Nominations for Employment Relations Authority


The Minister of Labour, Hon Kate Wilkinson, is calling for nominations to the position of the Chief of the Employment Relations Authority; an investigative body whose role it is to resolve employment relationship problems.

The Chief provides managerial, professional and strategic leadership for the authority. The Chief will have:

  • management and or leadership skills
  • an understanding of Government processes
  • judgment, tact and discretion;
  • pragmatism and flexibility;
  • investigative skills to inquire into and establish the facts surrounding employment relationship problems;
  • a high level of knowledge of employment law and practice in NZ
  • ability to gain acceptance by all parties to employment relationships, including unions, employers, parties representatives and the general public;
  • knowledge of tikanga Maori
  • empathy with and an ability to respond to cultural, gender and other human rights.

Please send me any nominations with a recent CV by Wednesday 3 November.

If you would like a copy of the press advertisement and role description, please contact the Department of Labour either by email ( ) or ph on (04) 91504184 or addressed to the Department of Labour, PO Box 3705, Wellington 6011, attention Rae Hankin.


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