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Director, Reform Management Unit (Juvenile Justice NSW)

Organisation/Entity: Department of Justice
Job Category:
  • Senior Executive
Job Location:
  • Sydney Region / Sydney City
Job Reference Number: 000057RO
Work Type: Full-Time
Number of Positions: 1
Total Remuneration Package: Commencing total remuneration package: $187,610 p.a.
Contact: (02) 8346 1912 - Melanie Hawyes, Executive Director, Juvenile Justice
Closing Date: 01/05/2017 - 11:59 PM


Director, Reform Management Unit (Juvenile Justice NSW)


  • Lead, design and implement major Juvenile Justice reform projects
  • Temporary for up to 2 years
  • Based in Sydney City

About us


Juvenile Justice NSW is a dynamic organisation in a period of exciting change. Our aim is to be recognised as world leaders in delivering evidence-based, rehabilitative interventions with young people who come into contact with the criminal justice system. We supervise and support young people in custody and in the community and manage early intervention and diversion schemes.


About the role


Reporting to the Executive Director, the Director Reform Management Unit (RMU) will lead and drive an overall Juvenile Justice program of reforms to ensure service delivery is contemporary, evidence based, rehabilitative, client focused, safe, secure and sustainable.


As the Director, Reform Management Unit you will lead and guide a team of change and project management professionals to:

  • Advise and shape organisational reforms to support best practice rehabilitative outcomes across the Juvenile Justice service spectrum
  • Implement a common project management framework to ensure governance, oversight and consistent management of multiple inter-connected reform projects
  • Manage interdependencies and identify and mitigate risks, while keeping Ministerial, Departmental and external stakeholders updated on progress against agreed project milestones
  • Deliver overall reform outcomes on time and in budget


To be successful in this critical leadership role you will:

  • Champion and act as an advocate for our values and demonstrate the highest standards of ethical and professional behaviour
  • Lead, motive and inspire teams across the organisation
  • Draw on your extensive experience in project and change management to drive and deliver a series of complex and integrated reform projects
  • Demonstrate exceptional stakeholder management and communication skills to represent the organisation in critical negotiations, while navigating challenging relationships and conflicting positions.


Applying for the role


To apply for this role please submit an application online via www.iworkfor.nsw.gov.au and attach an up to date resume along with a cover letter outlining how you meet the requirements and capabilities of this role. 


Click here to download the role description.


Inquiries: Please contact Melanie Hawyes, Executive Director, Juvenile Justice on (02) 8346 1912


Closing date:  1 May 2017


A talent pool may be created for future ongoing and temporary vacancies and is valid for a period of up to 12 months