Senior Advisor Organisational Development – Fixed-Term x Two

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    Govt NZ Jobs
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    6 months ago
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  • Job Type: Ongoing – Full Time
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  • Location: Wellington – Wairarapa
  • Date Advertised: 05-FEB-21
  • Job Reference: NZ/1511134
  • Job Title: Senior Advisor Organisational Development – Fixed-Term x Two
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What we do

Fire and Emergency New Zealand was set up under new legislation in July 2017, combining 40 urban and rural fire services and 14,000 people. We became one national emergency management organisation to keep New Zealanders, their property and our unique environment safe.

We respond to structure and vegetation fires. And while the core role of firefighters is to put out fires, it is much more than that.

We rescue trapped people as a result of transport accidents or other incidents, urban search and rescue, deal with dangerous substances, weather events and natural disasters.

Our firefighters educate communities to prepare for emergencies, prevent and mitigate them, and teach them how to recover more quickly when they do happen.

We also assist other agencies in the response to medical emergencies, maritime incidents and vehicle crashes.

Our people

Nothing is more important to us than our people – he waka eke noa.

In July 2020 our People branch officially began. It helps all people at Fire and Emergency to grow, develop and be their best by providing them with a positive experience throughout their time with us.

We are building a workplace that is safe, respectful and inclusive for all our people. It is fundamental to our purpose and consistent with our values. We activity embrace and value diversity and welcome people from all backgrounds.

About the role

Organisational Development team is a directorate of the People branch at Fire and Emergency.

The role is responsible for undertaking the design, development and implementation of organisational development programmes and initiatives that support and contribute to the achievement of Fire and Emergency New Zealand’s strategic goals through enhancing organisational capability and performance.

Working with the Principal OD Advisor and Fire and Emergency New Zealand managers to successfully implement new organisational development programmes, initiatives and policies, resulting in buy-in and ownership from the wider organisation.

Be effective as a member of project teams, or leading specific projects, using effective project management methodologies to ensure projects undertaken are delivered according to time, cost, and quality standards or goals. Contributing to monitoring the impact of new initiatives and programmes post implementation and adapting programmes where necessary to ensure that desired outcomes are achieved.

Some of the key areas of focus are:

  • Diversity and inclusion
  • Leadership development
  • Change management
  • Employee engagement

About you

You will be someone who can:

  • demonstrate experience in, the delivery of OD projects in all areas of organisational development including workforce planning, organisational design, capability development, leadership development, change management, succession planning and talent management
  • use project management methodologies, and delivery of projects using these methodologies
  • effectively utilise consultative and influencing techniques
  • communicate with stakeholders, managers and others across the organisation
  • analyse and interpret complex information and make effective, well-reasoned decisions.

How to apply

If you are interested in this role, please visit our website to download the position description and apply.

For any queries please email

Applications close Friday, 19 February 2021.