Work for us

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.

Vacancy: Regulatory Solutions Manager

  • Are you passionate about improving the effectiveness and efficiency of regulatory services?
  • Do you want to design and develop enhancements to improve regulatory performance?
Real Estate Authority (REA)

REA is the independent government agency that regulates the New Zealand Real Estate Industry. Our job is to promote a high standard of service and professionalism in the real estate industry and help protect buyers and sellers of property. We provide information for buyers and sellers, provide guidance for agents and deal with complaints about agents’ behaviour.

Regulatory Solutions Manager

We have an exciting opportunity for someone experienced in delivering effective and efficient regulatory services. This new role will be accountable for the design and development of an improvement roadmap that will identify and deliver enhancements to help improve the effectiveness and efficiency of REA’s regulatory services and management of regulatory risk.

The key accountabilities include demonstrating leadership in regulatory solution design and development, having expertise and insights in regulatory effectiveness and efficiency, being able to engage and influence stakeholders and having competency in regulatory risk management.

This position will champion an increasing focus on REA being a world-class regulator. The role is a member of the Regulatory Services Leadership Team.

We are located in the heart of Wellington CBD. The REA is a great place to work – 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.

Position description

Download the position description here.

To apply

Please direct any queries and send your CV and cover letter to

Closing date Sunday 7 June 2020.

Please note, you must have a legal right to work in New Zealand. A successful appointment is conditional upon police vetting and qualification checks.

Vacancy: REA Complaints Assessment Committee (CAC) members

The Real Estate Authority (REA) invites applications to be appointed to its CAC panel.

We are a Crown Agency, responsible for the regulation of the New Zealand Industry. Our purpose is to promote and protect the interests of consumers buying and selling real estate and to promote public confidence in the performance of real estate agency work.

The role

The functions of CACs include inquiring into complaints and allegations about real estate agents and where appropriate, making findings of unsatisfactory conduct or referring to the Real Estate Agents Disciplinary Tribunal. The main tasks are reviewing evidence, attending hearings by teleconference and drafting decisions. Members are also expected to attend training in Wellington three days per year.

In considering suitable candidates, REA must have regard to the applicant’s personal attributes, and knowledge and experience of matters likely to come before the CAC, including knowledge and experience of:

  • the law
  • the real estate industry
  • consumer affairs. 

We want to hear from individuals who represent each of these 3 areas.

Each CAC comprises 3 members, of which one must be a lawyer of not less than 7 years’ legal experience. It is a requirement of the legal members that they can write cogent quasi-judicial decisions. Induction and training is provided, but it is essential that all members have excellent written communication skills and have the necessary capability to manage documents electronically. 

Terms and conditions

CAC members should expect to be available 15 to 30 hours per month. Each appointment is for five years. Remuneration for panel members is set in accordance with the Cabinet Office Fees Framework and is currently between $52 and $85 per hour, depending on the role. 

Job description

Download the job description here.


Apply by sending your CV and a covering letter to

Applications close at 5.00pm on Sunday 14 June.


For more information about the roles, please contact Josh Doherty, Head of Regulatory Services at

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