Principal Compliance Officer | Auckland
Principal Compliance Officer
- Do you have experience in regulatory systems, including systems auditing?
- Do you enjoy developing and coaching others?
- Auckland based role
Ko wai mātou | About us
As the lead regulator for land transport our purpose is to ensure that the system is safe, efficient, effective and operates in the public interest. Safety is a top priority for Waka Kotahi and we, as Te Rōpu Waeture (the Regulatory Services group), aim to improve safety and reduce the risk of harm by being a firm and fair real-world regulator applying principles of good practice grounded in Te Ao Maori - Whakapono (Integrity), Manaakitanga (Caring for people), Whanaungatanga (Relationships) and Kotahitanga (Unity). Being a real-world regulator means we take a systems view that is focused on improving safety outcomes and reducing harm, we work to understand why people behave the way they do and are pragmatic in how we respond, we encourage and educate to support people to comply and enforce compliance when necessary.
We encourage you to explore our regulatory strategy Tu Ake, Tu Maia – Stand Up, Stand Firm to learn more about our path to becoming a responsive regulator for the real world.
Te Whiwhinga mahi | The opportunity
Waka Kotahi is looking for an experienced and knowledgeable regulatory compliance auditor to develop behavioural best practice principles and implement this consistently across the national Safer Commercial Transport team. The successful candidate will achieve this through the collaborative development of documented auditing practices, training programs and modelling excellent verification behaviours.
Your role will be crucial in the delivery of a robust regulatory compliance service which will motivate and influence the New Zealand commercial transport sector to deliver the highest levels of safety and compliance outcomes that protect New Zealanders from transport related harm. You will do this through a high level of internal engagement with stakeholders and ensuring the Compliance team are performing to a nationally consistent standard. You will also be responsible for delivering great commercial transport safety outcomes through:
- Modelling systems level auditing and verification behaviours and skills and Building this capability across Safer Commercial Transport;
- Developing and delivering, with your colleagues, a national verification training and calibration programme;
- Developing and implementing nationally consistent processes with your Principle Compliance Officer colleagues;
- Developing key performance metrics, measurement and reporting around the auditing function; and
- Developing the auditing and verification attitude and culture needed to shape us into a modern real-world regulator.
Ko koe tēnei | About you
To be successful in this role, you will bring:
- Proven experience in systems level auditing and regulatory interventions within a large complex organisation.
- Proven experience working with and/or auditing against quality management systems.
- A comprehensive understanding and experience of how regulation and compliance interface.
- Experience in influencing and building credibility across a range of stakeholders to achieve regulatory compliance outcomes.
- Demonstrated ability to navigate, innovate, coach, deliver and connect across an organisation.
- Strong relationship building skills and the ability to create rapport, build credibility and influence a wide range of internal and external stakeholders.
- Ability to understand and apply legislation, policy and other technical information and design tailored regulatory interventions.
- Ability to identify and interpret risk and use information to strive for continuous improvement.
- Sound judgment and decision-making skills.
- Desirable: New Zealand Certificate in Regulatory Compliance (Core Knowledge), Lead Auditor Certificate or equivalent
Travel is a key part of this role and you will be regularly engaging with operators in your region. You must have a full driver licence, with no convictions.
You will demonstrate knowledge of, or a willingness to gain an understanding of Te Ao Māori and promote tikanga and Te Reo Māori. You will also have knowledge of, or a willingness to gain an appreciation of te Tiriti o Waitangi (the Treaty of Waitangi) as it applies in the public sector.
Rā Katinga | Applications close: Friday, 25 June 2021
As part of the review process we will be asking shortlisted candidates to complete a short one-way Sparkhire video interview.
For a copy of the position description: www.nzta.govt.nz/careers
For further information, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
To be considered for this position you must have a legal right to live and work in New Zealand.
Waka Kotahi is an equal opportunity employer (EOE). At the Agency we recognise the importance of diversity and inclusion and are committed to providing a working environment that embraces these values. Please let us know if you need any support or have any access requirements that will help you through the recruitment process.
Principal Compliance Officer SCT PD June 2021.pdf (PDF, 298KB)
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