Current vacancies at the Ministry of Civil Defence & Emergency Management (MCDEM) and in the Civil Defence and Emergency Management sector (CDEM).
The Ministry of Civil Defence & Emergency Management (MCDEM) has an exciting opportunity for a Graduate Communications Advisor to join the Communications team for a fixed term role with the possibility of extension.
The Communications team plays a key part in educating the public about reducing risk, being ready for, responding to and recovering from emergencies.
The Graduate Advisor role will assist with the operational delivery of MCDEM's communications programme. On a daily basis you will support public education campaigns, organise events, and prepare documents, key messages, presentations and online material, and oversee our social media channels. No two days will be the same, so you'll need to be flexible and willing to take on new challenges and juggle an array of tasks.
Ideal candidates will possess:
- A relevant tertiary qualification or relevant experience
- Strong written communication skills and creative flair
- Experience in formatting and laying out documents
- Experience in developing and updating website and social media content
- The ability to learn quickly and take on a variety of tasks
- The ability to multi task, reprioritise and react to issues that arise whilst keeping calm and professional in demanding situations
- Excellent interpersonal skills, able to deal in the appropriate manner with a wider range of staff and contacts
The successful candidate will also be required to serve on our duty roster to respond to emergencies.
This is your chance to be part of a small and dynamic team that is hugely influential and passionate when it comes to building New Zealand's resilience.
The indicative starting remuneration for this role is $55,691 - $65,519.
This position may require New Zealand citizenship, and the ability to obtain and maintain a national security clearance at confidential level or higher. You must satisfactorily complete pre- employment checks which will include, but is not limited to, criminal and credit checks.
You can use the following tool as guidance on eligibility: https://www.protectivesecurity.govt.nz/personnel-security/clearances/eligibility-tool/
If this sounds like something you would like to be an integral part of, please submit your online application today. For further information, please contact Anthony Frith, Communications Account Manager at email@example.com
Applications must be received online by 5pm on the 23rd October 2019.
CDEM sector vacancies
Regional Director Emergency Management and Natural Hazards
This role is pivotal in connecting and engaging with all agencies that have a role to play in CDEM to enable planning across the 4R’s of risk reduction, readiness, response and recovery from emergencies.
Whilst an emergency management or natural hazards qualification would be advantageous more importantly you are a natural team player who will thrive on the opportunity to work collaboratively with professionals from diverse organisations to achieve the shared vision for civil defence.
As a highly motivated team player your organisation and planning skills will be paired with your excellent communication skills making you the ideal candidate.
Applications close 28 October 2019
- Building community resilience across Auckland
- Risk management and community collaboration
- Unique and visionary leadership opportunity
Auckland, or Tāmaki Makaurau, is New Zealand's largest, fastest growing and most culturally diverse city, with many enviable natural features from the golden sands of Auckland’s east coast, to the rainforests and black volcanic sands of the west coast. These same characteristics however, also make the region susceptible to many hazards, ranging from infrequent events such as volcanic eruptions, earthquakes and tsunami to more regular events such as flooding, electricity outages and storms.
A lot of Auckland Emergency Management’s work centres on building resilience in our communities; helping everyone to understand natural hazard risks and how to plan for the consequences, to minimise impacts across Auckland. It also plays an important role in responding to emergencies both within the Auckland region and, when required, across New Zealand.
He angitūtanga: The opportunity
As the General Manager of Auckland Emergency Management, you have a vital role to play in achieving a resilient Auckland – where you’re ultimately responsible for the leadership of emergency management readiness and response, for recovery planning, and understanding and communicating the emergency management hazards for Auckland in a way that inspires and enables risk reduction.
As part of this, your remit includes responsibility for the crisis management and business continuity framework for Auckland Council, and with building Auckland’s diverse communities’ resilience to hazards and disasters.
An essential element to this role will be creating and maintaining partnerships with key stakeholders and communities, working in collaboration with council departments and with the broader CDEM sector.
He kōrero mōu: About you
While bringing a solid understanding of emergency management and emergency response, including CDEM legislation, you’ll come with true tried and tested leadership experience in a complex and changing environment, and demonstrate operating with an inclusive leadership style that embraces and values diversity. You will be able to inspire and coach other leaders volunteering into the emergency response space, both in events and in day to day planning for response.
Able to navigate the local and central government political environment, and draw on a background that has required calm, accountable decision making on decisions with wide-reaching impact, you’ll also be able to talk to your success in collaborating across a sector to achieve your ambitious vision.
Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou: What we offer
A vitally important and influential role where your work and decisions affect every Aucklander; this is unique and significant opportunity to guide the vision for Auckland Emergency Management. You can ensure the ability for Tāmaki Makaurau and all those who call it home to plan for, respond to, and recover from emergency events.
Applications close Wednesday, 30th October 2019
To list a role please email our communications team at firstname.lastname@example.org