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 and volunteer firefighters, as well as people in specialist and support positions. 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 Te Ihu region is the largest in the country in terms of area, fire brigades and personnel and covers the West Coast, Canterbury, Mid/South Canterbury and Tasman/Marlborough.
We need you to bring your expert executive level support abilities to the organisation and in return you’ll receive our full support to further your talents and develop a great future. You’ll focus on providing a first-rate support services to your Region Manager – organising their busy schedule and acting as a first point of contact on their behalf. Your flair for organisation, time management, communication and stakeholder engagement will shine, as you efficiently manage a high workload and a busy diary and respond to enquiries – essentially doing whatever’s needed.
You’ll be an expert at proactively troubleshooting and horizon scanning, and you’ll be politically savvy and experienced at expertly managing and influencing on behalf of your Region Manager. Teamwork is essential in this position as you’ll work closely with the wider regions.
You’re experienced at providing exceptional support at an executive level, so your professionalism and adaptability will match this position’s importance, diversity and pace. Your interpersonal skills are outstanding, and you demonstrate initiative and a positive approach to tasks.
How to apply
For more information about this position please click the apply now link to download a position description and apply online.
For any further queries, please email us direct at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note interviews will be held Monday, 16 March 2020.
Applications close 12pm Friday, 6 March 2020.