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140 / 2016
Manager People Safety and Support
National Headquarters

This is an exciting role within the NZ Fire Service, and an opportunity to utilise your leadership experience in a key part of our business!

  • Leadership role
  • CBD location
  • Fixed term opportunity

The New Zealand Fire Service has around 62,000 callouts per year. We have almost 500 stations throughout New Zealand with over 1,700 paid and over 8,000+ volunteer firefighters, and over 500 support staff, who dedicate themselves to preventing fires and protecting their communities in times of emergency.  We are in a historic time for the organisation as from 1 July 2017 we will be joining Volunteer brigades and Rural Fire Authorities and Districts to form a new organisation – Fire and Emergency New Zealand (FENZ). The design of this is well underway.  

 

Due to an internal secondment into the FENZ project, this has created a fixed-term opportunity for an experienced manager in our People, Safety and Support team.  The Manager People Safety and Support has responsibility for our core functions of Payroll, Remuneration, Safety & Wellbeing, and Injury Management & Rehabilitation.  As the manager of these functions you’ll lead both the shaping and implementation of policies and initiatives, as well as managing the day-to-day service delivery for these areas. 

 

You and your teams will work with the transition team on the practical implications of the change for your functions, and you will need to lead the teams through the transition and into FENZ.  This is a really exciting opportunity for a highly experienced people leader who is comfortable managing a multi-disciplinary team, and leading through change.

Providing leadership, oversight and direction will be essential for you to succeed in this role.   You will also need:

  • The ability to think strategically and provide relevant, business focused advice, moving from strategy to implementation
  • Experience in contributing to the leadership of a P&C function in a large, nationally dispersed, complex environment, preferably one with a service delivery component with a safety & wellbeing aspect
  • Experience in managing finances, staffing and resources
  • An ability to interpret and apply complex information accurately
  • Significant experience in implementing process changes and process improvement to enhance accuracy, efficiency and effectiveness
  • Experience preparing business proposals, business plans, financial forecasts, performance objectives and measures, analyse data and manage results
  • Substantial experience establishing and maintaining collaborative and effective relationships

It would be a distinct advantage to have experience of a uniformed service, understand high-risk agency’s health and safety needs and ideally knowledge of one or more of HRIS, payroll, remuneration, injury management & rehabilitation.

 

The length of the fixed term is expected to be approximately 12 months.

 

We would ideally like this role to be filled quickly, so being available to start immediately would be positive.

 

How to apply

 

If this sounds like you:

If you’d like to talk through the role more, please Hamish More on 04 462 4955 or Hamish.More@fire.org.nz 

 

Send completed application form along with supporting documents to Jess.Griffin@fire.org.nz


Applications close Monday, 3rd October 2016

 


139 / 2016
Senior Advisor Organisational Development
National Headquarters

This is an exciting role within the NZ Fire Service and an opportunity to utilise your wealth of OD experience in a key part of our business!

  • Unique industry – of significance to the entire country
  • CBD location
  • Fixed term opportunity

The New Zealand Fire Service has around 62,000 callouts per year. We have almost 500 stations throughout New Zealand with over 1,700 paid and over 8,000+ volunteer firefighters, and over 500 support staff, who dedicate themselves to preventing fires and protecting their communities in times of emergency.  We are in a historic time for the organisation as from 1 July 2017 we will be joining Volunteer brigades and Rural Fire Authorities and Districts to form a new organisation – Fire and Emergency New Zealand (FENZ). The design of this is well underway.  

 

Due to an internal secondment into the Fenz transition project team, we have a fixed-term opportunity for an experienced senior organisational development adviser in our Service Resilience and Development team.  The team has responsibility for our organisational and leadership development, recruitment, and volunteer resilience and works closely with our HR Business Partners and ER team - it’s a dynamic, interesting and influential team to work in. The team also has a strong collegial atmosphere and invests in its staff.

 

The length of the fixed term is expected to be approximately 9 Months.

 

The role requires someone with a strategic focus, and is comfortable working in a  large-scale operational context.  Technical requirements for the role include the ability to diagnose, and synthesise the needs of the customer, create the approach and a work programme for delivery.  Your ability to guide, influence and lead others to embrace a learning oriented mind-set is crucial, as is your customer centric focus. You will have an understanding of how your behaviour is instrumental to the ability to create change, form strong organisational relationships and achieve your outcomes.

 

Areas of focus will include:

  • Performance Management
  • Succession Planning and Talent Management
  • Change Management
  • Organisational Design
  • Capability Development
  • Employee Engagement
  • Diversity

 

To be successful in this role you’ll need to have a strong knowledge of best practice organisational development methods, current OD thinking and ideally an understanding of HR/ER. 


Characteristics we are looking for:

  • Proven ability to build effective relationships with a broad range of stakeholders, and influence thinking
  • Inclusive and approachable working style
  • Solid track record in designing, delivering or supporting complex, long term OD projects
  • A strong values based ethos, and ability to coach and mentor others at all levels.
  • Strong written and oral abilities to convey information and ideas succinctly, clearly and accurately,
  • Knowledge and experience in contributing to the development of OD Strategy
  • Familiarity with the use of project management methods and delivery of projects using these

We would ideally like this role to be filled quickly, so being available to start immediately would be positive.


How to apply

 

If you’d like to talk through the role more after reading the position description, please contract Catherine Coe on (04) 496 3739.


Send completed application form along with supporting documents to Catherine Coe, email: catherine.coe@fire.org.nz

 

Applications close on Monday, 3rd October 2016.

 


132 / 2016
Senior Advisor CIPSS Programme
People & Capability (P & C)
National Headquarters, Wellington  

  • Are you innovative and looking for a new challenge?
  • Bring your expert knowledge of psychological wellbeing and resilience
  • Fixed term part time position for 2 years

We have an exciting opportunity for a wellbeing and resilience expert to join the New Zealand Fire Service during a time of transition.


The New Zealand Fire Service is a technologically advanced, responsive fire service that has around 62,000 callouts per year. There are over 400 stations throughout New Zealand with around 1,780 career and 8,100 volunteer firefighters, and 550 support staff, who dedicate themselves to preventing fires and protecting the community in times of emergency. Our vision is to lead integrated fire and emergency services for a safer New Zealand.


We are looking for a Senior Advisor to join the Safety, Health and Wellbeing Team to manage the Critical Incident and Personal Stress Support (CIPSS) programme. The appointee will provide expert advice that will support the implementation, development and review of psychological health and wellbeing programmes and initiatives nationally within the Fire Service. 


This role sits within the People and Capability Team (P&C) and will facilitate, lead and influence the practices and initiatives to support the psychological wellbeing and resilience of NZFS personnel. You will work closely with the Safety, Health and Wellbeing team members to successfully implement health and wellbeing initiatives across the organisation. You will have proven experience in building and maintaining credible and influential relationships with a wide range of people.


You will be customer focussed ready to thrive on challenges and with an ability to think outside the box.

 

To be successful in this role, you will have:

  • a relevant tertiary qualification and/or experience in a health sector/workplace support position
  • expertise and experience working in the field of critical incident stress, psychological wellbeing and resilience
  • experience in supporting the psychological wellbeing and resilience of personnel following exposure to critical incidents

How to apply


If this an opportunity you have been waiting for then:

Please send your CV and cover letter along with completed application pack to Aleena Antony aleena.antony@fire.org.nz

 

Applications will close 9.00am, Monday 3rd October 2016

 


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