Principal Advisor, Leadership Development

Fire and Emergency New Zealand

Principal Advisor, Leadership Development

This opportunity will see you drive the strategy on leadership development for Fire and Emergency New Zealand.

About us

Fire and Emergency New Zealand is a Crown Entity established on 1 July 2017.  Our vision is to build stronger communities and protect what matters most to the people within them.   Our unified organisation provides a fire and emergency service that delivers for communities, and the firefighters who serve them, now and in the future.

As New Zealand’s most trusted public sector agency we live our values.

  • 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

This role will see you reporting to the National Manager Workforce Capability and is responsible for driving the development of strategies and programmes that build and support leadership capability across Fire and Emergency This includes leading the creation, design, and implementation of key initiatives that help our leaders at all levels across the organisation to grow and develop in their roles.  A day in the life will see you involved in:

  • designing and progressing initiatives and action plans that support and effect organisational change
  • acting as the organisation's expert adviser in the area of leadership development
  • integrating and embedding leadership development into strategies and work programmes across the orgranisation
  • participating as a cornerstone member of the Workforce Capability leadership team

We will provide you with the opportunity to utilise your knowledge and expertise within a challenging and supportive environment, in an organisation dedicated to helping our communities

This is a permanent role and the salary range is $120,000 to $133,000 per annum.  Our employee  benefits include matched KiwiSaver employer contributions of up to 6%, life and income protection insurance, and a wellness policy that provides generous sick leave provisions so you can look after you and your family. 

About you

As a seasoned Leadership development professional, you have valuable experience in leadership development and a track record of successful implementation , you will be credible in collaboratively developing, communicating, and persuading others towards a vision for leadership within the Fire and Emergency New Zealand.

How to apply

Further information can be found in the position description here, you can apply for the role by sending three documents, (the application form, (found here) your current curriculum vitae, and cover letter) to

You will receive an email response to confirm we have received your application.

Applications close: Thursday 17 September 2020