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Operations Director - Central Region

Department of Corrections
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Waikato - Hamilton
Job Type:
Ongoing - Full Time
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Job Description

Location: Waikato
Vacancy number: CSCR9840


Are you our next Inspirational Leader ready to drive growth & change? 

The Operations Director , Corrections Services is a key regional leadership role with a diverse remit including leading the development and delivery of community probation services, psychological services and rehabilitation and employment opportunities to offenders/prisoners across the region. 

We require the right person to drive change, lead and model our diversity focus and build capability in the operations space that will be critical to achieving the Department's outcomes focusing on continuous improvement in the rehabilitation & transitions space. 

The position will support the continued drive for an integrated and unified approach to service delivery across the range of services we provide with a specific focus on: 


  • Modelling a one department approach to managing offenders, community based sentences and offender rehabilitation and employment opportunities 
  • Inspiring and leading a team of specialists and managers with accountability for the effective and efficient delivery of services to prisoners/offenders 
  • Maintaining and lifting service delivery, quality, performance and practice across the region 
  • Monitoring, assessing and reporting on Performance and Quality 
  • Building & fostering external relationships with communities, providers, agencies 
  • Ensuring leadership talent and the capability of managers in the region is continually assessed and developed with a future focus 


To be successful in this position you will need to have strong leadership and management experience in an operational environment. You will possess a strong working knowledge of community practice and the role of Corrections in the wider justice sector. 

You will be required to exercise sound judgement, particularly in relation to assessing risk will need to thrive working under pressure. You will demonstrate the ability to think conceptually and make the big picture connections while remaining attuned to everyday operational issues at ground level. 

Key to your success will be proven relationship management skills as the role requires significant community and stakeholder engagement. 

This role provides significant scope and is a driver for the continued success of the Central Region. 

Please apply online at our website before the closing date. For further information please feel free to contact Carly Apps – Senior Recruitment Advisor


Applications close Monday, 27 August 2018.

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