Te Mana Ā Aotearoa | The Comptroller/Chief Executive of the New Zealand Customs Service, as the Chair of the newly-established Border Executive Board, is seeking to appoint an Executive Director, at a second tier level. The Border Executive Board (BEB) is accountable for overseeing an interagency approach to the operation and management of the border system.
New Zealand border agencies have a history of strong collaborative performance. However never before have the different agencies operating at the border been required to work so closely together to address a common challenge that poses such an immediate threat to the lives of New Zealanders and our economy. Establishment of the Board provides a stronger point in the system for the Government to focus on the performance of a safe and smart border. It also enables joint accountability of a group of Public Service Chief Executives to achieve seamless coordination to ensure the ongoing safety of the border, and to achieve system change.
Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role
The Border Executive Board (BEB) reporting directly to the Minister for the COVID-19 Response, has joint accountability for:
The Board will be accountable to the Minister for COVID-19 Response for these matters, and for the performance of the border as a whole. Collective responsibility is particularly important for planning and responses in areas where protection does not fall under the traditional remit of a specific border agency, as is the case with COVID-19. Within this, individual agencies will continue to take responsibility for leading the management of particular risks – for example, Customs will continue to take the lead among border agencies on preventing drugs from entering the country, Immigration New Zealand (MBIE) for screening non-New Zealanders for visa and identity fraud and MPI will remain responsible for biosecurity risks.
Leading a small Secretariat, and on behalf of the Board, the Executive Director will develop and implement a work programme that enables the Board meet its accountabilities, including ensuring there are no gaps in the end-to-end border processes for incoming people, goods and craft. In the COVID-19 context, this includes:
Ko wai koe | About you
As a Senior Leader in the public sector, this role reports to the Board Chair, and works closely with Board members and the wider State Sector and external stakeholders. The Executive Director will need to quickly build strong and effective working relationships and support collaboration between agencies to deliver Board objectives.
To be successful in this role you’ll need to be able to demonstrate:
(*) To obtain a Top Secret level clearance you’ll be vetted by the New Zealand Security Intelligence Service (NZSIS) and must be able to provide 10 years of continuous checkable residency in New Zealand.
Me pehea te whakauru | How to apply
Please visit our website http://www.customs.govt.nz. to apply on line.
For further information see the position description outlining the duties and person specification or contact Lynne Allison, Team Leader Recruitment on email: email@example.com
Applications for this position close on Friday, 19th February at 5pm.