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Executive Assistant to the Director of Proceedings

Part-time, Permanent Position, Wellington

The Health and Disability Commissioner promotes and protects the rights of health and disability services consumers and facilitates the fair and efficient resolution of complaints relating to infringements of those rights. 

The Director of Proceedings decides whether to issue proceedings against health and disability service providers. The Director and her team conduct those proceedings and appear at hearings.

The Director is looking for an intelligent, enthusiastic and capable Executive Assistant on a part-time basis working for 25 hours per week.

To be successful in the role, you will have:

  • The ability to work proactively to co-ordinate and manage the administration of the Proceedings team operations.
  • Skills and experience to provide efficient and accurate litigation support including the preparation of court documents, bundles, and liaison with witnesses and counsel. Litigation support experience is essential.
  • Initiative, great organisational skills, attention to detail, and be an effective team player with excellent communication skills.

You are expected to have an understanding and acceptance of the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi and to ensure a culturally appropriate service.

All applicants must complete an HDC application form (PDF 88kb) to be considered.

Download the position description. (PDF 96kb).

Please send your completed application form and CV to:
HR Advisor, Office of the Health and Disability Commissioner, PO Box 1791, Auckland 1140 or by email to by Friday 28 July 2017 at 5pm.

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