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Senior Investigations Advisor - Wellington and Auckland

07 August 2019

Royal Commission of Inquiry

The Royal Commission of Inquiry into Historical Abuse in State Care and in the Care of Faith-based Institutions was established in February 2018. Over the next five years, the Commission will investigate 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 examine ways to stop further abuse.

It is critical for the Royal Commission to collaborate with members of the Māori Partnership team to bring kaupapa, tikanga and te reo Māori approaches to development of the Royal Commission work programme and ensure that the principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi are applied.

For more information on the Royal Commission please see our website.

The role of Senior Investigations Advisor is a pivotal and challenging role within the Public Hearings and Investigations directorate. The Senior Investigations Advisor is responsible, together with the Senior Legal Advisor and Solicitor-Assisting, for strategic leadership and implementation of all aspects of investigations within the Inquiry’s Terms of Reference.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Leadership and effective management of a team of investigators and specialists with varying backgrounds and experience, including in law enforcement, legal and human rights environments
  • Support strategic planning and lead implementation activity for public hearing events for the specific and thematic investigations occurring over the life of the Inquiry.
  • Support Counsel Assisting to conduct investigations including obtaining and preparing evidence for presentation at public hearings, and preparing post-hearing case studies for each specific and thematic investigation.
  • Work with members of the Māori Partnerships team and the wider Secretariat to bring kaupapa, tikanga and te reo Māori approaches to the
  • Royal Commission work programme and ensure that the principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi are applied to investigations
  • Provide advice and support to other directorates as required.
  • Manage Budget and ensure that Secretariat policies are adhered to and inform the work of the Public Hearings and Investigations Group.

Experience Required

  • Significant investigation experience, preferably within a law enforcement environment
  • Demonstrated experience in investigative interviewing including interviewing survivors of abuse
  • Experience gathering and presenting information and ability to apply critical thinking to complex and varied information
  • Proven ability to maintain independence and objectivity, and demonstrate the utmost discretion in dealing with often very sensitive issues
  • Demonstrated understanding of and experience working in accordance with the principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills. Ability to work collaboratively across all directorates of the Royal Commission and with a diverse range of stakeholders

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Last updated on the 7th August 2019