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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 form:

Expression of interest form [PDF, 116 KB]

or you can read more about it in this booklet:

Judicial appointments information booklet [PDF, 360 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, 143 KB]

Appointment as Disputes Tribunal Referee - Wellington

There will shortly be a process for the appointment of Referees in the Wellington Region. Members of the public are invited to submit the names of persons who are considered suitable for appointment as Referee.

Nominations must be sent in writing or by email. They must contain the name, address, telephone number and email address of both the nominator and the person being nominated.

Once a nomination has been received, the person who is nominated will be sent an application pack with details relating to the position and how to apply for it.

Disputes Tribunal Referee Information Pack - Wellington [PDF, 218 KB]

Nominations are to be made to:

The Principal Disputes Referee:

DX SX 11159, Wellington,
Ph: (04) 462 6695,
or email Kelly-Lea.Brown@justice.govt.nz

Nominations must be received by this office no later than 12 noon on Wednesday 21 April 2021.

Appointment as Relief Coroner - Palmerston North

Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons wishing to be considered for appointment as a relief coroner based at Palmerston North .

Relief coroners are appointed under section 104 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.

Candidates 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.

The appointment will be Palmerston North based but there is an expectation of flexibility to cover other areas both remotely and by travel.

Applications close on Friday 16 April 2021.

Please email your expression of interest, declaration and current curriculum vitae to General.OLC@justice.govt.nz

Appointment as Disputes Tribunal Referee - Waikato

 There will shortly be a process for the appointment of Referees in the Waikato Region. Members of the public are invited to submit the names of persons who are considered suitable for appointment as Referee.

Nominations must be sent in writing or by email. They must contain the name, address, telephone number and email address of both the nominator and the person being nominated.

Once a nomination has been received, the person who is nominated will be sent an application pack with details relating to the position and how to apply for it.

Disputes Tribunal Referee Information Pack - Waikato [PDF, 218 KB]

Nominations are to be made to:

The Principal Disputes Referee:

DX SX 11159, Wellington,
Ph: (04) 462 6695,
or email Kelly-Lea.Brown@justice.govt.nz

Nominations must be received by this office no later than 12 noon on Monday 29 March 2021.

Appointment as Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security Advisory Panel Member

This is a part time position with a standard time commitment of approximately two hours per month.

The Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security (IGIS) is a statutory office which was established in 1996 to increase the level of oversight and review of the intelligence and security agencies (the Government Communications Security Bureau and New Zealand Security Intelligence Service).

The Intelligence and Security Act 2017 requires the appointment of two suitable persons to the positions of advisors to the IGIS.  One of the advisors serves as the chairperson of the Panel. The Advisory Panel meets regularly with the IGIS and the Deputy IGIS.

A vacancy on the Panel has become available as the term of one of the members is due to expire.  

Panel members may be appointed for a term of up to 5 years and may be reappointed. Members would be expected to attend regular panel meetings and undertake other activity as required.

Remuneration would be at a rate and determined in accordance with the Cabinet fees framework.  Actual and reasonable travelling and other expenses that are incurred in carrying out his or her office as a member would be reimbursed.

Expressions of interest are sought for one advisory panel member to commence this role during the first half of 2021 or once security clearances are in place to enable them to commence.

For more information about this position please go to The Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet job - Expressions of Interest: Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security Advisory Panel Member (cass.govt.nz)(external link)

Applications for the position close at 5.00pm Wednesday 12 May 2021.

Appointment as Tenancy Adjudicator - Gisborne

A Tenancy Adjudicator is required for the Tenancy Tribunal in the Gisborne area.

This is a part-time position with a standard commitment of one day per week, but more days may be available if desired. Some flexibility may be necessary to fit the demands of the roster.

This position will cover a range of court locations.  Please refer to the application pack below for detailed information.

The successful applicant will have a legal qualification or relevant experience in adjudication.  Applicants must demonstrate a capacity for impartial adjudication, the ability to conduct a hearing professionally, and an ability to manage hearings with self-representing parties.  They must also be able to demonstrate efficient work habits, good time-management and an ability to make clear, logical decisions.  Good oral and written communication skills are essential, as is computer literacy.  Some flexibility to travel would be beneficial.

For more information about these positions, contact Tania Togiatama.  Email: tania.togiatama@justice.govt.nz or phone 07 921 7478.

Tenancy Adjudicator Gisborne Application pack [DOC, 75 KB]

Applications for the position close at 5.00pm, Thursday 15 April 2021.

Appointment as Tenancy Adjudicator - Wellington

A Tenancy Adjudicator is required for the Tenancy Tribunal in the Wellington area.

This is a part-time position with a standard commitment of one to two days per week, but more days may be available if desired. Some flexibility may be necessary to fit the demands of the roster.

This position will cover a range of court locations.  Please refer to the application pack below for detailed information.

The successful applicant will have a legal qualification or relevant experience in adjudication.  Applicants must demonstrate a capacity for impartial adjudication, the ability to conduct a hearing professionally, and an ability to manage hearings with self-representing parties.  They must also be able to demonstrate efficient work habits, good time-management and an ability to make clear, logical decisions.  Good oral and written communication skills are essential, as is computer literacy.  Some flexibility to travel would be beneficial.

For more information about these positions, contact Tania Togiatama.  Email: tania.togiatama@justice.govt.nz or phone 07 921 7478.

Tenancy Adjudicator Wellington Application pack [DOC, 75 KB]

Applications for the position close at 5.00pm, Thursday 15 April 2021.

Appointment as Tenancy Adjudicator - Palmerston North/Whanganui

A Tenancy Adjudicator is required for the Tenancy Tribunal in the Manawatu area.

This is a part-time position with a standard commitment of one to two days per week, but more days may be available if desired. Some flexibility may be necessary to fit the demands of the roster.

This position will cover a range of court locations.  Please refer to the application pack below for detailed information.

The successful applicant will have a legal qualification or relevant experience in adjudication.  Applicants must demonstrate a capacity for impartial adjudication, the ability to conduct a hearing professionally, and an ability to manage hearings with self-representing parties.  They must also be able to demonstrate efficient work habits, good time-management and an ability to make clear, logical decisions.  Good oral and written communication skills are essential, as is computer literacy.  Some flexibility to travel would be beneficial.

For more information about these positions, contact Tania Togiatama.  Email: tania.togiatama@justice.govt.nz or phone 07 921 7478.

Tenancy Adjudicator Palmerston North/Whanganui Application pack [DOC, 75 KB]

Applications for the position close at 5.00pm, Thursday 15 April 2021.