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Emergency Management Advisor - Communications & Engagement

About us

The Hawke’s Bay Civil Defence Emergency Management (CDEM) Group is a shared service arrangement between the five Hawke’s Bay Councils. The Group office is responsible for ensuring that our councils and emergency service partners can effectively coordinate a response to any civil defence emergency. We also work closely with our communities and a wide range of agencies to improve Hawke's Bays’ resilience to emergencies through a proactive approach to community engagement and education.

This team has successfully undertaken several responses in 2020, including COVID-19 and the Napier Flooding events, and are keen to add more committed individuals to improve the resilience of Hawke's Bay to future events. The key focus of the team is to collaboratively work with other councils, partner organisations and the community to increase the regions ability to respond and recover from emergencies.


About the opportunity:

The HBRC CDEM group is looking for a positive-minded individual with a background in Communications to join our small but high-profile team of emergency management staff. A passion for emergency response work and the community would be beneficial but not essential. We need a subject matter expert for communications and media with the ability to take an innovative approach and maximise communication opportunities within our community.                                                                                                                           

As an integral part of the Community Engagement Team, this role will contribute to the development of strategies, tools and programmes of work to build community and organisational resilience. The primary focus of the role will be around preparing public information and media both before and during an emergency.  This includes creating and leading social marketing campaigns to increase awareness and communicating key messages to the Hawke’s Bay community to increase resilience to natural disasters. You will be someone with a collaborative, team approach who can build relationships with communications staff across other organisations to deliver consistent and comprehensive messaging to the public. 


About you:

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • A recognised tertiary qualification or certificate/diploma (Level 5 or above), or significant experience in a discipline relevant to communications, marketing, or media fields.
  • 2-3 years’ experience working in marketing, communication or media related fields.
  • Experience in emergency management or a related field is not essential but would be an advantage.
  • A positive, can-do attitude, with the flexibility to adjust to the wide and varied demands of a fast-paced work environment.
  • Exceptional written and verbal communications skills with the ability to tailor your style to a particular audience.

The salary range for this role is between $75,687 to $84,097 and will depend on the qualifications and experience of the successful candidate. Other benefits of working for our team include limited income protection and life insurance and other well-being initiatives. HBRC also has a strong commitment to developing and upskilling people within a flexible and supportive working environment.

We recognise and celebrate the importance of whānau, our community, and being an equal opportunity employer. HBRC is committed to providing equal opportunities in all aspects of employment embracing our relationship with our Treaty Partners, Te Tiriti o Waitangi and the principles of partnership, protection and participation. This commitment is integral to ensuring we are an inclusive workplace for all, recognising that a diverse workforce is a strong one, which enables our organisation to better understand, reflect and serve our community.

All applicants must have existing rights to work in New Zealand.

This is a permanent, fulltime position. Applications close 9 April 2021 however we may interview suitable candidates throughout the process and close the listing early if we find the right person for the role.

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11 March 2021

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