Deputy Chief Executive, Finance, Planning & Assurance

Department of Corrections

  • Permanent
  • Wellington

About the role | Mō te tūnga

Are you aligned to our purpose? 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.

Our organisational strategy Hōkai Rangi was launched in August 2019, focussing on six key areas for change. It is bold, transformative and will span generations to come. This new executive position will provide organisation wide planning, oversight and monitoring to ensure we are successful in achieving our goals.

As a member of the Executive Leadership Team, you'll be motivated by the opportunity to be part of a transformation that will benefit the safety and wellbeing of all New Zealanders. This role will provide the governance disciplines required to ensure the business is able to prioritise activities in line with stated deliverables or milestones.

Corrections is a large, 24/7 business, managing complex information both for Corrections and the wider Justice Sector so your commercial savvy will be key to navigating this landscape. You'll feel at home leading the following functions – Finance, Legal, Audit Integrity & Risk and Organisational Performance and be confident in your ability to manage our relationship with The Treasury.

Our values underpin all that we do at Corrections. Rangatira, Manaaki, Wairua, Kaitiaki and Whānau are more than just words to us – we seek to recognise and reward activities that demonstrate alignment to these values and expect our leaders to promote this effort.

About you | Mōu

We are looking for someone with the following skillset to ensure they can make the most of this significant leadership opportunity: 

  • Strategic leadership
  • Success in managing high performing teams
  • Highly developed financial management skills and experience
  • Finely tuned system thinking skills enabling system integration of risk, assurance and performance measurement
  • Knowledge of or interest in the Justice sector & its trends and issues
  • Exceptional relationship management skills with the ability to influence

The ability to operate effectively in a Māori cultural setting.  In return you'll join a team building momentum to create transformational change. Our Executive have a strong sense of purpose as a group and believe in the collective effort required to undertake change of this scale. They have passion and excitement for the work they do and enjoy the human centred way we work in this people orientated organisation.

Apply Now |Tono ināianei

Confidential enquiries relating to this position can be directed in the first instance to Jo Evans on 027 886 6813 or email on

To be eligible for this role you must have the right to work in New Zealand, the ability to obtain a Top Secret security clearance through NZSIS and have either a tertiary qualification (CA or ACA desirable) or have significant related senior management experience. 

Applications close 22 September 2020, click here to find out more.


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