Organisational Development Advisor

Fire and Emergency New Zealand

Organisational Development Advisor

Exciting opportunities for OD experts to support our People, Capability and Leadership projects.
• 2 roles available in a new team
• Wellington CBD location
• Fixed term/secondment opportunity


Fire and Emergency New Zealand is a Crown Entity established on 1 July 2017 under the Fire and Emergency Services 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 new, unified organisation provides a fire and emergency service that delivers for communities, and the firefighters who serve them, now and in the future.


We have two exciting opportunities for Organisational Development (OD) professionals to join our busy team dedicated to People, Capability, Leadership, and Culture. Reporting to the Lead of People, Capability and Leadership, you’ll be responsible for supporting a broad range of OD projects that enhance our People, Culture, and Leadership strategies.

As an Advisor you’ll work collaboratively with the wider People & Capability directorate and broader integration programme to ensure that People, Capability, and Leadership deliverables are well developed, integrated, and co-ordinated. In addition, ensure the effective monitoring and reporting of new initiatives and programmes.


The ideal applicants will have:

  • Ability to support key projects in relation to diversity and inclusion, people strategy, workforce planning, leadership development, reward and recognition, and talent management.
  • Understanding of current New Zealand employment law and HR practices
  • Ability to support projects in a fast paced project management environment – supporting a project matrix approach
  • Ability to proactively manage internal and external relationships
  • Excellent communication skills and an inclusive and approachable working style
  • Strong ability to use Microsoft products (Word, Excel, Power Point and Visio)


We would ideally like this role to be filled quickly, so being available to start immediately would be a plus.

These roles are fixed term ending in December 2018, however, we are also happy to consider these roles for an interdepartmental secondment.

So if you’re looking for a chance to put your diverse skill set to use in an organisation dedicated to helping our communities, then we’ll provide you with a unique opportunity to utilise your knowledge within our innovative team.

For more information about this role please download a position description or email Dr Rowena Brown at