District Licensing Committee-Chairs and Members

Date: 17-Nov-2022

Location: Central Auckland, NZ, 1010

Company: Auckland Council

He angitūtanga: The opportunity


Auckland Council is seeking candidates for Chair and Member positions on the Auckland District Licensing Committee for the next term, 1 July 2023 – 30 June 2026.

The District Licensing Committee (DLC) is responsible for determining all alcohol licences and managers’ certificates in Auckland including new and renewal applications.



He kōrero mōu: About you


We are looking for candidates who can demonstrate some, or all, of the following:

  • a working knowledge of hearings and how New Zealand legislation works
  • knowledge of the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012
  • highly-developed listening and questioning skills
  • understanding of alcohol-related harm and how it affects Auckland’s communities
  • recognise and respect council’s commitments to Te Tiriti o Waitangi and an understanding of Te Ao Māori
  • expertise in verbal and written communication, and facilitating groups
  • understanding of licensing or regulatory processes
  • leadership and active interest in your community 


Your application will clearly demonstrate how your ability to make decisions on alcohol matters and experience of hearing processes will benefit council’s DLC.


On your application please indicate if you are applying to be a chair, a member, or both. 



Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou: What we offer



The DLC role is part-time and candidates need to be available for flexible working hours.  Work will be on an ‘as required’ basis at the remuneration rate set by the Minister of Justice for a term that expires 30 June 2026. 


Successful candidates will be contracted to Auckland Council and not employees of council.


Candidates must apply via the council website www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/careers and will need to provide a cover letter and a curriculum vitae. 


The position description can be found by clicking here. For a copy of FAQ please click here


For a confidential conversation, please contact the Hearings Manager at julie.mckee@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz or 0274 909 902.


Council is unable to appoint candidates if they either directly, or by virtue of their relationship with another person, have such an involvement or appearance of involvement with the alcohol industry that they could not perform their duties without actual or the appearance of bias.


Preference will be given to candidates that reside within the Auckland region.


Applications close Sunday, 4th December 2022.


This is a position of trust and candidates must therefore be prepared to undergo a criminal record check and police vetting prior to commencing employment. Appointment will be subject to a satisfactory police check.


Auckland Council is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) and we are committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at the time of application to assist you through the recruitment process.


Auckland Council strongly encourages our employees to be fully vaccinated.