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.

 

For an application form, please click here: Application Form

Senior Policy Advisor (Pacific Investigation focus), Fixed term to 2023, Wellington

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

 

  • Be part of the biggest Royal Commission New Zealand has ever seen
  • Contribute to our Pacific Investigation as well as our Inquiry-wide work programme
  • Bring your Pacific Peoples policy lens and engagement skills
  • Work alongside warm, engaged and passionate people who are committed to survivor voice
  • Secondment or Fixed Term to January 2023

 

The Royal Commission has an ambitious work programme across a wide range of sectors, and we need your knowledge and experience. Ensuring that the experiences, perspectives and needs of Pacific Peoples are well represented, and that our recommendations for change cater to Pacific Peoples’ needs is really important to us.

 

We are looking for Senior Policy Advisors to join our newly established Policy Team - this is an exciting opportunity to work in a team tasked with the provision of advice that will benefit future generations of New Zealanders. 

 

You will apply your knowledge and experience of complex policy analysis to a wide range of issues across several sectors to inform Commissioners’ recommendations.  You’ll be part of a collegial and supportive policy team and will be tasked with scoping, leading, and delivering large and complex pieces of policy work within a wider, multi-disciplinary, environment.

 

You will be one of two policy specialists working as part of our high functioning and multi-disciplinary Pacific Investigation Team. In addition, you’ll work on other Investigations and on Inquiry-wide initiatives.

 

As an experienced senior policy analyst, you will be well-versed in the machinery of government, and have had experience providing high quality policy advice within (and ideally across) several sectors. You’ll be a superb communicator, with well-developed influencing skills that will support you to work constructively and collaboratively with colleagues, key stakeholders, and others.

 

Furthermore, you’ll have:

  • well-developed problem-solving skills and analytical ability
  • great writing skills
  • experience working in Pacific Peoples policy
  • an appreciation of Te Reo and Tikanga
  • eligibility to work in New Zealand – including holding a 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
  • demonstratable knowledge/application of a Te Tiriti o Waitangi approach to policy work.

 

About the team:

Our policy team is currently being established and has an important role within the Commission – join us in providing advice on approaches to preventing and responding to abuse in care and the provision of redress.

 

Our work programme includes consideration of the:

  • adequacy of existing prevention, response and care frameworks, and
  • need for change to legislation, policy, rules, standards and practices.

 

About us:

The Royal Commission of Inquiry into Abuse in Care and Faith based Institutions was established in February 2018. The Inquiry is investigating the abuse and neglect of children, young people and vulnerable adults (such as disabled people) who were in the care of State and faith-based institutions in New Zealand between 1950 and 1999 and is examining ways to stop this from happening again.

 

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 be 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?

 

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, Tuesday 24 November 2020

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

Senior Policy Advisor Position Description RP

Planning and Support Lead - Fixed term to Jan 2023, Wellington

Fixed term to 2023

Wellington

Are you ready to make a difference?

This is an exciting opportunity for an energetic, self-starter that will draw on your exceptional organisational and people skills.

We are looking for a Planning and Support lead to join our Investigations Programme.

With your excellent relationship skills and the ability to work collaboratively within a diverse team, you will thrive in this fast-paced role, finding solutions for our unique organisation.

You will be facilitating planning for allocated investigations within our programme, adapting the approach as needed. You will use your experience to support Investigation Leads in developing and monitoring action plans for our investigations, ensuring that agreed timeframes are adhered to and that Investigation Leads are well supported.

As a key business partner for your Investigation Lead, you’ll enjoy rolling up your sleeves and bringing initiatives that help them deliver their investigations on time and to budget.  

We’re looking for someone who can demonstrate the following:

 

  • Excellent organisational skills;
  • An eye for detail and a flexible working attitude
  • An ability to form effective and trusted working relationships
  • Planning, scheduling and risk management experience
  • Excellent reporting skills
  • Familiarity with a range of project planning frameworks and tools
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills; and
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.

We offer:

  • a competitive salary
  • Access to corporate health fund discounts and a banking package with Westpac
  • We promote and support flexible working environments – you can work from the office and the home or the bach
  • Supportive team environment
  • Opportunity to work for a values based organisation
  • you'll love our energetic team culture.

About the Investigations:

The Royal Commission’s work has been divided in to a series of investigation topics that, when combined, will answer the Terms of Reference for the Commission.  Each investigation is made up of a multi-disciplinary team of lawyers, researchers and other specialists to address our terms of reference as they relate to the investigation topic.

