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Nominations for appointments of Disputes Tribunal Referees, Whangarei

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

You can read more about it in this:
Information Pack for Disputes Tribunal Referees, Whangarei [PDF, 68 KB]

Applying for the position

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.  

Nominations are to be made to:
Principal Disputes Referee,
DX SX 11159, Wellington,
Ph:  (04) 462 6695,
or email Kelly-Lea.Brown@justice.govt.nz

Next steps

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 must be received by this office no later than 12 noon on Monday 9 December 2019.

Nominations for appointments of Disputes Tribunal Referees, Queenstown

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

You can read more about it in this:
Information Pack for Disputes Tribunal Referees, Queenstown [PDF, 66 KB]

Applying for the position

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.  

Nominations are to be made to:
Principal Disputes Referee,
DX SX11159, Wellington 6011,
Ph: (04) 462 6695,
or email Kelly-Lea.Brown@justice.govt.nz

Next steps

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 must be received by this office no later than 12 noon on Monday 18 November 2019.

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]

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 Pasifika 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.