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]

Accounts Administrator - Full Time, Fixed Term – 2023, Wellington

Do you have demonstrated experience in routine financial processing and administration processes? We are looking for an Accounts Administrator to join us.

This is a varied role that would suit someone who is multi-skilled.  On any given day you could be setting up purchase orders, arranging payments, reporting on the monthly financial activity, or arranging provisioning for new starters.  You will be someone who relishes in a busy environment and is not afraid to lend a hand to anything.  

You will provide effective administration support processing invoices and ensuring all payments are made within agreed timeframes and the processes run smoothly for the team.

You will have the opportunity to add to existing processing for both Finance and contributing business units. As the main point of contact, you will form effective working relationships with all areas of the business and external vendors; and be the go-to for any outstanding items, ensuring they are raised with appropriate stakeholders on a regular basis to enable efficient resolution.

This role will see you take ownership of creating well-supported payment and purchasing processes that has effective checks and controls ensuring the efficient processing of invoices and orders.


What will you bring?

  • Strong communication skills, written and oral.
  • The ability to work as part of a high performing team.
  • Experience in procurement, finance and reporting.
  • Experience in ensuring data is up to date with accurate information following the procurement rules around new vendor set up.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Good understanding of financial reporting.

The ability to work under pressure and with little supervision to meet deadlines, set priorities and meet the requirements of management.

We offer a competitive salary and you'll love our energetic team culture. We promote, and support flexibility. For more information please see our website.

This is a fast-paced role that will get you finding solutions for our unique organisation, and an exciting opportunity for an energetic, self-starter. Will you join us on our journey? 

How to Apply:

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

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

 

Applications close: Wednesday 19 February 2020

 

Accounts Administrator position description

Planning and Support Lead , Fixed term 18 months

Wellington or Auckland Locations available

 

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

 

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 led by an assigned Counsel Assist who leads a multi-disciplinary team of lawyers, researchers and other specialists to address our terms of reference as they relate to the investigation topic.

 

As part of these teams, we are recruiting Planning and Support Leads to support the Counsel Assist responsible for each investigation.  Reporting to the Programme Lead, this position requires a highly organised and experienced project planner who is familiar with a range of project planning frameworks and tools.  You will use your experience to support Counsel Assist in formulating project plans, setting and monitoring project budgets and ensuring that timeframes are adhered to.  This is a critical role and requires strong relationship skills and the ability to work collaboratively within a diverse team.

 

You’ll bring:

  • A desire to see the Commission’s investigations succeed;
  • An eye for detail and a flexible working attitude;
  • An ability to form effective working relationships;
  • Planning, scheduling and risk management experience;
  • Excellent reporting skills;
  • Financial and budgeting experience;
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills; and
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.

We offer a competitive salary and you'll love our energetic team culture. We promote, and support flexibility. For more information please see our website.

 

This is a fast-paced role that will get you finding solutions for our unique organisation, and an exciting opportunity for an energetic, self-starter. Will you join us on our journey? 

 

About us:

The Royal Commission of Inquiry into Abuse in State Care and Faith-based institutions 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 three years, the Commission will listen to stories about the experiences of people in care and examine ways to stop further abuse. 

 

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

 

For any queries about this role, please refer to the position description or contact Recruitment@abuseincare.org.nz

 

Applications close: 11.59pm, Sunday 29 February 2020

Planning and Support Lead Position Description

Senior Research Advisor

Fixed Term for the duration 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.

This is an exciting and career enhancing opportunity to work in a team aiming to make a difference for future generations of New Zealanders.  Your responsibilities will include leading and delivering research projects and programmes of work.

About the role:

We are looking for a Senior Research Advisor to fill a newly created position with the Commission. You will play a big part in refining and implementing the research programme. You will wear many hats and the role will be highly varied, so you will need to be accustomed and comfortable with change and variety.

What you’ll do:  

You will be applying your research knowledge and experience to implement and deliver key programmes of work, guide more junior researchers and work across the Commission to help meet the Injury’s goals.

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.

What you’ll bring for success:

  • Strong competencies in all aspects of communications including written, oral, and relationship management
  • A commitment and ability to deliver high quality evidence-based research advice
  • Excellent understanding and application of research methodologies and processes
  • Strong interpersonal and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to deliver and drive results
  • Resilience and comfortable working in a highly complex and ambiguous environment
  • Professional and political nous to reflect the skills needed of an independent Royal Commission
  • Post-graduate qualification in a relevant discipline, eg, qualitative research methods
  • Experience in providing high quality research analysis and advice
  • Experience in stakeholder engagement and consultation
  • Experience in peer review of research work
  • Experience leading research projects using project management disciplines
  • Sound understanding of the machinery of government.

