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Benefits Review Committee - East Coast Region

Ministry of Social Development
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Gisborne - Gisborne
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Benefits Review Committee – East Coast Region


Public Notice


On behalf of the Minister for Social Development, the Ministry of Social Development is seeking interest for the position of Community Representative on the local Benefits Committee for East Coast Region.


The Benefits Review Committee (BCR) provides an informal setting for clients to review decisions made by the Ministry of Social Development about their benefit entitlement.  As a Community Representative you will provide a community perspective to the decision making process.  You will be required to read benefit review reports, attend hearings arranged for the client and Ministry staff, and consider decisions on a case by case basis.  Hearings are scheduled to be held at least fortnightly, however as there is a pool of Community Representatives in each region, individual Community Representatives may not be required to sit on every hearing.


In this role you will need to be able to relate to a range of people within the wider community, have a good community experience and knowledge, and respect the views, beliefs and cultural perspectives of others.


This is a Ministerial appointment.  Names of successful candidates will be forwarded for consideration by the Minister for Social Development.


This position is for Wairoa and the Gisborne District.


Please apply online with your CV and cover letter via the ‘apply' button.  All applications must be made online.


If you have any queries about this, please contact Rawinia Lewis at


Applications close:  Friday 24th May 2019

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