Executive Assistant to Region Manager – Ngā Tai ki te Puku – Fire and Emergency New Zealand

Job Description
For more than 150 years, fire service organisations have been at the heart of New Zealand communities. Our vision is to build stronger communities and protect what matters most to the people within them.
Our 14,000+ personnel are based across New Zealand. We work closely with the public to reduce risk, improve readiness, respond to emergencies and help communities to recover from disaster. Our organisation is made up of career and volunteer firefighters, as well as people in specialist and support positions. The work we do is critically important and maintaining public trust and confidence is vital to the performance of our responsibilities.
We’re building a modern emergency management organisation with the structure, resources and skills to protect life, property and New Zealand’s unique environment.

We’re now recruiting experienced people for key positions to join the organisation’s move towards a truly unified organisation.
Ngā Tai ki te Puku region incorporates the areas of Waikato, Bay of Plenty and Tairawhiti. Covering a large and diverse landscape with a rich blend of ethnicities and cultures, we’re home to a number of rapidly expanding and developing cities. With a passion for excellence, you’ll play a vital role in ensuring the success of our region.
We need you to bring your expert executive level support abilities to the organisation and in return you’ll receive our full support to further your talents and develop a great future. You’ll focus on providing a first-rate support service to your Region Manager – organising their busy schedule and acting as a first point of contact on their behalf. Your flair for organisation, time management, communication and stakeholder engagement will shine, as you efficiently manage a high workload and a busy diary and respond to enquiries.

Solutions focused, you’ll be an expert at proactively troubleshooting and horizon scanning, and you’ll be politically savvy and experienced at expertly managing and influencing on behalf of your Region Manager. Teamwork and a collaborative style are essential in this position as you’ll be working closely with the wider leadership team as well as key personnel from across the organisation.
You’re experienced at providing exceptional support at an executive level, so your professionalism, initiative and adaptability will match this position’s importance, diversity and pace. Your interpersonal skills are outstanding, and you demonstrate a positive approach to tasks.

How to apply
For more information about this position please click the apply now link to download a position description and apply online.
For any further queries, please email us direct at jobapplications@fireandemergency.nz
Applications close 12pm Monday, 1 June 2020.