Coordinator, Public Health Preparedness Systems
Full time, Permanent
Institute of Environmental Science and Research Ltd (ESR)
Kenepuru Science Centre, Porirua
ESR is a Crown Research Institute, working with and for clients and stakeholders to deliver enhanced scientific research services for the economic, environmental and social wellbeing of New Zealand. ESR has approximately 400 staff with sites across New Zealand.
We are currently seeking someone with a great attitude and the skills to match to take up a permanent Coordinator, Public Health Preparedness role within our Intelligence for Action team in Kenepuru
Your new role
Reporting to the Group Leader, Intelligence for Action, you would be responsible for strengthening ESR’s readiness and response capability and capacity with respect to supporting the Ministry of Health (the Ministry). This position will be focussed on readiness activities (including Business Continuity Planning) and protocols aligned with the Ministry. During emergency events (such as large scale or nationally significant outbreaks) the Manager will coordinate ESR’s support to the Ministry. The position will support Incident Management within ESR during such events, and will provide a close link to the emergency response function at the Ministry, including joint training.
What you’ll need to succeed
Experience in working in large scale health or public health responses at regional and/or national levels, planning response programmes including exercises, project management training and experience, CIMS trained and experienced working in a CIMS environment.
What you’ll get in return
You will get to work with a passionate team, who take pride in the quality of their work and have the opportunity to contribute to public health responses across New Zealand. You will also get to be part of a very unique institution that supports the wellbeing of the community and wider New Zealand.
ESR promotes active work/life policies including family-friendly initiatives and flexible hours. You’ll receive ongoing personal development, free car parking as well as access to a Southern Cross group membership scheme.
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Please note the successful applicant will be required to complete a pre-employment drug-screen and police records check as conditions of employment