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Principal Inspector

Department of Corrections
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Wellington - Wairarapa
Job Type:
Ongoing - Full Time
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Job Description

We are a large and complex organisation, completely committed to reducing re-offending. Our staff strive for excellence in all that we do. We are accountable and disciplined in our planning, courageous in our decision making and passionate in our belief that we can change lives.

The role of Inspector of Corrections is specified in Section 29 of the Corrections Act 2004.

Our Inspectorate team are expanding to incorporate a new business function; therefore we have created the position of Principal Inspector within our Inspectorate team, Corporate Services.  

Fundamentally this role is responsible for managing and overseeing the Corrections Inspectorate staff who conduct regular, proactive scheduled inspections of prisons across New Zealand. The Principal Inspector provides assurance, through the Chief Inspector to the Chief Executive, and key external stakeholders to ensure that prisons are meeting stringent legal requirements and the department’s strategic objectives.

It will be imperative that you demonstrate leadership as a senior member of the Inspectorate team, possessing the ability to take a strategic approach to managing complex issues and consistently demonstrating sound judgement in decisions making. To this end you will be able to lead and manage staff effectively with focus on developing overall team and individual capability.

You will be adept at communicating complex issues to a diverse range of stakeholders and audiences and have the ability to influence others to gain commitment and support for views, actions and recommendations.

To be successful you will have sound experience in custodial management or possess a thorough understanding of the New Zealand criminal justice system and present with team management experience.

You will be highly capable in establishing and maintaining credible business relationships, with the ability to handle confidential information and sensitive material with integrity and professionalism. The ability to travel extensively within New Zealand at short notice and a current New Zealand driver's licence is essential.

This could be your chance to join a dynamic, supportive team and commence a career within our Department.

 Please note:  Interviews will be conducted Friday 16th December