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Sexual Assault Prevention & Response Advisor

NZ Defence Force
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Social, welfare & community
Canterbury - Christchurch
Job Type:
Ongoing - Full Time
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Job Description

What you will do
The Regional SAPRA is responsible as part of the Sexual Assault Response Team for leading regional prevention and response activities. The SAPRA also has regional responsibility for ensuring that NZDF has systems and processes in place to provide an efficient response to disclosures of sexual assault.
As the SAPRA you will also have responsibility for case coordination, information management, provision of advice to Command and other personnel, and quality assurance of service provision to victims/survivors of sexual assault.  Another aspect to this role is the facilitation of training and education to NZDF personnel.
What we need

We are seeking a person who has a passion for this work; someone who can bring experience designing and delivering prevention initiatives along with response and crisis work within the sexual violence sector or related field. 

As this type of work is not without its challenges, you'll be highly resilient, adaptive and focussed under pressure.  You're a confident communicator who builds trusted, professional relationships, effectively engaging with a wide range of people and influencing and educating across the organisation.  You confidently resolve conflict and easily adapt your approach and style to suite your audience. 
This is a regional position which does require domestic travel and the ability to work from different locations/ bases when required. There is also a 24/7 component to the role which requires you to be on call one week out of five.
Who we are
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
Become an integral part of our wider culture change programme where there will be plenty of opportunity to enhance your skill set and take the lead in some areas.  This is a highly rewarding role that makes a real and tangible difference to the lives of others.
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 visit our Defence Careers website, or use the links on this page.  For further information, contact Danelle Whakatihi on 021 913 645.
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 Wednesday 28 August 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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