Reception and Movements Manager Spring Hill Correction Facility (SHCF)

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    Govt NZ Jobs
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  • Category: Corrections Operations
  • Location: Waikato
  • Date Advertised: 04-FEB-21
  • Job Reference: APA/510714
  • Job Title: Reception and Movements Manager Spring Hill Correction Facility (SHCF)
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Tier 5 Manager – Reception and Movements Manager (SHCF)

Ko tahi aanoo te kaupapa, ko te oranga o te iwi

Mōu | About you 

We are looking for a leader that has the passion and drive to lead and develop a team towards achieving our Hookai Rangi Strategy underpinned by our Values of: Manaaki (Respect), Whaanau (Relationships), Wairua (Spirit), Kaitiaki (Guardianship) and Rangatira (Leadership).

In this role you will be influential in laying the foundations for our future by supporting the Prison Director in the ever changing environment of Corrections Services. The Tier 5 Management role is pivotal in our custodial environment and offers you the opportunity to showcase your capability; to demonstrate visible leadership; and to drive high performance through the motivation and encouragement of others.

Mō te tūnga | About the role

It’s a busy and varied position so you’ll need to be very flexible and agile as the role interchanges between key operational areas on our site. As a Tier 5 Manager, you’ll have the ability and potential to work across the broad range of custodial management roles when required by the business. This particular role is as our Reception and Movements Manager.

To be successful in this role, you’ll need to demonstrate strong relationship management skills with both internal and external stakeholders, have the confidence to lead through change and believe that demonstrating our values every day  will be the key to achieving the culture change required to make a positive difference for those in our care and the communities in which we live. The successful applicant you will need to display and understanding of Hokai Rangi and evidence how you have used the 6 pillars in your current role to improve outcomes for the Tane in our care.

Promoting staff development and leading good performance will further raise capability and contribute to the overall success of this prison site. With courage and determination you’ll maintain our integrity and quality standards and ensure statutory obligations are met to the highest levels.

Ngā pūkenga me ngā wheako | Skills and experience

If you’re an experienced Manager with the following experience, we are keen to hear from you;

  • A good understanding and appreciation of our Hookai Rangi strategy
  • Knowledge of legislation, policy, and compliance requirements
  • Proven operational, financial and business systems experience
  • Exceptional communication skills, initiative and leadership qualities
  • Desires to influence and succeed at both a strategic and operational level
  • A focus on innovation, continuous improvement and best practice implementation, championing regional and national initiatives
  • The commitment to develop staff and improve performance in a change environment
  • A high level of understanding and anticipation of political and reputational risk

Mō mātou | About us

Ara Poutama Aotearoa is a name that has been gifted to us and is our commitment to improving the oranga and safety of the people, whānau, and that of the communities we serve across the motu. 

As a values-led organisation, we use the principles of rangatira (leadership), manaaki (respect), wairua (spirituality), kaitiaki (guardianship) and whānau (relationships) to shape how we work and deliver the outcomes in our strategy – Hōkai Rangi (

Tono ināianei | Apply Now

To apply, please submit a tailored CV and a cover letter (PDF) describing your motivation for joining the department highlighting relevant skills and experience. Alignment to our kaupapa is critical to our success – we ask that you provide examples which reflect and demonstrate our organisation values. 

Applications close at 5:00 pm on Sunday, 21 February 2021.

It is an exciting time to join us 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.  All applications must be submitted through our careers site to ensure transparency. Applications received via email will not be considered. 

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