Deputy Chief Executive, Office of the Chief Executive

  • Company:
    Govt NZ Jobs
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  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    6 days ago
  • Category:
    Govt Jobs
  • Job Type: Ongoing – Full Time
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  • Location: Wellington – Wairarapa
  • Date Advertised: 30-OCT-18
  • Job Reference: NZ/5463
  • Job Title: Deputy Chief Executive, Office of the Chief Executive
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  • Summary:
  • Work across the organisation
  • Strategic and line management focus
  • Permanent full-time; Wellington based

For more than 150 years, fire service organisations have been at the heart of New Zealand communities and in 2017 a new chapter began with the creation of Fire and Emergency New Zealand. This new national organisation plays a critical role in the safety and protection of our communities and has a responsibility and role like no other. It values the past and is building on its strengths to create a robust future for its people and the communities it serves.

To do this, Fire and Emergency NZ’s Chief Executive is creating a new Strategic Leadership Team (SLT) comprising five new Deputy Chief Executive roles (DCEs) who will work together to provide collective organisational leadership to achieve organisational and sector objectives for Fire and Emergency NZ. The SLT will lead the organisation through a significant period of transformation, as well as guide important changes in organisational performance, culture and capability. Each DCE will need to think and act strategically and work collaboratively with their SLT colleagues and teams to deliver the organisation’s strategy. They will demonstrate drive and optimism and have a delivery-focus that will help to achieve ambitious outcomes

The DCE Office of the Chief Executive will be responsible for building and supporting a culture of organisational excellence. Leading a team that ensures the SLT and other governance fora are focusing on the right issues and decisions, and have access to high-level advice and support, will be a key part of this role.

As a trusted advisor to the Chief Executive, you will help to foster an organisational culture based on collaboration, innovation, leading and high performance. You will have gravitas with your senior leadership colleagues enabling you to influence and lead from the centre, with an adaptable and highly engaging approach.

You will have extensive experience engaging with a range of audiences and key stakeholders on diverse and complex issues. An able facilitator, you have an inclusive style and are adept at managing multiple workstreams in an environment of change and continuous improvement.

For more information about this role please contact Simon Boyes, JacksonStone and Partners, on 04 550 8000.

Applications close Monday, 12 November 2018.

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