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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).


72 / 2017
Team Leader Training Quality
NHQ, Wellington

Are you interested in leading quality assurance for one of New Zealand’s most iconic and trusted organisations?


The New Zealand Fire Service (NZFS) is comprised of around 400 stations, and almost 10,000 volunteer and paid firefighters spread throughout the country.  As well as responding to a wide range of emergency situations, we are focussed on fire safety and prevention in NZ communities.  From 1 July 2017, Fire and Emergency New Zealand (FENZ) will be established.   This 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).  We will become part of this new organisation, so it is an exciting time to be joining us. Are you up for the challenge?


As Training Quality Team Leader, you will be responsible for developing and implementing the quality assurance strategy and processes for training development, delivery and assessment. This includes leading curriculum development and assessment design and pedagogy, an evaluation strategy and the processes for meeting our obligations as a registered Government Training Establishment (GTE). With the changes ahead, this is not a business as usual role, but will require someone to rethink and redesign for a new organisation. Does this sound like you?   


This offer includes:

  • The opportunity to contribute to a new organisation that is changing in size and function from July 2017 (Fire and Emergency NZ: FENZ)
  • An established NZFS quality assurance policy, principles and processes that will require reviewing for the new organisation 
  • A new and challenging context with high Government expectations, where you can make a difference to NZ
  • A skilled, committed and enthusiastic team (currently four, with room for growth)

The skills and attributes we are seeking include:

  • Substantial knowledge and experience in leading quality assurance in an educational setting
  • Substantial experience in developing assessment policy and practices within an educational environment
  • Knowledge of contemporary education pedagogy, particularly in relation to assessment, assessment design, evaluation, trainer development and curriculum design
  • The ability to lead and motivate a high performing team
  • An ability to build and maintain strong professional relationships with a wide range of stakeholders
  • An innovative, agile and forward looking outlook for leading ongoing progress, innovation and change

Two of the four current Quality Team members are operational firefighters who work remotely and travel considerably around the country. While there is some travel required with this Team Leader role, most of the work is based in Wellington. The team sits within a wider Education Services team based in Wellington. 


How to apply

For more information about this role please email jocelyn.brace@fire.org.nz

 

Send your completed application form and CV to Cat.Eddy@fire.org.nz  by 9.00am Monday 15 May 2016

 


66 / 2017
National Manager Risk

Are you a senior practitioner looking for a role where you will lead best practice risk management?

  • Risk management
  • 3rd tier role
  • Lead through influence

The New Zealand Fire Service (NZFS) is comprised of around 400 stations, and almost 10,000 volunteer and paid firefighters spread throughout the country.  As well as responding to a wide range of emergency situations, we are focussed on fire safety and prevention in NZ communities. 

 

From 1 July 2017, Fire and Emergency New Zealand (FENZ) will be established.   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).  We will become part of this new organisation, so it is an exciting time to be joining us.


This is a newly created role in our organisation, which will lead best practice risk management within NZFS.  This includes developing and embedding our risk management framework while  leading  the education and upskilling of managers and staff to ensure that risk management is understood within our organisation.


As part of this role you’ll also:

  • Work with senior leaders to ensure a consistent and robust approach to risk management
  • Ensure risk management is integral to business planning and decision making
  • Providing strategic advice to the Chief Executive and Strategic Leadership Team  
  • Maintain a strategic overview of the organisation regarding business risks
  • Support, coach and mentor managers so they can embed risk management into business activity and decision making.
  • Create and operationalise risk reporting processes and associated risk metrics

We’re therefore looking for someone who has:

  • Substantial risk management experience, including the development and implementation of risk management strategies or frameworks
  • Strong relationship building skills, and who is used to getting out into the business, and engaging with managers and staff on risk management. 
  • Strong experience working with managers and senior leaders to understand organisational risks . 
  • Experience facilitating workshops and training sessions
  • An Understanding of audit and risk management frameworks, theories, processes, principles and standards.

This is a senior and complex role 3rd tier so please carefully consider the attached position description and ensure your application sets out your relevant skills and experience. 


How to apply

To apply send completed application form along with supporting documents to Samantha.Rogers@fire.org.nz   Samantha can also be emailed if you have any questions about the role.


Applications close Friday 28th April 5.00pm

 


58 / 2017
National Hazardous Substances Advisor
National Operations
Wellington

As the National Hazardous Substances Advisor you will be responsible for providing clear advice and information on risks to internal and external stakeholders.   You will be able to support local emergency management groups and Fire Service personnel.


Who are we
The New Zealand Fire Service (NZFS) is comprised of around 400 stations, and almost 10,000 volunteer and paid firefighters spread throughout the country.  As well as responding to a wide range of emergency situations, we are focussed on fire safety and prevention in NZ communities. 


From 1 July 2017, Fire and Emergency New Zealand (FENZ) will be established.   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).  We will become part of this new organisation, so it is an exciting time to be joining us.


About the team
The National Operations Team has overall responsibility for external service delivery to the New Zealand public in the context of reducing the incidence and consequence of fire, and the provision of a professional response to other emergencies. The team is responsible for the development of national policies, standards and procedures to guide our service delivery, and for ensuring that operational and specialist staff have the appropriate tools, equipment and support necessary to perform at the highest levels


We are looking for someone with:

  • Substantial technical and practical knowledge and experience in chemistry and chemical engineering
  • Substantial knowledge of an emergency management environment
  • Availability to provide advice outside of normal business hours
  • Ensuring national consistency and adherence to national procedures and standards
  • A tertiary qualification in Hazardous Substances
  • A high level of interpersonal and communications skills
  • Strong relationship management

How to apply

For more information about this role please email  paul.turner@fire.org.nz


Email your completed application form along with supporting documents to:
Renee McGarva
Business Services Coordinator
Renee.McGarva@fire.org.nz

 

Applications close: 9.00am, Monday 01 May 2017

 

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