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Appointment as a District Court Judge

If you wish to register your interest in appointment as a District Court Judge you can fill in this:

Expression of interest form [PDF, 116 KB]

or you can read more about it in this:

Judicial appointments information booklet [PDF, 360 KB]

Appointment to the High Court Bench

If you wish to register your interest in appointment as a High Court Judge or Associate Judge you can fill in this form:

Expression of interest form [DOCX, 26 KB]

or you can read more about the protocol here:

Appointments protocol [PDF, 164 KB]

Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security

Expressions of interest are sought from suitably qualified persons wishing to be considered for appointment as the Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security (IGIS).

The IGIS is a statutory office established to provide independent oversight of the intelligence and security agencies to ensure that those agencies act with propriety and operate lawfully and effectively. The intelligence and security agencies are the New Zealand Security Intelligence Service and the Government Communications Security Bureau.

Under the Section 157 of the Intelligence and Security Act 2017 the IGIS is appointed by the Governor-General on the recommendation of the House of Representatives. Appointment is for a term up to five years and may be renewed.

Application documents

Position description: Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security [PDF, 50 KB]

Expression of interest: Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security [PDF, 45 KB]

Applications close at 4.30 pm Friday 11 October 2019

Please email your application and curriculum vitae to phil.gini@justice.govt.nz.

or post to:

Phil Gini
Appointments and Specialist Functions Unit
Ministry of Justice
SX10088
WELLINGTON

Coroner for Palmerston North & Rotorua

Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons wishing to be considered for appointment to full-time Coroner positions based at Palmerston North and Rotorua.

Coroners are appointed under section 103 of the Coroners Act 2006. To be appointed as a Coroner the Act requires that the appointee must have held a practising certificate as a barrister or solicitor for at least 5 years.

Coroners must also be able to demonstrate:

  • an advanced knowledge of, or high level of interest in learning about, coronial law and coronial systems and practices
  • an ability to gather, absorb and weigh evidence from a wide variety of disciplines and sources, to produce timely findings that are robust and credible
  • highly developed written communication skills
  • good community liaison skills and an understanding of the need to take account of various religious and cultural perspectives, including those of Māori, in performing the duties of coroner
  • A high level of competence and confidence in the use of technological aids including in particular computer skills
  • high personal and professional standards
  • an ability to work independently, as well as in collaboration with other coroners and coronial services staff
  • ability to work under pressure for sustained periods of time including out of normal business hours on a nationally rostered basis.

The position will be a full-time with the salary and allowances set independently by the Remuneration Authority.

A comprehensive programme of professional development will be provided to support the successful candidate in meeting the requirements of the role.

The appointees will based at Palmerston North and Rotorua but there is an expectation of flexibility to cover other areas both remotely and by travel.

Application documents

Position profile: Coroner for Palmerston North & Rotorua [PDF, 164 KB]

Expression of Interest: Coroner for Palmerston North & Rotorua [DOCX, 18 KB]

Applications close on Wednesday 16 October 2019.

Please email your expression of interest, declaration and current curriculum vitae to phil.gini@justice.govt.nz or post to:

Phil Gini
Statutory and Judicial Appointments Unit
Ministry of Justice
SX10088
WELLINGTON

Nominations for appointments to the Social Security Appeal Authority

Appointments to the Social Security Appeal Authority (SSAA) are made by the Governor-General on the recommendation of the Minister for Social Development, after consultation with the Minister of Justice.

The Minister of Social Development (the Minister) will be making one new appointment to the SSAA for consideration by the Governor General. Please note that for this appointment the Minister is looking for a candidate with:

  • strong connections to the Pasifka community
  • good decision-making and communication skills; and
  • specific skills relating to trusts and companies.

Nominees should also have good leadership skills and political judgement, as well as strong relationship management and communication skills.

Background

The SSAA is an independent statutory tribunal, which was established under Section 12A of the Social Security Act 1964 and which continues under Schedule 8 of the Social Security Act 2018. Its function is to hear appeals against decisions on income support entitlements made by the Ministry of Social Development that have been confirmed or varied by a local Benefits Review Committee.

Applying for the position

Please make your application through one of the following websites:

Next steps

Nominations are due by 5.00pm on Friday 25 October 2019.

If you require any assistance or have any queries, please contact Lance Fowler on (04) 913 3245 or email nominations@msd.govt.nz.