Registrarial Administrator

Ministry of Justice

  • Permanent Full Time
  • Wellington

Waitangi Tribunal Unit, Wellington

Ministry of Justice

The Waitangi Tribunal is a permanent commission of inquiry charged with making recommendations on claims brought by Māori relating to Tiriti o Waitangi. It holds a unique place in the New Zealand constitutional framework. The Tribunal's work includes registering claims, conducting and analysing research, liaising with external claimant parties, and writing reports.

Te Haeata/The opportunity

The Registrarial Administrator supports the Waitangi Tribunal by performing functions that are essential to the effective operation of the organisation.

These functions include the following:

  • Administrative and Research Support to the Registrar, Senior Records and Information Advisor, Deputy Registrars and Assistant Registrars
  • Relationship management
  • Contributing to the team effectiveness in the Claims and Registrarial team

Ō pūkenga/Skills and experience

No candidate will meet every single desired qualification. If your experience looks a little different from what we have outlined and believe you can bring value to the role, we'd love to hear from you!

To be successful in the role you will have:

  • experience in providing administration services
  • prior experience in a legal environment - law student, law firm or court environment - where the importance and accuracy of the legal process has been learned is desirable
  • the ability to undertake legal, policy and procedural research
  • the ability to manage a number of tasks simultaneously
  • strong time management and organisational skills
  • high level of attention to detail and high standards of accuracy
  • experience as a member of a multi-skilled team and supporting team members
  • strong oral and written communication skills are essential
  • experience and knowledge of appropriate office PC-based technologies, including Microsoft Office suite, web and database applications, and online data resources
  • knowledge and understanding of statutory requirements in relation to the Treaty of Waitangi, and of protocols and procedures relevant to the Waitangi Tribunal is highly desirable
  • knowledge of, and respect for, Māori cultural values and customs (tikanga) is highly desirable
  • knowledge of Te Reo Māori and/or a willingness to continue learning
  • knowledge of and commitment to the work of the Waitangi Tribunal is highly desirable
  • experience using administrative skills

A commitment to further develop your knowledge in Te Reo and Tikanga Māori will be an advantage.

Mō mātou/About us

At Te Tāhū o te Ture - the Ministry of Justice, we're committed to working together for a fair and safe Aotearoa.

Joining Te Tāhū o te Ture means you will become part of an organisation that welcomes and supports people of all gender identities, ages, ethnicities, sexual orientations, disabilities and religions.

Ngā painga o tēnei wāhi mahi/What's great about working here

We offer you a range of benefits to support your wellbeing and help make the Ministry a great place to be.

These include:

  • 4.4 weeks holiday leave
  • flexible work hours where possible
  • an online professional development portal
  • access to a variety of inclusive and proactive networks

See our full range of benefits here.

With a wide range of jobs, you also get the chance to gain a variety of skills and experience while developing your career.

Utu ā-tau/Salary

The remuneration band for this role is $58,729 to $80,794 - while the appointing salary will be based on skills and experience, we are willing to pay higher in the band to attract strong candidates into this role.

Tono mai/Apply

To apply, click the apply button below 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 on Sunday, 21 July 2024.

However, we will be reviewing CVs as they come in and inviting successful candidates to interview before the close date.

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