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 [DOCX, 282 KB]

Current vacancies

Senior Engagement Advisors

2 x 2-year fixed term roles

Full Time (Flexibility for part time role can be considered)

Auckland

 

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

 

This is a fantastic opportunity to join our national Community Engagement team, aiming to make a difference for future generations of New Zealanders. Our Community Engagement team works with community organisations, groups and networks to let them know who we are, what we are doing and how to engage with the Royal Commission of Inquiry into Abuse in Care. While we focus on key groups such as Pasefika, disabled peoples, Deaf, LGBTIQA+ and mental health, the team also engages with mainstream and wider community groups and organisations.

We are looking for people who are talented in many ways and can influence and inspire those around them. We are after people who embody the values of our organisation and want to deliver for the communities we work so hard for.

As a Senior Engagement Advisor, you will also bring your mana, strategic engagement prowess and already-established connections and add to our team’s capability and growing relationships with community organisations, groups, networks and influencers.

You will reach out to various communities including Pasefika, disabled peoples, senior citizens, LGBTIQA+ and mental health to support their engagement and participation with our work. A key part of the role is supporting the team’s work programme and strategy in raising awareness and understanding of the work of the Inquiry, providing advice and identifying opportunities to disseminate information and establish supportive relationships.

We value and have a commitment to diversity and inclusion. We are also committed to providing a healthy and safe work environment where the wellbeing of our people is key to our success and we all can have a sense of belonging within the organisation.

 

What will you bring?

 

This is going to be an extremely rewarding role, but there will be challenges along the way. First and foremost, you will need to be resilient, and possess the following skills, experience and attributes:

  • Deep understanding of human rights framework, diversity and inclusion, disabled inclusive approaches, strategic engagement and community development practices.
  • An appreciation for Te Ao Māori, Te Tiriti o Waitangi obligations and achieving results with Māori.
  • Proven ability to effectively navigate complex and sensitive relationships, to engage others and lead with influence.
  • Proven ability to deliver results, think systematically, and anticipate future consequensces and trends with proactive solutions put in place.
  • Experience with trauma-informed approaches.
  • Significant experience working with Pasefika, disabled peoples, LGBTIQ+, senior citizens or mental health community sectors.
  • Excellent analytical, communication and writing skills.
  • Availability to travel throughout New Zealand when required.

 

About us:

The Royal Commission of Inquiry into Abuse in Care was established in February 2018. Over the next four years, the Inquiry will investigate 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 examine ways to stop further abuse.

The Royal Commission is committed to the principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi.

You will be joining a high performing and cohesive team, where your hard work ethic and ability to have fun, will fit in well. We are well connected, survivor focussed, and results driven.

 

Opportunities like this are few and far between, will you join us on our mission?

 

To apply:

Please include your cv, cover letter and application form with your application.

 

Applications close: 29 January 2020

For further information please email Recruitment@abuseincare.org.nz

For a copy of the position description, please click here

Application Form

Investigators

Type: Fixed Term (Until 2023)
Hours: Full time
Location: Wellington and Auckland

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

About the role:

The role of Investigator is a pivotal and challenging one. You will be responsible for completing investigations into a range of issues, working in multi-disciplinary teams with lawyers, researchers, and policy analysts to gather and analyse information, and prepare evidence for public hearings.

As an experienced investigator, you will be resilient and model high standards of ethics. In addition:

What you’ll bring for success:

  • Investigation experience, preferably within a law enforcement environment
  • Experience working in high performing teams
  • Demonstrated experience in investigative interviewing including interviewing survivors of abuse
  • Experience gathering, analysing and presenting information and the ability to apply critical thinking to complex and varied information
  • Robust communication skills – both written and verbal
  • Confident in culturally and disability inclusive approaches including tikanga Māori 
  • Availability to travel throughout New Zealand 

Your work life balance is important to us, and we offer flexible working arrangements.  We have a commitment to diversity.  We believe that no one should be discriminated against because of their differences. We aim to ensure that each and every one of our people has a sense of belonging within our organisation.   

