Court Registry Officer

Ministry of Justice

  • Permanent Full Time
  • Nelson-Tasman

Mō tēnei tūranga mahi| About this role

Te āhuatunga a te tūranga/About the role

We are looking for some talented individuals to come join our District Court as a Court Registry Officer in Nelson.

Court Registry Officer - in this role you will work with a team responsible for the successful operation of the Court. You will liaise with multiple stakeholders who are interacting with the Justice system. This includes being able to communicate confidently with Judges within the courtroom and their chambers, as well as other members of the judiciary.

In both roles, the tasks include but is not limited to:

  • Court Taking - this is the facilitation of running the court. This includes introducing Judges (in English and Te Reo Maori), working closely with them in the Courtroom and Chambers, managing jurors and general administration of the court.
  • Case management - taking responsibility for ensuring that the Judiciary and case parties have all the information they need, and that logistics are in place to ensure cases are heard in a timely and effortless manner
  • Travel to other Waikato Courts may be involved therefore must have a full clean New Zealand driving licence

Mō te tīma/About our team

At the Ministry of Justice we deliver people centred services to provide access to justice for all. Te tuku ratonga ā-tangata kia āhei atu ai te katoa ki te ture.

Creating a continuous learning environment is important to us. As the successful applicant, you will bring your thirst for knowledge and improvement. You will have an individual training plan and be supported to carry out the role. As a Court Registry Officer this includes exercising Deputy Registrar Powers.

As an organisation we empower our people with building their wellbeing knowledge, offering a range of wellbeing tools and support.

He pūkenga tou/Skills and experience

With pride in your work, you will strive to deliver a service to our customers with high accuracy and professionalism.

Our customers are diverse, and our workforce reflects this. This role is no different and would suit a variety of backgrounds. Whether you have an interest in the Justice system, have a passion for working with customers or looking for a new challenge this is your chance to join us on our journey to deliver people centred justice services for all.

To be successful, you will need to be:

  • Detail orientated and observant - the court has many different processes and case information needs to be accurate;
  • Self-aware - our participants are unique, and you will be confident working, both individually and as a team, across a range of situations;
  • Multi-task - some of our processes are repetitive, but you'll be able to manage conflicting priorities and move from one task to another quickly;
  • Willing to learn - legislation and processes in the courts is always changing and you will be able to adapt and maintain knowledge capital.
  • Resilience - there are times when working in the courts, you will be working on sensitive cases and sometimes at high volume.

Tono mai/How to apply

If successful, you will be invited to an interview on a date to be confirmed. Please note that we cannot progress your application if you are not able to attend.

Salary range per annum: $50,128 and $58,384

To apply, click the Apply button to be directed to our careers website. You can view a detailed position description here, as well as complete an online application form by attaching your CV and cover letter.

Applications close 5pm Monday, 26 July 2021.

If you have any questions, please contact

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