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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).


121 / 2017
Business Services Coordinator

Our Area Business Services Coordinator has been assigned to another role and we now have a vacancy for a fixed term Business Services Coordinator to provide business and financial support to the Area with added responsibility for implementing and maintaining national business processes and systems.   

 

The role reports directly to the Area Manager for Central/North Otago and is based at our Area Office in Frankton. Hours of work are 40 hours per week, Monday to Friday from 8 am to 5 pm.  

The ideal candidate will have:

  • proven experience and thorough knowledge of modern office administration procedures and  systems
  • exposure to budgeting, and experience in accounts payable/receivable
  • sound communication skills, both oral and written
  • computer literacy skills with expertise in all the MS Office suite of applications
  • a motivated, flexible and proactive attitude
  • an  eye for detail and the ability to take initiative on identifying and improving business processes.

  Duties include but are not limited to word processing and data entry; processing accounts receivable/payable, purchase orders and cost centre journals; diary management for the local executive team; budget management for the Area; compliing monthly reports and a variety of other administrative tasks.  


As this role has an indirect line through to the Regional Business Services Manager the ability to work as part of a wider team and your collaborative approach are also important traits.


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Send completed application form along with supporting documents to glyn.singh@fire.org.nz or for further information contact call Keith McIntosh, Area Manager on 0274822211. Immediate start desirable.

 

Applications close 30th June 2017.


120 / 2017
Learning Development Advisor

We currently have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Learning Development Advisor to join our busy team. The Learning Development Advisor (LDA) is responsible for learning and development duties including the design, development and project management of a range of learning materials to meet the needs of the NZFS.


The New Zealand Fire Service (NZFS) is comprised of five regions with over 400 stations, and 9,000 volunteer and paid firefighters spread throughout the country. As well as responding to a wide range of emergency situations, the NZFS is focussed on fire safety and prevention in NZ communities.


Training is responsible for providing a wide range of training, education and professional development solutions for both operational and non-operational staff.  Solutions are developed or sourced to meet the learner’s specific needs, while at the same time achieve the highest possible standards in training/education, with the ultimate goal of supporting the NZFS to reduce the incidence and consequence of fire.


The ideal applicant will possess the following attributes:

  • A formal qualification at Diploma or degree level, preferably in education or learning, or equivalent experience
  • Expert course design and understanding and experience in a competency-based environment
  • Excellent writing and communication skills
  • Significant experience and skills in developing materials for delivery in the online and blended learning environment
  • Expertise in Articulate Storyline or equivalent authoring tool
  • Some project management experience

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


If this sounds like you, please apply now:

Send completed application form along with supporting documents:
Andy Warren, andy.warren@fire.org.nz

 

Applications close 9.00am, Monday 3 July 2017.

 


119/2017
Information Analyst

  • Exciting opportunity to be part of the new Fire and Emergency New Zealand organisation
  • Working in the National Headquarters (NHQ) Strategy and Performance team which has as one of its key responsibilities ensuring that the organisation has available to it a comprehensive suite of performance data across all aspects of organisational performance, ensuring that data is effectively utilised to inform changes in strategy and direction to drive performance improvement.  

The Information Analyst role provides information to support management decision making.  The key audiences are the Strategic Leadership Team and the Operational Leadership Team, although information will also be provided to other managers and external parties as required.  The position works very closely with other business units in NHQ and the five regional Planning and Performance teams.


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

 

The establishment of Fire and Emergency NZ reflects the Government’s decision to create a unified fire and emergency services organisation, with urban and rural fire services amalgamated, to deliver better emergency prevention and response outcomes for New Zealand 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).

 

We are looking for someone with the ability to identify and utilise data sets and information resources relevant to the business; a knowledge of statistical analysis; proven experience in the research, preparation and presentation of reports; technical expertise in relational databases and current developments particularly MSSQL to an advanced level, Oracle and/or MS Access, and a demonstrated knowledge of data management principles.

 

To be successful you will need to be skilled in:

  • the identification of data needs
  • identification and acquisition of internal and external database information to assist in assessing performance and improving the core business
  • the design and maintenance of databases and data transformation processes
  • developing a range of presentational tools suited to different target audiences
  • provision of data analysis services to provide timely and soundly based reports for decision making by management
  • providing information and data to a range of external parties including requests under the OIA
  • proven ability to work closely and collaboratively with managers and staff at all levels of the organisation

How to apply

 

If this sounds like you, please apply now:

For more information about this role please email Simon.Quirke@fire.org.nz

 

Send completed application form along with supporting documents to:

Sam Rogers
Business Services Coordinator
Email: Samantha.Rogers@fire.org.nz

 


114 / 2017
Senior Advisor Human Resources - Auckland

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.


From 1 July 2017, Fire and Emergency New Zealand 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.  We will become part of this new organisation, and are looking to expand our Human Resource team, so it is an exciting time to be joining us.

