Programme Manager
New Zealand Police
Wellington, New Zealand
2d ago

Job Requisition 20300

Police continues to position itself as an effective, innovative, efficient and modern policing service offering a benchmark for others to follow and we are looking for high performing individuals to join us.

We have an opportunity for you to join our team in the position of Transformation Programme Manager, reporting to the Director, Transformation and Change.

The purpose of this role is to drive the delivery of transformation programmes that will deliver a step change in service performance.

This is a dynamic and challenging position where you will be expected to bring high levels of stakeholder engagement, motivation and experience to understanding strategic objectives and what is required to achieve them.

In doing so you will have developed your engagement skills at all levels of organisations and be able to build significant networks and trust.

Skills - You will be able to :

  • Design, plan, and implement the programme, including the dossier of projects / workstreams, the programme plan, the programme governance framework, and resource and quality management.
  • Produce the programme business case, using Better Business Case methodology, for resourcing the programme, including defining the vision and blueprint for the proposed changes.
  • Prepare project business cases, and other project-related documentation as required.
  • Champion and apply the Police P3M (Portfolio, Programme and Project Management) Framework.
  • Monitor, and provide regular progress reporting via Police's Portfolio Management System to management and other appropriate parties.
  • Identify, analyse, document, manage and monitor any relevant issues, risks and opportunities that arise.
  • Deliver on the expectations and direction of the Commissioner, Executive Sponsor and the Strategic Leadership Board.
  • Develop and maintain effective and efficient working relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Advise on and negotiate programme priorities, constraints, interdependencies, requirements, programme management methodology, phases and decision points.
  • Assess continuing business viability of the programme at regular intervals.
  • Initiate corrective action to the programme board and senior management as appropriate, to ensure that programme outcomes are delivered on time and within budget.
  • Experience - You will have :

  • 10+ years of recent experience successfully managing large transformational programmes, preferably in the Government sector
  • A relevant tertiary qualification, industry certification or equivalent knowledge, skills and experience.
  • Extensive experience in successfully managing programme resources through a matrix management model.
  • Extensive experience in mentoring and coordinating the work of a team in all aspects of programme management and business change.
  • Programme Management certification desirable (, PgMP).
  • Competencies - You will demonstrate the following :

  • Communicate - Manager / Leader level
  • Partner - Manager / Leader level
  • Deliver - Manager / Leader level
  • Lead - Manager / Leader level
  • For more information about the above Core Competencies, visit Our Values on our website to view our Core Competency Framework : How We Do Things.

    Panel Chair :

  • Phil Hanlon - Director, Transformation and Change
  • Additional information :

  • Applicants must be an NZ or Australian citizen, or a permanent NZ resident to apply for this position.
  • The role is based at Police National Headquarters in Wellington.
  • To view a description of the position please follow the link below :


    If this position sounds like you, click APPLY NOW or visit our Police website : and select Current vacancies’ to apply today!

    IMPORTANT : Applications submitted directly through the Government Jobs Website are no longer considered. Please visit our Police website : and select Current vacancies’ to apply for this position.

    PLEASE NOTE : If you are an existing Police Employee, you must apply through our internal Careers site and include your QID number in your application.

    If this position sounds like you, click apply now. You will be required to submit a Curriculum Vitae which provides a brief account of your relevant skills and experience.

    In addition, you must complete an application form telling us why you are interested in applying for the position and how you meet the Core Competencies of the role, using no more than 4000 characters (including spaces), approximately 600-650 words per section.

    If you are an existing Contractor working for Police, you must apply through the NZ Police career site and create a profile as an external candidate.

    Please do not include your QID.

    If you have any questions please contact Senior Recruitment Advisor

    Applications close 5pm Tuesday 4th August.

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