Care of Faith-based Institutions is investigating the abuse and neglect of children, young people and vulnerable adults who were in the care of state and faith-based institutions in New Zealand between 1950 and 1999 and will make recommendations aimed at stopping this happening in the future.

 

We welcome enquiries from all people, including Māori, Pacific People, LGBTIQA+ and disabled communities. Diversity is our legacy and our future and we value diversity in the workforce.

 

We’re passionate about creating an inclusive workplace that promotes and values diversity. We approach our work respectfully, learn quickly, and improve constantly. We support many types of flexible working arrangements that allow you to balance your life and your work.

 

We look for talented and unique people. Everyone is welcome - we are committed to the principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi, diversity in age, gender identity, race, sexual orientation, physical or mental ability, ethnicity, religious or ethical beliefs, political opinion or union affiliation and perspective. We want all employees to have access to equal employment opportunities, and are committed to make our environment accessible, including facilities, information and IT. We want our employees to feel empowered to share their experiences and ideas, and where everyone, from any background, can do their best work and who are encouraged to bring their whole selves to work.

 

We welcome applications from disabled people, including people with mental, psychological, or social disabilities, and make reasonable accommodations.

For more information on the Royal Commission please see our website www.abuseincare.org.nz

 

Opportunities like this are few and far between; will you join us?

Translator Position Description

Investigation Report Writer Fixed Term until 2023, Wellington or Auckland

Duration: Fixed Term until 2023
Hours: Full time
Location: Wellington / Auckland

 

Reporting to the Deputy Solicitor Assisting, you will form part of a multidisciplinary Investigation team to deliver investigation report/s that are informed by the breadth of the Inquiry’s work, which reach findings and present recommendations for change. 

This work will see you gaining extensive knowledge and understanding of the evidence and information gathered by the Inquiry, including by attending public hearings, roundtables, hui, wānanga and fono and being involved in the analysis of documentary evidence. It will also see you working across the Inquiry to ensure the reports encompass relevant information from investigations, private sessions, Treaty and community engagement activities, and research and policy work. 

As part of this role, you will:

 

  • Assist the Investigation Leads to plan, draft, review and deliver the investigation report/s, ensuring accuracy and consistency in report writing complying with the quality assurance process of the Inquiry.
  • Coordinate drafting by members of the investigation team/s, delegating specific writing tasks to other team members and incorporating their input as required.
  • Work closely as part of an investigation team and a team of report writers, sharing expertise, capacity, lessons learnt and collaborating on interdependencies across reports.
  • Apply an approach informed by tikanga and te reo Māori.

 

You’ll bring:

 

  • A university qualification in law, research, policy or a related degree, with relevant experience report writing, and analysis and synthesis of complex material across disciplines.
  • Strong proven experience in all aspects of communications including written, oral, interpersonal. and relationship management skills.
  • Teamwork in a collaborative environment.
  • An understanding and experience relevant to specific investigations, for example Te Tiriti experience.
  • Eligibility to work in New Zealand – this includes holding a valid work visa that covers the whole period of employment.
  • Availability to travel throughout New Zealand.

 

It is desirable that you have all or some of the following:

 

  • Confidence in cultural practices and disability-inclusive approaches.
  • Knowledge of Te Tiriti o Waitangi, its principles and their application.
  • A demonstrated understanding of trauma-informed approaches. 

 

This is a pivotal role, and opportunities like this are few and far between; will you join us?

 

How to apply:

  

Please submit your CV, application form, and a cover letter to recruitment@abuseincare.org.nz 

 

CLICK HERE  for a copy of the application form

 

Applications close: 11.59pm, Sunday 21 February 2021

 

For more information, or for assistance in applying, please contact Recruitment@abuseincare.org.nz

 

About us:

 

The Royal Commission of Inquiry into Historical Abuse in State Care and in the Care of Faith-based Institutions is investigating the abuse and neglect of children, young people and vulnerable adults who were in the care of state and faith-based institutions in New Zealand between 1950 and 1999 and will make recommendations aimed at stopping this happening in the future.

Your work life balance is important to us, and we offer flexible working arrangements. 

We welcome enquiries from all people, including Māori, Pacific People, LGBTIQA+ and disabled communities. Diversity is our legacy and our future and we value diversity in the workforce.