About us:

The Royal Commission of Inquiry into Abuse in Care was established in February 2018. Over the next three years, the Inquiry will investigate 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 examine ways to stop further abuse.

The Royal Commission is committed to the principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi and the Māori Partnership team bring a kaupapa, tikanga and te reo Māori focus to the development of the Inquiry work programme.

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

 

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

 

Applications close: 28 January 2020

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

Investigator Position Description

Office Manager - Central Auckland

Full Time,

Fixed term to 2023

Central Auckland location

 

The Office Manager is responsible for the for the day to day delivery and streamlining of office functions in our brand-new Central Auckland office.

 

About the role:

The Office Manager is responsible for supporting our multi-disciplinary teams to provide overall management of the administration, vendors and supplies to keep the office functioning smoothly. You will be our key point of contact and be working with our national office managing procedures such as inductions, training, business development, Health and Safety.

 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Manage the office on a day to day basis
  • Maintain company documentation and develop processes
  • Diary management, organising events, booking travel and accommodation
  • Liaise with administrative, technical and management staff, facilities contractors and building managers
  • Management of the floor and the Health & Safety Programme
  • Manage office supplies, stationery, facility management and assist with IT related issues

 

Key Requirements:

  • Self-motivated and a team player with a ‘can do’ attitude
  • Strong communication, influencing and interpersonal skills
  • Highly organised and detail oriented
  • The ability to manage and prioritise multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Strong Microsoft office skills (Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, Excel)
  • Qualifications in business administration or management desirable.

 

About us:

Abuse in Care Royal Commission of Inquiry (the Commission) was established in February 2018. Over the next four years, the Inquiry will investigate 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 examine ways to stop further abuse.

The Commission is committed to the principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi and the Māori Partnerships team bring a kaupapa, tikanga and te reo Māori focus to the development of the Inquiry work programme.

 

Why us:

This is a fantastic opportunity to join the team in this newly designed office. This is a new position which will enable the successful candidate to shape and mould the role according to business needs.

 

Your work life balance is important to us, and we offer flexible working arrangements.  We have a commitment to diversity.  We believe that no one should be discriminated against because of their differences. We aim to ensure that each and every one of our people has a sense of belonging within our organisation.   

 

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

 

How to apply:

 

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

For a copy of the application form, please click here

 

Applications close: Sunday 02 February 2020

 

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

Please see the position description for more information on the role.

Office Manager Position Description

Media Adviser – Fixed term for the duration of the Inquiry (Until 2023)

Auckland

Full time

 

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

Are you an experienced Media Advisor with a passion for pitching stories that matter? Do you have the resilience and compassion to work with people who have experienced trauma to share their experiences?

The Abuse in Care Royal Commission of Inquiry is looking for a Media Adviser to support the Royal Commission to engage media to tell the stories of people who were abused in the care of the state or faith-based institutions. Working with the Media Manager, the Media Adviser will play an integral role in supporting survivors to work with trusted journalists to enhance the public's understanding of the abuse that occurred between 1950-99 and the impact it had on tens of thousands of New Zealanders.

 

This is an opportunity to:

  • use your experience assessing and mitigating media risk to protect and enhance the Royal Commission's reputation
  • harness your media connections to garner interest in historical abuse
  • use your ability to think strategically and act calmly under pressure
  • work in a team aiming to make a difference for future generations of New Zealanders. 

 

This is a rewarding role for the right person.

 

About us:

The Abuse in Care Royal Commission of Inquiry is about people, in particular children, young people and vulnerable adults, and their experiences of historical abuse and neglect in State care and in the care of faith-based institutions.  Over the next four years, the Commission will listen to stories about the experiences of people in care and examine ways to stop further abuse.  

Our vision:

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

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: 05 February 2020

 

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

Media Advisor Position Description

Evidence Manager (Fixed term to 2023)

  • We promote Flexible working
  • High profile, largest inquiry in New Zealand
  • Great team, great culture, supportive and professional environment

About us:

The Royal Commission of Inquiry into Historical Abuse in State Care and in the Care of Faith-based Institutions to investigate 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 examine ways to stop further abuse.

