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IT Manager - Information Architect

NZ Defence Force
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IT & computing
Wellington - Wellington
Wellington - Wairarapa
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Ongoing - Full Time
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Job Description

What you will do

The IT Manager - Information Architect (Navy) leads the Navy's Knowledge Management Team and provides advice to senior leaders and management on:

  • New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) and Navy information change initiatives;
  • Information Governance;
  • Compliance with Government statutory requirements;
  • Alignment with Information good practice.

You will drive the continual improvement of the Royal New Zealand Navy's (RNZN) Information Systems, processes and training. You will deliver a programme of work that supports the NZDF Information Strategy and the RNZN Strategic Plan, and maintain oversight of RNZN and NZDF Information Management and Knowledge Management initiatives.  You will provide leadership to assist all units and functions of the Navy in achieving the NZDF Information Vision - "The right information in the right place, at the right time to enable effective outcomes"

What we need

To be successful in this role, you will have the ability to engage at all levels of the organisation – from strategy to tactical, governance to working group. You will have a thorough knowledge of industry good practice and the latest technology developments.  Additionally, you will have:

  • A comprehensive understanding of Information Management principles and information strategy development and implementation;
  • Demonstrated success in the leadership of change programmes, ideally in Information Management delivery, including a proven ability to motivate and direct colleagues and staff to achieve goals;
  • Thorough Knowledge of the Public Records Act (PRA) 2005, and Archives NZ Standards for the PRA.

Who we are

The Naval Staff support the Chief of Navy in discharging statutory accountabilities to command the Navy, raise, train and maintain the Navy, and act as principal advisor on Navy matters. In doing so the Naval Staff undertakes planning for the future, provides advice, assurance and accountability support, and corporate level co-ordination and reputation management.

The Navy Office of Strategy Management (OSM) leads strategy development and implementation for the NZDF Naval System. The functions of the OSM are; Planning; Performance; Risk; Portfolio and Knowledge Management. This facilitates delivery of the current Naval System and stewardship of the Future Navy.

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

This is an exciting opportunity to join a highly engaged team and add tangible value across the Royal New Zealand Navy.  You will be provided with the opportunity to visit Navy Ships and get a real taste of the challenges Military personnel face.

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;
  • Discounts Handbook for selected retail, entertainment and service providers;
  • 5 weeks annual leave per year;
  • Flexible working environment and positive culture.

The total remuneration for this role is between $86,308 and $106,616 inclusive of 4% super contribution.

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 Commander Des Tiller on  
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 Sunday 26 January 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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