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Assistant Prison Director - Wellington District Prisons

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

Location: Wellington
Vacancy number: CSLNR9452


  • Are you an experienced frontline manager, who prides themselves on leading, mentoring and supporting staff?
  • Are you able to manage in the moment while maintaining high levels of professionalism and integrity?
  • Have you been successful in developing a strong organisational culture at the same time as building a high performing team?
  • Are you passionate about our people and what we are aiming to deliver?
  • Are you a self starter with a high level of resilience?


The Assistant Prison Director – Industry, Rehabilitation and Learning is a key site leadership position accountable for leading and managing the development and delivery of services related to rehabilitation, learning and employment services and opportunities for prisoners within the prison. The position is expected to support the Prison Director by leading the drive for a ‘one department', integrated and unified approach to service delivery across the range of services we provide to achieve the outcome of reducing re-offending and safer communities.


As a key member of the site senior leadership team, reporting to the Prison Director, the position has significant responsibility and accountability to lead and model an approach to achieving outcomes through collaboration with other senior site and region managers. The role is responsible for ensuring the development and delivery of education, employment, reintegration, treatment, health and rehabilitation services for prisoners is unified and targeted across the prison site.


We welcome applications from those who can demonstrate proven experience in strategic management in a role requiring significant business planning.  You will also have previous experience with staff management and development, and have excellent demonstrated communication and relationship management skills.


Please submit your interest by completing an online job application, supported by your CV and cover letter. Applications that are emailed directly will not be accepted.

Applications close on Tuesday 29 May 2018.

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