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Regional Manager - Police Prosecution Services

NZ Police
Job Category:
Legal & courts
Wellington - Wellington
Wellington - Wairarapa
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Ongoing - Full Time
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Job Description

Regional Manager – Police Prosecution Services

New Zealand Police

Police National Headquarters

Permanent, Full-time

Remuneration range: $119,000.00 - $161,000.00

Job Requisition ID 9234


New Zealand Police are offering an exciting opportunity to join the Police Prosecution Service (PPS) as a Regional Manager for the Central and Lower North Island region.  This role is based in Wellington.

Are you looking to develop and enhance your leadership and management skills? Do you want to take on a challenging yet rewarding role, which will make a meaningful contribution to the New Zealand justice sector? The Police Prosecution Service (PPS) is looking for a suitably qualified highly motivated individual to join our leadership team as the Regional Manager for the Central and Lower North PPS regions.  Do not miss this rare opportunity to join the Police Prosecution Service in a key leadership role.

To be successful in this role you will need to display excellent communication and relationship management skills, and have the ability to make sound reasoned decisions. You will be leading and managing a team of nine District Prosecutions Mangers, enabling them to deliver an effective and efficient prosecution service to stakeholders.

A critical component of this role is collaborating with external partners in order to champion sector wide strategies that will be accepted and implemented by the whole of the justice sector, ultimately leading to an improved service delivery model.

As part of the PPS Leadership Team, you will be contributing to initiatives and strategies, to address and enhance current operating approaches and results.

Ultimately, If you want to take on a challenging and rewarding role that is critical to the justice sector and New Zealand Police strategy, that will affect people's lives by assisting them to be safe and feel safe, and that will assist New Zealand Police move towards our mission of being the safest country, then this could be the role you're looking for.


Skills – you will be able to:

  • Manage a team across multiple locations.
  • Communicate a compelling vision, which aligns with strategic goals, ability to motivate others
  • Collaborate and engage with internal and external stakeholders at all levels
  • Manage risk around the region, providing advice and guidance on issues/errors
  • Maximise working partnerships to develop sound, achievable, and sustainable solutions to identified challenges, issues, and problems
  • Manage competing demands and high workload at times
  • Understand, interpret and manage a budget


Experience – you will have:

  • Demonstrated experience in leading, supervising, and managing people and teams, including for example:
    • coaching and mentoring
    • performance management
    • development
  • A working knowledge of the Criminal Procedure Act, key NZ Statutes and Justice Sector processes. This is desirable but not essential


Special Requirements

  • To apply for this role you must be a NZ citizen or permanent resident.



  • Police Employee applicants will require a relevant tertiary qualification in a discipline relevant to the role (for example: Law / Business / Strategy / Risk / Planning)


Competencies – Level 1 Individual Contributor

  • Communicate
  • Deliver
  • Solve

For more information about the above Core Competencies, visit “Our Values” on our website to view our Core Competency Framework: How We Do Things.


Additional Information:

  • Successful applicant must reside in Wellington
  • There will be a five minute oral presentation (no PowerPoint available) at the interview, topic to be advised


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If this position sounds like you, click APPLY NOW or visit our Police website: select ‘Current vacancies' to apply today! You will be required to submit a Curriculum Vitae (maximum 4 pages) which provides a brief account of your relevant education, skills and experience. In addition, you must complete an application form telling us why you are interested in the position and how you meet the above Core Competencies of the role, no more than 4000 characters (including spaces), approximately 600-650 words per section.


IMPORTANT: Applications submitted directly through the Government Jobs Website are no longer considered. Please visit our Police website: and select ‘Current vacancies' to apply for this position.



If you are an existing Police Employee, you must apply through our internal Careers site and include your QID number in your application.


If you are an existing Contractor working for Police, you must apply through the NZ Police career site and create a profile as an external candidate. Please do not include your QID.

If you have questions before you apply, contact the team by emailing

Applications close at 5pm, Tuesday 23 April 2019.

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