Current Vacancies

Do you want to work in a busy but flexible environment? Do you have a strong sense of justice and a core set of people-focused values?

We have two roles currently open in our Services to Māori team!

Kei te kimi a mātou o Te Whare Ture Hapori ki Pōneke me Te Awakairangi tokorua ngā tāngata miharo. Ko koe pea tētahi? Tono mai ki a mātou!

Community Law Wellington and Hutt Valley are currently recruiting for a new Kaihāpai Hapori – Community Advocate part-time at 30 hours per week, and a new Rōia Hapori – Community Lawyer full-time at 37.5 hours per week.

Our services to Māori team embodies tikanga Māori values and solutions. We see legal needs in the context of an individual or community’s personal, social, spiritual, and cultural needs. Our legal service therefore contributes to the everyday lives of whānau, hapū and iwi, as well as individuals, and to the community’s overall well-being. We provide legal help which complements existing community services in the region, and collaborates with private providers to offer a high-quality service.

These roles are great opportunities to help support tangata whenua facing a diverse range of challenges. Our ideal candidates have knowledge of te reo Māori me ōna tikanga, are comfortable in marae settings, are familiar with Te Tiriti o Waitangi and can apply it in their mahi, and have experience in community organisations – but we want to hear from anyone who’s keen. You can see the job descriptions here:

Applications for these roles have been extended to  31 July, 5.30pm. To apply, email Etta at Karawhiua!

We’re also looking for someone amazing to join our restorative justice team, to work with us to support the availability and effectiveness of restorative justice conferences via the Courts, and restorative processes in the community.

The ideal applicant will have some sharp relationship-building skills, and be both confident and sensitive in relating to a broad spectrum of people, including judges, lawyers, police, community groups, offenders, and offence victims. Building great relationships will enable your smooth management of referrals between restorative justice conference facilitators and the court.

Experience facilitating restorative justice conferences and/or working in the family violence sector would be a bonus, but isn’t a bottom-line.

This is a very busy role within a dynamic setting, but you’ll be rewarded with a job that has great flexibility, amazing colleagues, and the knowledge that you’re contributing to potentially life-changing experiences for people through restorative processes. We’re open to applications from people with a variety of experience and from a range of backgrounds.

If you’re interested in being part of a great team of people dedicated to developing restorative justice services in Wellington, Porirua, and the Hutt Valley, then we want to hear from you.

You can see the job description here.  

This role closes 17 July, 5.30 pm. To apply email Etta at