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Senior Organisational Psychologist

NZ Police
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Wellington - Porirua
Wellington - Wairarapa
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Ongoing - Full Time
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Job Description

Senior Organisational Psychologist

New Zealand Police

Royal New Zealand Police College

Permanent, Full-time

Remuneration range: $90,233.00 - $122,082.00

Job Requisition ID 9342


Applications are now open for a motivated and enthusiastic person to assist with the continuous improvement and facilitation of Leadership Development Programmes for New Zealand Police.

New Zealand Police are actively recruiting significant additional numbers as a result of the current government initiative. This recruitment will directly result in an increase in the promotion of Sergeants, Senior Sergeants and Inspectors. The School of Leadership Management and Command (Te Tahu Manukura) is responsible for the development of our people into leadership roles through the Career Progression Framework (CPF), Leadership Development Programmes (LDP) and the Police High Performance Framework (PHPF).

The opportunity now exists for an industrial and organisational psychologist to assist the development, continuous improvement and facilitation of leadership programmes at the Royal New Zealand Police College. 

The role is responsible for:

  • Psychological subject matter expertise to support the continuous improvement of Leadership Development Programmes.
  • Assisting in the planning and facilitation of the Leadership Development Programmes.
  • Advice, guidance and implementation of psychometric assessment for Leadership Development Programmes.
  • Psychological subject matter expertise in the development of coaching and mentoring for the Leadership Development Programme Practice Leaders.

Skills – you will be able to:

  • Lead and influence individuals and teams
  • Develop engaging, fit for purpose solutions to address organisational needs.
  • Present complex issues/information in a clear and concise manner.
  • Manage competing demands and high workload.
  • Demonstrate applied research techniques.

Experience – you will have:

  • Experience in developing leadership solutions for organisations.
  • Experience in the principles, application and practices of psychometric assessment.
  • Experience in research, development and change management

Special Requirements

  • To apply for this role you must be a NZ citizen or permanent resident
  • A Masters in Psychology majoring in Industrial and Organisational Psychology
  • Registered Psychologist


Competencies – Level 2 Team Manager/Leader

  • Communicate
  • Innovate
  • Solve

For more information about the above Core Competencies, visit “Our Values” on our website to view our Core Competency Framework: How We Do Things.


Additional Information:

  • Successful applicant must reside in Wellington District


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If this position sounds like you, click APPLY NOW or visit our Police website: select ‘Current vacancies' to apply today! You will be required to submit a Curriculum Vitae (maximum 4 pages) which provides a brief account of your relevant education, skills and experience. In addition, you must complete an application form telling us why you are interested in the position and how you meet the above Core Competencies of the role, no more than 4000 characters (including spaces), approximately 600-650 words per section.


IMPORTANT: Applications submitted directly through the Government Jobs Website are no longer considered. Please visit our Police website: and select ‘Current vacancies' to apply for this position.



If you are an existing Police Employee, you must apply through our internal Careers site and include your QID number in your application.


If you are an existing Contractor working for Police, you must apply through the NZ Police career site and create a profile as an external candidate. Please do not include your QID.

If you have questions before you apply, contact the team by emailing

Applications close at 5pm, Monday 22 April 2019.

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