What you will do
The Team Leader Planning and Scheduling – Central is responsible for leading a dynamic team of subject matter experts, who are responsible for the scheduling and co-ordination of resources for individual training activities conducted on NZDF camps and bases. The team that you lead delivers critical service support to NZDF Learning providers to enhance the quality of training and education they deliver to NZDF, resulting in effective and efficient outputs.
This senior operational role in the Training and Education Services team is based in Hokowhitu, centrally located with team members based in three locations at Hokowhitu, Linton and Waiouru; The role will involve an amount of travel within NZ between these three locations on a regular basis. The successful applicant will also be required to work closely with the other two regional Team Leaders based in Auckland and Trentham, to deliver a nationally focussed service support model across the NZDF Training and Education footprint.
What we need
Your exceptional leadership skills are crucial to this role, as is your ability to ‘hold your own’ in the presence of senior managers, to become a trusted advisor who will challenge others and provide constructive advice.
Our ideal candidate is a proactive and team orientated professional, who possesses excellent communication skills and strong problem solving abilities.
We are looking for someone who has experience in and/or possesses the skills and attributes required for a Team Leader position in a large organisation, with an emphasis on demonstrable abilities in relating to others and ensuring their high performing teams are supported and developed.
Your ability to research and present complex information in an easy to understand format and your skills in managing workflow will be vital to your success in this role.
Ideally, you will have a tertiary qualification in Business Management and have demonstrable experience around annual planning and scheduling in a large complex change environment, but this is not essential if you have extensive team leadership experience, along with the attitude and aptitude to succeed.
If you thrive on leading and working with a passionate team of professionals, apply now.
Who we are
Planning and Scheduling supports NZDF learning providers in the planning, scheduling and resourcing of courses identified in the NZDF Course Plan. The team co-ordinates and monitors workflow, resource allocation and course scheduling, identifying any change requirements and resourcing issues, escalating these appropriately and in a timely manner.
The vision of the New Zealand Defence College (NZDC) is to become the NZDF Centre of Learning Excellence. NZDC supports the integration of individual learning within the NZ Defence Force through the provision of standardised learning policy, enabling services and systems, the promotion and education of a 21st century learning environment; implementation and management of smart learning capabilities; and where beneficial and appropriate, the design, development and delivery of command 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. For further information, contact Jon Brausch on (021) 947 910.
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 25 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:
Higher level Security Clearance
If you do not meet these minimum criteria, we will not be able to accept your application.