Work for us

The Real Estate Authority (REA)

REA is a strong organisation with an exciting future. We are based in Wellington, and we employ more than 50 people across a range of roles. We are all 100% committed to delivering a better real estate experience for Kiwis.

Our people work in complaint resolution, licensing, operations, investigations, law and marketing communications.

Our values

We are professional

We act with integrity. We respect each other and those we interact with. We take responsibility and hold ourselves and others to account.

We are proactive

We are energetic, courageous and committed. We use innovation and expertise to improve New Zealand’s real estate industry.

Our people matter

We build strong and positive relationships with the people we work with. We develop our people and share our combined expertise to create outcomes we are proud of.


Senior investigator role

The Real Estate Authority (REA) is a Crown agent and is the oversight body for the real estate industry. REA’s purpose is to promote and protect the interests of consumers when buying or selling property and to promote public confidence in the performance of real estate agency work.

The Senior Investigators position is responsible for undertaking investigations into complaints about licensees directed by Complaints Assessment Committees (CACs); investigations into other reports of harm; the design and delivery of proactive compliance activities and interventions designed to promote and protect the interests of consumers engaging in real estate transactions; professional report writing on the issues, and the preparation and management of more serious cases to the Real Estate Agents Disciplinary Tribunal (Tribunal) or District Court.

It also involves coaching and mentoring less experienced Investigators.

The position will ensure CAC’s and the Tribunal have objective, well organised and accurate information required to make sound decisions on cases before them.

We are looking for a passionate individual who will support and enable the business to be successful and take pride in delivering excellent results. You should be a self-starter who is flexible and agile in your approach and thinking and can work with a level of ambiguity that comes with a smaller organisation.

Previous experience as an investigator is essential. Previous experience in a regulatory or compliance role and/or data analysis would be an advantage. This is a permanent full-time role position based in Wellington.

You can download the job description here.

You can download the application form here.

Applications for this role close at 5 pm Monday 4th November 2019 and should be sent to, enclosing your CV, cover letter and a completed application form (available on the REA website).

How useful is this page?