Principal Facilitator – Manawatu

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    Govt NZ Jobs
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  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    3 weeks ago
  • Category:
    Govt Jobs
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  • Category: Education and Programme Facilitation
  • Location: Manawatu-Whanganui
  • Date Advertised: 28-FEB-20
  • Job Reference: APA/1453669
  • Job Title: Principal Facilitator – Manawatu
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  • Summary:
  • Leadership opportunity
  • Make a difference to people’s lives

About the role | Mō te tūnga

This is an exciting leadership opportunity within Ara Poutama Aotearoa. The Principal Facilitator leads a team of Programme Facilitators who are responsible for delivering a range of rehabilitation programmes to people in our care to support them to address their offending. These therapeutic and motivational programmes are delivered in both the prison and community settings and require the Principal Facilitator to work closely with Prison and District Leadership Teams.

As a Principal Facilitator, reporting to the Manager Interventions Programmes and Employment, you will be responsible for the development and management of a service delivery schedule and the delivery of quality interventions through a team of Programme Facilitators. You will also have a key role within the Regional Programme Delivery Leadership Team in supporting the Region achieve its rehabilitation goals and initiatives.

By providing professional management and leadership, you will engage stakeholders and implement a responsive delivery plan that ensures efficient use of resource and integrity of service. Accountable for the development and progression of your staff you will work innovatively with stakeholders to address identified training needs. To ensure the continuous improvement and effectiveness of programmes, as a Principal Facilitator you will identify risks, practice issues and utilise decision making frameworks effectively.

About you | Mōu

To be successful in this challenging and rewarding role you will have the following:       

  • Experience in the development and effective management of a service delivery plan;
  • Strong leadership skills, including the coaching, mentoring and performance management of others;
  • Exceptional relationship management skills;
  • Be knowledgeable in Māori culture and protocols and be able to support staff in bi-cultural practice;
  • A relevant tertiary qualification within the rehabilitation or social science fields is preferred;
  • A full driver licence is essential.

Our staff come from a diverse range of backgrounds, cultures, education and experience. Together our purpose is to motivate offenders to make positive changes in their lives.

The salary band for this role is $91,953 – $108,180 p.a.

About us | Mō mātou

Ara Poutama Aotearoa is a name that has been gifted to us by Iwi and conveys the responsibility we have to support and guide those in our care to reach their potential.  Our strategy, Hōkai Rangi (, provides a clear direction of travel – one that builds on the good things that are already happening, and, most importantly, how we can innovate to find new ways of doing things to achieve better outcomes for Māori, whānau and communities. 

It is an exciting time and we continue to seek out talented individuals who are committed to an inclusive, vibrant workplace. We recognise and celebrate the uniqueness of individuals, and that of the collective talent in our whānau.

For reporting and transparency, it is important that all applications are submitted through our careers site.  If you want to find out more about a career with us, visit or email our team at