Principal Historian | Wellington City
|Position Type:||Permanent Full Time|
|Attachments:|| Job Description.pdf (PDF, 360KB)
|Application Close Date:||29-Oct-2017|
Principal Historian, Waitangi Tribunals
The Waitangi Tribunal inquires into claims submitted by Māori under the Treaty of Waitangi Act 1975. The Waitangi Tribunal Unit provides support services to the Tribunal; these services include assisting the Tribunal to draft its reports at a time when the scope of Tribunal inquiries is changing, calling for new capabilities and ways of working.
The Principal Historian, working closely with the Chief Historian and the Report Writing team, provides expert advice and professional leadership to support the planning and delivery of Waitangi Tribunal reports and inquiry programmes. The role includes advising on Tribunal report writing, analysis and findings; undertaking reviews of draft Tribunal reports; assisting the Tribunal with high priority and urgent writing tasks; and planning, coordinating and supervising report writing projects. Strong candidates will have excellent writing and analysis skills, extensive experience in the planning and co-ordinating complex reports, as well as quality assurance frameworks and systems.
Although there are no line management accountabilities for this role, the Principal Historian holds a key role in providing senior professional leadership to report writing staff, and developing staff capability through coaching and mentoring. A track record of being able to critically and constructively peer review work is essential.
Candidates should hold a post-graduate qualification in an area such as history, Māori studies, economics, geography, social science, legal and environmental studies, or public policy. You will be an effective communicator and work well both independently and as part of a team. You will have an understanding of, and commitment to, the work of the Waitangi Tribunal including knowledge of te reo, tikanga and mātauranga Māori.
If you have any questions about this role, please contact Sonya Wynne, email@example.com
Salary range $87,193-$117,967
To apply, complete the application form, attaching your CV and cover letter. Applications close on Sunday, 29 October 2017.