21/081 Investigator

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    Govt NZ Jobs
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    negotiable / month
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    3 months ago
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  • Job Type: Ongoing – Full Time
  • Category: Policy & analysis
  • Location: Wellington
  • Date Advertised: 04-FEB-21
  • Job Reference: 152523
  • Job Title: 21/081 Investigator
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Type: Permanent
Hours: Full time
Location: Wellington
Business Group: Charities Services
Branch: Service Delivery & Operations
Salary:  $64,476- $87,231


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

Kia ora koutou, talofa lava and warm greetings

In Ngā Ratonga Kaupapa Atawhai Charities Services at the Department of Internal Affairs Te Tari Taiwhenua, we promote trust and confidence in charities, encourage good governance, and support charities to comply with their obligations under the law. 

We register, monitor and investigate charities, and build sector capability by providing guidance material, and online and print resources. Our vision is that our work contributes to a well-governed, transparent and thriving charitable sector with strong public support.

As an investigator on Charities Services your key role would be to plan and conduct investigations in order to:

  • establish whether charitable entities remain eligible for registration.
  • establish whether charitable entities or associated people have breached the Charities Act or are engaging in serious wrongdoing.
  • work collaboratively with all Charities Services teams on compliance projects.
  • have strong auditing skills.
  • represent Charities Services in engagements with key sector stakeholders e.g. law enforcement agencies.

You will also be required to:

Along with experience using your interviewing skills (utilising the PEACE interviewing model), we need you to have:

  • experience conducting complex investigations/audits in a regulatory or law enforcement environment
  • a sound knowledge of the law as it relates to charities, legal process, investigation, prosecution and information management
  • advanced skills to develop and deliver clear and coherent reports
  • an understanding of, and practically apply, financial accounting methods/analysis
  • a commitment to the Treaty of Waitangi, and the ability to contribute to effective strategies in achieving responsiveness to Māori

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


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 19 February 2021
For more information please contact: Dave Sayers, Investigations Manager Charities at dave.sayers@dia.govt.nz
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