Team Leader, Compensation | Wellington City
|Position Type:||Fixed Term Full Time|
|Attachments:|| JD_Team Leader Role (L6).docx (Word, 73KB)
|Application Close Date:||23-Oct-2018|
Fixed term or Secondment for 12 months
- Are you interested in playing a key role in an area of MPI with significant public interest?
- Are you looking for fast paced, meaningful work supporting activities as a result of our response operations?
At MPI, our Compensation team provides a critical function supporting activities that arise from the exercise of powers by MPI in biosecurity responses, where people and businesses have suffered a loss as a result. For the past year we have been responding to several significant events, the most recent being the response for Mycoplasma bovis. You may already be familiar with the Government's recent decision to attempt a phased approach to eradication, and so we are growing our capacity to respond to the increasing number of compensation claims.
We are now looking for a team leader to join our team who will be responsible for managing a team of claims assessors. You will be an experienced team leader, highly motivated and thrive in working in a fast paced, challenging, yet rewarding environment.
About the Compensation Team
MPI works with all New Zealanders to control and eradicate unwanted pests and diseases to help protect and grow New Zealand. Sometimes the control and eradication activities undertaken within biosecurity responses causes financial loss to individuals and businesses. Under the Biosecurity Act 1993, businesses and individuals may be able to claim compensation for those losses caused by MPI's exercise of powers.
About the Role
Biosecurity Compensation assessments follow a rigorous process ensuring every claim meets the legislative criteria and is assessed fairly. You will be leading a team of senior assessors/assessors and will be responsible for managing team priorities, ensuring claims are processed timely, fairly and lawfully. You'll also work closely with the leadership team of the compensation group on a daily basis.
Skills and Experience
The work programme of this group is highly visible and of high public interest. This role will suit youf if you can demonstrate experience as a team leader, being comfortable with coaching and mentoring staff, as well as driving team performance. You'll be skilled in coordinating and motivating a team to achieve their targets and be able to manage multiple priorities. We are looking for someone who is both customer and delivery focussed.
You will also be commercially savvy and will have a high level of verbal and written communication. You will need the ability to work under pressure and deal with ambiguity and complexity. You will also have the ability to relate to a wide range of people and stakeholders from all levels and backgrounds. A high level of personal resilience, ownership of planning and prioritisation, and initiative is required to be successful in this role.
You'll be rewarded with a competitive salary, a supportive team environment as well as the opportunity to develop and hone your leadership skills in a large Government environment.
Familiarity with government processes, and the machinery of government is useful but not necessary.
We are looking for people to start as soon as possible. Remuneration will depend on relevant skills, qualifications and experience.
If this sounds like you, then apply online and submit your covering letter and CV.
Want to find out more?
If you are interested in finding out more about this opportunity, or would like to submit an application, please contact Amy.Hopkins@mpi.govt.nz.
Applications close Tuesday 23 October 2018.
MPI is an equal opportunity employer and committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion. Your unique talents and experience will help us deliver exceptional services to New Zealand. In return you'll enjoy an inclusive and flexible working environment in a diverse team of people while you're growing your career. We actively encourage applications from any background.