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Principal Adviser Women

Department of Corrections
Job Category:
Defence, corrections & security
Wellington - Wellington
Wellington - Wairarapa
Job Type:
Ongoing - Full Time
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Job Description


Wahine – E rere ana ki te Pae Hou: Women's Strategy 2017 – 2021


Based on international best practice and our own research we are on a pathway, taking a fresh approach to shape better futures for Women in the Corrections system and their children and families. 


The Principal Advisor, Women is responsible for developing and operationalising policy and initiatives that are gender responsive, relational and trauma informed.


Specifically the role will:


  • work with colleagues both internally and externally on initiatives designed to to reduce the imprisonment rate of women as well as reduce reoffending.
  • work with colleagues who are responsible for services offered to women, to ensure the programmes and support offered to women remain relevant, evidence based and in the interests of women and their children
  • provide advice to Service Development and the wider Department on the needs of women in the justice sector and work towards utilising a gender lens when developing new services or programmes.
  • develop and implement training for staff to support their work to be more gender and trauma informed


The Principal Adviser is responsible for placing the voice of the women at the centre of what we do coupled with writing policy and service design that is gender responsive and fit for purpose.


To be effective in this role you will have an understanding of trauma informed practice; knowledge of gender responsive approaches for women, coupled with demonstrated ability to provide robust analytical input into policy development, service design, business process, systems and tool design, implementation and evaluation.  It is imperative that you understand and are committed to service design and delivery which demonstrates sensitivity towards diverse cultures.

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