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

Private Sessions Facilitator, Fixed Term until January 2023, Wellington or Auckland

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

 

About the role:

As our Private Session Facilitator, you will support Commissioners to hear the experiences of survivors through confidential and private face-to-face meetings and gather additional accounts through written submission processes.

 

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 supporting Commissioners to conduct private sessions with survivors by participating in a note taking capacity, collaborate with the Contact and Support team to ensure the wellbeing and other needs of all session participants are being met appropriately and work closely with the Survivor Accounts Directorate to ensure a coordinated and informed approach across the four core functions: community engagement, contact and support, private sessions and counselling. 

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.

 

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. 

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 – be it flexible hours, part time options, or Wellington or Auckland location arrangements.

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 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.  

To apply:  Please include a cover letter and application form with your application to recruitment@abuseincare.org.nz 

CLICK HERE  for a copy of the application form

Applications close: 11.59pm, Sunday 31 January 2021

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

Private Sessions Facilitator Position Description

Contact and Support Manager, Wellington, Fixed Term until 2023

  • Duration: Fixed-term until 2023
  • Hours: Full-time
  • Location: Wellington

About the role

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 Contact and Support Manager you will manage a team of people whose role it is to support survivors and other interested parties to participate in the work of the Inquiry and respond to queries from the general public. We are looking for someone with a senior case management background who has managed teams in a similar, sensitive environment. You will be highly skilled in trauma informed approaches and possess high levels of empathy. Along with day to day management of the Contact and Support centre, you will be responsible for developing and mentoring a team of varying levels of experience. You will also be instrumental in the development, implementation and continuous improvement of processes and procedures that support the Inquiries positive interaction with survivors, victims and witnesses. 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 bring for success

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:

  • Strong relationship management skills
  • Highly skilled in trauma informed approaches
  • Strong leadership and mentoring skills
  • Experience in a large, complex and ambiguous environment
  • Eligibility to work in New Zealand - this includes holding a valid work visa that covers the whole period of employment
  • Demonstrated experience working in a highly sensitive and confidential environment
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • A background in complex case management
  • Highly skilled in the use of customer relationship management software
  • Proven ability to establish procedures, processes and systems
  • Confident in culturally and disability inclusive approaches including tikanga Māori in practice
  • Strong knowledge of Te Reo me ona tikanga Māori

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, Tuesday, 2 February 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

 

Contact and Support Manager Position Description

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