Healthcare & Medical

As health practitioners, we have roles which include Medical Officer, Practice Manager, Dental Assistant, Dental Officer, Registered Nurse, Physical Training Instructor, Psychologist.


Meet Dr. Greg Brown, a Medical Officer in Trentham.

“I was drawn to working for the NZ Defence Force as it was a little off the beaten track and a great opportunity to practise as a GP with a heavy sports medicine component, working with well-motivated people who are interested in maximising their health and athletic performance. 

Prior to this I was in a civilian medical practice and here I have much more time for my patients.  The Officers and soldiers are a really great bunch of people to work with.  I have much less administrative burden and a lot of professional freedom.  Longer term, there are many interesting potential career avenues, and support for continuing professional development.

There are some excellent perks at NZ Defence Force for civilian staff – access to Defence-owned leave centres, use of the gyms and other recreational facilities, Defence discounts in shops etc.  In addition, events like the annual Children’s Christmas Party, paid for by NZDF, are great occasions where you feel part of the wider NZDF community.”

View our current civilian vacancies