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MCDEM and CDEM sector vacancies

MCDEM vacancies

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CDEM sector vacancies

Head of Civil Defence and Emergency Management

Bursting with enthusiasm? At Christchurch City Council we are out there in the community every day. We're always after people with loads of energy who are keen to be out in the public, and are passionate and enthusiastic about responding to the needs of our community. If you're always on, always responsive, and always keen to lend a hand, you'll fit right in!

About the role:

As Head of Civil Defence Emergency Management (CDEM) you will lead a team working to enhance our organisation and City resilience. This includes the development of goals and strategies to address the 4R's of emergency management i.e. Risk Reduction, Readiness, Response and Recovery.

Key responsibilities:

You will be responsible for championing emergency management activities across the Council to gain an organisation commitment to risk reduction, readiness, response, and recovery activities which include:

  • CDEM capability across the organisation
  • community resilience and public education programmes
  • response management
  • recovery planning
  • strategic advice.

Furthermore, you will develop and maintain sound working relationships, networks and partnerships with key stakeholders both locally and nationally and be responsible for providing advice directly to elected members.

Key requirements:

To set you up for success you will have a tertiary qualification in emergency management or planning; or demonstrably equivalent work experience.  You will have extensive experience in a leadership role within a large organisation. You will have proven experience in Local Government or Central Government Civil Defence Emergency Management.

Get the satisfaction of helping respond to the needs of your community. Join us!

To apply for this job, please go to our job site and enter the job code 10104CD.

Applications close at 11.55pm on Sunday, 3 December 2017.


CDEM Lead, New Plymouth District Council

Are you passionate about making a difference in our district and able to remain cool under pressure?

We have an exciting new leadership opportunity for an experienced emergency management professional to help transform our overall response, recovery, and resilience capability to ensure the best possible outcome when a Civil Defence emergency arises.

In this varied role, you will be responsible for managing New Plymouth District Council’s CDEM work programme, which will include duties such as risk management, delivering the Council CDEM Business Plan, and coordinating the education of the New Plymouth district in effective and efficient CDEM practices. In a time of emergency, you will also be the go-to person engaged to manage and maintain the New Plymouth District Emergency Operation Centre, staff and facilities, demonstrating your ability to work logically and effectively under immense pressure.

In addition to the strong community focus of this role, you will work closely with the Taranaki Emergency Management Office and the Taranaki CDEM group, so the ability to build and maintain strong relationships with a variety of key stakeholders is a must. You will be a tactical and proactive thinker, known for your resourceful approach to solving problems and strong communication skills.

To be successful in this role, you will have at least four years’ experience in emergency management or related discipline, preferably in a leadership capacity and have hands-on experience of significant emergency events. You will also have sound knowledge of the CDEM Act 2002.

Why New Plymouth?

New Plymouth District, with a population of around 74,000 people, makes up the largest district in Taranaki. With the stunning Mt Taranaki as a backdrop and the warm iron sands along our coast, it is no wonder Taranaki has been judged the second best region in the world to visit by Lonely Planet. In Taranaki it’s easy to achieve an enviable lifestyle without having to compromise your career. Our regions’ dynamic surf, multitude of parks and gardens, iconic walkways, major events calendar and mountain playground make this the place to live!

Who are we?

We are a large organisation employing approximately 600 people, with staff based in more than 12 locations around the district. We manage the environmental, social, economic, and cultural well-being of the New Plymouth district - making decisions for and on behalf of the local community and setting the district’s overall strategic direction. Our focus is on Performing at Our Peak: A process of creating a great organisation that supports a great community, and enabling NPDC to achieve its strategic intent of building a lifestyle capital that puts people first, cares for our place, and supports a prosperous community.

At NPDC we aim to create and sustain a truly rewarding workplace environment for our staff. We have put together an integrated Total Rewards Framework for our staff that spans well-being, Development, Benefits, Culture and Recognition. Our culture is underpinned by four key values; creativity, kotahitanga, excellence and community.

If you describe yourself as a self-motivated strategic thinker with a can-do attitude, then we would like to hear from you!

Applications close at 5pm on Monday, 27 November 2017.

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