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Emergency Management Advisor (Workforce Capability)


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 can effectively coordinate the response to civil defence emergencies. We also work closely with a wide range of agencies to improve our communities’ resilience to emergencies.

About the opportunity:

We are looking for a positive-minded person to join our tight-knit team of emergency management advisors. The key focus of the team is working across councils and other partner organisations to increase our region’s collective ability to respond to emergencies.

Reporting to the Team Leader Operational Readiness, you will be responsible for coordinating our workforce’s skills and attributes as they relate to emergency management. This role has a high level of focus on growing our workforce’s capabilities through a learner focussed education program, and may require the incumbent to be facilitating training from time to time.

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

The salary for suitable candidates that meet the requirements for this role starts at $74,790 depending on qualifications and experience.

About you:

Ideally you will understand the New Zealand emergency management system and the delivery of operational capability.

Successful candidates will also have:

  • A recognised tertiary qualification or certificate / diploma (Level 5 or above) or significant experience in a discipline relevant to human resource, capability development, emergency management, or other management related disciplines.
  • Demonstrated facilitation, coordination, collaboration, and engagement skills.
  • Experience in managing and coordinating projects, engaging across a diverse range of stakeholders, and being a leader of collective and collaborative change.
  • Experience in emergency management or a related field would be of advantage.
  • Experience in training development and exercise writing would be of advantage.
  • High level of technological literacy, particularly with Microsoft 365 products
  • A clean full driver’s licence. 
  • Have the legal right to work in New Zealand.

We are an equal opportunity employer and we value diversity. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, or disability status. Applicants must have existing rights to work in New Zealand.

If you are ready for this opportunity, then we encourage you to apply now. We will be interviewing suitable candidates as applications are received and may close the advertisement when we have found the right person.

Applications close COB Sunday 26th July 2020

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17 July 2020

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