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Hearing Manager - Wellington

NZ Ministry of Justice
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Hearing Manager, Environment Court, Wellington


The Ministry of Justice provides a range of justice services around New Zealand.  We have more than 3000 people working across 120 locations around the country, all working towards our vision of a safe and just New Zealand.

We are currently seeking a law graduate to join our team to provide hearing support to our Wellington-based Environment Judges.  If you have a passion for Environmental Law, initiative and a keen eye for detail, this is an opportunity to contribute to the work of the Environment Court in New Zealand.

The role:

You will work closely with the Environment Judges and Commissioners, together with other registry staff and management. 

You will be part of a tight-knit team and your day-to-day work in support of the Judges will be varied, busy and challenging.  It will include, proactive case management of the Court's files, including arranging hearings, acting as the Court's Registrar and communicating with lawyers, parties and witnesses.  Assistance in the drafting of minutes and proof reading may also be required.  The position involves travelling with the court around New Zealand. 

Skills and experience required:

The successful candidate will have at least a Bachelor of Laws degree and have:

  • Strong analytical, planning and organisational skills 
  • Knowledge of Case Management Practices (desirable) • Sound knowledge of the Resource Management Act
  • Meticulous spelling, grammar and attention to detail
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to travel up to 20 weeks per year
  • A desire to contribute and make a difference in a happy and skilled team.

This is a permanent, full time position based in the Wellington registry.  Although training will be provided, knowledge of Te Reo is an advantage.

Salary range:  $53,414 - $62,839

Joining the Ministry of Justice means you will become part of an inclusive organisation that values you and the communities we serve. It's important to us that 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 where diversity is welcomed and celebrated.

How to Apply:

To apply, visit our Careers Website at  You can view a detailed position description at the site, as well as complete an online application form by attached your CV and cover letter.

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

Applications close on Wednesday 29 January 2020.


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