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Company Department of Corrections
Location Waitaki, Otago
Listed Fri 9 Mar, 11:32 am
Type Full time, Permanent
Reference WN35077 22/3
Location: Oamaru
Vacancy Number: CSSR9135

Do you want to lead a team that makes a real difference to your community?

As a Service Manager, you will manage a professional team of Probation Officers and support staff to deliver quality advice to judges and the NZ Parole Board, and effectively manage offenders in the community.

Your focus will be to ensure your team is performing well, producing quality results, to make our communities safer.

Through the development and implementation of business plans and reporting tools aligned to the overall Corrections Services strategy for Community Probation, you will monitor risk and increase service delivery to make our communities safer. By providing professional leadership in all aspects of practice, legislation and offender management you will maintain quality standards and ensure statutory obligations in line with Department policy.

To achieve this you will need to be a strong and visible leader who engages and motivates staff, builds relationships and makes good decisions. It is important that you are able to identify and effectively manage risks, and ensure a high standard of work is delivered by your team.

We would be looking for you to be able to demonstrate:

  • Understanding of the role of Probation Officer and the services provided
  • Your ability to lead an effective and engaged team
  • Excellent communication and relationship management skills
  • An analytical approach to problem solving and decision making
  • Conflict management
  • Business savvy
  • Planning and time management skills

It is important that you have:
  • Sound understanding of legislation governing practise and operation
  • Understanding and ability to apply policy and procedure
  • Experience and understanding of business reporting requirements including finance
  • Knowledge of the changing Corrections and Justice environment within New Zealand
  • Staff management experience This is a challenging and rewarding choice; managing a team to make change that matters to individuals, their families and communities.
  • You will also need good computer skills and a full driver's licence as regular travel will be required.

A relevant tertiary qualification is preferred.

Your application should address the competencies within the position description by providing us with short examples of how you have previously met these competencies.

This evidence will assist us with shortlisting applicants.

All applications must be submitted online via our recruitment system.

Please note: Applications that are emailed directly are unable to be considered.

Applications close Thursday 22 March 2018.