 

How to Apply:

Please submit your Application Form, CV and cover letter via Recruitment@abuseincare.org.nz

For a copy of the application form, please click here

 

Applications close: 11.59pm, Sunday 22 November 2020

 

For any queries about this role, please refer to the position description or 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 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

Planning and Support Lead position description Sept 2020

Desktop Support, Fixed term until Jan 2023, Wellington

  • High profile, largest inquiry in New Zealand
  • Great team and culture
  • Supportive and professional environment

 

Type: Fixed Term for the life of the Commission (Until 2023)
Hours: Full time
Location: Wellington

 

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

 

We are looking for a self-motivated Desktop Support Technician to join our Wellington office. The ideal candidate will be able to hit the ground running, so this position would suit a self-starter who is ready for their next challenge.

You will be the point of contact for IT incidents within the organisation supporting both the Wellington and Auckland offices via phone or onsite.  Face to face customer support is required for such things as desk set up, desk moves, new starters and meeting room technology support.

You will report to the Chief Information Officer and work closely with other members of the team to support all end users.

 

Key responsibilities:

  • Liaise with DIA helpdesk and IT support to ensure issues are prioritised and dealt with in a timely manner
  • Diagnose and resolve technical hardware and software issues assigned to them
  • Analyse user problems and suggest how to prevent future problems
  • Update and repair equipment
  • Keep records of software and equipment
  • Respond to requests for technical assistance in person, via phone, or electronically in a timely manner
  • Research solutions using available information resources
  • Identify and effectively prioritise situations requiring urgent attention
  • Issue new devices to staff and assist with on-boarding
  • Support of iPhones, including remote management using Microsoft Intune
  • Some Office 365 Administration, including user account creation, management of access privileges understanding of conditional access policies, managing licenses and configuring services
  • End user support of video conferencing technologies
  • Applicants must be a NZ citizen or hold NZ permanent residency at the time of application.

 

We Can Offer:

  • Your work life balance is important to us, and we offer flexible working arrangements
  • We have a commitment to diversity
  • Access to corporate health fund discounts and a banking package with Westpac
  • Opportunity to work with passionate and a supportive team

 

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 22 November 2020

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

 

Desktop Support Position Description Nov 2020

Senior Policy Advisor, Fixed term until 2023, Wellington (Maori Investigation Focus)

Duration: Fixed Term until 2023 (or Secondment opportunity)
Hours: Full time
Location: Wellington

 

  • Be part of the biggest Royal Commission New Zealand has ever seen
  • Contribute to our Māori Investigation as well as our Inquiry-wide work programme

 

                                                                                                   KIA HIWA RA!

 

The Royal Commission has an ambitious work programme across a wide range of sectors, and we need your knowledge and experience. We are looking for Senior Policy Advisors to join our newly established Policy Team – help us make a difference.

 

Ensuring that the experiences, perspectives and needs of Māori are well represented and reflected in our mahi and recommendations for change is really important to us. Join us in providing advice on approaches to preventing and responding to abuse in care and the provision of redress.

 

What you’ll do:

 

This is an exciting opportunity to work in a team tasked with the provision of advice that will benefit future generations of New Zealanders. 

 

You will apply your knowledge and experience of complex policy analysis to a wide range of issues across several sectors to inform Commissioners’ recommendations.  You’ll be part of a collegial and supportive policy team and will be tasked with scoping, leading, and delivering large and complex pieces of policy work within a wider, multi-disciplinary, environment.

 

You will be one of two policy specialists working as part of our high functioning and multi-disciplinary Māori Investigation Team. You’ll also work on other Investigations and on Inquiry-wide initiatives.

 

Our work programme includes consideration of the:

 

  • adequacy of existing prevention, response and care frameworks, and
  • need for change to legislation, policy, rules, standards and practices.

 

You’ll be:

  • an experienced policy analyst, well-versed in the machinery of government, and have had experience providing high quality policy advice within (and ideally across) several sectors
  • a superb communicator, with well-developed influencing skills that will support you to work constructively and collaboratively with colleagues, key stakeholders, and others.

You'll bring:

  • well-developed problem-solving skills and analytical ability
  • great writing skills
  • A strong knowledge and application of Te Tiriti o Waitangi in a policy setting, and strong understanding of te reo me ona tikanga Māori would be an advantage
  • eligibility to work in New Zealand – including holding a work visa that covers the whole period of employment.

