What you will do
The Senior Learning & Development Advisor is responsible for supporting the research, design, development, delivery and evaluation of the components of the NZDF Leadership Development System, the Leadership Framework and all associated leadership training management plans. The Senior Learning & Development Advisor works closely with the Research Officer and Design Officer to provide advice to the Director, Programme Principals and single Service leadership centres (Navy, Army and Air Force) on the latest leadership development theories and practices.
You’ll liaise with NZDF stakeholders within Organisational Development and Human Resources functional areas and also with external agencies, including the State Services’ Leadership Development Centre (LDC) to build and maintain a network for the sharing of leadership development theories and practices. This role is a key contributor to the continued growth of NZDF’s leadership capability and enabling the NZDF to achieve Government outputs and be a ‘Force for NZ’.
Please note: this is a fixed term opportunity until December 2021.
What we need
You will be a subject matter expert (SME) on leadership theory, development and delivery.
Strong experience in analysing, designing and developing, and delivering leadership development programmes within medium to large organisations, with a demonstrable knowledge of contemporary leadership theory and practice at all organisational levels.
You’ll be experienced in employing adult learning theories and techniques in order to improve and redesign existing programmes, and will have an understanding / experience of coaching and facilitating across a range of levels and be capable of influencing and relating to a broad cross section of individuals.
Your well-developed written and verbal communication skills, excellent interpersonal skills and ability to develop and maintain relationships is crucial to your success in this role.
You’ll also have a relevant tertiary qualification and ideally be accredited to administer and debrief psychometric testing and 360 tools (e.g. Hogan, LVI).
Who we are
The New Zealand Defence College vision is to lead New Zealand Defence Force learning excellence.
Our purpose is to achieve greater integration of the New Zealand Defence Force’s individual training and education through the provision of standardised learning policy, enabling services and systems; reducing duplication and other inefficiencies; promoting a 21st century learning environment; implementation and management of smart learning capabilities; and where beneficial and appropriate to do so, the design, development and delivery of common and joint learning.
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.
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.
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 Sunday 8 March 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
If you do not meet these minimum criteria, we will not be able to accept your application.