Manager, Official Information Practice Investigations | Wellington

Manager, Official Information Practice Investigations

Posted on 06-Jul-2017
Application Close Date: 04-Aug-2017
Position Type:
Permanent Full Time
Job Reference:
Note clip2017 Manager OI Practice Investigations.pdf (PDF, 451KB)
Job Specification

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  • Lead a team of skilled investigators in this new leadership opportunity
  • Audit-type function,  stakeholder engagement and project management of a high impact work programme
  • Permanent, full time role based in central Wellington 

The Office of the Ombudsman is an independent organisation that helps the community in its dealings with public sector agencies. They handle complaints, carry out investigations in regard to the administrative conduct of agencies, protect the rights of people in detention, and implement the UN Disability Convention. They also provide advice, guidance and training to state sector agencies, and work to build awareness of their role in the wider community.

In this newly created leadership position, the Manager Official Information Practice Investigations will lead a new team of investigating staff to conduct an annual work programme investigating agencies' official information practices and procedures.

You will lead the team to complete the investigations, and the provision of analysis, advice and recommendations to the Chief Ombudsman, Deputy Ombudsman and Assistant Ombudsman.

As Manager, you will provide effective and visible oversight, plan, and deliver work programmes using your project management skills to met key milestones and deadlines. 

You will be engaging with key stakeholders and utilising your auditing experience to review and enhance methodologies, processes and systems used in our investigations.

You will have excellent leadership skills, including the day-to-day management of a small team, with the ability to motivate, inspire and develop others.

To be successful in this role, you will have:

  • a relevant tertiary qualification, preferably in public or administrative law or a related discipline;
  • knowledge and experience of working in the public sector
  • significant experience in leading and managing complex investigations or audits;
  • a working knowledge of the official information legislation
  • proven management experience which include the ability to plan, prioritise and deliver a programme of work through a team;
  • the ability to motivate and lead others through positive leadership;
  • a successful track record of delivering results, personally and through others;
  • exceptional organisation and project management skills in a high pressured environment;
  • excellent interpersonal and relationship management skills with the ability to build credibility with a range of stakeholders; and
  • exceptional written and oral communication skills.

Please view the attached job description for a full description of the role. 

o apply, please click on 'apply online' below. 

Applications close at midday, Friday, 4 August 2017.

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