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, LGBTTIQA+ 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, 489 KB]

Vacancies

Senior Graphic Designer

  • Fixed term or secondment opportunity until January 2023 with potential for extension
  • Salary range of $80,000 to $120,000
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Wellington based

Our values are:

Aroha, Transparency, Fairness and Balance, Independence and Determination.

We are currently seeking a Senior Graphic Designer to join our Communications Team to provide expert graphic design guidance, advice and creation to the Royal, flexibly providing services across the Inquiry.

This is your opportunity to be part of an organisation that is passionate about making a difference. Our vision is to transform the way we, as a nation, care for children, young people and vulnerable adults in state and faith-based care.

As a Senior Graphic Designer, you will be responsible for:

  • Providing digital and print design expertise to clients and stakeholders for marketing and communications material.
  • Conceptualising, planning, design and producing print, online and multimedia outputs, for more complex projects, consistent with Royal Commission branding and design standards.
  • Production of all Inquiry reports.

Skills and experiences:

Some key skills and experience we are looking for include (but not limited to):

  • Five to ten years of experience as a professional designer with demonstrated typesetting and graphic design skills and a strong portfolio.
  • Ability to work under pressure, prioritise and manage conflicting deadlines across multiple projects.
  • Experience in working with senior stakeholders and delivering high quality, on brief design outputs.
  • Experience in working with professional external suppliers.
  • Knowledge of design and specialist software (Adobe Creative Suite).
  • Able to incorporate tikanga Māori into design elements.
  • Strong digital media skills.
  • Resilience, emotional strength, a calm demeanour and the ability to motivate others.

About us:

The Inquiry is investigating the abuse and neglect of people in state and faith-based institutions between 1950 and 1999. We will make recommendations to the government aimed at stopping this happening in the future.

 

We celebrate and value diversity of thought, experience and skills in our workplace. We welcome enquiries from all people, including all ethnicities (Māori, Pacific People and ethnic communities), LGBTQIA+ and disabled communities.

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

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

Your work life balance is important to us, and we offer flexible working arrangements. We approach our work respectfully, learning quickly and improving constantly.

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

How to apply:

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

Please specify which role you are applying for in your cover letter.

CLICK HERE  for a copy of the application form

Applications close: 11:59pm, Sunday 17 October

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

Senior Graphic Designer Position Description

Desktop Support Technician (six months fixed term opportunity)

  • Six-month fixed term opportunity
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Wellington or Auckland based

Our values are:

Aroha, Transparency, Fairness and Balance Independence and Determination.

The Abuse in Care Royal Commission of Inquiry places Survivors at the heart of its mahi. 

The Commission has recently re-aligned its organisational structure to ensure it can deliver its large work programme leading towards delivering our final report to the Governor-General in June 2023.  As a result of this restructure, there are a number of new employment opportunities that have been created across the organisation.

We are currently seeking a Desktop Support Technician to join our organisation on a six-month fixed term basis to be responsible for providing desktop support services to the Royal Commission. You will be the point of contact for IT incidents within the organisation and provide support for incidents reported 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.

This is your opportunity to part of an organisation that is passionate about making a difference.  Our vision is to transform the way we, as a nation, care for children, young people and vulnerable adults in State and faith-based care.

As the Desktop Support Technician, some key areas of responsibility include:

  • Liaising with the helpdesk and IT support to ensure issues are prioritised and dealt with in a timely manner.
  • Identify and solve computer software and hardware problems.
  • Respond to requests for technical assistance in person, via phone, or electronically in a timely manner.
  • Research solutions using available information resources.
  • Diagnose and resolve technical hardware and software issues assigned to you.
  • Support iPhones, including remote management using Microsoft Intune.

Skills and experiences:

The key skills and experience we are looking for include (but not limited to):

  • Previous experience in a Helpdesk or desktop support role.
  • Customer relationship skills.
  • Focus on continuous improvement.
  • Confidence in cultural and disability approaches including tikanga Māori.
  • Solid problem-solving skills.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills.

About us:

The Royal Commission is investigating the abuse and neglect of people in State and faith-based institutions between 1950 and 1999. We will make recommendations to the Governor-General in 2023 on how New Zealand can better care for children, young people and vulnerable adults.