 

Reporting to the HR Business Partner, the Senior Advisor HR will be responsible for providing targeted advice, support and guidance to the managers on people-related business issues and aligning people related services with Fire and Emergency New Zealand’s future direction.  Your proactive approach through advising, coaching and providing appropriate tools, plus your support in delivery of National initiatives will encourage managers towards self-sufficiency in delivering their ER and HR accountabilities.   You will have the confidence and resourcefulness to act independently within a complex environment as well as the flexibility to support a geographically dispersed workforce of paid staff and volunteers.

 

The ideal candidate:

  • Has a detailed knowledge of employment-related legislation, OSH and HR 
  • Is able to work independently and provide customer-focused support
  • Has a high level of professionalism and well developed relationship building skills
  • Has experience in change management and in developing, promoting and embedding HR policies and practices
  • Has excellent communication / presentation skills and is accustomed to working with a wide range of people
  • Has great time management and a flexible, adaptable and positive approach 
  • Must have above average computer literacy and experience with MS Office and HR information systems

In return, we will provide you with a unique, dynamic and supportive environment with great colleagues in a role where you will enjoy the opportunity to work for your community.   We can offer variety, challenge and the chance to use and develop your superior HR advisory skills.  The nature of the workforce and role is such that some travel and attendance away from home will be required, as will some work/delivery outside “normal” hours of work.


How to apply

Send completed application form along with supporting documents to Casey Scott-Campbell - email: casey.scott-campbell@fire.org.nz


For more information about this role please email Chris Wells at chris.wells@fire.org.nz

 

No approaches from recruitment agencies please.

 

Closing date for applications: 5pm Wednesday 28 June 2017


113 / 2017
Senior Advisor Human Resources – Tauranga

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.


From 1 July 2017, Fire and Emergency New Zealand 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.  We will become part of this new organisation, and are looking to expand our Human Resource team, so it is an exciting time to be joining us.

 

Reporting to the HR Business Partner, the Senior Advisor HR will be responsible for providing targeted advice, support and guidance to the managers on people-related business issues and aligning people related services with Fire and Emergency New Zealand’s future direction.  Your proactive approach through advising, coaching and providing appropriate tools, plus your support in delivery of National initiatives will encourage managers towards self-sufficiency in delivering their ER and HR accountabilities.   You will have the confidence and resourcefulness to act independently within a complex environment as well as the flexibility to support a geographically dispersed workforce of paid staff and volunteers.

 

The ideal candidate:

  • Has a detailed knowledge of employment-related legislation, OSH and HR 
  • Is able to work independently and provide customer-focused support
  • Has a high level of professionalism and well developed relationship building skills
  • Has experience in change management and in developing, promoting and embedding HR policies and practices
  • Has excellent communication / presentation skills and is accustomed to working with a wide range of people
  • Has great time management and a flexible, adaptable and positive approach 
  • Must have above average computer literacy and experience with MS Office and HR information systems

In return, we will provide you with a unique, dynamic and supportive environment with great colleagues in a role where you will enjoy the opportunity to work for your community.   We can offer variety, challenge and the chance to use and develop your superior HR advisory skills.  The nature of the workforce and role is such that some travel and attendance away from home will be required, as will some work/delivery outside “normal” hours of work.


How to apply

Send completed application form along with supporting documents to Casey Scott-Campbell - email: casey.scott-campbell@fire.org.nz


For more information about this role please email Chris Wells at chris.wells@fire.org.nz

 

No approaches from recruitment agencies please.

 

Closing date for applications: 5pm Wednesday 28 June 2017

 


112 / 2017
2x Senior Advisor Human Resources (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.


From 1 July 2017, Fire and Emergency New Zealand 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.  We will become part of this new organisation, and are looking to expand our Human Resource team, so it is an exciting time to be joining us.

 

We are looking for 2 Wellington based Senior Advisors HR, one will have a Corporate focus while the other would be Regionally focused.

 

Reporting to the HR Business Partner, the Senior Advisor HR will be responsible for providing targeted advice, support and guidance to the managers on people-related business issues and aligning people related services with Fire and Emergency New Zealand’s future direction.  Your proactive approach through advising, coaching and providing appropriate tools, plus your support in delivery of National initiatives will encourage managers towards self-sufficiency in delivering their ER and HR accountabilities.   You will have the confidence and resourcefulness to act independently within a complex environment as well as the flexibility to support a geographically dispersed workforce of paid staff and volunteers.

