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Rural Management Advisor Region 3

  

·         Be part of the new Fire and Emergency New Zealand
·         Exciting rural fire leadership opportunity
·         Two year fixed term/secondment ensuring the effective integration of rural and urban fire service operations
·         Wellington based
 
Fire and Emergency New Zealand will be established from 1 July 2017 reflecting the Government’s decision to create a unified fire and emergency services organisation, with urban and rural fire services amalgamated, to deliver better emergency prevention and response outcomes for New Zealand’s communities.

It will be a fit for purpose, 21st century fire and emergency service, and will have more responsibility for road rescue, medical emergencies, hazardous substance incidents and natural disaster response.
  The Rural Management Advisor will be the key support to the Regional Manager Rural (RMR) in leading and managing the operational performance of rural fire spanning from Taranaki, Hawkes Bay and Manawatu through to Wellington and the Wairarapa. You will be responsible for contributing to national and inter-regional projects, policy development and providing support for the rural operational management and administration of resources including finances, people, assets etc., for the region.  Undertaking a senior incident management role under CIMS within the region or on a national basis is also a key component of the role. You will also be required to act in the RMR position from time to time.   To be successful in this role you will have operational leadership/management experience in forestry and rural fire management, including risk reduction and have experience of working in a collective and collaborative leadership environment. Developed influencing and persuading skills and demonstrated ability to work with stakeholders are also key.   You will be able to demonstrate your ability to think strategically, see the big picture, make connections and contribute to and support the strategic direction of the organisation.   Appointment to the role will be for a fixed term period of two years in light of likely changes that will need to be made as Fire and Emergency New Zealand transitions from amalgamation through to the integration of its services and operations.  

To apply, please send your cover letter and cv to fenzrecruitment@fenzproject.co.nz by 12pm, Monday 26th June  2017.

 NEW Position Description Rural Management Advisor - Wellington.docx

 FENZ Job application form.docx

 

 Principal Rural Fire Officer - Manawatu

  

·         Key leadership role with the new Fire and Emergency New Zealand
·         Leading a rural geographic district through the integration phase of change
·         Location is Palmerston North
 
Fire and Emergency New Zealand will be established from 1 July 2017 reflecting the Government’s decision to create a unified fire and emergency services organisation, with urban and rural fire services amalgamated, to deliver better emergency prevention and response outcomes for New Zealand’s communities.

It will be a fit for purpose, 21st century fire and emergency service, and will have more responsibility for road rescue, medical emergencies, hazardous substance incidents and natural disaster response.
 
We are looking for a Principal Rural Fire Officer (PRFO) to lead the geographic district spanning Manawatu, Horowhenua, Rangitikei and Palmerston North.
The PRFO is responsible for the management, coordination and delivery of programmes ensuring the operational performance of rural fire within the district.  This includes management of the operational budget, planning and people management.
Supporting the newly appointed Regional Manager Rural, role modelling change management leadership through the integration period of change will be a critical component of the role, as well as working through transitional arrangements with Territorial Authorities.
 
The role will work collaboratively with the Urban Area Managers and other leadership colleagues to ensure the effective integration of rural and urban fire service operations. Developing and implementing strategy and business plan activities ensuring Volunteer Rural Fire Forces are engaged, supported and that the retention of volunteers is maintained is also key.
 
To be successful in this role you will bring a high level of energy and enthusiasm and have strong leadership experience in rural fire management. This will include experience with risk reduction programmes and proven experience in incident management. Knowledge of the legal requirements for rural fire control and financial management and budgeting experience is also required.

To apply, please send your cover letter and cv to
fenzrecruitment@fenzproject.co.nz by 12pm, Monday 26th June 2017.
 

 FENZ Job application form.docx

NEW Position Description PRFO - Manawatu 27042017.docx

 

Rural Management Advisor Region 3 & PRFO North Canterbury

·         Be part of the new Fire and Emergency New Zealand
·         Two rural fire leadership opportunities (one fixed term/secondment)
 
Fire and Emergency New Zealand will be established from 1 July 2017 reflecting the Government’s decision to create a unified fire and emergency services organisation, with urban and rural fire services amalgamated, to deliver better emergency prevention and response outcomes for New Zealand’s communities.

It will be a fit for purpose, 21st century fire and emergency service, and will have more responsibility for road rescue, medical emergencies, hazardous substance incidents and natural disaster response.
 
As a result of this change, leadership opportunities have been created in Canterbury.

Rural Management Advisor  
This role will be the key support to the Regional Manager Rural (RMR) in leading and managing the operational performance of rural fire spanning from the Nelson Tasman area, Canterbury, across to the West Coast. You will be responsible for contributing to national and inter-regional projects, policy development and providing support for the rural operational management and administration of resources including finances, people, assets etc., for the region.  Undertaking a senior incident management role under CIMS within the region or on a national basis is also a key component of the role. You will also be required to act in the RMR position from time to time.
 
To be successful in this role you will have operational leadership/management experience in forestry and rural fire management, including risk reduction and have experience of working in a collective and collaborative leadership environment. Developed influencing and persuading skills and demonstrated ability to work with stakeholders are also key.
 
Appointment to the Christchurch based Rural Management Advisor role will be for a period of two years and we would consider applications on either a fixed term or secondment basis.
 
Principal Rural Fire Officer (PRFO)
This role covers the newly created North Canterbury district and is responsible for the management, coordination and delivery of programmes ensuring the operational performance of rural fire within the district which includes Hurunui and Waimakariri.  The PRFO will be responsible for management of their operational budget, planning and people management.
 
Supporting the newly appointed Regional Manager Rural, role modelling change management leadership through the integration period of change will be a critical component of the role, as well as working through transitional arrangements with Territorial Authorities.
 
To be successful in this role you will bring a high level of energy and enthusiasm and have strong operational leadership/management in rural fire management. This will include experience with risk reduction programmes and proven experience in incident management. Experience in or knowledge of the legal requirements for rural fire control and financial management and budgeting experience is also required.
 
This is a permanent full time position based in North Canterbury.
 
To apply, please send your cover letter and cv to fenzrecruitment@fenzproject.co.nz by 12pm, Monday 26th June  2017.