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107 / 2014
Business Support (Region),
Region 3 Headquarters, Wellington
Fixed Term, Part-time


Applications are sought from suitably qualified candidates to provide business support to the Region Office. This is a part-time (20 hours per week), fixed term role (ending 30 June 2015) and will be based at Region 3 Headquarters, located at Wellington Central Fire Station, Oriental Parade. 


We ideally want someone who is looking to gain experience and development in a business support role, and who is willing to work as part of a team dedicated to improving business processes within the organisation.


The main purpose of the role is to provide general and financial administrative support to the Region, with responsibility for implementing and maintaining national administration processes and systems.

Our ideal candidate will have;

  • A willingness to learn how modern office administration procedures and systems work
  • Sound communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Full competency in the MS Office suite of applications
  • A motivated, flexible and proactive attitude

The ability to work as an effective and collaborative team member

If this sounds like you, then we want to hear from you!

As an employer, NZFS is committed to providing an enjoyable and challenging work environment and a focus on ongoing personal development.


How to Apply


All applications must include your Application Pack, CV and covering letter and be sent to:


Angela Fisher
Business Support Manager, Region 3

For further information on this role telephone 04 4397884

Applications close: 9.00am Friday 3 October 2014


Levy Review Analyst
Revenue & Assurance
National Headquarters, Wellington

Are you a fast decision maker? Do you enjoy analysing lots of information? Can you handle repetition but still keep the same focus and drive?


If you have answered yes to all of the above, then we need to hear from you! The New Zealand Fire Service currently has a fantastic opportunity for a Levy Review Analyst to join our team in Revenue & Assurance at National Headquarters.


The New Zealand Fire Service receives around 95% of its operational funding from levies on contracts of fire insurance. Our Levy Review Analyst ensures that the right amount of levy is paid by organisations responsible for payment of levy.


The Levy Review Analyst is primarily responsible for critically analysing & comparing data in the system to understand trends & patterns to understand any erosion in the levy base and take action to ensure a satisfactory resolution.

Skills / Personal Attributes:

  • Exceptional analysis skills and critical thinking that shows an ability to “see the wood from the trees” is essential
  • Prior demonstrated experience of reporting on outcomes of analysis is essential
  • An inquisitive and focussed mind able to identify & resolve issues is essential
  • Previous experience on involvement in the insurance industry is desirable
  • Experience in general accounting is desirable
  • Experience in the Microsoft Office Suite, Particularly Outlook 2010 and Access is essential.
  • Proven ability to maintain excellent internal and external relationships
  • Strong oral & written communication skills

To apply:

Please send your application form, CV and cover letter to: Renee Ohlson at


Applications close: 12:00pm, 23 September 2014


Project Manager - Seismic

  • 12-month fixed term
  • Join one of the most respected organisations in the country
  • Utilise your extensive property and construction knowledge

The New Zealand Fire Service is responsive fire service that has around 62,000 callouts per year. There are over 400 stations throughout New Zealand with around 1,700 career, more than 8,000 volunteer firefighters, and over 500 support staff, who dedicate themselves to preventing fires and protecting the communities they live in from the dangers of fire. We work with communities to protect what they value; our mission is to reduce the incidence and consequence of fire and to provide a professional response to other emergencies.


Working closely with the National Property Manager and the Planning and Programme Manager - Seismic, the Project Manager - Seismic will provide technical advice and project management services across refurbishment, new build and rebuild projects. You will have opportunity to utilise your significant experience in the property and construction industry.


Alongside professional consultants and key stakeholders, you will manage projects start to finish, from preliminary design, to construction, through to handover.
The ideal candidate will have:

  • A relevant project management, engineering or property qualification
  • Proven ability to effectively manage multiple projects of varying value and complexity
  • Thorough understanding of building and property legislation, regulations and codes, including Treaty of Waitangi obligations
  • Understanding of contract tendering processes
  • Well developed stakeholder relationship management skills
  • Superb planning and organising skills
  • Strong ability to lead, motivate and influence for change
  • Excellent communication skills

We will provide you with a unique opportunity to utilise your programme management experience in a key emergency service environment, where your relationship management and technical skills will be highly valued.


To apply:

Please send your completed application to Rere Hammond at


Applications close: 5:00pm, Monday, 22 September 2014