Chief Counter-Terrorism Advisor

  • Company:
    Govt NZ Jobs
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  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    4 months ago
  • Category:
    Govt Jobs
  • Job Type: Ongoing – Full Time
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  • Location: Wellington – Wairarapa
  • Date Advertised: 21-OCT-19
  • Job Reference: NZ/12302
  • Job Title: Chief Counter-Terrorism Advisor
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Chief Counter-Terrorism Advisor

Police National Headquarters, Wellington

Permanent, Full-time

Salary Range $143,395 – $194,005

Job Requisition 12302


New Zealand Police is a key partner in our nation’s efforts to counter terrorism and other threats, including violent extremism. The Chief Counter-Terrorism Advisor is a leader within the National Security (CT) Group to help ensure the highest level of capability and advice is provided to Police and across government to counter terrorism and other threats to the security and safety of New Zealand and New Zealanders.


The purpose of the National Security (CT) Group is to develop and deliver the Police operational strategies for national security and counter-terrorism, and to manage and lead national security and counter-terrorism interventions and activities on behalf of Police, contributing to the cross-government national security and counter-terrorism system.


In this role, you will provide specialist expertise, professional and thought leadership, and analytical rigour for Police in respect of the national security and counter-terrorism environment, the role of NZ Police within it, and how it informs and supports a whole of government approach to national security and counter-terrorism and wider Police interests. This role is the primary strategic and functional link for Police with regard to national security and our counter-terrorism partners, across New Zealand and overseas.


This role is critical in supporting operational activity and requires an exceptional individual.



  • Demonstrates an understanding of the international and national counter-terrorism operating environments
  • Demonstrates an ability to identify, evaluate and mitigate risks to Police integrity and operational performance
  • Demonstrates an ability to develop and maintain productive relationships with agencies and community groups with interests in the development of safe communities through intelligence, investigation, and prevention
  • Demonstrates in-depth knowledge and experience of Police operational and governance issues, particularly in relation to national security and CT operations, intelligence activities, and criminal investigations
  • Demonstrated leadership and management skills
  • Demonstrated advanced analytical skills, including strategic and conceptual thinking



  • Significant experience in a relevant field, with at least 6-7 years’ relevant national security experience
  • Experience in Intelligence, Policy, and/or Law is desirable
  • Demonstrates experience in providing advice on a range of issues relevant to national security and counter-terrorism


Core Competencies – Level 3 Manager/Leader:

  • Partner
  • Solve
  • Lead

For more information about the above Core Competencies, visit “Our Values” on our website to view our Core Competency Framework: How We Do Things.


Special Requirements:

  • Successful applicant must reside in Wellington area
  • Successful applicant must be able to obtain and maintain a Top Secret Security Clearance
  • Relevant tertiary qualifications preferable


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Applications submitted directly through the Government Jobs website are no longer considered and will only be accepted when formally submitted through the New Zealand Police website (link provided above).


Please note, if you are an existing Police employee (excluding Contractors) you must apply through our internal Careers site and include your QID number in your application.


If you have any questions about this vacancy please contact Detective Superintendent Greg Nicholls by email at, prior to the closing date.


Applications close at 5pm on Monday 4 November 2019.