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Plant And Equipment Coordinator (Region 2)
18 Month Fixed Term – Fulltime hours

Reporting to the Business Support Manager – Region 2 – we have a fixed term vacancy for a person with asset management experience and preferably a background in inventory and auditing to take on the Plant and Equipment Verification Project for the Region.  Whilst this role is for 18months it may be extended to 30 months depending on the full scope of work once it is commenced. Hours of work will be 40 per week, predominantly Monday to Friday with some potential weekend work.


The purpose of the Project is to provide senior management with an understanding of the extent of Plant and Equipment with respect to the state of redundancy, regulatory and repair and maintenance requirements; potential for replacement, etc. The duties involve conducting a thorough station by station physical plant and equipment inventory including asset ID  tagging, location ID etc.     


The person we are looking for will be a self motivated and conscientious team player who takes pride in achieving a high standard of work.  You must have excellent interpersonal skills including the ability to work collaboratively and relate well to a diverse group of people.


Other skills and attributes include:

  • excellent attention to detail
  • sound communication skills both written and verbal
  • a high level of computer literacy with competency in MS office suite of applications
  • a flexible and proactive attitude
  • a full clean drivers licence as  there is a lot of travel

Secondments will be considered.


How to Apply


For further information contact Rebecca Scott on; telephone  07 571 2709  or simply apply by forwarding a letter of application and an updated CV to the email address above or  mail to Rebecca Scott,  Business Support Manager, NZ Fire Service, PO Box 341, Tauranga, 3140.


To view the position description click on the following link:

Applications close 5pm Friday, 16 January 2015.


Planning and Performance Manager


The Role focuses on:

  • Executive Management role
  • Change management role to improve actual performance and deliver impeccable and relevant planning
  • Serve your community and make a difference

About the organisation

The New Zealand Fire Service (NZFS) is one of the most respected organisations in the country, and our career and volunteer fire-fighters consistently top the list of the most trusted professions.  We have a long history of working with communities to protect what they value.  NZFS is a large organisation spread geographically throughout NZ, comprising of five different regions. This role is based in the Tauranga Headquarters for Region 2 which spans from Te Kauwhata to Turangi.

About the role

The role of Planning and Performance Manager, reports to the Fire Region Manager and works as part of the Regional Management Team alongside operational and non operational colleagues. It’s purpose is to drive strategic business planning across the Region to ensure an integrated planning approach is achieved over all business functions with a link to community planning.  You will also be responsible for the provision of performance management information and business metrics analysis to enable all ranks to understand their performance relative to risk based targets and to provide the necessary accountability for management to -effectively and efficiently deliver service excellence to the community.

This role tasks also include:

  • Provision of considered and strategic advice to the Fire Region Manager on performance variances that contribute to elevated risk
  • Developing, monitoring and interpreting performance against measured criteria to ensure risk based targets are achieved.
  • Contributing to national planning and performance policy and frameworks.
  • Driving change initiatives to improve performance across the region
  • Facilitating all business planning processes at a Region level and overseeing the alignment and quality of area and station plans.

To be successful you must have experience at a senior management level with demonstrable skill in driving performance improvement and delivering impact through superior planning processes.  As a strategic thinker, you will be adept at interpreting and analyzing complex numerical data and translating ‘big picture’ into the tasks to make it happen.   We also need someone with proven communication skills, and the ability to collaborate and build strong working partnerships with internal/external stakeholders. 


 You will be a self starter who thrives on taking initiative; has a high level of integrity and who can work autonomously.   The ability to work collegially and credibly influence a team of strong personalities is essential.

We can offer a fantastic opportunity for someone with senior level experience, either commercial or in public service, who has achieved career heights and who is also looking for a role that provides intellectual challenge and the chance to make a difference within the regions community.

To Apply

Send your application form, CV and covering letter to

Applications close: 5.00pm on Thursday, 18th December 2014