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Mō te tūnga | About the role

After some professional and supportive training, you will become an instructor of a team of young people, as they navigate through either a 1-week, 2-week or a 6-week course age/circumstances dependant).

You will be an inspirational person who can provide leadership and training to youth of Aotearoa supporting them to build confidence, resilience and develop self-belief, by guiding them to see what potential they have and can achieve. You will also help them develop conflict and resolution skills.

We will not sugar-coat it; mental resilience is a must for this role, as some days will be challenging. However, the huge sense of pride and reward you will feel when you see youth that you have trained succeed, is worth it.

You will work alongside like-minded supportive peers made up of Military personnel, physical training instructors and social workers. To keep you performing at your best, there is ongoing comprehensive staff training and support services... available.

Please Note: The formal title for this role within NZDF is Section Commander (Civilian).

Ngā pūkenga me ngā wheako | Skills and Experience

It is essential that some of your strengths include innovative problem solving and showing initiative, along with your ability to connect with teenagers and young adults whilst forming trustworthy relationships.

Empathy, respect and cultural awareness is important in this, role in order to understand how the youth of our many diverse cultures within Aotearoa think and act.

You will also:
• Have extensive and relevant experience in youth development and support.
• Have the ability to tailor your instructional approach to meet individual learning styles.
• Be warm, calm and friendly with a sense of humour, able to have fun.
• Have a full, clean current drivers licence.
• Demonstrate excellent verbal and written communication skills.
• Be prepared to work shifts, weekends and outside standard hours (you will be compensated for this).
• Be able and willing to stay overnight at locations as and when required (you will be compensated for this).
• Hold relevant social services or clinical qualification ideally in youth development.
• Have a current New Zealand First Aid certificate, or be prepared to obtain one.

One pre-requisite for the role - you must be available to attend, and pass, our two week youth basic course starting 14 May 2024.

Nōu te rourou | What's in it for you

Your skills and dedication deserve recognition, and NZDF delivers with competitive pay matched to your experience. But that's just the beginning – safeguard your loved ones with a fully funded life cover of up to $300,000 and critical illness protection. Other benefits include discounted additional insurances, free will services and savings schemes for the Defence community. Get expert financial guidance and mortgage broker services. Find all our benefits and more on the Force 4 Families website.

NZDF champions diversity and inclusivity, valuing every member and fuelling their success. We embrace uniqueness, understanding that diverse teams drive creativity, innovation, and excellence. With an open door to all – irrespective of gender, ethnicity, ability, age, or family dynamics – NZDF offers a flexible, empowering work environment. We are recognised for our efforts; being Rainbow Tick Certified, holding a Gender Tick Advanced Accreditation. Join us in shaping a brighter future, where everyone thrives.

Me pēhea te tuku tono | How to Apply

Applications close on Monday 1 April 2024.

Use the links on this page where you will be directed to the Defence Careers website.

Please Note:
• All applications must be made online, via the Defence Careers website. Each listing contains the Position Description and a Contact Us option for any queries or technical issues.
• Your cover letter will be a key part of our selection process, so please highlight how your experience relates to the key activities outlined in the Advert and Position Description.
• Applicants will be required to undergo a pre-employment drug-screening test prior to any offer of employment being made.

NZDF Employees/Members – please apply internally via the HR Toolkit; this will ensure that you are visible as an internal candidate.

NZDF Contractors – please apply via the Defence Careers website.

NZDF Reserves – please apply via the Defence Careers website if you cannot access the HR Toolkit.

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
• most preferably a NZ citizen, who has resided in this country continuously for at least the last five years, OR
• is a citizen of, and/or has resided continuously in one or more of the following countries for the last five years: either Australia, Canada, NZ, the United Kingdom (UK) or the United States of America (USA); and has a background history that is verifiable and can be assessed as appropriate by the NZ Security Intelligence Service (NZSIS) towards a recommendation of suitability for a security clearance at this level.

If you do not meet these minimum criteria, we will not be able to accept your application
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