Your work life balance is important to us, and we offer flexible working arrangements. We have a commitment to diversity. 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 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 and the Treaty 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 

 

CLICK HERE for a copy of the application form

 

Applications close: 11.59pm, Sunday 29 February 2020

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

Senior Research Advisor Position Decription

Research Advisors

Fixed Term for the duration 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.

 

This is an exciting and career enhancing opportunity to work in a team aiming to make a difference for future generations of New Zealanders. Your responsibilities will include contributing to delivering research projects.

 

About the role:

We are looking for Research Advisors to fill newly created positions with the Commission. You will play a big part in implementing and delivering the research programme in a fast-paced environment. You will wear many hats and the role will be highly varied, so you will need to be accustomed and comfortable with change and variety.

 

What you’ll do:

You will play a pivotal role in delivering quality research advice to support the Inquiry’s research programme. You will work with the Research and Policy team as well as the Legal Investigations team to support the needs of the Inquiry.

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.

 

What you’ll bring for success:

  • Competent in all aspects of communications including written, oral, and relationship management
  • A commitment to delivering high quality evidence-based research advice
  • Strong interpersonal and problem-solving skills
  • Resilience and comfortable working in a highly complex and ambiguous environment
  • An under-graduate and preferably a post-graduate qualification in a relevant discipline, eg, qualitative research methods
  • Solid understanding of research methodologies and processes
  • Research experience.

 

Our work life balance is important to us, and we offer flexible working arrangements.  We have a commitment to diversity. 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 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 and the Treaty 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 

 

CLICK HERE for a copy of the application form

 

Applications close: 11.59pm, Sunday 29 February 2020

 

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

Research Advisor Position Description

Private Sessions Facilitator

Full time

Fixed term for the duration of the Commission (2023)

Auckland

The Royal Commission of Inquiry into Abuse in State Care and Faith-based institutions 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. 

The Commission was established on 1 February 2018 and our Chairperson is Judge Coral Shaw. Over the next three years, the Commission will listen to stories about the experiences of people in State based and Faith based 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.”

Private Sessions Facilitators are part of the Survivor Accounts team who are responsible for supporting survivors to share their stories with the Commission through confidential and private face-to-face meetings.  Additional accounts are gathered through a written submission process and opportunities within the community. Survivor Accounts includes the Contact and Support Centre, the Private Sessions team and the Wellbeing team. We also work closely with Community Engagement, Policy and Research and the Treaty Engagement teams.

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

What will you bring?

Our environment is challenging and fast paced, so first and foremost you will need to be resilient, and possess the following skills, experience and attributes:

  • Experience of listening to sensitive information in a confidential listening environment
  • Demonstrated excellent organisational, information management and analytical skills
  • Demonstrated understanding of privacy, confidentiality and information security principles
  • Confident in culturally and disability inclusive approaches including tikanga Māori
  • Demonstrated understanding of trauma informed approaches
  • Availability to travel throughout New Zealand
  • A legal, policy or research background is advantageous 

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

The Royal Commission of Inquiry has 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.  

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: 11.59pm Tuesday 3 March 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.        

 

Position Description

Public Hearings (Events) Coordinator

Hearings Coordinator

Fixed Term for 6 months
Hours: Full time
Location: Auckland

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

This is an exciting opportunity to work in a team aiming to make a difference for future generations of New Zealanders.  Your responsibilities will include coordinating and arranging the logistics required for public hearings and ensuring they run smoothly in the lead up to, and on the day. 

What you’ll do:  

While this role will be varied, your focus will be on ensuring that our public hearings run successfully – this includes prior to and up to the day.  For this to happen, you will coordinate travel arrangements and accommodation, ensure that venues are booked and that all preparations for the venue are organised and ready well in advance. A typical day could look like:

  • booking venues
  • arranging stenography, live streaming, sign and Te Reo translation;
  • co-ordinating travel and accommodation;
  • arranging catering; and
  • general logistics

You will need to develop great relationships both internally and externally with providers to ensure successful outcomes for hearings.  This is a new role and one that you can grow and make your own. 

 

What you’ll bring for success:

  • Solid experience in a previous coordination role
  • Strong communication skills
  • Your action-oriented approach and the ability to ‘just get things done’
  • Remain calm even when under pressure
  • Confident in culturally and disability inclusive approaches including tikanga Māori 

 

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 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 and the Treaty 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 

 

CLICK HERE for a copy of the application form

 

Applications close: 04 March 2020

 

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

Hearings Coordinator Position Description

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