Director: Evidence Based Policing

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    Govt NZ Jobs
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    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    3 days ago
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    Govt Jobs
  • Job Type: Ongoing – Full Time
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  • Location: Wellington – Wairarapa
  • Date Advertised: 09-NOV-18
  • Job Reference: NZ/8051
  • Job Title: Director: Evidence Based Policing
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Director: Evidence Based Policing

New Zealand Police

Police National Headquarters, Wellington

Permanent, Full-Time

Salary Range $192,100 – $259,900

Job Requisition 8051



Evidence-Based Policing (EBP) is about using information, crime-science and problem-solving methods to ensure that proven approaches and tactics inform our choices, are seen in the results, and provide confidence that what we do works.


EBP presents an opportunity for New Zealand Police to embed an evidence base into all of our operations and this role will lead the creation and implementation of the new EBP Service Centre.


This is an opportunity to lead the formation of the newly created EBP Service Centre and shape a new way of working within Police. This new Director EBP role will lead a highly specialised, multi-disciplinary team within a dynamic and collaborative environment.


This is a senior level appointment with high expectations on delivery. It demands an exceptional leader who is able to bring together, motivate and achieve results across a number of distinct disciplines. A sharp customer service focus is paramount, ensuring the needs and opportunities at the front line are at the heart of EBP as well as the ability to building key relationships at senior levels both internally and with external stakeholders.


The ideal candidate will demonstrate delivery through leadership. Leading through change, building strategic partnerships and a commitment to the principles of the Police High Performance Framework are all hallmarks of success.


The following skills and experience are essential to be successful in this role:

  • Demonstrated leadership and management skills and the ability to lead and inspire others
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills with the ability to engage effectively with individuals at all levels
  • An energetic, positive and pro-active approach to their work, with a willingness to “learn the way forward”


Core competencies – you will demonstrate the following:

  • Partner – Level 4 (Strategic Leader)
  • Lead – Level 4 (Strategic Leader)
  • Innovate – Level 4 (Strategic 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.


Special requirements:

  • Applicants must be a citizen or permanent resident of New Zealand or Australia to apply for this position
  • Applicants must satisfactory meet the Police vetting & reference check requirements


Additional information:

  • The consultation period for the proposed EBP Service Centre organisational structure has recently closed with final decisions expected later in November 2018
  • This is a Wellington based position


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How to apply

To apply for this position, visit


Applications submitted directly through the Government Jobs website are no longer considered and will only be accepted when formally submitted through the New Zealand Police website (link provided above).


Please note, if you are an existing Police employee (excluding Contractors) you must apply through our internal Careers site and include your QID number in your application.


For further information regarding this vacancy please contact Assistant Commissioner McCARDLE at

Applications close at 5pm on Friday 23rd November 2018.