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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:

Information booklet [PDF, 149 KB]

Human Rights Commission: Race Relations Commissioner

Expressions of interest are invited from suitably qualified persons who would like to be considered for appointment as the Race Relations Commissioner under section 8 of the Human Rights Act 1993. (Individuals who have already expressed interest in this position remain under consideration and do not need to resubmit their expression of interest).

Appointment will be based on merit.

The Human Rights Commission is an independent Crown entity which works with government and civil society to promote respect for human rights and harmonious relations in Aotearoa New Zealand. The Race Relations Commissioner will be responsible for leading discussions of the Human Rights Commission in relation to matters of race relations and providing advice and leadership on matters of race relations.

You will need to have an understanding and sensitivity to, Treaty of Waitangi issues, and the rights of indigenous peoples, experience in working with diverse groups and familiarity with advocacy or public education. You should also have an understanding of the Human Rights Act 1993, the Crown Entities Act 2004, New Zealand Bill of Rights Act 1990 and New Zealand’s obligations under relevant United Nations covenants and conventions. In addition, governance and relationship management skills are also important.

Expressions of interest are sought by 3 August 2018.

If you wish to proceed with an application for this position, please return:

  • your completed Expression of Interest form;
  • your completed statutory declaration; and
  • a full curriculum vitae.

Application documents

Expression of Interest form - Word version [DOCX, 26 KB]

Expression of Interest form - PDF version [PDF, 156 KB]

Race Relations Commissioner - Position profile [PDF, 162 KB]

Please mark your expression of interest “Confidential” and address it to:

The Statutory Appointments Unit
Ministry of Justice
SX 10088

or email to phil.gini@justice.govt.nz.

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Director: Human Rights Proceedings

Applications are invited from persons wishing to be considered for appointment as a full-time Director of Human Rights Proceedings based in Auckland.

The Office of Human Rights Proceedings is an independent body within the Human Rights Commission. The Director of Human Rights Proceedings heads the Office which is responsible for providing publicly funded representation to complainants in proceedings under the Human Rights Act 1993. The decisions on whether representation is provided are guided by criteria in legislation.

Under the terms of the Privacy Act 1993, we are required to inform you that:

  • the information you provide is being collected to assess your suitability for appointment as the Director of Human Rights Proceedings
  • the information may be checked by reference to the referees you have named in your curriculum vitae
  • you have rights of access to the information held about yourself and you have the right to request corrections to this information; however, comments made by other people about your suitability may not be available if these people have been promised that their comments will be treated confidentially
  • the information will be kept for as long as it is required for the purposes for which it has been obtained.

Application documents

Expression of interest - Word [DOC, 44 KB]

Expression of interest - PDF [PDF, 106 KB]

Director: Human Rights Proceedings - position profile [PDF, 151 KB]

Please email your completed expression of interest form and curriculum vitae to phil.gini@justice.govt.nz.

Or post to:

Ministry of Justice
Attention: Phil Gini, Senior Adviser, Statutory & Judicial Appointments

Closing date for expressions of interest is 17 August 2018.

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Referees, Disputes Tribunal - Gisborne

There will shortly be a process for the appointment of Referees in the Gisborne Region. Members of the public are invited to submit the names of persons who are considered suitable for appointment as Referee.

Nominations must be sent in writing or by email. They must contain the name, address, telephone number and email address of both the nominator and the person being nominated.

Once a nomination has been received, the person who is nominated will be sent an application pack with details relating to the position and how to apply for it.

Nominations are to be made to:

Principal Disputes Referee
Private Bag 32 001
Featherston Street
Wellington 6146
Ph: (04) 462 6695
email: Kelly-Lea.Brown@justice.govt.nz

Nominations must be received by this office no later than 12 noon on Friday 17 August 2018.

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