20/498 Assistant Investigator

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    Govt NZ Jobs
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    7 days ago
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  • Job Type: Ongoing – Full Time
  • Category: Defence, corrections & security
  • Location: Wellington
  • Date Advertised: 18-NOV-20
  • Job Reference: 151967
  • Job Title: 20/498 Assistant Investigator
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Type: Permanent
Hours: Full time
Location: Wellington
Business Group: Charities Services
Branch: Service Delivery & Operations
Salary: $46,744 – $63,241


Assistant Investigator Charities Services

An opportunity to make a difference – working with the New Zealand charitable sector

Kia ora koutou, tālofa lava and warm greetings

Ngā Ratonga Kaupapa Atawhai Charities Services is part of the Department of International Affairs Te Tari Taiwhenua, and administers the Charities Act 2005. Our role is to promote trust and confidence in the charitable sector and to encourage the effective use of charitable resources. We do this by registering and monitoring charities. Our ambition is to be a modern, responsive, risk-based regulator and service provider to the sector.

With over 27,000 organisations serving a diverse cross-section of communities and the environment, our work helps make a significant difference for people across New Zealand.  We maintain the transparency and integrity of the charitable sector by registering and monitoring charities, and provide education and assistance to encourage good governance and management practices. 

The Investigations team manages complaints and carries out investigations into charities and their officers that may have been involved in serious wrongdoing and other significant breaches of the Charities Act.

 As an Assistant Investigator you will work as part of this team to administer the complaints process around registered charities, provide administrative assistance with a particular focus on Official Information Act requests in addition to conducting smaller investigations in accordance with the Charities Act 2005. All your work is to ensure public trust and confidence in the charitable sector is maintained.

This position is an important component in the team and is ideally suited to a recent graduate looking for that entry step into the field of Government regulation and compliance. 

To be successful in the position of Assistant Investigator you will need to have:

  • A passion for working in a regulatory environment and gaining experience in using education, persuasion and sanction to influence positive behaviour towards compliance.
  • A logical ordered approach to your work and the ability to operate in a busy, complex environment and to tight timeframes.
  • Experience in working with or operating under legislation and regulations.
  • Good communication skills and the ability to deal with complex complaints and provide customers with solutions in difficult circumstances. 
  • The desire to contribute to a team.
  • Demonstrated ability around working with Excel, Office and associated administrative solutions.
  • An ability to build effective working relationships with key stakeholders to influence compliance outcomes.
  • A commitment to the Treaty of Waitangi, and the ability to participate in strategies to achieve responsiveness for Māori.

Experience in dealing with Official Information Act requests would be a significant advantage.

An ability to hold a security clearance to the level of In Confidence will be required.

If you have this experience and expertise, come and join our team!

Further information is on our websites www.charities.govt.nz and www.dia.govt.nz 


To learn more about the diverse, important mahi we do at Te Tari Taiwhenua and see why we’re a great place to work, click here.

We work to make New Zealand better for New Zealanders through our four outcome areas:

  • People can easily access the services and information they need
  • Iwi, hapū and communities across New Zealand are safe, resilient and thriving
  • People’s sense of belonging and collective memory builds an inclusive New Zealand
  • New Zealand is a well-functioning democracy across central and local government

Applications close: 5pm, Friday 27 November 2020
For more information please contact: Dave Sayers at dave.sayers@dia.govt.nz
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