Hearing Manager at Ara Poutama Aotearoa (Department of Corrections), Wellington (Te Whanganui a Tara)
Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role
- Join a values-based Government agency committed to advancing equity for Māori
- Partner with the New Zealand Parole Board & leverage your skills and expertise
- Located at Prime Property Tower, Lambton Quay, Wellington with regular travel required
- This is a busy full-time role responsible for the management and coordination of the hearing process
- This role does not involve people management, it has no direct reports
'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.
Ngā kawenga | About the role
As part of our organisations' ongoing commitment to and transformation of the Board's operations, we have two permanent Hearing Manager vacancies within the team.
Hearing Managers 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, which includes delivering outcomes to victims.
The work profile for this position is Monday to Friday, working a 40-hour week.
Ngā pūkenga me ngā wheako | Skills and experience
We want to hear from those 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:
- Skilled in using Microsoft applications and video conference/digital recording equipment
- Strong communication and interpersonal skills – able to show empathy and compassion
- Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with peers and other stakeholders
- Personal and professional resilience with the ability to maintain composure under pressure.
- Skilled at managing sensitive and confidential information
- Confident in dealing with a wide range of people and situations and able to resolve problems and conflicts
- Highly organised, excellent attention to detail and able to work within specific timeframes
- Maintain knowledge of the Parole Act 2002, the Victims Rights Act 2002, prison operations and changes in processes and policies
- A good understanding of the principals of the Treaty of Waitangi and 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.
Utu ā-tau | Salary
The midpoint of the salary range is $67,527 and the full range (85%-120%) is $57,398 - $81,032. 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ngā taipitopito tūranga mahi | Job details
|Employer:||Ara Poutama Aotearoa (Department of Corrections)|
|Location:||Wellington (Te Whanganui a Tara)|
|Attachment:||NZPB Hearing Manager JD_1 July 2022.pdf (PDF, 264KB)
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