The Chief Ombudsman inspects and monitors the treatment of people in places of detention, including prisons, courts, immigration detention facilities, and health and disability facilities. This is carried out through a programme of visits to facilities around the country. The inspection role stems from the United Nations Optional Protocol to the Convention against Torture (OPCAT).
We have experienced considerable growth in the inspection activities we deliver and are therefore expanding our OPCAT staff. We are looking for two Assistant Inspectors to join a team of Inspectors and Senior Inspectors to assist in monitoring the treatment of people in places of detention. You will be part of a friendly and collaborative environment where our people enjoy interesting and challenging work and are passionate about what they do.
Reporting to a Manager OPCAT, you will travel around New Zealand and attend inspections of detention facilities, where you will assist to examine the conditions and treatment of detainees. You will be required to attend and write up minutes from interviews and meetings, as well as contribute to evidence gathering, analysis, reporting and planning. You will apply best practice methodology and relevant national and international law. You will get the opportunity to be part of a team that makes a real difference and contributes to achieving impactful outcomes for people in detention.
What you will bring:
All shortlisted applicants will be required to complete a writing test as part of the selection process. The successful appointee must have a legal entitlement to work in New Zealand and may be required to achieve and maintain a NZ government (NZSIS) security clearance and complete a police check.
Depending on skills and experience, the salary for this position will likely range between $58,000 and $76,000.
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Applications close Tuesday, 26 November 2019.