Security Advisor NZDF - Manawatu

Closing Date: March 5, 2020

What you will do

The Linton Regional Support Company (LRSC) Security Advisor provides subject matter expertise on security matters related to the Linton Defence Area which encompasses all units within Linton Military Camp, and establishments located outside the Linton Military Camp perimeter, such as NZ Defence College and Linton Camp Service Providers (LMNZ, Spotless, ESS etc).

You’ll be responsible for the delivery of high quality protective security services, risk assessments, security planning, protective security assurance and activities ensuring that our people, assets and information are kept safe and secure.  In addition the role promotes and assists with security advice, policy, compliance, security awareness and security education for NZDF units and service providers operating within the greater Linton Defence Area.

Advising key internal stakeholders and ensuring they receive well informed and timely updates is a critical part of this role.

What do we need

This role requires someone who takes a forward thinking and strategic approach to enhancing our security capabilities and establishing modern security requirements to future proof the Linton Defence Area. You will be able to utilise and build on your strong networks to engage with external agencies, stay informed and up-to-date with current trends and understand the different types of risks. A strong understanding of security management, intelligence or defence is required.

We are looking for someone who has the capability, sound judgement and considerable experience in security to provide leadership in this area and to educate and influence across all levels of the organisation. You are a confident, effective communicator who provides exceptional advisory service to stakeholders and builds trusted, professional working relationships.

Who we are

HQ LRSC, on behalf of Regional Support (Army) and HQ 1st (NZ) Brigade, is responsible for the command, control and administration of the Linton Defence Area (LDA).

HQ LRSC is also charged with maintaining all stakeholder and local district relationships in order to achieve directed outputs.

Every hour of every day, 365 days of the year, the New Zealand Defence Force is contributing to the defence, security and well-being of Aotearoa / New Zealand. As a modern, professional military, it is our goal to maintain well trained, equipped and disciplined armed forces that can react to crisis at short notice.

Why Us

NZDF is an inclusive organisation that is open to flexible working arrangements and welcomes applications from people regardless of gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, age, beliefs/opinions, or family circumstances.

In return for your expertise, dedication and hard work, NZDF is offering remuneration reflective of your experience, along with:

  • Great benefits for you and your family;
  • Fully funded life cover up to $300,000;
  • Access to holiday accommodation across NZ;
  • Discounts Handbook for selected retail, entertainment and service providers;
  • 5 weeks annual leave per year;
  • Opportunities for career development;
  • Variety, challenge and a chance to influence.

 How to Apply

To view the Position Description and to apply online please visit our Defence Careers website, or use the links on this page. For further information, contact MAJ James Maguire by telephoning (06) 351 9099 and please ask to be transferred to LRSC.
Please note: If you are an existing NZDF employee (excluding contractors) you must apply through our Internal Vacancies site, via the HR Toolkit.

Applications close on Thursday 5 March 2020.

Please note: Applicants must be legally entitled to work in New Zealand (NZ) and be able to obtain and maintain the required level of NZ Government security clearance for the position applied for. The minimum citizenship and residency criteria for security clearances to be granted by the NZ Defence Force are as follows:

Higher level Security Clearance

  • most preferably a NZ citizen who has resided continuously in this country for the last 10 years, OR
  • is a citizen of, and/or has resided continuously in one or more of the following countries for the last 10 years: either Australia, Canada, NZ, UK or the USA; and has a background history that is verifiable and can be assessed as appropriate by the NZSIS towards a recommendation of suitability for a security clearance at a higher level.

If you do not meet these minimum criteria, we will not be able to accept your application.

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