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Team Leader Emergency Management Operational Readiness (Vacancy 19-257)

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 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 councils and emergency service partners are able to effectively coordinate the response to a wide range of civil defence emergencies.  We also work closely with a wide range of agencies to improve the resilience of our communities to disasters. Hawke's Bay Regional Council (HBRC) is the administrating authority for the CDEM Group and the regional authority for the Hawke's Bay region in New Zealand with key roles in environmental management and education; flood control, drainage, pollution, waste, land, water and coastal management. Supporting approximately 160,000 residents, Council's vision is to enable a healthy environment, a vibrant community and a prosperous economy.  

About the opportunity:

The Operational Readiness Team is responsible for ensuring that the Hawke’s Bay CDEM Group is ready to respond to the risks it faces from a range of hazards. Reporting to the Group Manager CDEM, the role of Team Leader Emergency Management Operational Readiness is to lead a team of four specialist emergency management advisors responsible for the capability development of incident management teams, volunteer management, operational plans and response facilities and technology.  As a senior leader within the Hawke’s Bay CDEM Group, the successful applicant will have previous experience working in multi-agency emergency responses and the effective leadership experience managing small teams. 

Due to the nature of the role you will need to be flexible and have an ability to work on call 24 hours, 7 days a week either on an individual basis or as part of a rostered team approach.

The salary range for this role is $88,830 - $100,674 depending on qualifications and experience.

About you:

Ideally you will have an advanced understanding of the New Zealand emergency management system and the delivery of operational readiness.

Successful candidates will also have:

  • A recognised degree level tertiary qualification (Level 7 or above) and/or significant relevant experience in emergency management, risk management and/or hazard management.
  • Sound knowledge of Coordinated Incident Management System (CIMS).
  • Demonstrated leadership skills in a dynamic and changing environment.
  • Effective crisis management leadership skills.
  • High level of Microsoft office and computer skills.
  • A clean full driver’s licence. 
  • Have the legal right to work in New Zealand.

View the full job description here


Applications close Wednesday 2 October, 2019

For further information and a confidential discussion please call Jaimee Lovett - People and Capability Advisor 06 833 8078


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