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Strategic Advisor: Continuous Improvement

NZ Police
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Wellington - Wellington
Wellington - Wairarapa
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Ongoing - Full Time
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Job Description

Strategic Advisor: Continuous Improvement

Police National Headquarters, Wellington

Salary range $104,890.00 - $141,910.00

Permanent position

Job requisition ID 5821


Are you passionate about (Continuous Improvement) improving service to the public and removing roadblocks to good service? Do you have an eye for innovation, a history of leading and managing organisational improvement initiatives and a reputation for engaging and working with diverse teams to deliver sustainable business improvements?  If so, this may be the opportunity for you!

New Zealand Police is seeking a Continuous Improvement (CI) Strategic Advisor to join its Continuous Improvement Group. The Police Continuous Improvement Group is responsible for working with staff across the organisation to facilitate improvement through learning and implementing ideas.

As a Strategic Advisor within the CI Group you will work with a variety of staff to develop continuous improvement capability, implement continuous improvement initiatives and share knowledge of what works well and what doesn't. Working with the Head of Continuous Improvement and other senior leaders, you will also be critically influential in growing and sustaining a continuous improvement culture within the New Zealand Police.

The successful applicant will have demonstrated the below throughout their career.


Skills and experience – you will have:

  • Practical knowledge and experience in applying continuous improvement methodologies to deliver organisational improvements.
  • The ability to work effectively with a wide range of stakeholders at all levels to promote and develop a culture of continuous improvement.
  • Experience in developing and managing systems for sharing organisational knowledge about successful/good practice and lessons learned.


Competencies - You will demonstrate the following:

  • Communicate – Manager/Leader
  • Deliver – Team Manager/Leader
  • Lead - Manager/Leader

For more information about the above Core Competencies, visit “Our Values” on our website to view our Core Competency Framework: How We Do Things.


Certification requirements:

  • The successful applicant will possess a relevant tertiary qualification or equivalent experience.


Additional information:

  • Successful applicant must reside in Wellington
  • Applicants must be a NZ or Australian citizen, or a NZ resident, or have a valid NZ work visa to apply for this position


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If this position sounds like you, click APPLY NOW or visit our Police website: select ‘Current vacancies' to apply today!


You will be required to submit a Curriculum Vitae (maximum 4 pages) which provides a brief account of your relevant education, skills and experience. In addition, you must complete an application form telling us why you are interested in the position and how you meet the above Core Competencies of the role, no more than 4000 characters (including spaces), approximately 600-650 words per section.


IMPORTANT: Applications submitted directly through the Government Jobs Website are no longer considered. Please visit our Police website: and select ‘Current vacancies' to apply for this position.


PLEASE NOTE: If you are an existing Police Employee, you must apply through our internal Careers site and include your QID number in your application.


If you'd like to find out more about this role please contact the hiring manager Jonathan Routledge via email


Applications close 5pm, 1 June 2018.


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