21/086 Senior Investigator

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    Govt NZ Jobs
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    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    3 months ago
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  • Job Type: Ongoing – Full Time
  • Category: Defence, corrections & security
  • Location: Wellington
  • Date Advertised: 05-FEB-21
  • Job Reference: 152532
  • Job Title: 21/086 Senior Investigator
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Type: Permanent
Hours: Full time
Location: Wellington
Business Group: Charities Services
Branch: Service Delivery & Operations
Salary: $77,850 – $105,327


 Senior Investigator Charities Services Ngā Rātonga Kaupapa Atawhai

 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 one of our two senior investigators, your key role would be to:

  • lead complex and high-profile investigations
  • provide technical expertise in the conduct of specialist, serious or complex investigations
  • provide coaching and mentoring to investigators, and share knowledge and expertise, and provide quality assurance for investigations reports
  • represent Charities Services in engagements with key sector stakeholders e.g. law enforcement and regulatory agencies

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

  • significant experience leading complex investigations 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
  • existing productive relationships and credibility with stakeholders, including law enforcement agencies
  • successful experience providing training and coaching to more junior colleagues
  • advanced skills to develop and deliver clear and coherent reports
  • 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!

Charities Services is part of the Department of Internal Affairs Te Tari Taiwhenua. 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 19 February 2021
For more information please contact: Dave Sayers, Investigations Manager Charities at dave.sayers@dia.govt.nz
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