Director, Office of the Deputy Secretary

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    Govt NZ Jobs
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    negotiable / month
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    18 hours ago
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  • Category: Management
  • Location: Wellington City
  • Date Advertised: 21-OCT-20
  • Job Reference: MOJ/1488228
  • Job Title: Director, Office of the Deputy Secretary
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Te āhuatunga a te tūranga/About the Role

This is an exciting time to join us as we lead on some of New Zealand’s enduring and transformational priorities including: transforming our criminal justice system; honouring our responsibility to Maori; addressing family and sexual violence; and improving access to justice. To deliver on this we have a refreshed organisational strategy and a strong mandate from our Senior Leadership Team.


Key to this is the Ministry’s new Strategy, Governance and Finance (SGF) group. This group drives the Ministry’s strategic decision-making and direction. They provide an organisation-wide perspective and leadership to strengthen governance and business capability, enable sound investment decisions, communicate our story and maintain stakeholder relationships.


The Director, Office of the Deputy Secretary – SGF supports the Deputy Secretary and the SGF Leadership Team to provide strategic thought leadership, business advice, analytical support and manage general issues.


As the Director you will be a pivotal member of the SGF Leadership Team and you will provide leadership to a small team of advisors, setting expectations on the outcomes and priorities to be achieved while building the capability of the team, as well as play an active role in the development of key pieces of work.


You will maintain a whole-of-group view across SGF, and ensure this view is applied to prioritisation, analysis and decision-making. You will also ensure that the financial and work programme planning and reporting is co-ordinated across the business units and assists with the co-ordination of reporting and monitoring across the SGF Group.


Core responsibilities of the role include:

  • Support the identification of strategic priorities and external and internal factors influencing the direction of the SGF Group
  • Identify issues of strategic importance and provide trusted advice
  • Lead the development of multiple pieces of work
  • Review papers and proposals on behalf of the Deputy Secretary
  • Take a leadership role in capability building
  • Provide quality assurance, oversight, and professional guidance


As our ideal candidate you:

  • Will be an experienced strategic and analytical thinker well versed in giving robust advice upwards
  • Can take the initiative and work with limited direction in delivering one-off projects and papers
  • Have great interpersonal skills and be able to build and maintain effective stakeholder relationships especially with other Justice business groups


Joining the Ministry of Justice means you will become part of an inclusive organisation that values you and the communities we serve. It’s our promise to ensure our workplace is one where our people feel healthy and safe, supported and able to be themselves at work. We value respect as the foundation for building a positive workplace culture and one where diversity is welcomed and celebrated.


Tono mai/How to Apply

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


Applications close on Thursday 22 October 2020 at midday.

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