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Manager Strategy & Prevention

The Serious Fraud Office is a highly specialised government agency responsible for investigating and prosecuting serious or complex financial crime, including bribery and corruption. We take pride in the work we do to keep New Zealand safe, and we employ an excellent team to ensure we do just that.

We are based in Auckland with about 50 employees - 90 percent of whom have a frontline role. The central city office consists of forensic accountants, investigators, lawyers, business services and investigation support specialists.

Maintaining a diverse workplace and an inclusive culture is important at the SFO. Appointments are based on merit and all employees have a responsibility to promote a work culture in which all people, whatever their gender, ethnic or social background, sexual orientation or role - are valued and treated equitably and with respect.

Visit our LinkedIn page at www.linkedin.com/company/serious-fraud-office to connect with us.


An exciting new opportunity has arisen to join the SFO to lead a new Strategy and Prevention team which will be responsible for driving the SFO led Anti-Corruption Work Programme (ACWP), fraud prevention activities and other projects in support of the SFO's four-year plan. The successful candidate will play a key role in developing and leading the SFO's strategies for protecting New Zealand from financial crime.

We are looking for an experienced policy professional with experience in leading a team of technical experts to deliver strategic programmes. You will work closely with internal stakeholders and external partners to ensure the effective delivery of financial crime and corruption prevention initiatives.

Role includes:

  • Leading and delivering the Anti-Corruption Work Programme and fraud prevention activities
  • Building effective relationships with stakeholders and partners
  • Contributing to New Zealand's international obligations relating to financial crime and corruption
  • Contributing to financial crime policy

We are seeking candidates with:

  • Leadership and/or management experience in either the private or public sector
  • Experience in a policy or advisory role
  • Experience in leading delivery of strategic projects or a programme of projects
  • Ability to successfully coordinate, advocate and negotiate
  • Ability to establish and maintain strong and broad stakeholder relationships
  • An understanding of the public sector

Experience in financial crime is desirable, but not essential.

At the SFO, we are a close knit, motivated team with a strong workplace culture. We recognise that diversity and inclusion is important to our work. We value the unique abilities and perspectives of our employees which allows us to continue to create a supportive environment that meets the needs of our people, our business and the communities where we work.

If you are interested in this role or you would like further information, please send a PDF version of your resume and details to recruitment@sfo.govt.nz quoting reference HRC0003682.

A position description is available to download from our website.

Applicants must be legally entitled to work in New Zealand and be able to obtain and maintain the required level of NZ Government security clearance for the position applied for. Applicants who do not meet these requirements will not be considered.

Closing date: 5.00pm on Tuesday 2 June


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