 

We’re passionate about creating an inclusive workplace that promotes and values diversity. We approach our work respectfully, learn quickly, and improve constantly. We support many types of flexible working arrangements that allow you to balance your life and your work.

 

We look for talented and unique people. Everyone is welcome - we are committed to the principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi, diversity in age, gender identity, race, sexual orientation, physical or mental ability, ethnicity, religious or ethical beliefs, political opinion or union affiliation and perspective. We want all employees to have access to equal employment opportunities, and are committed to make our environment accessible, including facilities, information and IT. We want our employees to feel empowered to share their experiences and ideas, and where everyone, from any background, can do their best work and who are encouraged to bring their whole selves to work.

 

We welcome applications from disabled people, including people with mental, psychological, or social disabilities, and make reasonable accommodations.

For more information on the Royal Commission please see our website www.abuseincare.org.nz

Investigation Report Writer

Head of Research and Policy, Fixed term until 2023, Wellington or Auckland

Hours: Full time
Location: Wellington or Auckland

 

Transforming the way, we, as a nation, care for children, young people and vulnerable adults in our communities.

 

About the role:

As the Head of Policy and Research, this is your opportunity to be part of the biggest Royal Commission New Zealand has ever seen. You will be responsible for leading the Research and Policy contribution, providing real insights to critical stakeholders and informing the changes that will benefit future generations in care.

Working in multi-disciplinary teams, you will be accountable for resourcing and delivery of work that meets the purpose and scope of the Terms of Reference, ensuring delivery for investigations and pan Inquiry workplans within pertaining frameworks, budget and timeframes.  

Your proven leadership experience will enable you to develop, interact and coach a team of high performing research and policy professionals and ensure high quality work is produced to meet the needs of the Inquiry. 

This will be an extremely rewarding role, with some exciting challenges along the way. In addition to your leadership experience, you will bring:

  • Significant Policy and Research experience, with exceptional knowledge of research methodologies and processes, and a strong understanding and experience across a range of public policy frameworks and initiatives
  • Significant experience engaging, and working with, a diverse range of stakeholders
  • Experience in tikanga Māori and te reo Māori in practice
  • Significant experience in senior roles in a complex organisations
  • Excellent leadership skills, including strong communication skills and issue resolution.
  • Availability to travel throughout New Zealand 

It is desirable that you have all or some of the following:

 

  • Confidence in cultural practices and disability inclusive approaches
  • Show knowledge that is consistent with Te Tiriti o Waitangi
  • A demonstrated understanding of trauma informed approaches. 

 

Opportunities like this are few and far between; will you join us?

 

How to apply:

 

Please submit your CV, application form, and a cover letter to recruitment@abuseincare.org.nz 

CLICK HERE  for a copy of the application form

 

Applications close: 11.59pm, Sunday 26 February 2021

 

For more information, or for assistance in applying, please contact Recruitment@abuseincare.org.nz

 

About us:

The Royal Commission of Inquiry into Historical Abuse in State Care and in the Care of Faith-based Institutions is investigating the abuse and neglect of children, young people and vulnerable adults who were in the care of state and faith-based institutions in New Zealand between 1950 and 1999 and will make recommendations aimed at stopping this happening in the future.

 

Your work life balance is important to us, and we offer flexible working arrangements.

 

We welcome enquiries from all people, including Māori, Pacific People, LGBTIQA+ and disabled communities. Diversity is our legacy and our future and we value diversity in the workforce.

 

We’re passionate about creating an inclusive workplace that promotes and values diversity. We approach our work respectfully, learn quickly, and improve constantly. We support many types of flexible working arrangements that allow you to balance your life and your work.

 

We look for talented and unique people. Everyone is welcome - we are committed to the principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi, diversity in age, gender identity, race, sexual orientation, physical or mental ability, ethnicity, religious or ethical beliefs, political opinion or union affiliation and perspective. We want all employees to have access to equal employment opportunities, and are committed to make our environment accessible, including facilities, information and IT. We want our employees to feel empowered to share their experiences and ideas, and where everyone, from any background, can do their best work and who are encouraged to bring their whole selves to work.

