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To work for the New Zealand Fire Service you need to be a permanent resident of New Zealand or have a current work permit. Australian citizens can work freely in New Zealand. Please refer to the New Zealand Immigration Service for further information.

 

Fire and Emergency New Zealand (FENZ) will be established as a Crown Entity under the Fire and Emergency Services Act 2017, (currently before Parliament), with effect from 1 July 2017.

 

The establishment of FENZ reflects the Government’s decision to create a unified fire and emergency services organisation, with urban and rural fire services merged, to deliver better emergency prevention and response outcomes for New Zealand’s communities. The new organisation will be a merger of 40+ rural fire authorities, the National Rural Fire Authority, and the New Zealand Fire Service (which are both part of the New Zealand Fire Service Commission).


31 / 2017
Payroll Coordinator
National Headquarters, Wellington

The Payroll team provides an effective and accurate HRMIS and Payroll service to the business of the NZ Fire Service.  This incorporates the Payroll and Human Resource modules of the “PS Enterprise” system.

 

Payroll Coordinators are responsible for the complete range of payroll processes including assistance on projects concerning employment contracts.

 

This is a permanent, full time position.

 

We are seeking a person who:

  • Possess a comprehensive knowledge and practical experience of Payroll/HR functions within a large organisation.
  • Working experience with computerised payrolls, preferably with “PSE”.
  • A comprehensive awareness of Payroll standards and relevant legislative requirements.
  • The need to be client focused, have enthusiasm and concern for quality.

Here is an opportunity to work in an environment where good communication, interpersonal skills, initiative and a desire to learn are highly valued.

 

How to apply


If this sounds like you:

Email your completed application form along with supporting documents to:


Casey Scott-Campbell
Casey.Scott-Campbell@fire.org.nz

 

Application close:  9.00am, Monday 6 March 2017

 


27 / 2017
Business Services Coordinator (NHQ)  - Fixed Term x 2 roles
National Headquarters, Wellington

Interested in a busy and varied business services role in an organisation dedicated to helping our communities?


NZ Fire Service is looking for an exceptional administrator/assistant to be part of our National Headquarters Business Services team.  We are seeking to appoint a full time, fixed term Business Services Coordinator to provide high level and confidential administrative and executive support to Directors and staff within the business units they support and across National headquarters to support other business units in response to fluctuating workloads. No day is the same in this varied and interesting role.


The position involves providing support to the Director/s including managing diary, email, workflow and correspondence.  You will also be required to coordinate activities across the team, provide financial administration, coordinate meetings and conferences, book travel, assist with recruitment and undertake other projects when required.  Some travel will be required as part of the role.


To be successful in this role you will need to have a strong administrative background, strong technical skills, a proactive “can do” attitude and experience providing executive assistance, preferably to a senior level manager.

 

How to apply

Send completed application form along with supporting documents to:


Sandy Weston
Sandy.Weston@fire.org.nz

 

Applications close: 9.00 am  28 February 2017


26 / 2017
Plant and Equipment Coordinator
Region 1 (Auckland)

Fixed term or secondment until June 2018

 

A national project is under way to develop a future state staffing model for managing NZFS Plant & Equipment (P&E). This position is now part of the National Operations team, reporting to the Operational Equipment Strategy & Coordination Manager.

 

To be successful in this role you will be able to coordinate

  • Region P&E asset renewal strategy in collaboration with the Operational Equipment Strategy & Coordination Manager
  • P&E acquisition, use, maintenance, transfer, and disposal
  • the roll-out of new equipment with in the region
  • and contribute to asset management, planning, and development of technical manuals.
  • and generate management reports.

Suitable candidates must have:

  • Understands the need to see the 'big picture' and recognises how relationships and processes fit within it
  • Practical understanding of asset management and related systems
  • Sound communication skills, both verbal and written

A requirement of this role is regular travel.

 

How to apply

Send completed application form along with supporting documents to:

Renee McGarva
Business Services Coordinator
Renee.McGarva@fire.org.nz

 

Applications must be received by:  5.00pm, Wednesday, 07 March 2017


23 / 2017
Communications Coordinator
National Headquarters, Wellington

The New Zealand Fire Service is a technologically advanced, responsive fire service that has around 62,000 callouts per year. There are almost 500 stations throughout New Zealand with around 1,700 career and 8,000+ volunteer firefighters, and over 500 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.


