Fire and Emergency New Zealand

Deputy Chief Executive; Service Delivery

Fire and Emergency New Zealand

Government Services

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Applications Close - End of Day: 19-11-2018


New Zealand

Work type:

  • Unification of urban and rural fire and emergency services across New Zealand.
  • Experience in firefighting and the management of structure and vegetation fires.
  • Permanent fulltime; Wellington based with requirement for travel.

For more than 150 years, fire service organisations have been at the heart of New Zealand communities and in 2017 a new chapter began with the creation of Fire and Emergency New Zealand. This new national organisation plays a critical role in the safety and protection of our communities and has a responsibility and role like no other. It values the past and is building on its strengths to create a robust future for its people and the communities it serves.

To do this, Fire and Emergency NZ’s Chief Executive is creating a new Strategic Leadership Team (SLT) comprising five new Deputy Chief Executive roles (DCEs) who will work together to provide collective organisational leadership to achieve organisational and sector objectives for Fire and Emergency NZ. The SLT will lead the organisation through a significant period of transformation, as well as guide important changes in organisational performance, culture and capability. Each DCE will need to think and act strategically and work collaboratively with their SLT colleagues and teams to deliver the organisation’s strategy. They will demonstrate drive and optimism and have a delivery-focus that will help to achieve ambitious outcomes.

The DCE Service Delivery will be responsible for leading the design and delivery of the core components of our services – Reduction, Readiness, Response and Recovery - that are delivered by 80% of our workforce - circa 10,000 employees and volunteers. This includes leadership of a unified operational command from a national level, through regions and sub-regions and to the front line. The DCE Service Delivery will assume the role of National Commander as and when required.

You will have significant operational senior leadership experience in a large and complex organisation and proven experience working in or with other emergency response organisations. You will be able to demonstrate a collaborative style and have an ability to understand and work with diverse groups and individuals in a way that builds trust and respect.


APPLICATIONS CLOSE: Monday, 19 November 2018




FURTHER ENQUIRIES: John Bell on 04 550 8000

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