Principal Adviser Emergency Management and Business Continuity at Ara Poutama Aotearoa (Department of Corrections), Wellington (Te Whanganui a Tara)
Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role
Principal Adviser Emergency Management
- Provide strategic direction for Emergency Management and Business Continuity
- Lead a high performing team of Senior Advisers and Advisers
- Dynamic and exciting role – Wellington based, with flexible working available.
Mō mātou | About us
'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 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).
Hōkai Rangi builds on the good things that are already happening and finds innovative ways to achieve better outcomes with Māori. The change is focused on uplifting the wellbeing of people in our care and their whānau.
Mō te tūnga | About the role
Every day over 9,000 Corrections staff manage approximately 7,800 prisoners, and 27,000offenders serving sentences and orders in the community. As the largest public sector agency, Ara Poutama has a vital role in maintaining the safety and wellbeing of the community, and in changing the lives of those within our care.
Emergencies and other disruptions outside of our control significantly impact the welfare and wellbeing of people in prison and serving setences and orders in the community, and the staff that are relied on to manage many of New Zealand's most difficult and dangerous people. They also have the potential to impact the programmes, pathways and outcomes of Ara Poutama's strategy - Hōkai Rangi.
As the Principal Adviser Emergency Management and Business Continuity you will be leading a small team of emergency management professionals and working at the strategic level to ensure the policies, frameworks, and implementation programme are in place to support the delivery of good outcomes across the entire corrections network; in corporate settings, prisons, and the community.
You and your team will provide expert advice to senior and executive leaders and direct the on-going development of the Department's Emergency Management and Business Continuity capability, including training, planning, exercising and conformance with Protective Security Requirement GOV3.
Your accountabilities will include:
- Providing strategic direction and guidelines for emergency management and business continuity
- Managing the work programme, and associated resources
- Manage and develop a small team of Advisers/Senior Advisers to implement projects and activities against the work programme
- Providing expert advice as a key member of the incident management team
- Relationship management and network strengthening within the emergency management and business continuity community
Ngā pūkenga e kimi ana mātou | Skills we look for
To be successful in this role you will need to have comprehensive, demonstrated experience in a complex operating environment that demonstrates the 4R's of Emergency Management, Business Continuity professional practices, and New Zealand's Coordinated Incident Management System (CIMS).
You will need a "can-do" attitude and enjoy working in complex, dynamic environments. You will need to be able to solve problems collaboratively, engage well with stakeholders at all levels, work well in a team, think conceptually and communicate complex ideas effectively.
This is an opportunity, with the support of a high performing team (direct and wider teams), to deliver the strategic vision for emergency management and business continuity, and deliver the activities necessary at the national, regional and local level to realise that vision.
Your strategic mind and your ability to make sound decisions under pressure will serve you well in an environment where emergencies, significant disorder events and other disruptions can have a significant impact on the welfare and wellbeing of those in our management and our staff.
Kano ārai mate KOWHEORI-19 | COVID-19 vaccinations
As part of our COVID-19 response, all people working at Ara Poutama Aotearoa are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to access our workplaces. This is to ensure we continue to do all we can to keep everyone safe from the impacts of COVID-19, now and into the future.
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.
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.
Applications close 9pm, Wednesday, 18 May 2022.
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)|
|Location:||Wellington (Te Whanganui a Tara)|
|Attachment:||JD - Principal Adviser Emergency Management _20210616.docx (Word, 354KB)
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