Our work is secret, but the reason for our success isn’t. It’s our people.
And we’re just like you. We’re ordinary people. But together, we’re doing extraordinary things to protect New Zealand and New Zealanders.
While we’re ordinary people, we’re not all the same. We welcome diversity, in all its forms, in fact we consider it a strength.
Join us and become part of a Community where your skills, experiences and ideas are valued and you’re encouraged to be curious, to share your ideas and of course, have fun along the way.
If you’re up for the challenge, become Beyond Ordinary with us.
The Director Protective Security is a key member of the NZSIS Senior Leadership Team, reporting directly to the Director-General.
The Protective Security Directorate delivers a full range of protective security functions to the New Zealand Intelligence Community and for New Zealand.
In this role you will be responsible for assisting key New Zealand public and private sector institutions in mitigating their insider threat risks through effective security clearance management, vetting services and counter-intelligence functions.
We are looking for a candidate with senior government experience with demonstrated skills in leading significant change and capability development programmes. This experience and skill will ensure your success in delivering outcomes of the New Zealand Intelligence Community’s Four Year Plan, including successful implementation of the Government’s Protective Security Requirement Programme and embedding a step-change lift in vetting services that are user-friendly and valued by customers.
Bring your inspirational and innovative leadership to the Directorate’s multi-functional teams and further develop and sustain exceptional customer-focused relationships. You will have a well-developed sense of political nous, have outstanding
We want our people to succeed, whatever success looks like for them. Join us and we’ll give you significant professional development opportunities aimed at taking your career in the direction you want it to go. You won’t stand still with us as we’re committed to ongoing learning and continuous improvement.
We’re also committed to your wellbeing. We want our people to be the best they can be, both at work and at home. We offer our people comprehensive benefits, access to staff networking groups, flexible working and great work-life balance.
If you want to love coming to work each day, let us help you become Beyond Ordinary.
Applications close on 29 January 2021.
To be eligible for employment within the NZIC you must have been a NZ citizen for at least 10 years. Alternatively you must hold a current NZ Residency Class Visa and ideally have been a citizen of UK, USA, Canada or Australia for at least 10 years.
You must be able to obtain and maintain a Top Secret Special (TSS) security clearance. Ordinarily to obtain this level of clearance candidates must have a 15 year checkable background in countries where meaningful and reliable checks can be undertaken. Where requisite checks are unable to be made, the candidate application may not be able to be progressed.
Use this online tool to self-check your eligibility for a TSS security clearance. Please note that this tool is not part of the formal security clearance process: http://www.protectivesecurity.govt.nz/eligibility-tool
The NZIC treats all applications for employment in the strictest confidence and we ask that you maintain a similar level of confidentiality. You are expected to exercise discretion during the recruitment process and throughout your career.
To apply please visit our Beyond Ordinary website.