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Team Leader Emergency Management - Community Engagement


Te Whakapakari Tahi I Tō tātau Taiao – Enhancing our environment together.

Our vision is a healthy environment and a resilient and prosperous community.


About the Opportunity | Ko te āheinga:

We are looking for a positive-minded individual with proven leadership experience, a passion for the community and a desire to build community resilience, to join the HBRC CDEM team.

The primary focus for the Team Leader Community Engagement is to lead, mentor and support a team of Emergency Management Advisors to deliver and coordinate community resilience and education projects. These projects aim to support local community led response and recovery activities in an emergency.

The Team Leader Community Engagement will deputise for the Hawke’s Bay CDEM Group Welfare Manager when they are unavailable in response and as such the position holder must be capable of acting in this role.

There may be a requirement to work on call 24 hours, 7 days a week either on an individual basis or as part of a rostered team approach.


About you | E pā ana ki a koe:

You will be someone who is comfortable leading and developing a team who are actively working to promote emergency education and build functional relationships within our communities. A background in emergency response work would be beneficial but is not essential in this role. A collaborative, team approach to your work, with an ability to connect with people at all levels of society will take you far in this role, enabling you to boost engagement and active participation in emergency management across our region. 

Ideally you will also 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.
  • Exceptional written and verbal communications skills with the ability to tailor your style to a particular audience.
  • Resilience, adaptability, and flexibility to keep up with the ever-changing nature of HBRC.


What we offer | Nga huanga mōu:

The salary range for this role is between $95,400 and $106,000 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, subsidised eye tests and lenses, flu vaccinations, and other well-being initiatives. HBRC also has a strong commitment to developing and upskilling people within a flexible and supportive working environment. To see a full list of our benefits please visit here.

We value diversity and as such we do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, or disability status although applicants must have existing rights to work in New Zealand. HBRC is responsible for Civil Defence emergencies and as such, all staff may be called upon to support the response.


How to apply | I pēhea ki te whakauru:

Applications close 2 December 2022.

To view the job description please visit here.

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About us | E pā ki a mātou:

At Hawke’s Bay Regional Council our purpose is to work with our community to protect and manage the region’s precious taonga of rivers, lakes, soils, air, coast and biodiversity for health, wellbeing, and connectivity. Our organisation is diverse, and our work is varied. Our structure comprises of six key business units; Corporate Services, Integrated Catchment Management, Asset Management, Māori Partnerships, Policy & Regulation, and the Executive Advisory Group which also consists of the Civil Defence and Emergency Management.


We focus on prioritising:

Te kounga o te wai, te haumarutanga me te mārohirohi ā-āhuarangi o te whakamarutanga | Water quality, safety and climate-resilient security.  

Kia koi, kia toitū hoki te whakamahinga o te whenua | Climate-smart and sustainable land use. 

Kia ora, kia āhei, kia mārohirohi ā-āhuarangi hoki te rerenga rauropi | Healthy, functioning and climate-resilient biodiversity. 

Kia toitū, kia mārohirohi ā-āhuarangi hoki ngā ratonga me ngā hanganga ā-whare | Sustainable and climate-resilient services and infrastructure. 



25 November 2022

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