Committee Fee Member

Date:  23 May 2023

Nelson_Tasman, NZ



Public Notice


On behalf of the Minister for Social Development and Employment, the Ministry of Social Development is seeking community focused people for the role of Community Representative on the local Benefits Review Committee. This position covers the Nelson/Tasman Region and surrounding areas. 

The Benefits Review Committee provides an informal setting for clients to review decisions made by the Ministry of Social Development about their benefit entitlement. 

As a Community Representative you will provide a community perspective to the Benefits Review Committee’s decision-making process. You will be required to read benefit review reports, attend hearings arranged for the client and the Ministry, and consider decisions on a case-by- case basis.

Hearings are scheduled to be held regularly, however as there is a pool of Community Representatives in each region, individual Community Representatives may not be required to sit on every hearing. 

In this role you will need to be able to relate to a range of people within the wider community, have good community experience and knowledge, and respect the views, beliefs, and cultural perspectives of others.

This is a Ministerial appointment. Names of successful candidates will be forwarded for consideration by the Minister for Social Development and Employment.


If you have questions about this opportunity, please contact Matt Ewen on 029 274 6031 or email:


How to apply


To apply, click the 'Apply Now' button to upload your CV, cover letter and complete the online application form.  


Note: Your cover letter will be a key part of our assessment process, so please highlight how your experience relates to the key responsibilities listed in the position description. 


Closing date: Monday 12th 2023