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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:

Information booklet [PDF, 149 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]

Coroner for the Hawkes Bay region

Applications are invited from persons qualified for appointment as a Hawke’s Bay based Coroner.

Coroners are appointed under section 103 of the Coroners Act 2006. To be appointed as a Coroner the Act requires that the appointee must have held a practising certificate as a barrister or solicitor for at least 5 years.

Coroners must also be able to demonstrate:

  • an advanced knowledge of, or high level of interest in learning about, coronial law and coronial systems and practices
  • an ability to gather, absorb and weigh evidence from a wide variety of disciplines and sources, to produce timely findings that are robust and credible
  • highly developed written communication skills
  • good community liaison skills and an understanding of the need to take account of various religious and cultural perspectives, including those of Māori, in performing the duties of coroner
  • A high level of competence and confidence in the use of technological aids including in particular computer skills
  • high personal and professional standards
  • an ability to work independently, as well as in collaboration with other coroners and coronial services staff
  • ability to work under pressure for sustained periods of time including out of normal business hours on a nationally rostered basis.

The position will be a full-time with the salary and allowances set independently by the Remuneration Authority.

A comprehensive programme of professional development will be provided to support the successful candidate in meeting the requirements of the role.

The location of the appointment will be in Hawke’s Bay region but there is an expectation of flexibility to cover other areas both remotely and by travel.

Application documents

Hawkes Bay Coroner: Position profile [PDF, 165 KB]

Hawkes Bay Coroner: Expression of interest form [DOC, 37 KB]

Applications close on Friday 24 May 2019.

Please email your expression of interest, declaration and current curriculum vitae to phil.gini@justice.govt.nz or post to:

Phil Gini
Statutory and Judicial Appointments Unit
Ministry of Justice
SX10088
WELLINGTON

Independent Police Conduct Authority

The Minister of Justice is seeking expressions of interest from persons wishing to be considered for appointment as a member of the Independent Police Conduct Authority (IPCA).

The Authority is established by section 4 of the Independent Police Conduct Authority Act 1988 (the Act). The function of the Authority is primarily to investigate complaints alleging any misconduct or neglect of duty by a member of the Police or concerning any practice, policy, or procedure of the Police.

Section 5 of the Act provides for an Authority consisting of up to five members appointed by the Governor-General on the recommendation of the House of Representatives. One member is to be appointed chairperson of the Authority. The Authority is currently chaired by Judge Colin Doherty.

Appointments to the Authority are subject to the provisions of section 32 of the Crown Entities Act 2004 which states that members of independent Crown entities are appointed for a maximum term of five years and may be reappointed.

The member positions are predominantly governance, strategic planning and project focused roles and occupy the incumbents approximately 2 days per month. The management of investigatory work is carried out by senior managers employed by the Authority.

Application documents

IPCA: Position profile [PDF, 95 KB]

IPCA: Expression of interest form [DOCX, 26 KB]

Expressions of interest are sought by Friday 24 May 2019.

Please email your expression of interest, statutory declaration and current curriculum vitae (and optional covering letter) to phil.gini@justice.govt.nz or post to:

Phil Gini
Statutory and Judicial Appointments Unit
Ministry of Justice
SX10088
WELLINGTON