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Candidate Engagement Manager

NZ Defence Force
Job Category:
Human resources, recruitment & training
Wellington - Wellington
Wellington - Wairarapa
Job Type:
Ongoing - Full Time
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Job Description

What you will do
The Directorate of Defence Recruiting is looking for a skilled and experienced manager to drive and lead a team of Candidate Engagement Facilitators (CEFs) who support military recruitment across NZDF Recruiting Offices in New Plymouth, Palmerston North, Napier and Wellington. 
Based in the Wellington CBD or Palmerston North, the Candidate Engagement Manager (CEM) is responsible for providing proactive administration advice and guidance to CEFs bringing good practice and advice to the management of military recruitment issues and to promote and enhance organisational performance.
You will ensure effective and efficient candidate management by your team, actively develop your team and promote harmonious key stakeholder relationships.  You will also be responsible for your own small portfolio of NZDF military recruitment candidates.  
What we need

An experienced manager skilled in managing high volume workloads, prioritisation and attention to detail, with experience managing remote teams.  

You'll be delivery focussed, proactive, demonstrate the ability to lead teams to success and have a passion to succeed.  

Our ideal candidate has an undergraduate qualification in Business Studies or a relevant field, excellent relationship building and communication skills and the ability to coordinate multiple activities across different teams and departments whilst maintaining a high level of service and leadership.
Who we are

The Directorate of Recruiting's purpose is to “Deliver Future Talent”.  Specifically, the objectives are to deliver on quantity, quality and diversity elements.  Quantity means meeting targets set by workforce planners.  Quality means recruiting people who will perform and contribute to the organisation over time.  Diversity means generating a diverse workforce by recruiting from all talent pools.

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.  A recent staff satisfaction survey highlighted why:

  • Be part of an effective team with freedom and flexibility to do my job
  • Able to maintain a balance between my personal and working life
  • Inspired to go the extra mile to help NZDF succeed.

Check out the great benefits for you and your family when you join NZDF! 
How to Apply

To view the Position Description and to Apply Online please use the links on this page. For further information, contact Liz Mather on (021) 904 259, quoting NZDF-1901002.

Please note: This role can be based in either Wellington or Palmerston North. Please note your location preference in your covering letter.  

Applications close at 4:30pm on Monday 28 January 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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