at New Zealand Police
Published February 16, 2024
Location Tauranga, New Zealand
Category Other  
Job Type Full-time  


Prosecutor New Zealand Police location Bay of Plenty. $88,312.

Company description New Zealand Police is working with the community to make New Zealanders be safe and feel safe. With over 13,000 staff, we provide policing services 24 hours a day, every day. We operate by land, sea and air, manage over 860,000 emergency calls a year and are always actively preventing crime and crashes.

We're working towards specific goals and targets that highlight our intent to work collaboratively with iwi and communities, other government sectors and business partners to deliver ‘Our Business' and achieve long-term change. Stand at the stern of the canoe and feel the spray of the future biting at your face.

About the role NZ Police are offering an exciting opportunity to join the Police Prosecution Service (PPS) as a Prosecutor in Rotorua, within their Bay of Plenty South PPS team. With PPS you will gain a sound knowledge of prosecution processes including advocacy, knowledge of the Law and court practices. You will move into an area of fast paced and interesting criminal courtroom advocacy where you will grow and gain a large amount of experience in a short period of time. You will have the opportunity and autonomy to make decisions in the knowledge that you are making a difference in the community in which you live.

You will be part of a diverse group of Constabulary prosecutors, Police Employee lawyers, support, and managerial staff. Here you will find that camaraderie and peer support are second to none and the feeling of belonging to a close-knit team is a real and tangible experience.

You will experience "on your feet" prosecuting in courts ranging from first appearance through to Judge alone trials and sentencings hearings. In addition, you will be involved in various out-of-court case management processes, such as file analysis, writing submissions, and liaising with police investigators and defence counsel.

Your knowledge and understanding of key New Zealand statutes and legislation, combined with your desire and motivation to present well-constructed and compelling prosecution cases, will enable you to undertake a vital role in the Criminal Justice Sector and in the operationalisation of New Zealand Police's strategy.

Key accountabilities communication - Having the skills to effectively communicate with our people, partners and community. Decision Making - Having the critical thinking and problem solving skills to make sound decisions and responses under pressure in a face to face setting. Law and Policy - Having a sound understanding of prosecution and court processes, and the ability to analyse complex information accurately.

Individually Responsible and Accountable - Being accountable for your performance and taking responsibility for your contribution and development. Clear - Show an understanding of a Prosecutor's purpose within Police and the outcomes we are striving to deliver. Enabling through self-leadership - Ability to seek opportunities to develop your own skills, knowledge and experience.

What you'll bring whilst we are looking for skills, knowledge and experience relevant to the role, we also place high importance on your state of mind, the alignment of your values with ours, your ability to contribute to and build high performing teams, and the way that you lead yourself or others.

The successful applicant will be required to undergo a full reference and security check prior to any offer of employment being made. Successful applicant must reside within commutable distance to Rotorua. If you are a Police Employee applicant, you must have an LLB degree and have the ability to get a practicing certificate and provide copy of qualification eligibility.

Current CPK at the rank of the vacancy you are applying for, and either, Undertake to engage in a leadership programme at the advertised level, at a future date or Have qualified under CEP or a previous Career Progression Framework at the rank of the vacancy you are applying for. For Police Employees this is not a requirement to apply, however, you are willing to undertake to engage in a leadership programme at the advertised level, at a future date. This role is set at Individual Contributor level, this means your key purpose is "to deliver or enable others to deliver Our Business".

About us New Zealand Police is the lead agency responsible for preventing crime and enhancing community safety. It works in partnership with individuals, communities, businesses, and other public sector agencies towards the vision of making New Zealand the safest country. Police is the government's largest front-line response agency with around 15,000 staff in large and small communities all over New Zealand and in liaison and policing development roles overseas.

Your development is highly valued at NZ Police. Our employees enjoy significant investment in their development not only at an individual level, but also at the team and community of practice level. We work hard to match you with work that will both play to your strengths and challenge you in new ways.

The work you'll be engaged in is real, tangible work that directly benefits our frontline and communities. Taken all together, this means we can offer you career path opportunities to progress in your chosen profession and become a more well-rounded, experienced leader, with opportunities across the range of work we support.

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