Pae Tukutuku at NZ Ministry of Justice, Gisborne
Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role
Pae Tukutuku – Te Kooti Whenua Māori | Māori Land Court
Gisborne, Ministry of Justice (Permanent – Full-time)
The modern Māori Land Court and Māori Appellate Court are enduring courts of record continued under Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993.
This legislative framework recognises that whenua is a taonga tuku iho of special significance to Māori, and for that reason, it is the primary objective of both Courts to promote and assist in the retention of Māori land in the hands of its owners and for the effective use, management and development of that land by its owners.
In pursuing that objective, they are supported in their operational work by the Ministry of Justice, which provides client advisory, court registry, case management, land registry and judicial support services. Our team members are responsible for processing and managing Māori Land Court applications. You will be challenged and will have varied work, which will make for an interesting career.
Te āhuatunga a te tūranga/About the Role
This is an exciting opportunity to join Te Kooti Whenua Māori based in Gisborne.
As a Pae Tukutuku you will take pride in delivery of exceptional service to Court Users and your team by providing quality information to ensure timely progression of applications and cases. Your relationship skills enable you to educate, inform and give advice to whānau so they feel empowered about accessing the Māori Land Court, in use and management of their whenua. Your colleagues value you as a team player known for solid judgement and high accuracy in your work.
This varied role encompasses: Record management; research and analysis of evidence to support applications and for drafting submissions and information to the Court; recording and producing an accurate and timely transcription of Court hearings; and performing courtroom clerk duties. You'll be supported to grow your understanding of our processes, relevant legislation and Acts.
You will enjoy building relationships with your team and the Judiciary. This is a role you can build and grow your skills in and make a genuine positive difference to your career as well as for Māori land owners.
- Information, Education and Advisory Services formed from an understanding and knowledge of legislation and Court processes
- Information and Records Management in our Pātaka Whenua digital system
- Consult and liaise with parties / counsel / judiciary to determine case characteristics and develop proposals to progress cases
- Clerking of the Court and Judicial Support Services
- Recording and Transcription of Court proceedings
- Maintain and preserve the Court Record
He pūkenga tou/Skills and Experience
To be successful in the role you will have:
- An understanding of the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills
- Abilty to learn independantly through available tools and information
- Strong demonstrable research skills
- An understanding of Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993 and related legislation
- A can-do attitude with a strong customer focus
- Good attention to detail and quality
- A high level of integrity and confidentiality
- A good general knowledge of, and respect for, tikanga Māori and a commitment to further develop your knowledge or Te Reo Māori
Mō te tīma/About our Team
At Te Tāhū o te Ture - the Ministry of Justice, we're committed to working together for a fair and safe Aotearoa.
You will work within a well-established, experienced and vibrant team alongside technical experts and you'll be flexible, clam, resilient and in no way daunted by the court environment. We are a court of record. Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993 (our Act) recognises the significance of Māori land as a taonga tuku iho of special significance to the Māori people. Our role is to provide a court service for owners of Māori land, their whānau and their hapū.
We are striving to be a tikanga based workplace and we look to live our tikanga values every day:
We value others and their contributions
We work together towards shared goals
We are honest and open
We have high professional standards
We deliver results
We understand and meet the needs of those to whom we provide services
We focus on quality
We encourage innovation to achieve better results
For more information on what we do go to https://maorilandcourt.govt.nz/
Joining the Ministry of Justice means you will become part of an inclusive organisation that values you and the communities we serve. It's our promise to ensure our workplace is one where our people feel healthy and safe, supported and able to be themselves at work. We value respect as the foundation for building a positive workplace culture and one where diversity is welcomed and celebrated.
Tono mai/How to 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.
Salary Range: The remuneration band for this role is $50,128 to $70,768. Starting salary of the successful candidate will be based on their skills and experience.
Applications close on Sunday, 2 October 2022.
Our Ministry's top priority is the safety and wellbeing of its employees. We have a comprehensive range of health and safety protocols already in place across all our worksites to help keep our people safe from the effects of COVID-19. We strongly encourage and support all our people to be vaccinated and boosted against COVID-19. Our current policy position is that vaccination is not a prerequisite for employment. However, while employed by Te Tāhū you will be bound by all policies, procedures and rules which are in effect at the time. This includes any future changes to our vaccination requirements.
If you have any questions, please contact email@example.com.
Ngā taipitopito tūranga mahi | Job details
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