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  • Fixed term or secondment opportunity until January 2023 with potential extension
  • Start date ASAP
  • Location - Wellington

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 Senior Governance Advisor or an Advisor ready to step in to join our organisation.   The role will oversee critical Commission-wide mechanisms, such as providing support to the Programme Steering Committee, Tō Tātou Mahere Committee and a number of advisory and report reference groups.  You will provide secretariat services including implementation of meeting processes and procedures, note/minute-taking, planning of the forward agenda, following up on key actions and ensuring that decisions are notified, and information is provided to all staff on a timely basis.    

The Senior Governance Advisor will also play a key role in developing a work plan for continuous improvement, recommending changes and implementing initiatives. 

This is your opportunity to part of an organisation that is passionate about making a difference.  Our vision is to provide recommendations that we hope the government will use 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 Governance Advisor, some key areas of responsibility include:

  • Lead and/or contribute to the provision of secretariat services for relevant governance, advisory and report reference groups as required
  • Maintain the conflict of interest management system and associated records as required for relevant governance, advisory and report reference groups
  • Maintain key governance documents and instruments such as charters and memorandums of understanding
  • Lead and/or contribute to any governance or other related projects across the Directorate as required.
  • Build and maintain effective relationships with Commissioners, Senior Leaders and staff across the Commission
  • Ensure the implications of Te Tiriti o Waitangi, Human rights and equity considerations are covered in any memos for PSC or TTMC
  • Develop and provide quality analysis and advice to Senior Leaders, Commissioners and across other key pieces of work that’s required
  • Provide project management principles and techniques as appropriate

Skills and experiences:

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

  • At least three years’ experience working in a governance role
  • Proven experience in providing efficient and effective administration services preferably to a senior executive team or an advisory or statutory body
  • Prior experience building and maintaining strong and effective working relationships
  • Demonstrated experience in working collaboratively
  • Demonstrated experience in exercising sound judgement and tact
  • Demonstrated experience in process/system improvement
  • Sound knowledge of organisational governance structures and processes
  • Sound understanding of NZ Government and Parliamentary processes, conventions and functions
  • Excellent planning and priority setting skills
  • Well-developed communication skills, both written and verbal

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.

The Royal Commission prides itself on providing flexible working options to our staff where possible. If the location, hours or other conditions in this advert do not suit your requirements, we still encourage you to apply and let us know what arrangements might suit you best. We do our best to work with staff and offer opportunities that will make things work for both our employees and the Royal Commission.

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

If this role is of interest, please click on the link below to apply and to submit your CV and cover letter:

Senior Governance Advisor Job in Wellington - SEEK

 Applications close: 11:59pm Monday, 27 June 2022

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

Senior Governance Advisor - Position description

  • Fixed-term or secondment opportunity until January 2023 with potential for extension
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Wellington

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 an Executive Assistant to join our organisation to be responsible for providing executive and administrative support to the GM Survivor Accounts and through them to the wider business unit(s) and directorate. They will be required to work collaboratively with other administrative roles and across the royal commission to assist with the delivery of key pieces of work. This role is part of the Survivor Accounts, Engagement and Communications Directorate.

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 an Executive Assistant, some key areas of responsibility include: 

  • Providing sophisticated calendar management by prioritising enquiries and requests, troubleshooting conflicts, and making judgements and recommendations to ensure smooth day-to-day engagement
  • Diary and inbox management
  • Develop and maintain processes, procedures and systems to ensure the smooth running of the General Manager’s day-to-day tasks
  • Provide administration support to other managers across the business unit as directed by General Manager
  • Develop and maintain the General Manager’s paper and electronic filing and information systems
  • Being responsible for processing expenses, credit card returns and raising purchase orders and other finance-related duties where needed
  • Completing a broad variety of administrative tasks that facilitate the General Manager’s ability to effectively undertake their responsibilities, including:
  • Assisting with special projects
  • Designing and producing complex documents, reports and presentations
  • Collecting and preparing information for meetings with Commissioners and key stakeholders
  • Composing and preparing correspondence where needed
  • Maintaining contact lists
  • Making travel arrangements 

Skills and experiences:

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

  • Relevant qualification or experience in another Executive Assistant Role
  • Strong demonstrable knowledge of and experience in:
  • All aspects of communications including written, oral and relationship management.
  • Complex diary and inbox management
  • Strong communication skills including written, oral and relationship management
  • Strong organisational and prioritisation skills with the ability to proactively meet deadlines
  • Ability to work with ambiguity, strong problem-solving skills and comfort in working with complexity
  • Previous experience with the Microsoft package: PowerPoint, Word, Excel and Outlook
  • Professional discretion
  • Self-motivated and ability to work unsupervised

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

Please note that we may interview during the advertising period.

