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Director National Security Operations - Wellington/Auckland

NZ Ministry of Justice
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Security Services
Wellington City
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Director National Security Operations, Wellington/Auckland


The Director, National Security Operations is a critical leadership role for a recently expanded National Security Operations team.  The role reports to the General Manager Health, Safety and Security. 

The National Security Operations team are responsible for providing proactive and effective operational security management for all court users and particularly for the personal security of the Judiciary and Ministry staff, and for co-ordinating efficient and effective security and facilities management services for the region.

The Director – via a team of four Regional Security Managers - leads a team of 230 Court Security Officers and Team Leaders spread across the courts around the country.  They also provide direct leadership to a Manager Security Practice and Improvement, a Senior Advisor Judicial Security and an Advisor as well as administrative support.  The Director is a key communication and escalation point for Judicial officers in regards to any security concerns or issues. 

With increased funding and a front-line that has almost doubled in size over the past six months this is a genuine opportunity to build the best operational security team in the country.  With a great team, a supportive manager and a desire to maximise our resources this is the chance for the right person to make a difference for all people using and working in the Justice sector. 

We are looking for:

  • significant strategic leadership and operational management skills
  • in-depth operational security experience
  • strong budgetary and planning management skills
  • the proven ability to run a large, complex team
  • an ability to develop a clear vision and a commitment to continuous improvement and innovation
  • impressive relationship management and communications skills
  • the ability to achieve a Top-Secret security clearance in New Zealand.  

Salary range:  $138,855 - $169,030

The Ministry of Justice is committed to equal opportunity in all our employment policies and procedures. All staff - regardless of gender, race, marital status, age, disability, sexual orientation, religious or ethical beliefs have access to equal employment opportunities, in recruitment, training and career opportunities and conditions of employment.

How to apply

To apply, click the Apply button below to be directed to our Careers Website. You can view a detailed position description at the site, as well as complete an online application form by attaching your CV and cover letter.

For tracking purposes, all applications must be submitted via our online process.

Applications close on Wednesday 11 December 2019.

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