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Assistant Prison Director - Waikeria Prison

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

The role of Assistant Prison Director presents an excellent opportunity for an experienced leader to assist manage the already established 750 bed facility of minimum to high security offenders and remand, and will play a pivotal role at the new 600 bed facility including a 100 bed Mental Health Facility currently under construction.

  • 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?

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 to ensure 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 supporting strategic management in a role requiring business planning, staff management and development, consultation, communication and relationship management skills.

Corrections embraces diversity and is committed to an inclusive workplace. We recognise and celebrate the uniqueness of individuals and celebrate the collective talent of all employees.

All applications must be submitted online via our recruitment system. Please note: Applications that are emailed directly will NOT be considered.

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