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Administrative Support

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

Your well-developed office management skills and experience will be put to great use as you provide executive support to the team and be involved in developing and maintaining policies and procedures, including ensuring the team is compliant with all health and safety regulations. You will also exercise budget management, including data input, and if required, reforecasting. No two days will be the same.

What we need

Ideally someone with five years plus administration support experience. However, finding the right applicant is equally important.

You will:

  • Help with the teams budget as well as other financial requirements;
  • Provide exceptional support to all internal and external stakeholders.

With proven skills in:

  • Budget management and / or finances;
  • Communication - you will be confident in communicating with a range of people across all levels of the business;
  • Time management;
  • Accuracy and attention to detail.

You will be technically savvy, dependable and bring a sense of humour to the team, as well as being able to work independently with proven self-motivation.

Who we are

The Deployable Health Organisation (DHO) is a unit within Joint Support Group and they are tasked to command, coordinate, train and manage all collective DHO capability. The role of the DHO is to prepare operationally deployable health capability to meeting NZDF operational outcomes.

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

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;
  • Full time ongoing work;
  • Fully funded life cover up to $300,000;
  • Access to holiday accommodation across NZ;
  • 5 weeks annual leave per year;
  • Variety, challenge and a chance to influence.

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 Glen Whitton on (06) 351 6100.
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 2 April 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 in this country continuously for at least the last ten years, OR
  • is a citizen of, and/or has resided continuously in one or more of the following countries for the last ten 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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