 

It is also desirable that you have confidence in cultural practices and disability inclusive 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, Tuesday 24 November 2020

 

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

 

About us:

The Royal Commission of Inquiry into Abuse in Care and Faith based Institutions is investigating the abuse and neglect of children, young people and vulnerable adults (such as disabled people) who were in the care of State and faith-based institutions in New Zealand between 1950 and 1999 and is examining ways to stop this from happening again.

 

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 be encouraged to bring their whole selves to work. For more information on the Royal Commission please see our website www.abuseincare.org.nz

Senior Policy Advisor Position Description RP

Wellbeing Manager, Fixed term until 2023, Wellington or Auckland location

  • High profile, largest inquiry in New Zealand
  • Great team and culture
  • Supportive and professional environment

 

Type: Fixed Term for the life of the Commission (Until 2023)
Hours: Full time
Location: Wellington or Auckland

 

Together we can transform the way, we, as a nation, care for children, young people and vulnerable adults in our communities. How? It’s our people. We’re more than average people, and we’re not all the same. Not only do we welcome diversity, we thrive on it – join us and you can make a difference too.

Reporting to the Head of Survivor Accounts, this is a significant leadership role which will see you providing leadership, support, problem-solving, advice and crisis management strategies that enable the Commission to deliver best practice wellbeing support plans for our survivors. You will lead a small team of wellbeing advisors based in Wellington and Auckland, who provide and facilitate wellbeing support to survivors engaging with the Royal Commission, and you will establish and maintain positive relationships with our external wellbeing providers and stakeholders.

To be successful in this position, you’ll:

  • Have proven people leadership experience in a clinical environment in either healthcare or social agencies
  • A clinical psychology or similar background
  • Have extensive experience in dealing with survivors of trauma and a strong background and understanding of a trauma informed approach
  • Bring a proven history of conducting mental health screening and assessment; and providing short-term support, including crisis support to people who have experienced trauma
  • Be resilient and adaptable in the face of changing needs and requirements.
  • Champion best practice Wellbeing management
  • Demonstrate your understanding and experience in working in accordance with the Te Tiriti o Waitangi and its principles
  • Have a track record of providing advice, training and support to enhance wellbeing that keeps survivors at the centre of everything we do
  • Be an excellent communicator and builder of relationships within your own team and across the Commission and with external service providers and stakeholders.
  • Balance your operational knowledge and familiarity with how technology can enhance implementation and enable reporting and measurement of initiatives
  • Have a strong respect for developing, maintaining and improving processes and systems that enable the delivery of wellbeing support and initiatives within the Wellbeing portfolio.

 

We Can Offer:

  • Your work life balance is important to us, and we offer flexible working arrangements
  • We have a commitment to diversity
  • Access to corporate health fund discounts and a banking package with Westpac
  • Opportunity to work with passionate and a supportive team

 

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 29 November 2020

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

Wellbeing Manager Position Description

Senior Communications Advisor (Digital Channels)

Fixed term to 2023

Full-time

Wellington

Are you an experienced Senior Communications Advisor keen to contribute to a positive piece of work for Aotearoa / New Zealand?

The Abuse in Care Royal Commission of Inquiry is looking for a Senior Communications Advisor, Digital, to provide expert communication services in support of the Inquiry's work, communicate directly with the Inquiry's stakeholders and advise on communications.

This is an interesting and diverse role with plenty of variation developing and implementing digital management plan and digital channel frameworks for the unique audiences and stakeholders of the Royal Commission.

This is an opportunity to:

  • be part of a high performing Communications Team that helps the Royal Commission to communicate what it does, and to engage audiences and stakeholders as its work proceeds
  • support the Communications Manager to provide strategic, proactive and timely digital communications advice to support the Inquiry's Terms of Reference and work programme
  • support the organisation and senior leaders with their digital communication needs
  • be responsible for specific digital communications deliverables.

You will ideally need at least five years' experience, be adaptable and resilient and confident working in a complex environment with generalist digital communications skills.  

You will have the ability to undertake video editing as this is a core part of the role and be considerably skilled and experienced in providing website technical support and developing content and layout for a range of digital channels. It is essential that you are agile and confident working in a fast moving and dynamic environment.

The capability to develop good relationships in a complex environment is highly desirable.

It is also 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. 

 

To apply:

Please include a cover letter and CV with your application to recruitment@abuseincare.org.nz

For a copy of the application form, please click here

For more information on the Royal Commission please see our website or contact recruitment@abuseincare.org.nz

 

Applications close: 11.59pm Thursday 26 November 2020

 

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?

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