17 May 2022

Permanent Development Adviser Cultural Capability

Corrections NZ – Posted by Stanley StAnywhere

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Job Description

‘Kotahi anō te kaupapa, ko te oranga o te iwi’  –  ‘There is only one purpose to our work:  the wellness and wellbeing of our people.

It’s an exciting time to join Ara Poutama Aotearoa. We are halfway through delivering our strategic direction Hōkai Rangi. Launched in 2019, it expresses our commitment to deliver great outcomes with and for all people in our care and their whānau.

To reach the outcomes we want to achieve, change begins with us – our people. Investing in our staff is a major area of focus, and as a result has seen significant investment in the People Practice and Capabilities space. Our team works to ensure staff have everything they need to succeed. This can come in many forms including development, training and education, employment, support and access to information and resources to keep them safe and well.

We’re looking for People Practice and Capability champions who can embrace our values to join our waka. Bring your experience, skills, and ideas to help our people shape the work we do. We’re not afraid of positive change – it’s what drives us!

This role can be worked from anywhere in our Lower North region – Hawkes Bay, Manawatu-Wairarapa, Taranaki/Wanganui, Wellington/Kapiti or Hutt Valley. Travel to Wellington will be required once per month with travel costs being covered by Ara Poutama Aotearoa. 

Mō te tūnga | About the role

This position supports the team to scope, plan and deliver initiatives to enable management and staff to lift their levels of cultural capability and effectiveness at the regional level in line with the Ara Poutama Aotearoa’s Te Ao Māori capability framework Whāinga Amorangi.  The initial focus of these positions will be on Māori-specifc cultural capability and in future years this will extend to include other cultures in line with Aotearoa’s changing demographics and increasing ethnic diversity.

Ngā pūkenga me ngā wheako | Skills and experience

The knowledge, skills and experience required to undertake this role successfully includes:

  • Experience in the development and delivery of learning programmes and opportunities for adults
  • Knowledge and experience or proven demonstrated support in leading cultural interventions in large organisations
  • Understanding of adult learning needs
  • Knowledge and skills in Te Reo Māori, Tikanga/kawa,
  • Knowledge of Hōkai Rangi – and how cultural capability is needed to support change throughout Ara Poutama Aotearoa
  • Good communication skills
  • Effective planning and organisation skills
  • Facilitation or coaching skills and experience
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a wider national team
  • Is committed to operational design and delivery that is effective for Māori, Pacific People and other cultures
  • An understanding (or an openness to developing an understanding) of the Treaty of Waitangi/Te Tiriti o Waitangi and its application to the work of government departments
  • Strong level of general cultural capability and awareness, able to work effectively with diverse groups of people

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 (https://careers.corrections.govt.nz/strategy).

Kano ārai mate KOWHEORI-19 | COVID-19 vaccinations 

As part of our COVID-19 response, all people working at Ara Poutama Aotearoa are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to access our workplaces.   This is to ensure we continue to do all we can to keep everyone safe from the impacts of COVID-19, now and into the future.

How to Apply

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. 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. Vacancy closes Thursday 16 June2022. If you want to find out more about a career with us, visit careers.corrections.govt.nz or email our team at careers@corrections.govt.nz.

Job Categories: Workforce Development. Job Types: Permanent.

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