Senior Adviser – Design and Implementation

  • Company:
    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: Project Coordination and Management
  • Location: Wellington (Te Whanga-nui-a-Tara)
  • Date Advertised: 02-MAR-20
  • Job Reference: APA/1446622
  • Job Title: Senior Adviser – Design and Implementation
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Senior Adviser, Design and Implementation 

  • Delivering effective solutions across a diverse work programme
  • Opportunity to make a real difference
  • Wellington location


About the team 

The Design and Implementation team are at the forefront of introducing new and exciting services across a variety of projects and programmes. We undertake challenging assignments to design and deliver effective solutions in a fast-paced and complex environment.  We work collaboratively and foster a strong, positive team culture that includes flexible working arrangements.

We are a dynamic team of Advisers, Senior Advisers, Business Analysts and Project Managers who design operational services and deliver outcomes for Ara Poutama Aotearoa, people serving sentences, and the wider community.  Our diverse work programme supports all aspects of the Corrections system, driven by Hōkai Rangi, our transformational organisational strategy which runs through to 2024.


About the role  

Due to a growing work programme and some internal promotions, we have a number of Senior Adviser positions available including permanent and fixed term or secondment opportunities. Our Senior Advisers lead pieces of work, help build the capability of others in the team, and build strong relationships in order to effectively understand business problems and deliver effective solutions.  We use a range of methodologies, including Service Design, Change Management and Project Management.  As a Senior Adviser, you will come with a good level of experience across these disciplines.


About you 

To be successful in the role, you will be someone who:

  • Is an enthusiastic team player who contributes to our great team culture
  • Is experienced in Service Design tools and methodology
  • Can get up to speed quickly with new projects, including defining the problem and planning a way forward
  • Is a clear and confident communicator who can lead discussions, facilitate conversations, and articulate solutions
  • Can establish, lead and manage pieces of work, working effectively to deadlines and supporting others to deliver
  • Has a demonstrated ability to build and maintain positive stakeholder relationships and effective networks across and within organisations
  • Understands the principles of effective change management, and can design and deliver change in a way that works for everyone involved
  • Can see the big picture while delivering on the important details

We use an inclusive approach, involving people serving sentences, service providers and business partners.  We aim to connect what we each know, to what is needed, so we can improve outcomes for people serving sentences, their whānau, and the wider community. 

Applications close on 12th March at 11pm


About us

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