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Learning Designer

NZ Defence Force
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Manawatu - Wanganui - Palmerston North
Manawatu - Wanganui
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Ongoing - Full Time
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Job Description

What you will do

This position, based at Hokowhitu and Linton Military Camp, is varied, exciting, challenging and stimulating.

The role predominately analyses and designs face to face courses that are technically robust and engaging, which deliver a high quality learning experience to our Defence Force.

Our Learning Designers, working with subject matter experts, analyse the learning needs for new and existing capabilities, design courses and aid in the development of content to provide for new or major change requests. Learning Solutions cover a wide spectrum of subject matter, anything from a short Sea Survival course to an Explosive Ordnance Disposal course, from Driver Training to Aero-Medical Evacuation. Subject Matter Experts are ready to work with you.

What we need

We need someone with learning design subject matter expertise to deliver advice based on sound knowledge of learning theories, curriculum design, analysis interpretation and educational evaluation. We also need you to have proven design skills related to instructional and educational aspects of technical training. Experience in solving training issues, particularly in adult learning will be put to good use.

Experience in use of innovative, alternative, instructional methods and media, such as e-learning, web-based and distance learning delivery systems would be advantageous.
The ability to build and maintain robust working relationships with stakeholders is key in this role as you manage, analyse and dissect complex information effectively breaking it down into workable learning solutions. The work is project based so you will take ownership for the whole lifecycle of the learning design process.

You will be joining a collaborative, participative and diverse team who are passionate about the work they do. 

There will be a focus on your own professional development by a transparent and supportive manager.

Who we are

The New Zealand Defence College vision is to lead New Zealand Defence Force learning excellence.

Our purpose is to achieve greater integration of the New Zealand Defence Force's individual training and education through the provision of standardised learning policy, enabling services and systems; reduced duplication and other inefficiencies; promotion of a 21st century learning environment; implementation and management of smart learning capabilities; and where beneficial and appropriate to do so, the design, development and delivery of common and joint learning 

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

By joining our team you are making a great career decision.  
We offer five weeks annual leave, coupled with other great benefits for you and your family when you join NZDF.  Click on link to check them out!  

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 Bernard Nichol on (06) 352 8572, quoting NZDF-1906011

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 20 June 2019.

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:

Low level Security Clearance

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

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

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