Senior Adviser at Ara Poutama Aotearoa (Department of Corrections), Nationwide
Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role
- Join a values-led organization to help create better outcomes for those in our justice system
- Bring your experience and passion for working with Iwi and te ao Māori
- Fixed Term Opportunity through to 2024
'Kotahi anō te kaupapa, ko te oranga o te iwi' – ‘There is only one purpose to our work: the wellness and wellbeing of our people.
Mō te tūnga | About the role
Bail Support Services (BSS) is a programme of work that is currently establishing a new national justice sector service. BSS will assist people remanded in custody, or at risk of being remanded in custody, with more opportunities to achieve positive change. The service works with people on bail to address unmet social needs, identify and work towards personal aspirations, and to provide navigational support throughout their bail journey to help support them on a trajectory out of the justice system.
The BSS programme will design and implement the service across Aotearoa and so, the design of service will be tailored to each region to ensure the service meets the needs of the communities it operates within. This includes working alongside Iwi/mana whenua, kaupapa Māori social service providers, and justice sector stakeholders through all project phases. In order to be successful, the BSS programme aims to work collaboratively with Iwi/mana whenua and justice sector partners to promote safe alternatives to remand in custody, strengthen justice and social outcomes and improve public safety.
The Senior Adviser plays a key role in ensuring the successful implementation of the rollout of the BSS in the regions by building effective relationships, facilitating and assisting service design, change management and other project functions. This is a hands-on role, working alongside Justice Sector leaders (at regional and local levels) and their teams to prepare for, and embed new ways of working. Thinking outside the box and using creativity to design a locally tailored service, the Senior Adviser will influence and assist in the successful deployment of the BSS, while shaping future operations of the Criminal justice System (alongside related justice sector initiatives such as Te Ao Mārama and Reframe).
Ngā pūkenga me ngā wheako | Skills and experience
We are looking for someone who works collaboratively, can grow and nurture strong relationships, are innovative, think critically, and can develop and deliver fit for purpose human centred solutions.
- Experience working with or for Māori (including iwi) and can confidently provide and apply a te ao Māori worldview.
- Clear understanding of Te Tiriti o Waitangi, its relevance to, and its application within government agencies.
- Operational knowledge of the criminal justice system and understanding of the impacts or outcomes of the current model.
- An interest, understanding or knowledge of Change Management and/or Service Design is desired.
- Proven track record building effective working relationships to achieve outcomes, with a broad cross section of people by taking a collaborative and consultative approach.
- Proven track record in working with iwi to co-develop solutions.
- Well-developed research and writing skills.
- Creativity for designing solutions or thinking outside the box.
- Strong interpersonal and negotiation skills – including the ability to establish professional relationships, and influence and build consensus to achieve outcomes.
- The ability to manage a diverse portfolio of tasks to a high standard.
- Ability to work independently and as a member of a close-knit team.
- Flexible and responsive to client and stakeholder needs.
- Ability to work with multiple workstreams at the same time with different deadlines.
Utu ā-tau | Salary
The full range of this salary (85%-120%) is $91,953 - $129,816. Appointment and remuneration will reflect skills and experience relevant to the role.
Wā Mahi Ngāwari - Flexible Working
If you're interested, we are open to discussing flexible working options with you. This can take many forms such as, remote working, flexible start and finish times. Please feel free to talk to us about the flexibility you need, and we will explore what's possible for the role.
Mō mātou | About us
Ara Poutama Aotearoa is a name that has been gifted to us and is our commitment to improving the oranga and safety of the people, whānau, and that of the communities we serve across the motu.
As a values-led organisation, we use the principles of rangatira (leadership), manaaki (respect), wairua (spirituality), kaitiaki (guardianship) and whānau (relationships) to shape how we work and deliver the outcomes in our strategy - Hōkai Rangi (https://arapoutama.nz/hokairangi).
Tono ināianei | Apply Now
To apply, please submit a tailored CV and a cover letter describing your motivation for joining the department highlighting relevant skills and experience. Alignment to our kaupapa is critical to our success - we ask that you provide examples which reflect and demonstrate our organisation values.
Applications for this role will close on Tuesday 7th February 2023.
It is an exciting time to join us and we continue to seek out talented individuals who are committed to an inclusive, vibrant workplace. We recognise and celebrate the uniqueness of individuals, and that of the collective talent in our whānau. All applications must be submitted through our careers site to ensure transparency. Applications received via email will not be considered.
If you want to find out more about a career with us, visit careers.corrections.govt.nz or email our team at email@example.com.
Ngā taipitopito tūranga mahi | Job details
|Employer:||Ara Poutama Aotearoa (Department of Corrections)|
|Position type:||Fixed Term/Secondment|
|Attachment:||Pre Trial Service - Senior Adviser.pdf (PDF, 329KB)
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