We are a passionate group who are genuinely committed to transforming the way we, as a nation, care for children, young people and vulnerable adults in our communities. We believe in transparency and fairness in everything we do and are striving for excellence.

About the Role:

The Evidence Manager is responsible for ensuring that the Commission’s e-discovery system (Relativity) meets the needs of the Commission from both operational ICT and functional evidence management perspectives.

Working collaboratively with our Legal and Investigations team, you will define and determine functionality and then deliver.  To do this successfully, you will work closely with the CIO to ensure these critical operational requirements are met. You will also oversee the use of the system by the Legal and Investigations Team, including the information and evidence management, review and analysis. 

This is a fast-paced environment and you’ll have challenges along the way. Your proven ability to navigate through potential risks and adapt with change will ensure you have what it takes to succeed.

We’re looking for:

  • Stellar Communication and stakeholder engagement skills
  • Inimitable Relationship management experience
  • Exposure working in a project-based environment
  • At least three years’ experience in a Product Management role, including vendor management experience;
  • Familiarity working alongside legal professionals;
  • Experience in supporting evidence, hearings management and e-discovery systems in the New Zealand environment preferred;
  • Experience designing and delivering training and developing training resources an advantage
  • You must be a New Zealand Citizen or have the right to work in New Zealand for this period.

It is critical for the Royal Commission to collaborate with members of the Maori Engagement team to bring kaupapa, tikanga and te reo Māori approaches to development of the Royal Commission work programme and ensure that the principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi are applied.

 

Why Should You Apply?

 

  • Work life balance is important to us. We offer flexible options for working arrangements
  • Take advantage of Government employee banking discounts and discounted Health insurance
  • We employ people from a diverse range of backgrounds and life experiences – you’ll be amongst amazing and talented people who are supportive and collaborative
  • A great manager and team – we work hard but know how to have a laugh too.

 

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

 

How to apply:

Please submit your CV, application form, and a cover letter outlining why you are suitable for this role to recruitment@abuseincare.org.nz

For a copy of the application form, please click here

 

Applications close: 5.00pm, Sunday 09th February 2020

 

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

Evidence Manager position description

Senior Governance Advisor

Fixed term (2023)

Wellington or Auckland location

 

The Senior Governance Advisor will support the General Manager Strategy and Assurance in leading and developing the Royal Commission’s governance system.

You will oversee critical Commission-wide mechanisms, such as conflict of interest management and administration and Memoranda of Understanding with external agencies and other bodies, and administration of key Commission policies. The role also provides back-up secretariat services including implementation of meeting processes and procedures, minute-taking and planning of the forward agenda.     

Your strengths in building and maintaining strong and effective working relationships will be evident and you will be able to demonstrate how you have achieved results through being tactful, working collaboratively, and exercising sound judgement.

 

Key Requirements:

  • Minimum of three years’ experience in a governance role
  • Strong communication, influencing and interpersonal skills
  • Ideally you will have previously provided secretariat support to a senior executive team or an advisory or statutory body
  • Proven experience in process/system improvement and conflict of interest advice
  • Relevant tertiary qualification desirable
  • Must be eligible to work in NZ with appropriate immigration visa

 

For the right candidate, there is options to be located in either our New Market, Auckland or Central Wellington office.

Your work life balance is important to us, and we offer flexible working arrangements.  We have a commitment to diversity.  We believe that no one should be discriminated against because of their differences. We aim to ensure that each and every one of our people has a sense of belonging within our organisation.   

 

About us:

Abuse in Care Royal Commission of Inquiry (the Commission) was established in February 2018. Over the next four years, the Inquiry will investigate 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 examine ways to stop further abuse.

The Commission is committed to the principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi and the Māori Partnerships team bring a kaupapa, tikanga and te reo Māori focus to the development of the Inquiry work programme.

