New Zealand Law Society - District Licensing Committee for Hamilton

District Licensing Committee for Hamilton

Expressions of Interest – District Licensing Committee for Hamilton

Remuneration: $408.00.00 per day or $51.00 per hour

Great decision-making skills? Former alcohol licensing experience? We are calling for applications from persons interested in making alcohol licensing decisions to be part of the Hamilton District Licensing Committee. The District Licensing Committee consists of a Commissioner and two other Committee Members drawn from a list of members appointed by the Hamilton City Council (HCC).amilton City Council (HCC).

HCC invites expressions of interest from suitable persons for consideration for appointment as Licensing Committee Members. We are committed to diversity and inclusion and are active members of Diversity Works New Zealand. 

We are thus seeking applicants who will reflect Kirikiriroa/ Hamilton’s diverse community, demonstrate knowledge and experience in Te Tiriti o Waitangi, a level of proficiency in Te Ao Māori and some knowledge of Tikanga.

The District Licensing Committee is responsible for determining all alcohol licences and manager’s certificates in Hamilton. We are looking for applicants with strong skills and experience, including:

  • Knowledge of alcohol licensing and the legal framework
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012 and how it is applied
  • Understanding of Hamilton’s diverse communities and their expectations around alcohol licensing
  • Highly developed decision-making skills and analytical ability
  • Knowledge of and familiarity with the conduct of public hearings
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • An understanding of the impact of alcohol related harm on our community

Please note that applicants must not have any involvement, or the appearance of involvement in the alcohol industry or alcohol retail business.

Applicants should be prepared for flexible working hours, noting that this is not a full-time role. Successful candidates will be contracted to the Hamilton City Council and will not be employees of the council. Work will be on an ‘as required’ basis at the remuneration set by the Minister of Justice.

Learn more about the role by clicking here to view a copy of the position description.

If this role sounds like it’s for you, we would love to hear from you. Make it happen and apply online today!

Applications close on 27 September 2023 

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