Our values and beliefs

The Ministry of Defence employs people from many different backgrounds – including public servants, engineers, diplomats, policy analysts and professional project managers, among others.

Our people have a common set of values and beliefs that help us to work as a team for New Zealand’s Defence and other interests.

Values Beliefs

Leading through excellence:

  • Influential
  • Collaborative
  • Courageous
  • Dynamic
  • Pragmatic
  • Professional
  • A safe and secure New Zealand is fundamental to the nation’s well being.
  • Robust, contestable civilian advice enables better security outcomes.
  • A credible, sustainable Defence Force is essential for New Zealand’s national interests.
  • We care about Defence Force people.
  • We attract and grow great people and give them the best opportunities.
  • Foresight and preparedness are essential to our work.
  • Working collaboratively and partnering is fundamental to success.

If you want to work for the Ministry, find out more about working for us and our current vacancies(external link).