 

We welcome applications from disabled people, including people with mental, psychological, or social disabilities, and make reasonable accommodations.

For more information on the Royal Commission please see our website www.abuseincare.org.nz

 

 

Head of Research and Policy Position Description

Senior Solicitor / Legal Advisor, Fixed term until 2023, Wellington

Type: Fixed Term/Secondment until Jan 2023
Hours: Full time
Location: Wellington

 

This is an exciting and career enhancing opportunity to work in a team aiming to make a difference for future generations of New Zealanders. 

 

As a Senior Solicitor/Legal Advisor, you will provide specialist legal advice and support to the Royal Commission, as well as assisting with legal analysis and drafting, document management, conducting legal research, and assisting with training and support for other members of the Public Hearings and Investigations Team (including solicitors, investigators, counsel assisting and staff).

Of relevance to this role, is the ability to engage with Māori and / or Pacific communities.

 

Key Responsibilities:  

  • Provide high quality specialist legal advice and support to the Solicitor Assisting, and the Public Hearings and Investigations Team, as well as to the Commission and Commissioners as requested
  • Provide, or assist in providing, legal and evidential analysis of topics arising for the Royal Commission under its Terms of Reference
  • Conduct legal research and produce reliable and well-reasoned memoranda
  • Manage and analyse documents, information and Inquiries Act applications received during the inquiry
  • Work effectively with the Solicitor Assisting to provide training and support for other members of the Public Hearings and Investigations Team as well as Counsel Assisting the Inquiry and the wider staff of the Secretariat.

 

Experience Required

  • 5 years plus PQE
  • Ability to apply tikanga Māori and te reo Māori in practice
  • Demonstrated experience of engagement with Māori communities and or Pacific Communities
  • Eligibility to work in New Zealand – this includes holding a valid work visa that covers the whole period of employment
  • Legal drafting, research and analysis skills - Proven ability to draft legal opinions, documents and memoranda; excellent legal research and analytical skills with high attention to detail
  • Communication skills – Has excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Self-managing - Manages own time, and prioritises tasks effectively, based on the needs of the Royal Commission.
  • Teamwork - Works with Public Hearings & Investigations Team and wider Commission members to achieve common goals.
  • Resilience - Copes with stress and challenges, can quickly bounce back from adversity or challenges
  • Bachelor of Law Degree required (LLB)
  • Holds a current practising certificate from the New Zealand Law Society or has the ability to obtain a practising certificate quickly.

 

It is desirable that you have all or some of the following:

  • An understanding of, and ability to communicate in, Te Reo Māori
  • Demonstrated awareness of different kawa and tikanga in a variety of communities
  • Confidence in cultural practices and disability inclusive approaches
  • Show knowledge that is consistent with Te Tiriti o Waitangi
  • A demonstrated understanding of trauma informed approaches. 

 

How to apply:

 

Please submit your CV, application form, and a cover letter to recruitment@abuseincare.org.nz 

CLICK HERE  for a copy of the application form

Job description: To review the full job description, please click above

 

Applications close: 11:59pm, Sunday 28 February 2021

 

About us:

The Royal Commission of Inquiry into Historical Abuse in State Care and in the Care of Faith-based Institutions is investigating the abuse and neglect of children, young people and vulnerable adults who were in the care of state and faith-based institutions in New Zealand between 1950 and 1999 and will make recommendations aimed at stopping this happening in the future.

We welcome enquiries from all people, including Māori, Pacific People, LGBTIQA+ and disabled communities. Diversity is our legacy and our future, and we value diversity in the workforce.

We’re passionate about creating an inclusive workplace that promotes and values diversity. We approach our work respectfully, learn quickly, and improve constantly. We support many types of flexible working arrangements that allow you to balance your life and your work.

We welcome applications from disabled people, including people with mental, psychological, or social disabilities, and make reasonable accommodations.

We look for talented and unique people. Everyone is welcome - we are committed to the principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi, diversity in age, gender identity, race, sexual orientation, physical or mental ability, ethnicity, religious or ethical beliefs, political opinion or union affiliation and perspective. We want all employees to have access to equal employment opportunities, and are committed to make our environment accessible, including facilities, information and IT. We want our employees to feel empowered to share their experiences and ideas, and where everyone, from any background, can do their best work and who are encouraged to bring their whole selves to work. For more information on the Royal Commission please see our website www.abuseincare.org.nz

 Opportunities like this are few and far between; will you join us?

