National Manager Workplace Culture and Change

  • Company:
    Govt NZ Jobs
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  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    1 month ago
  • Category:
    Govt Jobs
  • Job Type: Ongoing – Full Time
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  • Location: Wellington – Wairarapa
  • Date Advertised: 18-FEB-20
  • Job Reference: NZ/NATMANWCC
  • Job Title: National Manager Workplace Culture and Change
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  • Summary:
  • Newly established leadership position
  • Lead the development, delivery and continuous improvement of organisation-wide culture and change related strategies and initiatives
  • Implement the Respect and Inclusion Workplan
  • Contribute 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 National Manager Workplace Culture and Change. 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 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.

This role will lead the development, delivery and continuous improvement of future focussed organisation-wide culture and change related strategies and initiatives. The National Manager Workplace Culture and Change will lead the directorate to implement the People Strategy, including the workstreams in Respect and Inclusion, Organisational Development and Change Management. This role will also lead the establishment of new functions in reward and recognition, and workforce planning and analytics.

This role also leads the plan to embed organisational values, ensuring that people strategies and behaviours reflect FENZ values and desired culture.

About you

We are looking for candidates with the following:

  • Seasoned experience in the leadership, design and implementation of culture change initiatives within complex and diverse organisations with geographical spread
  • Contemporary knowledge of diversity and inclusion good practice and key enablers for creating a unified and inclusive workplace free of unwanted behaviour
  • Senior-level experience of building and working in a collaborative leadership environment
  • Proven experience in successfully managing multiple strategic and tactical demands

How to apply

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

Applications close 5pm Monday, 2 March 2020.