Manager Private Sessions

  • Company:
    Govt NZ Jobs
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  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    1 month ago
  • Category:
    Govt Jobs
  • Job Type: Ongoing – Full Time
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  • Location: Wellington – Wairarapa
  • Date Advertised: 03-FEB-20
  • Job Reference: NZ/1446781
  • Job Title: Manager Private Sessions
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  • Summary:

Fixed-term for the duration of the Commission (2023)



“Transforming the way we, as a nation, care for children, young people and vulnerable adults in our communities.”

The Royal Commission of Inquiry into Abuse in State Care and Faith-based institutions is about people, in particular children, young people and vulnerable adults, and their experiences of historical abuse and neglect in State care and in the care of faith-based institutions. Over the next three years, the Commission will listen to stories about the experiences of people in care and examine ways to stop further abuse.

The Manager Private Sessions will play a critical part in our journey. Your team will hear survivor experiences and through this you will have the opportunity to impact the outcome of this inquiry. A big component of your role will be coordinating the team to support Commissioners to conduct private sessions with survivors, victims and other impacted parties. You will also work with the Head of Survivor Accounts to develop and implement strategies to meet the engagement needs of the survivor community. Along with this you will train and develop your team and support the implementation of the Survivor Accounts work program across four core functions: community engagement, contact and support, wellbeing and private sessions. Key to this role will be successful collaboration across the organisation to ensure survivor accounts are heard.

What you will bring

This is going to be an extremely rewarding role, but there will be challenges along the way.

First and foremost, you will need to be resilient, and possess the following:

  • Strong stakeholder engagement and relationship skills
  • Reputation for exceptional people leadership and team performance in a related setting
  • Significant leadership experience within a legal or community setting
  • Ability to coach, mentor and motivate your team
  • Experience in trauma formed approaches
  • Experience in a large, complex and ambiguous environment
  • Demonstrated excellent organisational skills including developing strategy, planning and implementation of work schedules
  • Proven ability to establish protocols, procedures, processes and systems
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Confidence in culturally and disability inclusive approaches including tikanga Māori, and te reo
  • Availability to travel throughout New Zealand
  • A legal or research background is desirable but not essential
  • Ideally some knowledge and experience of Human Rights in New Zealand

Opportunities like this are few and far between, will you join us on our journey?

The Royal Commission of Inquiry has a commitment to diversity. We believe that no one should be discriminated against because of their differences. We aim to ensure that each and every one of our people has a sense of belonging within our organisation.

To apply

Please send your CV to

Please include a cover letter and application form with your application.

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