Police Communicator – Call Centre Operator (Non – Emergency, Kapiti Part Time) at NZ Police, Wellington - Hutt Valley;Wellington - Kapiti;Wellington - Porirua;Wellington - Tawa;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 pro rata after training (fourteen weeks)
- Permanent, Part 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.
This role is a part-time role within a 24/7 operating environment, and ideally we are looking for applicants that can cover a variety of shifts as there are a large range of shift times available including days only, night shifts, evenings and weekends. All part-time rosters will be discussed and agreed to by both parties prior to any offer of employment. We have example rosters available and are open to discussing options that work for both parties.
- Our preference is that you will be available to work an average of 20 to 32 hours per week.
- Shift lengths can be between 5 and 10 hours per shift.
- As we are 24/7 Public Holidays will need to be worked if rostered
Additional compensation of 15% of salary for hours worked after 6pm and before 6am. The Kapiti location also has free onsite parking.
Please note that although this is a part time position, successful candidates will be expected to commit to full time training and coaching for the first 14 weeks
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. Our Core Competencies provide a shared understanding of the behaviours, leadership and technical competence required for success at each level of Police. 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
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
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