National security is the condition that permits the citizens of New Zealand to go about their daily lives confidently free from fear and able to make the most of opportunities to advance their way of life.
In order to maintain this status, the government requires agencies to work together effectively to identify, reduce, prepare for, respond to and recover from hazards and threats that may jeopardise key national security objectives.
Sitting within the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (DPMC), the National Security Workforce (NSW) team works collaboratively across the various parts of the National Security sector, to design and deliver a workforce approach to meet the sector needs, now and into the future.
The team is funded by both the Security and Intelligence Board (SIB), and the Hazard Risk Board (HRB), who have assigned a set of five priorities to the team:
- Priority One: Attract and retain diverse and resilient talent (SIB assigned)
- Priority Two: Develop an agile, integrated workforce (SIB assigned)
- Priority Three: Instil and build leadership at all levels (SIB assigned)
- Priority Four: Create an integrated and cohesive community (SIB and HRB assigned)
- Priority Five: Enable professionalism of the workforce (HRB assigned).
Please click on the links below to learn more about the National Security Workforce initiatives:
- Women in National Security Mentoring Programme
- Response and Recovery Leadership Capability Development Programme
- The Enabling Consistent CIMS (Coordinated Incident Management System) Practice Project