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Team Member, Maori Land Court - Christchurch

NZ Ministry of Justice
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Team Member (x3), Māori Land Court, Te Waipounamu (Christchurch)


If you have a positive attitude and are passionate about providing high quality services to our customers and stakeholders then please apply!

In each of these three roles, you will be responsible for servicing Māori Land Court applications from acceptance to completion, making a positive impact on people's lives.  You will be challenged and will have varied work, which will make for an interesting career.

One of these roles is around preserving our Court record to ensure the accuracy and detail, is maintained in accordance with documentation procedures and required standards.   You will be required to identify, promote and implement improvements to maintain best practice standards for the quality, authenticity, storage and care of the Court record.

For this role we would like to hear from you if you have any of the following experience:

  • Previous experience with historic records and conservation
  • Experience working with record management
  • Data entry experience and/or comfortable working within different databases
  • Legislation knowledge desirable (Public Records Act 2005)
  • Be process and logical in your approach to your work
  • Attention to detail and quality

The remaining two roles are dedicated to researching Court records to identify the whakapapa of our land owners from historic land blocks in the South Island.  While ensuring our customers Māori land interests are correctly identified, you will play an important part in helping the Māori Land Court fulfil its obligations to our customers.  You will be expected to have a strong customer service focus ensuring services are delivered in a consistent and timely manner.

If you have the following key skills then we would like to hear from you:

  • Strong and demonstrated research skills
  • An understanding of the Te Ture Whenua Māori Act, 1993
  • A can-do attitude with a strong customer focus
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • An understanding of Tikanga Māori
  • Attention to detail and quality
  • High level of integrity and confidentiality

Salary range:  $48,853 - $68,968

If one of these three roles sounds like you, then please apply.

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

For tracking purposes, all applications must be submitted via our online process.

Applications close on Friday 27 September 2019.

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