Assistant Director Commemorations and Events

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  • Job Type: Ongoing – Full Time
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  • Location: Wellington – Wairarapa
  • Date Advertised: 14-FEB-20
  • Job Reference: NZ/DF2001084
  • Job Title: Assistant Director Commemorations and Events
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What you will do
As the Assistant Director Commemorations and Events, you’ll:

  • Coordinate with the NZDF Ceremonial Warrant Officer and NZDF Māori Cultural Advisor to plan components of ceremonial activities;
  • Coordinate NZDF support for national domestic military commemorations;
  • Plan, coordinate and deliver domestic events sponsored by the Chief of Defence Force and related activities;
  • Support the planning and delivery of NZDF-led overseas national commemorations.

You will also prepare and coordinate high-level correspondence, develop and implement business improvement strategies and project management practices, and build strong working relationships with major stakeholders to enhance NZDF’s commemorative, international and domestic relations priorities.

What we need

In order to be successful in this position, you’ll require an excellent knowledge of the NZDF including military protocol, ceremonial and event related matters. You’ll be a very organised and experienced coordinator with the ability to both multi-task and prioritise successfully, and adapt as you go. 

You’ll have exemplary interpersonal and communication skills, and the ability to effectively and diplomatically negotiate with stakeholders. As this role involves organisation of events, commemorations and ceremonies there will be some travel required away from your home location in order to deliver these outputs.
Who we are
The Heritage, Commemorations and Protocol (HCP) Group is the Chief of Defence Force’s:

  • Principal policy advisor on NZDF’s military and tikanga ceremonial protocols, its heritage and medallic recognition;
  • Planning and delivery lead for the organisation of New Zealand’s overseas military commemorations and NZDF support to state and national occasions; and
  • Organisational lead for CDF-hosted senior military visits and specified activities.

HCP’s role is to coordinate with the Office of the Chief of Defence Force, Ministry of Defence and the Strategic Engagements Branch to advance the interests of NZDF through international engagement. HCP does this by managing and facilitating the development of programmes, events and associated arrangements for high level Defence official’s visits and engagements in New Zealand. HCP is also the NZDF lead for the coordination of ceremonial and some tikanga Māori components of State and Government activities.

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:

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 Sandy McKie on (04) 496 0890.
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 19 February 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:

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.