For more information please contact Recruitment@abuseincare.org.nz

Senior Solicitor Legal Advisor Position Description Feb 2021

Senior Support Specialist, Fixed Term until 2023, Wellington

Duration: Fixed Term until 2023
Hours: Full time
Location: Wellington

 

About the role:

This is your opportunity to work in a team aiming to make a difference for future generations of New Zealanders.  Your responsibilities will include using a trauma informed approach with survivors, whanau, advocates and other impacted parties to understand their individual circumstances and facilitate appropriate supports and services to meet those needs, capturing and recording information in a Case Management System and maintaining complete, accurate and up to date information throughout the process.

As a Senior Support Specialist, you will play a pivotal role within the Contact Centre team ensuring survivors, victims and other impacted parties are listened to and supported.  We offer extended phone hours for our survivors and you may be required to start earlier or finish later.

As a Senior member of this team, you will mentor and coach other members, and support the Manager, Contact and Support.

On any given day, you may hear stories about peoples experience in care that are challenging.  Your role will be to listen and provide support throughout the process of people giving their accounts.   You will manage the relationship with survivors ensuring they are supported and guided into the appropriate channel, as well as ensuring continuity of care.

What will you bring?

This role will allow you to utilise all your skills, whilst also giving you the opportunity developing new skills.  The environment is challenging and fast paced, so first and foremost you will need to be resilient, and possess the following skills, experience and attributes: 

  • Significant experience with Case Management Systems.
  • Experience of working within a Trauma Informed Framework.
  • Previous Case Management experience, preferably in a Health Service Environment.
  • A background in Social Work, Mental Health, or Counselling could be an advantage. 
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including conflict resolution, relationship management and the ability to positively influence others.   
  • Ability to deal with people from all walks of life.
  • Strong knowledge of te reo me ona tikanga Māori.
  • Experience in tikanga Māori and te reo Māori in practice.
  • Eligibility to work in New Zealand – this includes holding a valid work visa that covers the whole period of employment.

 

It is desirable that you have all or some of the following:

  • Confidence in cultural practices and disability inclusive approaches
  • Show knowledge that is consistent with Te Tiriti o Waitangi
  • A demonstrated understanding of trauma informed approaches. 

 

Opportunities like this are few and far between; will you join us?

 

How to apply:

 

Please submit your CV, application form, and a cover letter to recruitment@abuseincare.org.nz 

CLICK HERE  for a copy of the application form

 

Applications close: 11:59pm, Wednesday 03 March 2021

 

For more information, or for assistance in applying, please contact Recruitment@abuseincare.org.nz

 

About us:

The Royal Commission of Inquiry into Historical Abuse in State Care and in the Care of Faith-based Institutions is investigating the abuse and neglect of children, young people and vulnerable adults who were in the care of state and faith-based institutions in New Zealand between 1950 and 1999 and will make recommendations aimed at stopping this happening in the future.

 

We welcome enquiries from all people, including Māori, Pacific People, LGBTIQA+ and disabled communities. Diversity is our legacy and our future and we value diversity in the workforce.

 

We’re passionate about creating an inclusive workplace that promotes and values diversity. We approach our work respectfully, learn quickly, and improve constantly. We support many types of flexible working arrangements that allow you to balance your life and your work.

 

We look for talented and unique people. Everyone is welcome - we are committed to the principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi, diversity in age, gender identity, race, sexual orientation, physical or mental ability, ethnicity, religious or ethical beliefs, political opinion or union affiliation and perspective. We want all employees to have access to equal employment opportunities, and are committed to make our environment accessible, including facilities, information and IT. We want our employees to feel empowered to share their experiences and ideas, and where everyone, from any background, can do their best work and who are encouraged to bring their whole selves to work.

 

We welcome applications from disabled people, including people with mental, psychological, or social disabilities, and make reasonable accommodations.

For more information on the Royal Commission please see our website www.abuseincare.org.nz

Senior Support Specialist Position Description

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