People Lead - Waikeria Prison Development at Ara Poutama Aotearoa (Department of Corrections), Waikato
Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role
“Kotahi anō te kaupapa, ko te oranga o te Tangata”.
“There is only one purpose to our work; the wellness and wellbeing of the person”.
Ara Poutama, Aotearoa's nation-wide strategy Hōkai Rangi, expresses our organisation's intention to transform the way we operate to ensure that the people in our care, and their whānau, are supported to reduce recidivism and improve the humanising and healing aspects of the work we do.
One of Ara Poutama Aotearoa's strategic investment is to build new facilities at Waikeria Prison including Te Wai o Pure which will house the residential unit for Hikitia a mental health and addiction service (MHAS), designed to address the oranga needs of ngā tāne in our care. This service is being designed, implemented, and governed in partnership with our Mana Whenua – Ahi Kā and Te Whatu Ora - Health New Zealand, Waikato (formerly Waikato DHB).
Ngā kawenga | About the role
The People Lead is responsible for managing the team that will design, develop and recruit the workforce required to operationalise the Waikeria Prison Operating Model and to support the operationalising and integration of the Hikitia and Te Matatiki o te Oranga services. This responsibility includes the development of a workforce resource plan, recruitment, and training plans, and supporting operational readiness activities to deliver on these plans. The People Manager will also contribute to the overall change management strategy for the site and region.
The role accountabilities include:
- Develop strong relationships with key project partners to ensure the workforce is developed in an integrated and innovative manner to leverage off existing plans and recruitment opportunities.
- Responsible for identifying training needs for existing staff, and to work closely with training and education providers and relevant change manager(s)/leads to ensure that workforce changes are communicated in a timely and joined up way.
- Work with the Central Region People, Practice & Capability (PPC) team to ensure their way of working is aligned with supporting future state workforce people, practice and capability needs.
- Establishing a new way of working which builds high trust, high collaboration, and high communication – high performing interdisciplinary teams to support staff
- Support cultural change at Waikeria by ensuring positive collaborative, transparent and values-led working relationships are maintained with key stakeholders at Waikeria Prison, Spring Hill and Tongariro
- Lead the team to re-design the employee pathway from attraction through to retirement – working in conjunction with National Office and Regional Offices to ensure sustainability
- Design, implement and embed a talent framework that is reflective of the capabilities required to operationalise the Waikeria Prison Operating Model and support the integration of the Hikitia and Te Matatiki o te Oranga Operating Models to ensure sustainability of the people, practice and capability needs
- Develop a workforce resourcing and implementation plan in conjunction with key internal and external partners that reflects a sustainable Kaupapa Maori approach which is innovative. This plan will include the processes that need to be in place to support the wellbeing of the workforce including access to supervision, learning & development, and coaching/mentoring.
- Develop a recruitment plan in conjunction with key internal and external stakeholders to support the recruitment activities that are undertaken across the project and wider site
Ngā pūkenga me ngā wheako | Skills and experience
To be successful in this role you will have:
- Ability to operate effectively in Kaupapa Māori environments and an in-depth understanding of Te Tiriti o Waitangi and how it relates to health and wellbeing
- Grounded knowledge of Mātauranga Māori and experience embedding this into strategies, policies, procedures, tools, and resources
- Excellent interpersonal skills and negotiation experience, including the ability to influence and build consensus.
- Proven experience in building innovative workforce models.
- Excellent relationship skills with a strong ability to influence positively.
- Experience in communicating large scale operational change to a diverse workforce.
- Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with peers, stakeholders including Iwi Māori, and enhancing relationships at senior levels.
- Understands and is committed to operational design and delivery which delivers for, and demonstrates sensitivity towards, Māori, Pacifika Peoples and other cultures.
- Demonstrated ability to advocate for and deliver successful change.
- Experience in successfully developing workforce budgets and roster models.
- Experience in working with specialist and professional workforces.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills delivering communications in plain English which are clear, concise, and logical.
- Ability to think critically and work strategically with excellent attention to detail.
- Extensive negotiation or advocacy skills with extensive experience in conflict resolution, influencing, persuading, and negotiating
This is a 2-year Fixed term role
Utu ā-tau | Salary
The mid-point of the salary range is $160,271and the full range (85%-120%) is $136,231 - $192,326. Appointment and remuneration will reflect skills and experience relevant to the role.
Ko wai 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://careers.corrections.govt.nz/strategy).
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 Close 5th December 2022
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.
For more information on this exciting role please call Tania Kuiti on 027 225 4166 or email email@example.com
He aha te kai ō te rangatira? He Kōrero, he kōrero, he kōrero
What is the food of the leader? It is knowledge. It is communication
Ngā taipitopito tūranga mahi | Job details
|Employer:||Ara Poutama Aotearoa (Department of Corrections)|
|Position type:||Fixed Term/Secondment|
|Category:||Human resources, recruitment & training|
|Attachment:||WPD - People Lead JD.pdf (PDF, 361KB)
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