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Deputy Chief Inspector – Full Time – NSW

The Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals NSW is Australia’s preeminent animal welfare organisation. We provide a strong voice for animals experiencing cruelty and neglect. The RSPCA is committed to the care and welfare of animals, providing extensive professional facilities, including fully equipped veterinary hospitals and our state-wide shelter network, with dedicated staff located throughout NSW to care for animals.

RSPCA NSW is looking for a dedicated and confident Deputy Chief Inspector to join our Inspectorate team on a full-time basis. The Deputy Chief Inspector is responsible for administering activities in the organisation which require compliance with legal, financial, corporate or statutory matters, and provides the Chief Inspector with the necessary information and assessments to ensure the Inspectorate is running efficiently and in accordance with legislative requirements.

This role is responsible for managing the Inspectorates state-wide operations efficiently and within budget, whilst ensuring investigations into complaints of cruelty to animals are managed appropriately. The successful candidate will be required to work Monday – Friday and be on-call as needed.

Role responsibilities

  • Management of team leaders and the Inspectorates daily activities
  • Forward planning of the Inspectorate, both operationally and within budgetary constraints
  • Provide the Chief Inspector with recent advice on the Inspectorate and administrative matters
  • Supervision of the Inspectorate in line with RSPCA NSW policies and standard operating procedures
  • Ensure that investigations are effectively and efficiently undertaken and completed
  • Ensure the overseeing of all legal matters and prosecutions initiated by the Inspectorate on behalf of RSPCA NSW
  • Ensure the timely and accurate submission of briefs
  • Manage staff, including counselling, development, and recruitment
  • Research initiatives, provisions of equipment and matters relevant to investigations on behalf of the RSPCA NSW
  • Liaise with outside agencies and attend to Inspectorate public relation issues as required
  • Attend to industrial issues and vehicle replacement within the Inspectorate
  • Attend to media issues and other appropriate duties as directed by the Chief Inspector
  • Ensure timely investigation of disciplinary issues
  • Management of state disaster administration
  • Random audits of operational staff

Selection criteria

  • Diploma level qualification in Investigations (essential)
  • Advanced ability to interpret and apply legislation (essential)
  • Thorough understanding of relevant legislation, POCTAA, and Laws of Evidence (essential)
  • Diploma level qualification in management or willingness to obtain
  • Demonstrated experience in people management
  • Minimum 5 years experience in Investigations
  • Sound knowledge of and the capacity to implement EEO policy
  • Significant experience in managing investigations, operations, and legal/court matters
  • Experience with resource and budget management
  • Demonstrated experience in team development and driving substantial reform
  • Strong skills in handling media and communications
  • Comprehensive knowledge of domestic, livestock and wildlife animals
  • Demonstrated ability to implement processes and procedures to support RSPCA NSW objectives and customer expectations
  • The ability to deliver desired outcomes in a timely manner
  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Strong time management and organisational skills
  • High sensitivity to reputational risk
  • An interest in animal welfare

To be considered please ensure that you include both a covering letter and your resume, outlining how you meet the above requirements.

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