How to apply: 

To apply, please click on the link below to submit your CV and cover letter.

Executive Assistant Job in Wellington - SEEK

Applications close: 11:59pm, Friday, 1 July 2022.

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

Position Description - Executive Assistant

 

  • Fixed-term or secondment opportunity until January 2023 with potential for extension
  • Two vacancies
  • Preferably Wellington-based though we are flexible 

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. 

We are currently seeking two awesome people to support our Māori Report and Pacific Report teams.  The work is fast-paced, with no day ever being the same. 

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

The Principal Advisor, Policy and Research ensures the provision of high-quality research and evidence-based analysis, insights and advice to support the work of the Inquiry.  The Principal Advisor will provide strategic input to the planning, execution and reporting associated with the policy and research work programme and will work in a collaborative manner across all inquiry directorates in order to deliver joined-up advice to Commissioners. 

The Principal Advisor, Policy and Research responsibilities include: 

  • Contribute to and actively promote the Royal Commission’s purpose, strategy and work programme, actively seeking out opportunities to influence and shape the content of our strategy and work programme
  • Provide policy advice and support to the wider policy and research unit 
  • Role model and coach others on our values and behavioral competencies to build our desired culture
  • Scope, plan and drive change within your portfolio (or discipline). 
  • Demonstrate collaborative leadership across the organisation to contribute to ensuring ‘one organisation’ to maximise multidisciplinary team performance
  • Apply sound operational management practices, actively sharing.
  • Promoting and contributing to the Royal Commission’s standards and best practice ways of working
  • Provide intellectual / thought leadership by bringing advice and ideas for your portfolio (discipline) leading achievement of these relevant goals and outcomes for the Royal Commission
  • Apply a te Tiriti o Waitangi approach to the Royal Commission’s work
  • Build and maintain highly credible and values professional relationships and networks, internally and externally, to understand and influence the needs and perspectives of others
  • Develop and maintain an understanding of the current and future needs of Survivors and their whānau and stakeholders needs and priorities, contributing to the Royal Commission’s strategic choices to shape the nature of our interim reports and final report. 
  • Work collaboratively across the Royal Commission and with stakeholders to ensure analysis, advice and insights are informed by the full extent of work undertaken. 

Skills and experiences:

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

  • Relevant qualification or experience.
  • Understanding and appreciation of cross-cultural issues and concerns 
  • Knowledge of Te Reo Māori and tikanga would be advantageous
  • Knowledge of Pacific world views including Policy & Research from Pacific perspectives
  • Strong demonstrable knowledge of and/or experience in the role of the public service, the machinery of government and the independent role of a Royal Commission
  • Well-developed written and oral communication skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to develop and maintain successful relationships both within the Royal Commission and externally, including understanding Survivor and their whānau needs and aspiration, stakeholder motivations and the ability to influence and persuade.
  • Effective planning and organisation skills, including time management and prioritising in a results-focused environment.
  • Demonstrated understanding of and experience working in accordance with te Tiriti o Waitangi.
  • Good understanding of human rights issues both domestic and international would be advantageous.
  • Have experience in policy and applied research experience ideally related to issues and themes relevant to State, Faith-based settings, Māori, Pacific People’s or Deaf and Disabled People’s care settings would be advantageous.
  • Ideally have in-depth knowledge of Ministerial and Cabinet processes, statutory decision making. 

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 click on the “apply” button. 

As there are two vacancies, please indicate in your cover letter which role you are applying for (e.g. Māori or Pacific or Both)

Applications close: 11:59pm Sunday 3rd July 2022 

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

Position Description: Principal Advisor, Maori report and Pacific report 

  • Fixed-term or secondment opportunity until 3rd January 2023
  • 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. 

