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Emergency Management Team Leader - Community Engagement

About the opportunity:

The HBRC CDEM group is looking for a positive-minded individual with proven leadership experience, a passion for the community and a desire to build community resilience.  You will need to be comfortable leading and developing a team who are actively working in the community to promote emergency education and build functional relationships. A background in emergency response work would be beneficial but not essential in this role. As an integral part of the CDEM team, the team leader will drive the development of strategies, tools and programmes of work to build both community and organisational resilience. The primary focus of the role will be working alongside as well as leading the team across a broad spectrum of Hawke's Bay communities to support their capacity and resilience to civil defence emergencies. 

You will be someone with a collaborative, team approach who can build relationships with people at all levels to boost engagement and active participation. 

About you:

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • A relevant degree or tertiary qualification
  • At least 5 years experience in a relevant discipline such as community development or emergency management.
  • Proven experience working with communities to help them identify and progress their aspirations.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills in a dynamic and changing environment.
  • 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 $89,896 to $99,884 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 16 June 2021 however we may interview suitable candidates throughout the process and close the listing early if we find the right person for the role.

To view the job description please visit our website here


1 June 2021

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