 

The ideal candidate:

  • Has a detailed knowledge of employment-related legislation, OSH and HR 
  • Is able to work independently and provide customer-focused support
  • Has a high level of professionalism and well developed relationship building skills
  • Has experience in change management and in developing, promoting and embedding HR policies and practices
  • Has excellent communication / presentation skills and is accustomed to working with a wide range of people
  • Has great time management and a flexible, adaptable and positive approach 
  • Must have above average computer literacy and experience with MS Office and HR information systems

In return, we will provide you with a unique, dynamic and supportive environment with great colleagues in a role where you will enjoy the opportunity to work for your community.   We can offer variety, challenge and the chance to use and develop your superior HR advisory skills.  The nature of the workforce and role is such that travel and attendance away from home will be required, as will some work/delivery outside “normal” hours of work.


How to apply

Send completed application form along with supporting documents to Casey Scott-Campbell - email: casey.scott-campbell@fire.org.nz


For more information about this role please email Chris Wells at chris.wells@fire.org.nz

 

No approaches from recruitment agencies please.

 

Closing date for applications: 5pm Wednesday 28 June 2017

 


110 / 2017
Senior Advisor Human Resources (Christchurch)

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.


From 1 July 2017, Fire and Emergency New Zealand 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.  We will become part of this new organisation, and are looking to expand our Human Resource team, so it is an exciting time to be joining us.

 

Reporting to the HR Business Partner, the Senior Advisor HR will be responsible for providing targeted advice, support and guidance to the managers on people-related business issues and aligning people related services with Fire and Emergency New Zealand’s future direction.  Your proactive approach through advising, coaching and providing appropriate tools, plus your support in delivery of National initiatives will encourage managers towards self-sufficiency in delivering their ER and HR accountabilities.   You will have the confidence and resourcefulness to act independently within a complex environment as well as the flexibility to support a geographically dispersed workforce of paid staff and volunteers.

 

The ideal candidate:

  • Has a detailed knowledge of employment-related legislation, OSH and HR 
  • Is able to work independently and provide customer-focused support
  • Has a high level of professionalism and well developed relationship-building skills
  • Has experience in change management and in developing, promoting and embedding HR policies and practices
  • Has excellent communication / presentation skills and is accustomed to working with a wide range of people
  • Has great time management and a flexible, adaptable and positive approach 
  • Must have above average computer literacy and experience with MS Office and HR information systems

In return, we will provide you with a unique, dynamic and supportive environment with great colleagues in a role where you will enjoy the opportunity to work for your community.   We can offer variety, challenge and the chance to use and develop your superior HR advisory skills.  The nature of the workforce and role is such that some travel and attendance away from home will be required, as will some work/delivery outside “normal” hours of work.


How to apply

For more information about this role please email Chris Wells at chris.wells@fire.org.nz


Send completed application form along with supporting documents to Casey Scott-Campbell: email casey.scott-campbell@fire.org.nz

 

No approaches from recruitment agencies please.


Closing date for applications: 5pm Wednesday 28 June 2017



108/2017
Fire Risk Management Officer – West Coast

  • An exciting role within the NZ Fire Service
  • Utilise your knowledge within a supportive team
  • Help make our communities safer

About the Company
The New Zealand Fire Service is a large organisation spread geographically throughout NZ, comprising of five different regions with around 400 stations and 8,000 firefighters spread throughout the country.


Our vision is to be “leading integrated fire and emergency services for a safer New Zealand” and our mission is to reduce the incidence and consequence of fire and to provide a professional response to other emergencies.


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 role

Due to an internal transfer, a vacancy has become available within the West Coast Area Team to assist the area to deliver superior fire risk management education programmes, and technical support and advice, with the aim of reducing the incidence and consequences of fire to the New Zealand public.


Based in Greymouth and reporting to the Area Manager, you will be responsible for supporting the West Coast Area with:

  • coordinating the delivery of fire risk management programmes, such as, our Fire Awareness and Intervention Programme (FAIP), Home Fire Safety checks and Firewise
  • identifying community fire risk and deliver targeted promotional programmes.
  • working with building owners and fire alarm companies to reduce false alarms.
  • qualifying as a specialist fire investigator and taking your place on the on-call fire investigation roster.
  • providing quality technical support and back-up to fire investigations
  • advising commercial building owners on fire risk management
  • conducting building inspections

Suitable candidates must have:

  • well-developed interpersonal, presentation, coordination and influencing skills
  • experience of working with other stakeholders to deliver positive outcomes
  • preference will be given to those candidates who have a qualification in risk management or operational analysis and have operational fire service experience..

We will provide you with a supportive environment in which you will be working in partnership with communities to provide superior management of the fire risk to help them protect what they value.


If you’re a team player looking for an opportunity to apply your training and networking skills in a critical operational environment, we can provide you with a unique opportunity to use your technical skills as a member of a supportive team.


How to apply

For more information about this role, please contact Katie Shaw on 03 768 0898 or send your completed pack including your CV  and cover letter via email to: katie.shaw@fire.org.nz with Fire Risk Management Officer Application' in the subject line.

 

Applications close 25 June 2017.

 


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