Police Communicator – Call Centre Operator (Non – Emergency, Kapiti Full Time) at NZ Police, Wellington - Hutt Valley;Wellington - Kapiti;Wellington - Masterton;Wellington - Porirua;Wellington - Tawa;Wellington - Upper Hutt;Wellington
Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role
New Zealand Police is working with the community to make New Zealanders be safe and feel safe. With over 13,000 staff, we provide policing services 24 hours a day, every day. We operate by land, sea and air, manage over 860,000 emergency calls a year and are always actively preventing crime and crashes.
We’re working towards specific goals and targets that highlight our intent to work collaboratively with iwi and communities, other government sectors and business partners to deliver ‘Our Business’ and achieve long-term change.
Communicators, the first line of New Zealand Police – better work stories.
- Based in Paraparaumu, Kapiti Coast
- Training salary: $57,083, increasing to $64,652 after training (fourteen weeks)
- 24 hours 7 days a week, call centre shift work
- Permanent, Full time
- No qualifications necessary, full training given.
- Attractive shift work incentive.
- Multiple start dates throughout the year with multiple positions available
Could you be the voice of reassurance? A calm collected response at the end of the phone. If so, we want you to join our friendly, fast-paced team!
Our busy call centre is the front line of our response to members of the public. You will receive calls regarding, burglaries, scams, vandalism, people in distress and more. No two days will be the same.
Becoming a communicator is the start of an exciting and rewarding role with a strong career path. You will be a key member of the New Zealand Police team, you will be the voice of reassurance.
To hear more about the role from some of our communicators, please check out the video below:
About the role
As the first point of contact answering inbound enquiries from the public in time of need you will be fully trained to alleviate a caller’s panic and stress, accurately identify the needs of your caller and ensure the appropriate Police response.
While this role is meaningful and rewarding it’s also part of a highly supportive and diverse team. NZ Police are committed to the development and growth of our people, with pathways to progress within the team and into many other roles in Police. Experience as a Police Communicator helps build a strong foundation for those aspiring to become a Police Officer.
The communicator role is on a rotating 24 hour seven day shift. This means that you will be working a combination of early mornings, days and nights. You will also be rostered on during Public Holidays, as well as weekends. The shifts are rostered on a six day on, four day off system with two mornings, two day, and two night shifts followed by four days off. Additional 15% compensation is paid for hours worked after 6pm and before 6am. The Kapiti location also has free onsite parking.
Communicators need to:
- Communicate effectively by listening, showing appropriate empathy, and adapting your communication style to the situation
- Handle stressful and emotionally difficult situations with composure and a sensitive approach
- Listen to what people need, analyse information, act and achieve results through appropriate decision making and persistence
- Use a of variety software and equipment quickly to accurately complete tasks under time pressure
- Learn quickly and develop their capability whilst embracing feedback
You will be making our communities be and feel safer by being the voice of reassurance and working in a tight knit culture of support, where people care and work together to get the best outcomes.
Communicators, the first line of New Zealand police. Our voice of reassurance to the community in times of need. Gain new skills in a challenging role with real career progression opportunities while making a positive difference to New Zealanders. No two calls are the same – better work stories.
At New Zealand Police we value diversity and inclusion. Recognising different perspectives and experiences help make us better at what we do. Reflecting the communities we serve and appreciating different thinking and ways of life leads to better problem solving and results.
What you’ll bring
Being part of the Police whānau is about being our best to ensure our communities are safe and feel safe. Whilst we are looking for skills, knowledge and experience relevant to the role, we also place high importance on your state of mind, the alignment of your values with ours, your ability to contribute to and build high performing teams, and the way that you lead yourself or others.
This role is set at Individual Contributor level, this means your key purpose is “to deliver or enable others to deliver Our Business”.
We will ask you questions based on “How we will deliver Our Business – Core Competencies” and the appropriate role level, i.e. Individual Contributor.
For more information on Our Core Competencies, please copy and paste this URL: https://www.police.govt.nz/sites/default/files/publications/core-competencies-how-we-will-deliver-our-business.pdf
These questions will be unique and specific to the role, focusing on the aspects the hiring manager believes are most important for that position at the time.
For more information on Our Values, please copy and paste this URL: https://www.police.govt.nz/sites/default/files/publications/nzp-our-values.pdf
To view the position description for this role please copy and paste this link into a new browser: https://www.police.govt.nz/sites/default/files/pd/11-2020/communicator.pdf
Our mission is to prevent crime and harm through exceptional policing. Our vision is to be the safest country. Our purpose is to ensure everybody can be safe and feel safe.
How to apply
Please note: Applications submitted directly through the Government Jobs Website are no longer considered. Please visit our Police Careers page: https://career10.successfactors.com/career?company=nzpolice to apply for this position.
If this position sounds like you, click apply now. You will be required to submit an application form and a CV. Before confirmation of hire, pre-employment checks will be undertaken.
For further information on the application process, please copy and paste this URL: https://www.police.govt.nz/careers
If you have any queries about this vacancy, please email SDRecruitment@police.govt.nz
Please Note: Our recruitment team's holiday shutdown period spans from Friday 23rd December till Wednesday 4th January so your application will not be processed until this laspes
Ngā taipitopito tūranga mahi | Job details
|Location:||Wellington - Hutt Valley;Wellington - Kapiti;Wellington - Masterton;Wellington - Porirua;Wellington - Tawa;Wellington - Upper Hutt;Wellington|
|Position type:||Ongoing - Full Time|
|Category:||Police & emergency services|
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