Manager OPCAT (Aged Care)

  • Company:
    Govt NZ Jobs
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  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    5 months ago
  • Category:
    Govt Jobs
  • Job Type:
  • Category: Management
  • Location: Wellington
  • Date Advertised: 29-OCT-19
  • Job Reference: OMB/1429527
  • Job Title: Manager OPCAT (Aged Care)
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  • Summary:

Manager OPCAT inspections (aged care)

  • Understanding of the human rights and aged care environment
  • Critical role to support the Chief Ombudsman’s OPCAT inspections role
  • Experienced people manager

As an independent Officer of Parliament, the Chief Ombudsman works to ensure people are treated fairly, primarily in relation to the administrative conduct of public sector agencies. As part of his role, the Chief Ombudsman monitors and inspects places of detention for cruel and inhumane treatment, including in private sector aged care facilities. The inspection of private sector aged care facilities is a new role that we are developing over the next three years.


We have seen considerable growth in the activities and functions we deliver, and there is a lot more to come as part of an ambitious vision for the future. We have a friendly and collaborative environment where our people enjoy interesting and challenging work and are passionate about what they do.


The role of Manager OPCAT is to assist the Chief Ombudsman fulfil his role to monitor and inspect places of detention. Reporting to the Assistant Ombudsman Compliance and Practice, you’ll set up and manage a new team focused primarily on carrying out inspections and monitoring the treatment of people in aged care health and disability places of detention.


What you will bring

  • A relevant tertiary qualification, preferably in a legal, medical, social science, education or cultural field.
  • Management experience and proven organisational skills, including an ability to productively recruit, develop and manage a team of staff and set team work plans and priorities.
  • High level understanding of relevant national and international human rights law and best practice.
  • Experience visiting or working in an aged care or wider health and disability detention environment.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the role of the Ombudsmen in contemporary society and the Chief Ombudsman’s strategic priorities.
  • A proven ability to recognise and understand key Māori, disability and other cultural and human rights concepts.
  • Proven track record of leading, managing and undertaking evidence based research and analysis, including conducting interviews and site visits to obtain key information.
  • Experience in analysing complex and high-risk issues, and preparation of reports and recommendations.
  • Strong relationship management skills, and an ability to engage with stakeholders effectively on sensitive issues.
  • Experience in leading and working within a team oriented, collaborative environment.

So, if you have a passion for helping people and want to be part of fulfilling our purpose of fairness for all, go ahead, have a read of the job description, and apply now!

Depending on skills and experience, the expected starting salary for this position ranges from $112,000 to $147,000.

Applications Close:  5pm Thursday 14 November 2019

You will need to register through our online career centre, complete our application form, and upload your CV and cover letter. For further information please contact the recruitment team

All applicants will have a legal entitlement to work in New Zealand. Appointees will be subject to a criminal convictions check and may be required to achieve and maintain a NZ Government (NZSIS) security clearance.