Permanent Position | Canberra based | $153,041 per annum + super Please note this is an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander identified position
About the organisation The Australian Capital Territory Public Service (ACTPS) is a values-based organisation where all employees are expected to embody the prescribed core values of respect, integrity, collaboration and innovation, as well as demonstrate the related signature behaviours. About the Directorate The Justice and Community Safety Directorate (the Directorate) seeks to maintain a safe, just and resilient community in the ACT. This will be realised by working with the ACT government, key stakeholders and the community to: • Strengthen community safety; • Protect people’s rights and interests; • Care for and support vulnerable people; • Enhance access to justice; and • Build community resilience to emergency. To achieve our vision for a safe, just and resilient community, the Directorate aims to be community-minded; human-rights focussed; inclusive and diverse; passionate about its work; and committed to making a positive difference. The Directorate advises and supports the following ministerial portfolios: • Chief Minister • Attorney-General • Minister for Gaming • Minister for Consumer Affairs • Minister for Police and Emergency Services • Minister for Corrections • Minister for Human Rights, and • Special Minister of State. About the Branch The Justice Reform branch drives the ACT Government’s justice reform agenda to address the underlying causes of crime and reduce the cycle of re-offending. The Branch develops and administers policy and program initiatives related to reducing recidivism, crime prevention, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander justice, restorative practices, and victims of crime. It is also responsible for publishing criminal justice statistics and manages the ACT Policing Arrangement and Purchase Agreement.
The Senior Director is responsible for coordinating the development and effective implementation of the strategic justice policy agenda and initiatives related to community safety, and improving outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as well as vulnerable and other people in contact with the justice system. This involves driving reform through collaboration with other agencies and managing stakeholder relationships. The Senior Director will manage the team to deliver justice policy outcomes, provide high level advice on complex issues and be responsible for the development of related documents, reports, submissions, briefs, and correspondence for the Senior Executive and Government. The Senior Director is expected to work collaboratively across JACS and with other Directorates and non-government organisations to meet organisational objectives. The Senior Director will work closely with the Executive Branch Manager for Justice Reform, delivering on the expectations of the ACT Government. Professional/Technical Skills and Knowledge 1. Demonstrated experience in leading complex cross-government, evidence-based, strategic policy and/or justice initiatives based on an understanding of the impact of the broader Government policy context. 2. Strategic leadership and project management experience for the delivery of program outcomes justice policy and program outcomes particularly those that impact Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, as well as vulnerable and other members of the ACT community. 3. Demonstrated understanding of how justice policy and programs uniquely impact Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people using stakeholder management skills including the ability to work collaboratively to achieve the best results for the local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community and other stakeholders. Behavioural Capabilities 1. Demonstrated written and verbal communication skills, including well-developed liaison, negotiation and interpersonal communication skills, to provide high quality reports, submissions, briefs and correspondence and advice. 2. Demonstrated ability to gather divergent information to make sound evidence-based decisions and document those decisions appropriately with commitment to driving priority actions within teams, including resilience in high pressure situation. 3. Demonstrated ability to manage competing and changing priorities, establish realistic timeframes, make the best use of existing resources and be accountable for the work of a high functioning team to deliver expected outcomes. Desirable Requirements 1. Relevant qualifications and/or equivalent experience
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Canberra, ACT. How to apply Applications should be submitted to [email protected] with the subject line “Senior Director – JACS ACT Government”. Your application should include: • a cover letter [maximum three pages] responding to the Professional/Technical Skills and Knowledge, the Behavioural Capabilities and the desirable requirements as detailed above • an up-to-date CV of no more than five pages which clearly details your skills and experience as relevant to this role. Applications must be received by midnight 14th July 2021. Late submissions will not be accepted. How to get more information Additional information is available in the role description or by contacting the team at Pipeline Talent. Lesina Gibbs- Manuatu Email: [email protected] Ph: 0408 027 880