We are currently seeking a Wellbeing Advisor who will utilise their clinical expertise, providing trauma informed and mana enhancing wellbeing support to survivors who engage with the Royal Commission. The Wellbeing Advisor plays a key role in ensuring the appropriate clinical wellbeing support is provided to all survivors who engage with the Royal Commission. This role is part of the Survivor Accounts team.

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 Wellbeing Advisor, some key areas of responsibility include: 

  • Apply a trauma informed wellbeing approach to all survivors
  • Provide screening assessment and referrals to appropriate health professions as required
  • Develop wrap-around care packages for survivors as they prepare for private sessions, written accounts witness statements, public hearings and other engagements
  • Implement wellbeing support in collaboration with survivors following their account
  • Liaise with, and be part of a clinical multi-disciplinary team in delivering fit for purpose outcomes for survivors as required
  • Ability to facilitate the appropriate priority support
  • Relationship management with external wellbeing providers
  • Support and advise the Contact and Support Centre on interactions with survivors 

Skills and experiences:

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

  • Registered mental health professional
  • Current practicing certificate
  • Strong demonstrable knowledge of and experience in:
  • Membership with relevant professional association required
  • Experience working in and knowledge of culturally diverse environments
  • Experience working in a mana enhancing way
  • Experience working with trauma
  • Experience in complex case management
  • The role of the public service, the machinery of government and the independent role of a Royal Commission.
  • All aspects of communications including written, verbal and relationship management.
  • Experience and good understanding of wellbeingAbout 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

Please note that we may interview during the advertising period.

How to apply: 

To apply, please click on the link below to submit your CV and cover letter.

Wellbeing Advisor Job in Wellington - SEEK

Applications close: 11:59pm, Tuesday, 05 July 2022.

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

Position Description: Wellbeing Advisor

 

  • Fixed term or secondment opportunity until January 2023
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Wellington or Auckland based

Our values are:

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

We are currently seeking a Private Session Facilitator who will support Commissioners to hear the experiences of survivors through confidential and private face-to-face meetings, group meetings and other forum which survivors may request, for example, via Zoom. This can include providing wellbeing support to survivors before, during and after their private session. Private Session Facilitators can support survivors with the written account process. Private Session Facilitators may also be involved in supporting hard to reach survivor cohorts.

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 Private Sessions Facilitator, you will be responsible for:

  • Supporting Commissioners to conduct private sessions with survivors by facilitating the session including the collection of survivor data.
  • Support the Manager Private Sessions to develop high quality and strategic advice for the Head of Survivor Accounts to support the delivery of outcomes for survivors, victims and other impacted parties through the Royal Commission work programme.
  • Provide wellbeing support to survivors before, during and after their private sessions.
  • Work closely with the Contact and Support team to ensure the needs of the session participants are being met appropriately.
  • Collaborate with the Community Engagement and Treaty Engagement teams to help facilitate the engagement of survivors with the Commission.
  • Assist in the coordination of logistics required to conduct a programme of private and group sessions across New Zealand in a variety of different venues.
  • Be available to travel throughout New Zealand.

Skills and experiences:

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

  • A wellbeing, legal, policy/research background is advantageous.
  • Experience of listening to sensitive information in a confidential listening environment.
  • Excellent communication skills and relationship management.
  • Experience of providing wellbeing support.
  • Good understanding and experience of the role of the public service, the machinery of government and the independent role of a Royal Commission.
  • Demonstrated excellent organizational, information management and analytical skills.
  • Confidence in cultural and disability approaches including tikanga Māori.

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 welcome enquiries from all people, including all ethnicities (Māori, Pacific People and ethnic communities), LGBTTIQA+ and disabled communities including people with mental, psychological, or social disabilities, chronic health conditions or are neurodivergent 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, 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 making 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.

If you encounter accessibility barriers in the application process or if you have access needs and require support or adjustments to participate equitably in the recruitment process, please email Recruitment@abuseincare.org.nz.

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

Please note that interviews may be conduct while advert is open.

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How to apply:

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Private Sessions Facilitator Job in Wellington - SEEK

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Applications close: 11:59pm, Monday, 04 July 2022.

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

Position Description: Private Sessions Facilitator