About the roleKōtahi anō te kaupapa, ko te oranga o te iwi | There is only one purpose to our work: the wellness and wellbeing of people.This a unique opportunity for a talented and experienced Senior Adviser who thrives on variety, pace and complexity.The New Zealand Parole Board (NZPB) is an independent statutory body. Its members consist of current or former judges and community members. The Board holds thousands of hearings a year. The role of the NZPB is to make public safety decisions about the managed release of long-term prisoners. The paramount consideration in every case is the safety of the community.Ara Poutama Aotearoa (the Department of Corrections) provides operational and administrative services to support the Board in its crucial role.Mōu | About you The Senior Adviser will support the Manager NZPB, and the Operations Managers, to lead a dedicated team of administrators who facilitate the smooth running of Board hearings around New Zealand.In this role you’ll be involved in every aspect of a complex and busy environment. Your daily activities could include managing enquiries from the public and Board correspondence, responding to Official Information Act requests or overseeing the welcome and induction of new staff. You’ll also be the first point of contact for external Board members ensuring the processes that support them in their role are functioning smoothly. The ability to manage relationships in a positive and effective way is essential.As a key member of the NZPB team, you will be motivated by the opportunity to support the Manager is every aspect of their role and enhance the Parole Board support function. You’ll bring a resilient and confident presence to this role as the “go to” person for both Board members and administrators.Ngā pūkenga me ngā wheako | Skills and experienceTo make the most of this significant opportunity you will bring: Proven experience at a senior advisory level, ideally in an operational roleFlexibility and adaptabilityAn awareness of Justice sector trendsExceptional relationship management skills, with the ability to positively influence othersThe ability and confidence to identify and mitigate risk to the Board and the DepartmentThe ability to operate effectively in a Māori cultural setting In return, you’ll join an organisation building momentum to create transformational change. Our Executive leaders, and our people, have a strong sense of purpose – they have passion and excitement for the work they do and enjoy the human centred way we work in this people orientated organisation.