Public Prosecutions Unit Manager

Wellington - Wellington City

Crown Law takes pride in providing high level legal advice and representation to the Government in matters that affect all New Zealanders including crime, tax, the Treaty of Waitangi, human rights and New Zealand's constitution.

The Public Prosecutions Unit (PPU) is a dedicated resource established within the Crown Law Office for the purpose of leading, facilitating and co-ordinating:

  • Effective supervision of the Crown Solicitor network (CSN) including management of the relevant appropriation;
  • Support and oversight of prosecution services by government agencies through agency collaboration; and,
  • Development and leadership of initiatives (including collaboration within each of the CSN and the Government prosecution agencies) which enable the ongoing improvement of public prosecutions in New Zealand.

We are currently looking to appoint a Public Prosecutions Unit Manager to lead this team. The PPU Manager is responsible for:

  • Leading the PPU to provide effective supervision of the Crown Solicitor network (CSN) including assisting in the appointment and performance reviews of Crown Solicitors;
  • Managing and distributing the relevant appropriation funding;
  • Providing support and oversight of prosecution services by Government agencies through agency collaboration, ongoing development and implementation of the Public Prosecutions Reporting Framework; and,
  • Developing and leading initiatives which enable the ongoing improvement of public prosecutions.

We are looking for applicants who can demonstrate grit and determination in achieving results, strong collaboration and leadership, and a whole of Government system perspective.

Although the role requires a strong knowledge and understanding of the criminal justice system, law and processes, it is not essential to have a legal qualification.

This role is based in Wellington. Applicants for this role on either a permanent or fixed term\secondment basis will be considered equally.

To be considered for a position at Crown Law you must have a legal right to live and work in New Zealand and are required to complete a Ministry of Justice Criminal Records check. All applications require a cover letter and curriculum vitae.