With this type of environment our internal and external communications are extremely important to us.  Our National Communications team are at the heart of this and are looking for a new Communications Coordinator to join them.


The Communications Coordinator role provides administrative, scheduling and coordination support to support our Communications team. 


On a day to day basis this can cover brand reputation, media, stakeholder and community engagement, internal communications and digital marketing. This is a varied role so in the morning you might be managing our design and print requirements and in the afternoon you could be organising an event or working on our social media channels.


You’ll need to have:

  • sound communications skills (both written and verbal),
  • at least a basic knowledge of Microsoft Office, InDesign, Illustrator and PhotoShop
  • Strong time and capacity management skills
  • Basic understanding of media monitoring and management
  • Ability to develop effective relationships with a diverse range of stakeholders
  • Post-Secondary education qualifications in Media, Communications, Marketing or similar

How to apply

Send your completed application form along with your CV and a covering letter setting out your relevant skills to:


Louise Robinson
Louise.Robinson@fire.org.nz

 

Applications close 9.00am Monday 27 February 2017


21 / 2017
Business Services Coordinator Area (Fixed Term 18 months)
Region 2 Headquarters Tauranga

We have an exciting opportunity for a Business Services Coordinator (18 months fixed term, 35 hours per week) to join our region headquarters team.  Reporting to the Regional Business Services Manager, you’ll be part of a team committed to delivering outstanding administrative services to our staff, volunteers and communities.

 

The New Zealand Fire Service (NZFS) is a technologically advanced, responsive fire service that has around 62,000 callouts per year. There are almost 500 stations throughout New Zealand with around 1,700 career and 8,000+ volunteer firefighters, and over 500 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.

 

With new legislation coming into effect, we are part of the biggest reform of fire and emergency services in 70 years. Fire and Emergency New Zealand (FENZ) comes into effect 1st July. FENZ is the unification of urban and rural fire services bringing 626 operational units and over 14,000 firefighters and support staff together. Ensuring business continuity and effectiveness over this time is a critical component of our role in business services. Thriving within changing environment is a key attribute we are seeking.

 

Responsibilities include performing a wide range of administration tasks such as:

  • Office management - maintaining office and stationary supplies, organising inwards and outwards mail, filing, and responding to general enquiries etc.
  • Meeting management - room bookings, invitations, catering, travel, accommodation, agenda writing and minute taking etc.
  • Finance - banking, accounts payable and receivable etc.
  • Asset management - disposals, transfers, repairs and maintenance, contractor liaison, insurance claims etc.
  • Responding to Requests for Official Information

Other opportunities which may present themselves depending on your skills and experience are:

  • Diary and email management
  • Business writing – letters, business cases, project briefs, report writing etc.
  • Project coordination and administration
  • Finance reporting
  • Corporate communications – newsletters, intranet, key messaging etc.
  • Business process improvements

Specific skills we’re looking for include;

  • Knowledge of office procedures, systems and general administration functions
  • Top-notch computer literacy with full competency in the MS suite of applications
  • Superb communication skills - written, verbal and interpersonal

Specific attributes we’re looking for include;

  • Methodical, process driven with excellent attention to detail
  • Strong customer focus
  • Solution focused, positive “can do” attitude
  • Exceptional time management skills
  • Ability to work autonomously whilst maintaining a collaborative working style
  • Able to embrace and participate in change initiatives 

So if you’re highly experienced or want room to grow, this unique opportunity may be right for you.


How to apply

For more information about this role please email louise.hunton@fire.org.nz


Send completed application form along with supporting documents to louise.hunton@fire.org.nz

 

Applications close on Monday, 27th February at 0900hrs


20 / 2017
Business Services Coordinator
Region 2 (Region HQ Tauranga)

We have an exciting opportunity for a Business Services Coordinator (full time position) to join our region headquarters team.  Reporting to the Regional Business Services Manager, you’ll be part of a team committed to delivering outstanding administrative services to our staff, volunteers and communities.

 

The New Zealand Fire Service (NZFS) is a technologically advanced, responsive fire service that has around 62,000 callouts per year. There are almost 500 stations throughout New Zealand with around 1,700 career and 8,000+ volunteer firefighters, and over 500 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.

