Emergency Management Advisor in Community Resilience

Emergency Management Advisor in Community Resilience

The Wellington Region Emergency Management Office serves communities across nine cities and districts. 

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

Someone who wants to make a real difference in the world.  We are looking for an individual who is passionate about working with diverse communities to improve preparedness and social connectedness.  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 sometimes, unstructured environment.  You will have the opportunity to do meaningful work with community leaders and partner organisations from all parts of society.

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, when required, can work under pressure in an operational setting.  This is a unique opportunity that allows you to contribute to the growing field of resilience, make an impact in your community through a great team and flexible work schedule.

As part of the Community Resilience team, you will be home based in our Thorndon office and working across the communities in Wellington.

We would love to hear from you if you:

  • are experienced in Community Development, Urban Planning, Education, Disaster Risk Management and/or a related environment;
  • enjoy working with and supporting people to realise their ideas;
  • are experienced working in teams / building effective working relationships;
  • possess strong facilitation, presentation and interactive skills;
  • are positive and focused on innovative solutions
  • possess a willingness to go the extra distance in support of team/community outcomes
  • are a confident public speaker
  • comfortable working in ambiguity and potentially stressful situations

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 Ana Faatoia, Team Leader, Community Resilience and Recovery on 021 494 148.

Applications close: 31 January 2021

Only people with the right to work in New Zealand may apply for this position. For advice on obtaining a New Zealand work or residence visa, please visit www.immigration.govt.nz

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Permanent Full Time

Job no: AGAJ147190

Location: Wellington City

Closing Date: Sunday, 31 January 2021