National Manager Communication and Engagement

Fire and Emergency New Zealand

National Manager Communication and Engagement

National Manager Communication and Engagement

  •  Newly-created leadership role
  • Most trusted public sector organisation

Fire & Emergency New Zealand is a Crown Entity established under the Fire and Emergency New Zealand Act 2017. Its purpose is to reduce the incidence of unwanted fires and the associated risk to life and property; and to protect and preserve the lives, property and environment of all New Zealanders.

 FENZ is undergoing significant change post the 2017 amalgamation of the former 40 organisations – the NZ Fire Service, the National Rural Fire Authority, and the 38 organisations who provided rural fire services, into one entity.

The National Manager Communications and Engagement will report to the Deputy Chief Executive OCE and will work closely with the Chief Executive and Executive Leadership Team.  You will lead communications to ensure that stakeholders around New Zealand have timely and effective engagement with the organisation.

The role has responsibility for the development and delivery of the organisation’s national communication and engagement strategies, frameworks and services. The National Manager will lead a team of communications professionals who advise, plan and implement strategic and operational communications and engagement.

To be effective in this key position, as well as being a senior communications and engagement professional you will be a strong relationship manager who is experienced, driven, pragmatic and outcomes-focused, able to influence on all levels and deliver tangible and timely results. Your proven experience working at executive level in complex organisations will ensure the high performance of your communications and engagement team.

APPLICATIONS CLOSE:  Monday 16 September 2019

CONTACT US IN CONFIDENCE:  Heather Church or Lindsay Jackson on +64 4 550 8000