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Emergency Management Operations Coordinator

Esk Valley Silt April 2023 10

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 an experienced coordinator who is after a new challenge, and keen to get involved in the dynamic environment of emergency management. The Emergency Management Operations Coordinator is a new role, developed to support the diverse work undertaken by the Hawke’s Bay Civil Defence Emergency Management (CDEM) Group and will be part of the Operational Readiness team. The CDEM Group is responsible for ensuring that councils, their emergency service partners, and communities are ready and able to respond effectively to a wide range of emergencies and/or disasters.

The Operational Readiness team is currently focused on developing and improving systems, platforms, and processes to ensure our regions ability to respond efficiently. They are also working on building the capability of both our council workforce and partner organisations, through the roll out of a new training pathway – there will be a lot of work to do in this space! We cannot forget the integral tasks of managing the Groups volunteer force and ensuring the Group office facilities are set up and ready to go at any time! 

You will support the team of Emergency Management Advisors, by assisting with the administration and coordination of the Groups operational objectives outlined above. This is a great opportunity for someone looking for work that is not only different every day but can also have a significant impact on the community. It can be rewarding and challenging all at the same time!


About you | E pā ana ki a koe:

You will be a positive collaborator with a team-focused approach to delivering work to a high standard. Preferably you will be someone who not only likes to juggle projects and tasks, but who also thrives when working this way. If you are detail focused, organised, and always looking for ways to help – we would love you to apply!

Ideally you will also have:

  • Organisational skills such as record keeping, data entry, stock-taking, updating databases, bookings, and scheduling. 
  • Interpersonal and communication experience such as replying to public enquiries and strong customer service skills. 
  • Technical skills such as using computer systems and online tools to undertake a wide variety of tasks.
  • Administrative experience such as taking meeting minutes, developing, and distributing agendas, and managing calendars.
  • Financial skills such as processing purchase orders and invoices, ensuring supplier payments are processed in a timely manner and undertaking the procurement of resources from time to time.

Please note that although you do not need specific emergency management experience to succeed in this role, the resilience, adaptability and flexibility to thrive in this ever-changing environment, is a must have!


What we offer | Nga huanga mōu:

The salary range for this role is between $59,130 to $65,700 and will depend on the qualifications and experience of the successful candidate. 

Other benefits of working for our team include:

  • Flexible working options to support work/life balance
  • 5 weeks annual leave after 3 years
  • 4% superannuation after 3 years
  • Life insurance and income protection 
  • Subsidised eye tests and lenses, flu vaccinations, and other well-being initiatives 
  • Strong commitment to developing and upskilling people within a supportive working environment. 

To see a full list of our benefits please visit our website.

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 26 November 2023.

To view the job description please visit our website.

Please apply through Seek. If you require any further information or have any questions, send your requests through to


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. 

27 October 2023

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