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MCDEM and CDEM sector vacancies

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CDEM sector vacancies


Operational Readiness Coordinator

About the role:

Civil Defence Emergency Management has four areas of activity, known as the '4Rs' - Reduction, Readiness, Response and Recovery. The Operational Readiness Coordinator plays an important role in ensuring the organisational capacity and capability to achieve a rapid and effective civil defence emergency response.

Key Responsibilities:

The role is responsible for managing the organisational civil defence training programme, maintaining the necessary resources to achieve a response and ensuring that an effective emergency communications system is maintained.

As an active member of the Council's Civil Defence and Emergency Management (CDEM) team you will be available as an on-call Duty Officer and on a 24/7 basis during an emergency response.

Key Requirements:

You will have a relevant tertiary qualification in emergency management or a related field; or demonstrate your experience. Ideally you will have experience in adult education and/or training, including experience in NZQA training and assessor unit standards and strong experience in stakeholder management.

To apply for this job, please go to our job site and enter the job code 9024CD. 

Applications close on Wednesday, 30 August 2017. 


Emergency Planning Coordinator, Canterbury District Health Board

At the Canterbury District Health Board we have a big challenge. It’s not for everyone, but it could be just what you’re looking for

After countless earthquakes, snow storms, and flooding we have emerged stronger and more determined than ever to improve the way we work - and make CDHB a great place to work. We’re looking for an Emergency Planning Coordinator to assist with the development, maintenance, and review of the CDHB Emergency Plans in accordance with the MoH Operational Policy Framework.

In this important role you will also work with the CDHB Emergency Coordination Centre when activated and ensure that the CDHB is ready to provide a predictable, integrated, and sustainable whole of health system response to emergencies. Your experience in project development and previous experience of emergency events in a large organisation will be central to your success in this key role.


  • Assist the Emergency Planning Manager to review, develop, and modify Emergency plans
  • Orientating staff and managers on emergency planning procedures
  • Documentation management and administration 
  • Developing and facilitating the ECC/EOC individual CIMS function training
  • Along with the Emergency Manager assisting members of the CDHB Emergency Coordination Centre to carry out their duties of when the Control Centre is activated


  • High standard of written and verbal skills
  • Understand the importance of Health and Safety and Risk Management  
  • Broad knowledge of emergency responses
  • Ability to manage situations involving complex group dynamics with the ability to cope with situations involving considerable emotional strain
  • Experience in adult education and /or training, including experience with NZQA training and assessor unit standards
  • Understanding of the key principles of effective risk management
  • Exhibits a good range of specialist terminology and/or business language in their own and related fields
  • Computing literacy to a minimum of intermediate level
  • Excellent time management skills and ability to multi task
  • Superior people skills - diplomacy, tact, remain calm under pressure

Experience working in a health organisation and knowledge of the Health and Safety at Work Act (2015) would be an advantage but not a requirement.

If you have a keen interest in Emergency planning, a desire for continuous improvement, and are up to the challenge of making a difference to the CDHB, apply now!

This is a permanent position, working Monday - Friday, 40 hours per week, business hours. The successful candidate needs to have the ability to work outside of rostered hours during emergency situations.

To find out more contact Hayley Milne, Recruitment Specialist via

Applications are only accepted online, so please go to the CDHB Careers website.


Emergency Management Advisor, Wellington Regional Emergency Management Office

Civil Defence Emergency Management serves communities across nine cities and districts.  

To complement the talents of the current team, we are looking for the following:

We are looking for an individual who is passionate about empowering communities.  This is an Emergency Management position with a twist – Community Resilience. You possess outstanding interpersonal skills and the ability seek out and create successes in an ambiguous and unstructured environment.  You will have the opportunity to create meaningful outcomes with community leaders and partner organisations. This requires someone with the initiative to create opportunities, not wait for them to be presented.  You are an innovative and a lateral thinker and, if required, work under pressure in an operational setting. One of your strengths is enabling others to succeed.  This is the rare job that allows you to make a real difference in the world and contribute to the growing field of urbanism and resilience. In this position, you will also be involved in the 100 Resilient Cities initiative with Wellington City.

As part of the Community Resilience team, you be home based in our Wellington CBD office.  This is a permanent full time position with shared used of a vehicle. 

We would love to hear from you if you're: 

* Experienced in Community Development, Urban Planning and/or Disaster Risk Management or a related environment;

* Enjoy working with and supporting people to realise their ideas; 

* Experienced working in teams / building effective working relationships;

* Possess strong facilitation, presentation and interactive skills;

* Positive and focused on innovative solutions 

* Possess a willingness to go the extra distance in support of team/community outcomes.

* Fun and irreverent is a bonus! 

This role requires self-management, initiative and the ability to seek out and create successes in an ambiguous and unstructured environment.  

If you have what it takes to be part of our team doing vital work in our local communities, then apply by clicking the link below. 

For further information on the role please contact Dan Neely, Manager Community Resilience on 021 420 338 or for any other information contact Lea Pannu, Human Resources Coordinator on 04 830 4013 

Applications close: 28 July 2017

View the job description for more information.


Emergency Management Officer, Nelson City Council

  • Looking for a career lifeline?
  • Skilled in disaster recovery planning?
  • Friendly and enthusiastic colleagues

Here at Nelson City Council, we are always striving to deliver an even better service to our community. We have an exciting new opportunity for an Emergency Management Officer focussing on strategic planning for disaster recovery and lifeline utilities. 

Ideally you will be able to demonstrate past experience in a related field, with strong communication skills, political nous, the ability to plan and implement projects and the capacity to remain calm and influence others in stressful situations.

The Emergency Management Officer is employed by Nelson City Council and services are delivered at a regional level to the Nelson Tasman Civil Defence Emergency Management Group.    

We are a growing team delivering services to the whole of the Nelson Tasman region.  We work in a purpose built Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) with excellent facilities based in Richmond.  The team have a monthly on-call duty roster, so the availability to work out of normal working hours is essential.

The Nelson Tasman region is a vibrant area with a strong cultural, art and events focus. With stunning beaches, a playground of mountain bike tracks and walkways, coupled with high sunshine hours, it’s a perfect place to balance a fulfilling career with a great lifestyle.

Nelson City Council offers an enjoyable, rewarding and flexible working environment. You will be working together with colleagues who are passionate about making Nelson an even better place.

If you want to make a difference in your community, apply now!

Applications close midnight on Tuesday 8 August 2017.

View the job description for more information.

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