Life in a Operational Support role
Roles available span the entire Defence Force. Whether working in New Zealand or overseas, you'll be expected to give your all to back our front-line teams, and ensure our interests and those of our allies stay safe.
Work that matters
In Operational Support roles, you're the backbone that keeps our personnel safe and able to do their jobs.
All full time members of the NZ Defence Force receive an added portion to their salary known as Military Factor. This additional compensation recognises the unique nature of military service and the commitment you make to serve your country. This can include short notice postings around the country and overseas. You will be directed at times to be continuously alert, undertake arduous and hazardous duties, and be exposed to adverse working environments exclusive to military life. This also includes the exercise of military skills not recognised by market comparisons. The part you play in our Defence Force and your commitment to our country will be financially rewarded.
Free and subsidised medical and dental care
Access to subsidised equipment on camp and bases
Subsidised food on camps and bases
Sponsored tertiary study programmes at all levels
Free access to gyms and swimming pools on camp and bases
Subsidised accomodation on camps and bases
Free and subsidised insurance cover
Help to buy a home and save for retirement
Opportunities to travel
Operational Support Roles
3 Roles available in the Operational Support specialisation across All services