Head of Psychology Services

Job Title: Head of Psychology Services
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: New Zealand
Reference: WN32234
Job Published: August 15, 2017 01:18

Job Description

New Zealand Security Intelligence Service

Wellington, New Zealand

If the Intelligence Community helps protect the people of New Zealand, who helps protect the Intelligence Community?

We are looking for someone with energy and drive to lead our new Psychology Services team.

Psychology Services has been established to develop, maintain and oversee the delivery of psychological services to support the people in our community. The services we provide will include:

  • staff welfare
  • clinical services and training
  • organisational support and recruitment, and
  • managing relationships with our external service providers.

To be successful in this role, you will be unconditionally registered to practice with the New Zealand Psychology Board as a psychologist in New Zealand under the clinical scope. You will have a minimum of a Masters level qualification in an area of clinical and/or forensic psychology, along with a number of years’ of experience in the related field.

As an inspirational and successful people leader, you will have demonstrated success supervising and developing psychologists. You will also have a proven track record of managing the delivery of professional psychological services, including using and integrating psychometric data into a psychology service.

You will be adept at managing multiple effective working relationships. You must be able to demonstrate the ability to build and sustain effective customer-focused relationships within the New Zealand Intelligence Community, and with partner agencies.

If you are looking for an opportunity to make your mark in establishing the “new” in an exciting, fast paced and dynamic environment, then this is the role for you.

How to apply

For further information about the NZSIS and details of how to apply visit 

Please note that all applications must include an application form.

Please note: To be eligible for employment within the NZIC you must have been a NZ citizen for at least 10 years. Alternatively you must hold NZ Permanent Residence or hold a current NZ Residency Class Visa and have been a citizen of UK, USA, Canada or Australia for at least 10 years.

You must be able to obtain and maintain a high level of 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.

Applications close Thursday 31st August 2017

We treat 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.