Head of Security (Alexander Maconochie Centre) | Full-time Permanent

Classification: Senior Officer Grade A
Salary: $137,415
Position No: 35165
Directorate: Justice and Community Safety
Advertised: 13 September 2017
Closes: 28 September 2017
Contact:Jon Peach on jon.peach@act.gov.au or (02) 6207 0847


Details: A career opportunity has arisen in ACT Corrective Services for an experienced, highly motivated, career-oriented Head of Security, at the Alexander Maconochie Centre (AMC), Australia's first prison built within the legislative environment of the Human Rights Act 2004 (ACT). The successful applicant will report to the General Manager, Custodial Operations and, as a member of the AMC Senior Management Team, will work collaboratively with all stakeholders to reduce re-offending and be accountable for the delivery of all aspects of security within the AMC. The successful applicant will be responsible for providing strong, ethical and highly visible leadership and management to a number of work areas within the AMC and working collaboratively with Corporate colleagues in ensuring that physical, procedural and dynamic security is at an optimum level.  Further to this, the successful applicant will be accountable for the performance of the Security function and the staff within it. You will be responsible for the analysis of data and trends identifying emerging risks and threats to security and presenting coherent strategies to mitigate these. In addition, the successful applicant will contribute to the development and delivery of the Centre’s medium to long term strategic and operational plan, with overall responsibility for implementation with the security function. To be successful, you will demonstrate significant experience in Security Management, exceptional communication and interpersonal skills and display high-level research and analytical skills. You will also demonstrate an ability to develop and compose complex workplace documents.
Eligibility/Other Requirements: Relevant tertiary qualifications or equivalent experience would be desirable. The successful candidate may be required to undergo a pre-employment medical and criminal record check. Current driver’s licence is required. The Head of Security is a Functional Manager role within the AMC and as such, may be redeployed to any other Functional Manager role within the AMC at the same level, as operational needs require (currently Head of Accommodation, Head of Detainee Services and Head of Reducing Reoffending). Prior to commencing in this role, a current registration issued under the Working with Vulnerable People (Background Checking) Act 2011 is  required. For further information on Working with Vulnerable People registration refer to -  https://www.accesscanberra.act.gov.au/app/answers/detail/a_id/1804
Note: To apply, applicants are required to submit five items: (1) ACT Government Application Cover Sheet; (2) statement of claims against specified selection criteria; (3) a current resume; (4) the names and contact details of two referees (one should be a current Supervisor/Manager); and (5) a copy of their driver’s licence. Please ensure you submit all five items.

Job categories:

Justice, Corrections and Emergency Services
Senior Management and Executive