Principal Advisor | Wellington City
|Position Type:||Permanent Full Time|
|Attachments:|| PD_Principal Advisor-CSI.pdf (PDF, 237KB)
|Application Close Date:||18-Nov-2018|
Principal Advisor, Provider and Community Services
The opportunity to be part of a thriving, collaborative and innovative group working with third party providers to deliver modern, accessible, and people-centred justice services.
The Ministry of Justice is looking for a multi-skilled Principal Advisor to provide critical leadership and advice that enhances the functions of our Provider and Community Services unit. As the successful applicant, you will work closely with the team to deliver high quality advice, deliver on Ministerial priorities and ensure consistency across our work programme.
This position offers the opportunity to lead significant procurement projects across the unit, and the chance to contribute strategic perspectives on a range of interesting and exciting work programmes.
Provider and Community Services is a business unit within Commissioning and Service Improvement. We commission, procure and contract around 200 service providers for services including victims services, domestic violence services, restorative justice, family dispute resolution and Public Trust services. We are responsible for approval of, and contracts with, 1500 legal aid lawyers and a growing number of external providers who provide services to the courts.
As the successful candidate, you will have strong technical expertise in procurement, analysis, strategic investment, and the funding and planning of contracted services. You're viewed as a leader in the field and a 'big picture' thinker amongst your peers. Your knowledge and experience of government process for procurement of services arising from implementation of legislation forms a critical part of your technical knowledge. You possess an astute ability to analyse, review and report back on facts and figures in a straightforward way and your verbal communication skills are equally as strong as your written.
You will have a good understanding of the applied principles of project management, and are comfortable being a mentor and providing training and development to the wider team. You must be able to see the strategic intent of our work, nurture and lead ideas into reality and provide effective clear advice to stakeholders. You will need strong relationship management skills, and advanced written and verbal communication skills.
The salary range for this position is $97,398 - $131,773.
To apply, please complete the application form, attaching your CV and a covering letter.
Applications close at 5pm on Sunday 18 November.