Public Hearings (Events) Coordinator

  • Company:
    Govt NZ Jobs
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  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    4 weeks ago
  • Category:
    Govt Jobs
  • Job Type: Fixed Term Contract
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  • Location: Auckland
  • Date Advertised: 24-FEB-20
  • Job Reference: NZ/555
  • Job Title: Public Hearings (Events) Coordinator
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  • Summary:

Fixed-term for six months
Hours: Full-time
Location: Auckland

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

This is an exciting opportunity to work in a team aiming to make a difference for future generations of New Zealander’s. Your responsibilities will include coordinating and arranging the logistics required for public hearings and ensuring they run smoothly in the lead up to, and on the day.

What you’ll do

While this role will be varied, your focus will be on ensuring that our public hearings run successfully – this includes prior to and up to the day. For this to happen, you will coordinate travel arrangements and accommodation, ensure that venues are booked and that all preparations for the venue are organised and ready well in advance.

A typical day could look like:

  • Booking venues
  • Arranging stenography, live streaming, sign and Te Reo translation
  • Co-ordinating travel and accommodation
  • Arranging catering
  • General logistics

You will need to develop great relationships both internally and externally with providers to ensure successful outcomes for hearings. This is a new role and one that you can grow and make your own.

What you’ll bring for success:

  • Solid experience in a previous coordination role
  • Strong communication skills
  • Your action-oriented approach and the ability to ‘just get things done’
  • Remain calm even when under pressure
  • Confident in culturally and disability inclusive approaches including tikanga Māori

Your work life balance is important to us, and we offer flexible working arrangements. We have 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.

About us

The Royal Commission of Inquiry into Abuse in Care was established in February 2018. Over the next four years, the Inquiry will investigate the abuse and neglect of children, young people and vulnerable adults who were in the care of State and faith-based institutions in New Zealand between 1950 and 1999 and examine ways to stop further abuse.

The Royal Commission is committed to the principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi and the Treaty Partnership team bring a kaupapa, tikanga and te reo Māori focus to the development of the Inquiry work programme.

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

How to apply

Please submit your CV, application form, and a cover letter to

For a copy of the application form, please visit our website.

Applications close Wednesday, 4 March 2020.

For more information on the Royal Commission please see our website or contact