Administrator NZPB - Wellington (fixed term until 30 June 2022) at Ara Poutama Aotearoa (Department of Corrections), Wellington (Te Whanganui a Tara)
Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role
- Partner with the New Zealand Parole Board & leverage your administrative expertise
- Join a values-based Government agency committed to advancing equity for Māori
- Located at Prime Property Tower, Lambton Quay, Wellington with regular travel required
- Position available on a fixed term or secondment basis until 30 June 2022
'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.
Ara Poutama Aotearoa (Department of Corrections) is one of New Zealand's largest government departments. At its heart, the department is focused on the pursuit of oranga - the wellbeing of people. The New Zealand Parole Board (“the Board”) is an independent statutory body that makes public safety decisions about the managed release of people in prison subject to sentences of more than two years.
The Board also has many other functions. These include considering compassionate release applications, and imposing conditions for people subject to extended supervision orders. The Board is chaired by Sir Ron Young, and comprises of about 40 members – a quarter of which are current or former judges who act as panel convenors, and the rest are community members. Ara Poutama Aotearoa provides operational and administrative services to support the Board in its crucial role.
Ō mahi |What you'll do
As part of our organisations' ongoing commitment to and transformation of the Board's operations, we have one full-time, fixed term Administrator vacancy within the team until 30 June 2022. This is not your typical ‘admin' role – our diverse team of Administrators have significant responsibility and play a critical part in providing coordination and support services to enable the Board and the Public Protection Order Review Panel to carry out their statutory responsibilities.
Exceptional organisation skills, a proactive attitude and first-class attention to detail are key to success in this role. You'll deliver on actions required for pending Board hearings, including notifying people in prison, and their victims, of upcoming hearings, and ensuring all relevant papers are collated and provided to the Board, the person being considered for parole and legal counsel, within specified timeframes. You will attend hearings with the Board, including at prison sites, ensuring hearings run efficiently and that outcomes are recorded and distributed to relevant stakeholders.
The work profile for this position is Monday to Friday, working a 40-hour week.
The salary range for this role is $51,006 - $72,008 per annum, and appointment will be based on skills and experience relevant to the role.
Mōu | About you
We want to hear from experienced administrators who feel motivated by this unique opportunity and who align with our kaupapa. If you feel like you're up for the challenge of supporting the Board, submit a written application that includes evidence and examples of how you meet the below key requirements:
- Strong administration/coordination experience within state/public sector environments;
- Skilled in using Microsoft applications and video conference/digital recording equipment;
- Strong communication and interpersonal skills – able to show empathy and compassion;
- Strong organisation, planning and time management skills;
- Skilled at managing sensitive and confidential information;
- A collaborative team-player who is willing to support the work of others; and
- Shows cultural competence and sensitivity towards Māori, Pasifika and other cultures.
This role requires the ability to travel on a regular basis, as requested. For this reason, you will need a full New Zealand driver licence for this role.
To view the full position requirements, please download the Job Description from our careers page.
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.page.link/Eit5).
Tono ināiane | Apply now
To apply, submit your CV and a tailored cover letter that describes your motivation for wanting to join us and that highlights your relevant skills, experience and personal qualities essential to this role. We ask that within your application you consider provide examples which also reflect and align to our organisation values.
Applications will close 11pm (NZST) on Sunday 5 December 2021. Longlisted candidates will be invited to Stage 1 video screening and psychometric testing. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to a panel interview including an assessment as part of the selection process.
Interviews will take place prior to Christmas. Successful candidate will commence employment in the new year.
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.
COVID-19 vaccination requirements
From 1 December 2021, all people working inside prisons will be required to be fully vaccinated as part of the COVID-19 Public Health Response (Vaccinations) Order 2021. People in prison are some of the most vulnerable to COVID-19 and due to the ease of transmission, extending the Vaccination Order supports the safety and wellbeing of our staff and people in prison.
Many of our staff who are not based directly in prisons but do visit prisons/sites, or, work with people who do, may also require to be fully COVID vaccinated. For this role, you will also be required to be fully COVID vaccinated.
Ngā taipitopito tūranga mahi | Job details
|Employer:||Ara Poutama Aotearoa (Department of Corrections)|
|Location:||Wellington (Te Whanganui a Tara)|
|Position type:||Fixed Term/Secondment (Vaccination Req)|
|Attachment:||JD - Administrator Parole Board.pdf (PDF, 331KB)
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