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Director, State-wide Administration Of Sentences & Orders

NSW Department of Communities and Justice - Sydney, NSW

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Director, State-wide Administration of Sentences & Orders

Division: Corrective Services NSW


Sydney, NSW, AU, 2000

Director, State-wide Administration of Sentences & Orders - Corrections Strategy & Policy

  • Executive Band 1 - ongoing role
  • Attractive Remuneration Package
  • Currently Sydney CBD location (Parramatta in 2022)

About the Department

The Department of Communities and Justice (DCJ) is the lead agency under the Stronger Communities Cluster. DCJ works to enable everyone's right to access justice and help for families through early intervention and inclusion, with benefits for the whole community.

Stronger Communities is focussed on achieving safe, just, inclusive and resilient communities by providing services that are effective and responsive to community needs. For the first time, the creation of DCJ and Stronger Communities provides an opportunity to focus on prevention and early intervention across both the social welfare and justice systems.

About the role

Reporting tothe Deputy Commissioner, Corrections Strategy & Policy, this role has a diverse set of responsibilities which are at the core of CSNSWs offender custody and sentence administration and support functions. Sound business acumen across a range of disciplines is called upon to fully perform the role. The role works closely with all of CSNSWs management and operational streams, DCJ corporate services and a range of external stakeholders.

Key responsibilities:

  • Lead and manage the State Sentence Administration Business Unit to ensure that all functions under its areas of responsibility are delivered to a high standard, providing support to front line staff for the effective administration of custody decisions and management of offenders.
  • Provide considered strategic and policy advice in relation to the administration of sentences and orders and Audio-Visual functions, including contributions on the development of legislative proposals and amendments.
  • Lead and manage operational support for Audio Visual functions across the Department of Communities and Justice in all of its applications
  • Collaborate with key internal and external stakeholders (including interstate) and form sound working relationships that support the values, functions and priorities of CSNSW, the Government and the Premier.
  • Establish and maintain key liaison function with Courts and Tribunal Services on emerging and operational issues.
  • Provide the CSNSW Executive with expert advice on the operations of the business unit and strategies to improve services.
  • Manage and provide guidance to support staff with respect to business functions and compliance with Legislation, policy and standards.

To be successful in this role, you will have:

  • Substantial management experience in a critical operational (or support) capacity
  • The ability to achieve good outcomes harmoniously and professionally, and be someone that staff and management have confidence in
  • Highly advanced collaboration, stakeholder engagement and change management experience and high-level people skills and decision-making skills.
  • Qualifications combined with several years of experience at a senior level in a regulated setting would be advantageous.
  • Preparedness to resolve operational matters which can arise outside ordinary business hours.
  • Current driver’s license and preparedness to drive a vehicle and travel within greater Sydney and NSW in the course of performing the role.

Appointments are subject to reference checks. Some roles may also require the following checks/ clearances:

  • National Criminal History Record Check in accordance with the Disability Inclusion Act 2014
  • Working with Children Check clearance in accordance with the Child Protection (Working with Children) Act 2012

For more details regarding this role, please CLICK HERE to view the role description

When applying you will need to - Attach a resume (maximum 5 pages) and a cover letter (maximum 2 pages) outlining how you meet the requirements and capabilities of this role as specified in the role description.

Part of the assessment process may include additional online capability testing, skills testing or work samples in accordance with the Government Sector Employment Act 2013.

Assignment to this role is subject to satisfactory criminal records check, service checks & Medicals.

Our Commitment to Diversity: The Department of Justice is committed to building a workplace that values and supports diversity and inclusion. We actively promote the employment of women, people with a disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, LGBTI and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

The Department encourages applications from people with a disability and will provide reasonable adjustments in our recruitment process and in the workplace. If you need an adjustment in the recruitment process, please call or email the contact person listed, and advise us of your preferred method of communication.

A talent pool may be created for future ongoing and temporary roles and is valid for a period of up to 18 months.