We celebrate and value diversity of thought, experience and skills in our workplace. We welcome enquiries from all people, including all ethnicities (Māori, Pacific People and ethnic communities), LGBTQIA+ and disabled communities.

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

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

Your work life balance is important to us, and we offer flexible working arrangements. We approach our work respectfully, learning quickly and improving constantly.

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

How to apply:

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

Please specify which role you are applying for in your cover letter.

CLICK HERE for an application form. 

Applications close: 11:59pm Wednesday 3 November 2021

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

Desktop Support Technician Position Description

Chief Advisor - Disabilities

  • Fixed term or secondment opportunity until January 2023 with potential for extension
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Wellington or Auckland based
  • Role sharing opportunities considered

Our values are:

Aroha, Transparency, Fairness and Balance Independence and Determination.

The Abuse in Care Royal Commission of Inquiry places Survivors at the heart of its mahi. 

The Commission has recently re-aligned its organisational structure to ensure it can deliver its large work programme leading towards delivering our final report to the Governor-General in June 2023.  As a result of this restructure, there are a number of new employment opportunities that have been created across the organisation.

We are currently seeking a Chief Advisor - Disabilities to join our organisation to bring the experiences and strategic views of Aotearoa New Zealand’s disability sector to the work of the Commission.

The role involves providing advice to the Commission’s Executive Leadership Team and Commissioners about historical learning, current challenges and emerging trends in the disability sector as they relate to the work of the Commission. The Chief Advisor may wish to recommend changes to support the Commission in achieving its Terms of Reference. Disabled people include everybody with specific rights under the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. This includes people with physical, sensory, deaf, people who have experienced psychiatric care, intellectual (learning) and neuro-diverse impairments.

This is your opportunity to be part of an organisation that is passionate about making a difference.  Our vision is to transform the way we, as a nation, care for children, young people and vulnerable adults in State and faith-based care.

As the Chief Advisor - Disabilities, some key areas of responsibility include:

  • Work with the Commissioners and the Executive Leadership Team to ensure an understanding of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) Articles and disability rights issues relevant to this Inquiry.
  • Work with the other Chief Advisors (Māori, Pacific) to provide strategic advice to the Executive Director and Commissioners on areas that could be investigated and form draft recommendations to support fulfillment of the Terms of Reference.
  • Advise and assist Associate Executive Directors to align strategic and operating plans with the needs of people with disabilities to enable their full participation.
  • Work with the other Chief Advisor (Māori, Pacific) to ensure intersectional needs and perspectives (including those of tangata whaikaha and tangata whaiora) are addressed.
  • Identify and engage key disability community leaders and influencers in the vision and work of the Commission.
  • Thorough engagement with disability community sector leaders and organisations, encourage the participation of people with disabilities in the Commission’s mahi and programme.

Skills and experiences:

The key skills and experience we are looking for include (but not limited to):

  • Knowledge of the role of the public service, the machinery of government and the independent role of a Royal Commission.
  • A strong awareness of, and ability to connect and build relationships with, leaders and influencers from the disability rights organisations, disability support service providers and mental health sector organisations.
  • An ability to establish confidence and trust in the Commission and its mahi among the disability sector and disability communities.
  • Capable in all aspects of communications, including communications accessible to people with disabilities. New Zealand sign language capability is an advantage.
  • Confidence in cultural and disability approaches including tikanga Māori.
  • Experience working at an excecutive level within large government departments involved in the disability sector, or senior government engagement.
  • An awareness of intersectionality disadvantages and effective mitigations.
  • Excellent analytical skills.

About us:

The Royal Commission is investigating the abuse and neglect of people in State and faith-based institutions between 1950 and 1999. We will make recommendations to the Governor-General in 2023 on how New Zealand can better care for children, young people and vulnerable adults.

We celebrate and value diversity of thought, experience and skills in our workplace. We welcome enquiries from all people, including all ethnicities (Māori, Pacific People and ethnic communities), LGBTQIA+ and disabled communities.

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

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

Your work life balance is important to us, and we offer flexible working arrangements. We approach our work respectfully, learning quickly and improving constantly.

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

How to apply:

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

Please specify which role you are applying for in your cover letter.

CLICK HERE for an application form.

Applications close: 11:59pm Thursday 28 October 2021.

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

Chief Advisor - Disabilities Position Description

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