New Zealand Law Society - Prosecutor 1 – Kaitaia

Prosecutor 1 – Kaitaia

Kaitaia, it starts with you!

  • Kaitaia, Northland District
  • PROS 1 salary scale $84,312
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Police Employee/Office of Constable
  • Nationally Advertised Vacancy
  • JR: 4577509

Mō te tūnga | About the role

NZ Police are offering an exciting opportunity to join the Police Prosecution Service (PPS) as a Prosecutor based in the winterless north in Kaitaia. 

Enjoy a fast-paced work environment and all the treasures that Northland offers in your leisure time. Excellent surf beaches, walking tracks, majestic kauri forests, water sports and family activities abound in and around Kaitaia.

You will be joining PPS at the start of an exciting period; with a significant injection of new funding and a project team established to support this, PPS is recruiting new staff, establishing new roles, and looking to develop new ways of working – all with the goal of ensuring our national team provides great prosecution services to our community and are well supported to do a great job. We are pleased to be able to use this new funding to recruit a substantial number of additional prosecutors to support our fantastic, hardworking team. We will also be streamlining and creating consistency in our practices and introducing greater flexibility into our resourcing so we can inject extra support into offices when work demands change. 

Another exciting change for PPS, that you will be play a key part in, is the wider justice sector’s implementation of the Chief District Court Judge’s Te Ao Mārama vision for the future of the District Court; to improve the experience for all people who participate in the court system, including victims and whanau.

As part of the PPS Whanau, you will gain a sound knowledge of prosecution processes including advocacy, knowledge of the Law and court practices. You will be part of a diverse group of Constabulary prosecutors, Police Employee lawyers, and support and managerial staff. Dependent on your level of experience and knowledge at entry you will be involved in various out-of-court case management processes, such as file analysis, writing submissions, and liaising with police investigators and defence counsel.

In addition, you will be involved with courtroom advocacy, ranging from first appearance courts through to Judge alone Trials and sentencings hearings.

Your knowledge and understanding of key New Zealand statutes and legislation, combined with your desire and motivation to present well-constructed and compelling prosecution cases, will enable you to undertake a vital role in the Criminal Justice Sector and in the operationalisation of New Zealand Police's strategy.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Communication – Having the skills to effectively communicate with our people, partners and community
  • Decision Making – Having the critical thinking and problem solving skills to make sound decisions and responses under pressure in a face to face setting
  • Law and Policy – Having a sound understanding of prosecution and court processes, and the ability to analyse complex information accurately
  • Individually Responsible and Accountable – Being accountable for your performance and taking responsibility for your contribution and development
  • Clear – Show an understanding of a Prosecutor’s purpose within Police and the outcomes we are striving to deliver
  • Enabling through self-leadership – Ability to seek opportunities to develop your own skills, knowledge and experience

Whakaritenga motuhake | Special requirements

  • The successful applicant will be required to undergo a full reference and security check prior to any offer of employment being made
  • On appointment, the successful applicant must reside within commutable distance to Kaitaia
  • If you are a Police Employee applicant, you must have an LLB degree and have the ability to get a practicing certificate and provide copy of qualification eligibility
  • Current CPK at the rank of the vacancy you are applying for, and, either:
    1. Undertake to engage in a leadership programme at the advertised level, at a future date, or
    2. Have qualified under CEP or a previous Career Progression Framework at the rank of the vacancy you are applying for

For Police Employees this is not a requirement to apply, however, you are willing to undertake to engage in a leadership programme at the advertised level, at a future date.

He aha taau e kawe mai | What you’ll bring 

Being part of the Police whānau is about being our best to ensure our communities are safe and feel safe. Our Core Competencies provide a shared understanding of the behaviours, leadership and technical competence required for success at each level of Police. Whilst we are looking for skills, knowledge and experience relevant to the role, we also place high importance on your state of mind, the alignment of your values with ours, your ability to contribute to and build high performing teams, and the way that you lead yourself or others.

If you are an internal applicant, you must apply internally through the police system. You must provide an alternative contact email address.

This role is set at Individual Contributor level, this means your key purpose is “to deliver (or enable others to deliver) Our Business”.

We will ask you questions based on “How we will deliver Our Business – Core Competencies” and the appropriate role level, i.e. Individual Contributor. For more information on Our Core Competencies, please visit:

These questions will be unique and specific to the role, focusing on the aspects the hiring manager believes are most important for that position at the time. For more information on Our Values, please visit:

To view the position description for this role, please visit:    

Wā Mahi Ngāwari | Working Flexibly

Your wellbeing inside and outside of work is important to us. We’re open to discussing flexible working options that work for both you and the business.

For more information on the above, please visit:

Tono ināianei | Apply now

If this position sounds like you, follow the link below:

You will be required to submit an application form and a chronological list of previous roles that covers the role title and the date/duration (this is a mandatory requirement and replaces a CV).

Please use the following link to see an example of the correct CV format: 

Before confirmation of hire, pre-employment checks will be undertaken. For further information on the application process, please visit:

If you have any questions about this vacancy, please contact

Applications close 5.00pm, 18th September 2023.

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