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Principal Advisor - Workforce Planning

Fire and Emergency New Zealand
Job Category:
Police & emergency services
Wellington - Wellington
Wellington - Wairarapa
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Fixed Term Contract
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Job Description

Fire and Emergency New Zealand is a Crown Entity established on 1 July 2017 under the Fire and Emergency Services Act 2017. The role of our new organisation is to reduce unwanted fires, respond to structural and vegetation fires and other emergencies including motor vehicle crashes, medical emergencies, hazardous substance related incidents, natural disasters and support increased community resilience.

Our new, unified organisation provides a fire and emergency service that delivers for communities, and the firefighters who serve them, now and in the future.

We have an exciting opportunity in our new team dedicated to People, Capability, Leadership, and Culture. Reporting to the Lead of People, Capability and Leadership, you'll be responsible for the successful design and development of the workforce strategy, plans and actions, including identification of future capability and skills required by Fire and Emergency NZ, as a key component of the People Strategy.

As a Principal Advisor your ability to guide, influence and lead others to embrace a change-as-usual mind-set is crucial. You'll play in important role in understanding Fire and Emergency NZ's core roles and functions, and identifying workforce challenges, gaps and opportunities.

You will lead and work collaboratively with the wider People & Capability directorate and broader integration programme by providing workforce information to support the development of other people-related strategies, ensuring consistency with the organisation's values and People Strategy.

The ideal applicants will have:

  • extensive experience in designing and implementing organisational workforce strategies and action plans in a medium to large complex organisation or extensive OD related consultancy experience with a focus on long-term strategic workforce planning
  • the ability to identify future workforce planning issues, challenges, and opportunities to support strategy development and effective implementation
  • the ability to think strategically and provide pragmatic business advice, moving from strategy to well considered implementation
  • demonstrated ability to convey information and ideas clearly and concisely
  • demonstrated experience in the management of significant projects, and can deliver high quality programmes of work in a timely manner.

We would ideally like this role to be filled quickly, so being available to start immediately would be a plus.

This role is fixed term role ending in December 2018, however, we are also happy to consider this roles for an interdepartmental secondment.

So if you're looking for a chance to put your diverse skill set to use in an organisation dedicated to helping our communities, then we'll provide you with a unique opportunity to utilise your knowledge within our innovative team.

For more information about this role please download a position description from our website or email Dr Rowena Brown at

Applications close at 5pm on Monday, 26 February 2018.

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