What you will do
The Workforce Planning Manager will lead, influence and shape the development of workforce planning to support the NZDF’s People Capability Strategy, Service Chiefs and Enabling Portfolio Chiefs. This position is a key contact and point of escalation for single Service Chiefs in relation to workforce planning and is accountable for providing strategic thought leadership, expert advice and professional consultancy services in this area of responsibility. The position assumes a lead role in future strategic workforce planning activities and demonstrate vision in identifying key HR strategic issues or opportunities facing the Defence Force and implement workforce strategies.
What we need
Solid experience in workforce planning and the ability to provide intellectual and professional leadership to the team, with a track record of trust and respect from their peers, and more senior practitioners.
You’ll have demonstrable successes in implementing projects, making strategic level decisions and problem solving, as well as a strategic outlook and the ability to analyse workforce data to deliver new insights. Your exceptional analytical skills and agility will allow you to translate information and knowledge through a variety of mediums including the use of dashboards, data visualization and reports.
Who we are
Enhancement of combat capability is dependent on the management of a sustainable workforce. NZDF leaders are expected to manage their workforce resource and make informed workforce decisions to achieve NZDF priorities. To do so they must be supported by strategic workforce planning, excellent people analytics, reporting and insights enabling them to balance their short term priorities with their ongoing responsibility to steward the workforce for the future. The Workforce Planning, Reporting and Analytics Unit is responsible for providing this support by developing and integrating workforce strategy and supporting HR plans and initiatives for the overall NZDF effect of generating a sustainable workforce.
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 Ben Ryan on (04) 439 6029.
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 Thursday 21 November 2019.
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.