Chief Advisor Volunteerism

  • Company:
    Govt NZ Jobs
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  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    4 weeks ago
  • Category:
    Govt Jobs
  • Job Type: Ongoing – Full Time
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  • Location: Wellington – Wairarapa
  • Date Advertised: 18-FEB-20
  • Job Reference: NZ/CAV
  • Job Title: Chief Advisor Volunteerism
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  • Summary:
  • Specialist senior advisor in the area of volunteerism and volunteer resilience
  • Ensure a volunteer perspective across all people groups, functions and activities
  • Demonstrate strong and inclusive leadership
  • Contributes to the strategic leadership of Fire and Emergency

About Fire and Emergency New Zealand

For more than 150 years, fire service organisations have been at the heart of New Zealand communities. Our vision is to build stronger communities and protect what matters most to the people within them.

Our 14,000+ personnel are based across New Zealand. We work closely with the public to reduce risk, improve readiness, respond to emergencies and help communities to recover from disaster. Our organisation is made up of career firefighters, volunteers, as well as people in specialist and support roles. The work we do is critically important and maintaining public trust and confidence is vital to the performance of our responsibilities.

We’re building a modern emergency management organisation with the structure, resources and skills to protect life, property and New Zealand’s unique environment. We’re now recruiting experienced people for key positions to join the organisation’s move towards a truly unified organisation.

The role

Fire and Emergency New Zealand are seeking a Chief Advisor Volunteerism reporting through to the DCE, People, this role will participate as a member of the newly established People Branch Leadership team and will contribute to the ongoing development and effectiveness of the Branch. This includes contributing to the overall leadership of the People Branch; participating in the development of Branch strategies, long and short-term priorities and working with peers to invest in the engagement, wellbeing and performance of Branch staff and teams.

The Chief Advisor Volunteerism provides leadership in relation to volunteerism ensuring that a volunteer perspective is taken across all people groups, functions and activities and that the organisation meets our legislative requirements in respect of volunteers.

The Chief Advisor is the specialist advisor in the area of volunteerism and will provide expertise and insight into strategy development across the business to ensure a strong volunteer workforce and that brigades are enabled to be adaptable to changing community needs and organisation expectations. The Chief Advisor will also be called on to provide strategic advice and support to members of the Executive Leadership team and the Board regarding wider organisational strategies that require a volunteer perspective.

About you:

  • Demonstrated ability and/or experience applying people, learning and organisational development principles within a volunteer and community context
  • Experience managing significant nationwide projects and the ability to manage large programmes of work to required quality standards
  • Experience working in a large volunteer organisation and depth of understanding in contemporary volunteerism practices
  • Experience in working strategically at a whole-of-organisation level – applying critical thinking and sound judgement in the development of options and provision of advice

How to apply

To apply for this position, please visit contact Kirsty Brown – Recruitment Consultant on 04 499 9471 or

Applications close 5pm Monday, 9 March 2020.