New Zealand Law Society - Chief Gambling Commissioner

Chief Gambling Commissioner

If you can demonstrate an understanding of regulatory frameworks and the ability to make well-considered decisions, with a passion for making a positive difference for New Zealand, consider becoming Chief Gambling Commissioner with the Gambling Commission (the Commission).

The Department of Internal Affairs, on behalf of the Minister of Internal Affairs, is now calling for applications from individuals with legal knowledge and a strong interest in ensuring the Commission makes decisions of the highest standard.

What is the Gambling Commission?

The Commission is an independent quasi-judicial body with the powers of a commission of inquiry. It hears and makes determinations from casino licensing applications, applications and appeals on licensing, and enforcement decisions in relation to gambling machines and casinos.

There are five Gambling Commissioners (Commissioners) including the Chief Gambling Commissioner. Each Commissioner is appointed by the Governor-General on the advice of the Minister of Internal Affairs. Commissioners are appointed for a term of up to three years.

What skills and experience does the Chief Gambling Commissioner need?

As Chief Gambling Commissioner, you should demonstrate in-depth understanding of regulatory frameworks, with knowledge of or experience in the gambling sector as an advantage. You will need to show that you have strong analytical skills in applying statutory provisions and considering multiple perspectives. It would also be advantageous to have governance experience.

Please view the candidate information sheet at https://www.dia.govt.nz/Appointments-to-Statutory-Bodies for more information including the selection criteria, time requirements and remuneration.

How to apply

Please submit a cover letter, an up-to-date CV, a photo ID (New Zealand Driver’s Licence or Passport) and a completed Expression of Interest form to appointments@dia.govt.nz by 5.00pm 26 August 2022. Your letter should explain how your skills and experience match the selection criteria.

This is a contestable process and applications will be assessed according to the specific skills and experience required for the Chief Gambling Commissioner position. We welcome and encourage applications from candidates with diverse backgrounds, including all age groups, genders, ethnicities and geographic locations.

Please contact appointments@dia.govt.nz if you require further information.

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