Coordinator - Positive Workplace Culture Programme

Fire and Emergency New Zealand

Coordinator - Positive Workplace Culture Programme

We have an exciting fixed term Coordinator position within our Positive Workplace Culture Programme. An opportunity to contribute to a Programme committed to developing a respectful and inclusive workplace.

  • Wellington CBD location
  • Fixed term/ secondment opportunity

About Us

Fire and Emergency New Zealand is a Crown Entity established on 1 July 2017 under the Fire and Emergency New Zealand 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 vision is to build stronger communities and protect what matters most to the people within them. We are proud to be recognised as New Zealand’s most trusted public sector agency. Our values reflect what our people believe is core to who we are and the organisation we aspire to be:

  • We Do the Right Thing – Kia Tika
  • We Serve and Support – Manaakitanga
  • We Are Better Together – Whanaungatanga
  • We Strive to Improve – Auahatanga

About the role

In January 2019, the findings of an independent review of Fire and Emergency’s workplace policies, procedures and practices to address bullying and harassment was released. This review was our choice. It was our line in the sand – bullying and harassment have no place, not in our place.

The Coordinator role is responsible for assisting the Programme Lead and others in the team to coordinate activities, organise facilitated workshops, and events required by the following priority areas:

  • Respect and Inclusion work programme
  • Programme of organisational cultural change
  • Behaviour and conduct office (BCO)
  • Bullying and harassment complaints process

About you

The ideal applicants will have:

  • Extensive experience in an administrative or coordinator role
  • Wide ranging knowledge of modern office administration procedures and current best practice of executive assistance
  • Experience and knowledge of accounts receivable and payable, financial reporting and budget processes
  • Ability to organise and prioritise workloads effectively in a fast-paced project environment, ensuring high quality results within deadlines
  • Experience in minute-taking and report writing skills
  • Strong interpersonal and communication (oral and written) skills
  • Ability to be flexible and work effectively in both a team environment and independently
  • Excellent knowledge and use of the Microsoft Office Suite
  • Experience of working in an environment that requires a high level of discretion, sensitivity and interpersonal interaction
  • Experience working in coordinating or managing projects.

We are looking for someone with a great attitude, who can take each day as it comes and is prepared to get stuck in with what needs to be done.

This role is a fixed term role ending in June 2020, but we are currently in the process of requesting additional funding, so this role may have the potential to be extended further.

For more information about this role please download the position description below or email Sophie Johnson at  

How to apply

If this sounds like you, make sure you carefully consider the position description in the link here, so that your CV sets out your relevant experience

When applying, please ensure you send three documents, the application form (found here), your CV, and a cover letter.

Send your completed application form along with supporting documents to You will receive a notification confirming we have received your application. 


Applications close: 5pm, Wednesday 20 November 2019.