 

With new legislation coming into effect, we are part of the biggest reform of fire and emergency services in 70 years. Fire and Emergency New Zealand (FENZ) comes into effect 1st July. FENZ is the unification of urban and rural fire services bringing 626 operational units and over 14,000 firefighters and support staff together. Ensuring business continuity and effectiveness over this time is a critical component of our role in business services. Thriving within changing environment is a key attribute we are seeking.

 

Responsibilities include performing a wide range of administration tasks such as:

  • Office management - maintaining office and stationary supplies, organising inwards and outwards mail, filing, and responding to general enquiries etc.
  • Meeting management - room bookings, invitations, catering, travel, accommodation, agenda writing and minute taking etc.
  • Finance - banking, accounts payable and receivable etc.
  • Asset management - disposals, transfers, repairs and maintenance, contractor liaison, insurance claims etc.
  • Responding to Requests for Official Information

Other opportunities which may present themselves depending on your skills and experience are:

  • Diary and email management
  • Business writing – letters, business cases, project briefs, report writing etc.
  • Project coordination and administration
  • Finance reporting
  • Corporate communications – newsletters, intranet, key messaging etc.
  • Business process improvements

Specific skills we’re looking for include;

  • Knowledge of office procedures, systems and general administration functions
  • Top-notch computer literacy with full competency in the MS suite of applications
  • Superb communication skills - written, verbal and interpersonal

Specific attributes we’re looking for include;

  • Methodical, process driven with excellent attention to detail
  • Strong customer focus
  • Solution focused, positive “can do” attitude
  • Exceptional time management skills
  • Ability to work autonomously whilst maintaining a collaborative working style
  • Able to embrace and participate in change initiatives 

So if you’re highly experienced or want room to grow, this unique opportunity may be right for you.

 

How to apply

For more information about this role please email louise.hunton@fire.org.nz


Send completed application form along with supporting documents to louise.hunton@fire.org.nz

 

Applications close on Monday, 27th February at 0900hrs

 


17 /2017
Portfolio Coordinator – Organisational Development
National Headquarters, Wellington

We have an exciting opportunity for a Portfolio Coordinator to join our busy Organisational Development team.   Reporting to the Principal Advisor, you’ll be one of a team of four committed to growing talent, and building performance development capability in our organisation.    This is a full time, permanent role.


Specifically you’ll be responsible for:

  • Administering the smooth functioning of Career Board process, liaising with participants and stakeholders, ensuring all requirements are met; travel, accommodation, venue and catering
  • Preparing communications to inform Career Board participants and stakeholders
  • Maintaining the talent database and supporting the tracking of development activity
  • Administering the performance management and development system (SuccessFactors)
  • Answering queries and providing support and assistance where required to users of the system.

This role will suit both a professional administrator who is passionate about developing people, and/or someone looking for an entry-level career opportunity in Organisational Development, or HR. 


The ideal candidate for this role will bring:

  • A strong customer focus
  • A positive and resilient attitude; being excited to learn new things and take on challenges
  • An inclusive and approachable working style, with the ability to build rapport with a wide range of people
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Experience with system administration, and/or an openness to learning
  • Experience with SuccessFactors would be a bonus!

So if you’re looking for chance to put your diverse skill set to use in an organisation dedicated to helping our communities, then we’ll provide you with a unique opportunity to utilise your knowledge within a supportive team.

 

How to apply

Send completed application form along with supporting documents, by email, to:


Debbie Moody
Human Resources Advisor – Debbie.moody@fire.org.nz

 

Applications close at 9.00am, Monday 20 February 2017

 


16 / 2017
HR Business Partner (NHQ & Workplace Relations)

We have a fixed term opportunity in the Fire Services’ HR Services team, initially for 12 months.  You’ll need to be experienced operating at a high level as an HR Business Partner or Workplace Relations practitioner.  This is a fixed term role to cover a team secondment.  We’re looking for someone with the right set of skills to complement the existing resources in a very busy “change” environment.


Significant breadth and depth of experience is required to operate across the full range of operational and strategic support, across both the generalist HR sphere and specialist Workplace Relations sphere.


This role is based at our National Headquarters in Wellington, with travel required from time to time to meet the needs of the varied portfolio.  The team is diverse and supportive and you will be offered every opportunity to thrive in this busy and challenging environment.  You’ll need to have a willingness to contribute at all levels and across the team.


For more information about this role email:chris.wells@fire.org.nz


How to apply

Send completed application form along with supporting documents to chris.wells@fire.org.nz

 

Applications close Friday 17th February 2017

 


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