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Senior Report Writer - Waitangi Tribunals Unit

NZ Ministry of Justice
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Senior Report Writer, Waitangi Tribunal Unit, Wellington


The Waitangi Tribunal inquires into historical and contemporary Treaty claims through a broad range of inquiry programmes and processes.

We are looking for a hardworking, talented and motivated person to join us as a Senior Report Writer in the Report Writing team within the Waitangi Tribunal Unit. You will be able to:

  • Provide high quality writing, analysis and advice to the Waitangi Tribunal
  • Plan and lead large report writing projects involving multiple writers
  • Provide mentoring and coaching to Report Writing team members

This senior position offers you the chance to take a significant role in the Waitangi Tribunal Unit's stimulating, wide-ranging and multi-disciplinary report writing projects. We are looking for an experienced person who already has impressive writing and analysis skills, and a proven ability to accurately scope projects and meet deadlines. You will further enhance your reputation for high-quality analysis and advice, and provide leadership and mentoring for our talented report writing team.

You will be qualified preferably to master's degree level, in disciplines relevant to the work of the Waitangi Tribunal such as law, public policy, history, Māori studies and social science; or have equivalent research-based professional experience. You will be methodical and objective in your approach, have a strong track record of professional achievement, and a proven ability to lead large writing projects involving multiple stakeholders. You will also be an effective communicator with a strong focus on customer service, able to inspire and build strong working relationships with internal and external stakeholders. Preference will be given to candidates who can demonstrate an understanding of te reo and tikanga. 

If you have any questions about this role, please contact Andrew Francis,

Salary band:  $83,219 - $117,485

The Ministry of Justice is committed to equal opportunity in all our employment policies and procedures. All staff - regardless of gender, race, marital status, age, disability, sexual orientation, religious or ethical beliefs have access to equal employment opportunities, in recruitment, training and career opportunities and conditions of employment.

To apply, complete the application form, attaching your CV and cover letter and a writing sample that demonstrates your professional writing skills, no more than 20 pages in length.

Applications close Friday 22 November 2019.


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