 

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

 

How to apply:

Please submit your CV, application form, and a cover letter outlining why you are right for this role and your preferred location to recruitment@abuseincare.org.nz

For a copy of the application form, click here

 

Applications close: 11.59pm, Thursday 06 February 2020

 

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

Senior Governance Advisor Position Description

Product Owner

FIXED TERM for the life of the Commission – through to 2023
WELLINGTON OR AUCKLAND

 

  • High profile, largest inquiry in New Zealand
  • Opportunity to deliver for all New Zealanders
  • Great team, great culture, supportive and professional environment

 

We're looking for an experienced Product Owner to lead operational vendor management. 

 

You will have successfully delivered, supported and enhanced software products, and will have operational responsibility and technical management for the product/s under your ownership. You will work with vendors and stakeholders to ensure the product/s meet business requirements and deliver optimal performance.    

 

There will be variety of products to work with, and we need someone to help us take full advantage of the products available to support business delivery across the Commission’s work programme. This will include development/enhancement of products currently in use, implementation of new services, change management, advice and training and general technical support for the full product range. 

 

About You:

 

You’ll be confident managing system capabilities across various channels and can lead a product roadmap while balancing the needs of multiple stakeholders. You'll be an innovative thinker who challenges the status quo and works collaboratively to deliver business solutions that meet business requirements.  You'll enjoy working with smart, talented people, with a shared passion for supporting a challenging programme of work. In addition, you’ll bring:

 

  • 3+ years' relevant work experience as a Product Owner
  • Highly desirable is an In-depth knowledge of the Microsoft product suite and Nvivo
  • Experience in developing and supporting fit for purpose solutions, including assuring that solutions meet accessibility requirements for all users
  • Experience working in small, focused teams in both operational and project environments
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Strong interpersonal communication and management skills
  • Experience writing technical and functional specifications
  • Some travel around NZ may be required.

 

About the Team:

 

Reporting to the CIO, you will work within the team responsible for providing information and data management, operational ICT management and support to Commissioners and across the Commission.  We are a small, inclusive team of professionals, where your expertise is trusted, and you will be given room to operate. We operate in a fast-paced environment that will both stretch and reward you.   

 

About Us:

 

The Royal Commission of Inquiry into Abuse in Care was established in February 2018. The Inquiry will investigate 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 examine ways to stop further abuse.

 

The Royal Commission is committed to the principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi and the Māori Partnership team bring a kaupapa, tikanga and te reo Māori focus to the development of the Inquiry work programme

 

We offer a competitive salary and you'll love our energetic team culture. We promote, and support flexibility.

 

How to Apply:

Please submit your Application Form, CV and cover letter, outlining why you have what it takes to be successful in this role, and your preference of Auckland or Wellington location to Recruitment@abuseincare.org.nz

For a copy of the application form, please click here

For any queries about this role, please contact Recruitment@abuseincare.org.nz

 

Applications close: Thursday 06 February 2020

Product Owner Position Description

Manager Risk and Assurance

Full time, Fixed Term for the Duration of the Commission (Until 2023)

Location: Wellington

 

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

 

About the Opportunity:

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

This is a key role in the Strategy & Assurance team.  It is the primary point of co-ordination and assessment across the Royal Commission’s strategic and operational risk and internal control environment, including physical and personal security.  Leading a small team, the appointee will be responsible for providing enterprise-wide risk and assurance services across the Royal Commission.

To be effective in this important position, you will have relevant leadership and specialist risk and/or auditing qualifications, including a minimum of five years’ experience working within risk and assurance roles, ideally in the public sector. Relationship management experience at a senior management level is key, and you will have proven experience in applying your strategic thinking to the development of a comprehensive risk-based assurance programmes.

 

About us:

The Royal Commission of Inquiry into Abuse in Care was established in February 2018. Until the Duration, the Inquiry will investigate 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 examine ways to stop further abuse.

The Royal Commission is committed to the principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi and the Treaty Engagement team bring a kaupapa, tikanga and te reo Māori focus to the development of the Inquiry work programme.

If you'd like to bring your skills to a rewarding role within an organisation committed to transforming the way we, as a nation, care for children, young people and vulnerable adults in our communities, we'd love to hear from you.

 

Are you ready to make a difference?

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

 

How to apply:

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

For a copy of the application form, click here

For a copy of the position description, click here

 

Applications close: Wednesday 12 February 2020

 

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

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