Senior Advisor

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  • Category: Advisor
  • Location: Wellington Region
  • Date Advertised: 26-JAN-21
  • Job Reference: MOJ/1508819
  • Job Title: Senior Advisor
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Advisor/Senior Advisor

Office of the Chief Victims Advisor – Fixed term appointment to November 2021

Ministry of Justice National Office


This is a fixed term position until November 2021.  An appointment will be made either as an advisor level 2 on a band of $61,744 – $87,167 OR as a senior advisor on a band of $99,413 – $140,348 dependent on the experience and ability of the successful applicant.

Te āhuatunga a te tūranga / About the Role

Do you want to help improve the justice system for victims?

In this role you will provide support and advice to the Chief Victims Advisor, independent Ministerial advisor to Government.

You will help the CVA to prepare for engagements across the sector with senior justice leaders and community groups, you will support her to commission research on victims’ issues, and you will support her to provide advice on Government policy and system improvements. 

The Office of the Chief Victims Advisor

The Chief Victims Advisor role was established in 2015 as an independent Ministerial advisor to Government.   

The Chief Victims Advisor assists Ministers and government to improve the justice system for victims of crime in their engagement with the criminal justice system. The Chief Victims Advisor does this through reviewing and commissioning research on victims’ issues, providing feedback on key policy and system developments and through extensive engagement with government officials across the justice sector, NGOs and the wider victim-survivor community.


About the Ministry and the Justice Sector

Te Tāhū o te Ture – The Ministry of Justice – supports the Minister of Justice, Minister for Courts and the Attorney-General to carry out their responsibilities. It also delivers a range of critical court and justice services to New Zealanders.  We work as one team to provide great justice services every day and work together for a fair and safe Aotearoa.


Mō te tīma/About the team           

At Tāhū o te Ture – the Ministry of Justice, we’re committed to working together for a fair and safe Aotearoa.

The Office of the Chief Victims Advisor is hosted by the Ministry and sits within Sector Group. 

The Ministry’s Sector Group is a multi-disciplinary branch of the Ministry that brings together the best of strategy, policy, governance, data analysis, research and evaluation capabilities to inform decision making by justice sector leaders. Working in the team will give you the opportunity to work collaboratively with colleagues in the Ministry and other key agencies across the sector.   

Our team has a great working culture. We value diversity of thought and we are motivated to deliver great outcomes for New Zealanders. Wellbeing is a priority for us, and everyone is encouraged to support each other to deliver at work while maintaining a good work-life balance. We promote career development, offer a dynamic working environment, and a place where you can be yourself.

The person we are looking for;

This role presents a great opportunity for an enthusiastic and proactive professional who enjoys working in a fast-paced environment with a variety of work.  

We seek a person with:

  • excellent relationship management skills
  • good judgement
  • excellent written and oral communication skills
  • excellent planning and priority setting skills
  • familiarity with te ao Māori

Government experience or demonstrated experience and/or knowledge of victims issues would be an advantage.

We are open to discussing secondment arrangements either internally or from another agency.


Tono mai/ How to apply

To apply, click the button below. You’ll be directed to our Careers Website. Once there please complete the online application, this includes submitting your CV and cover letter.

For any queries, or if you would like to discuss the role further, please email [email protected].

Applications close 11 February 2021.

Shortlisted applicants must be available for an interview during the week beginning 15 February 2021.

You must have the right to live and work in New Zealand to apply.

Joining the Ministry of Justice means you will become part of an inclusive organisation that values you and the communities we serve. It’s our promise to ensure our workplace is one where our people feel healthy and safe, supported and able to be themselves at work. We value respect as the foundation for building a positive workplace culture and one where diversity is welcomed and celebrated.