Advisor Risk Reduction Waitemata, Auckland City, Counties-Manukau

Fire and Emergency New Zealand

Advisor Risk Reduction Waitemata, Auckland City, Counties-Manukau

We have several new permanent opportunities within our risk reduction teams located at Waitemata, Auckland City, and Counties-Manukau

About us

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. We are building a modern emergency management organisation with the structure, resources and skills to protect life, property and New Zealand’s unique environment.

Our People

Nothing is more important to us than our people - he waka eke noa.

We are building a workplace that is safe, respectful and inclusive for all our people. It is fundamental to our purpose and consistent with our values. We actively embrace and value diversity and welcome people from all backgrounds. This helps all people at Fire and Emergency to grow, develop and be their best by providing them with a positive experience throughout their time with us.

About the role

We have multiple exciting new permanent position in the Waitemata district, Counties Manukau and in Auckland City. The Advisor Risk Reduction reports to the Community Risk Manager and will be responsible for undertaking, supporting and advising on risk reduction functions and activities across both our built and natural environments.

On a day to day basis you will:

  • Provide advice and expertise on the management of risks relating to all fire types in both built and natural environments (for example, house, factory, bush and grass fires).
  • Deliver risk reduction technical programmes and initiatives which are aligned and consistent with fire and emergency national programmes, policies, processes and tools.
  • With appropriate training will undertake fire investigations and support other agencies and contribute to trend analysis.
  • Deliver risk reduction, compliance and enforcement functions across both natural and built environments.
  • After appropriate training will be assisting with the creation and maintenance of fire plans, fire hazard assessments and advice, fire permit activity and providing advice to key stakeholders, partners and the public.

About you

We are looking for someone interested in working with a diverse range of people and groups in their community. This multi-faceted position would suit people who can communicate complex and technical information to a range of audiences, with varying levels of understanding.

You don’t need to have a background in firefighting or fire investigation to apply for this role, we will help you to develop the necessary technical skills and knowledge required. This role would suit someone who is a team player, has an interest or experience working in risk reduction, compliance, stake holder management or a regulatory position. You’ll have the ability to interpret and apply relevant legislation, regulations, standards and compliance requirements.

We are looking for an agile person who is happy working from the office some days or some days be on the road, or out and about in the community. We’ll supply you with a vehicle, cell phone and the tools necessary to get your work done.

Benefits of working for Fire and Emergency

We can offer you the opportunity to work in a fun, dynamic and diverse team environment. You’ll get to work directly with local communities in your designated location. This is a flexible role, that will require you to be out in the community not stuck behind a desk, there are also opportunities to work remotely.

As this is a permanent, full-time position the following benefits will apply:

  • Matched KiwiSaver contributions up to 6%
  • Comprehensive Wellness Program
  • Life insurance including income protection

For further enquiries please email

Interested in applying?

This position is available as a permanent appointment and it may also be available as a secondment opportunity.  To view a copy of the position description please click here.

If this sounds like you, please set out your relevant experience in your CV and include in your cover letter the location that you are interested in and apply below

Applications will close 30 November 2021