Region Human Resources Manager

Fire and Emergency New Zealand

Region Human Resources Manager

About the role

It’s an exciting time to be part of Fire and Emergency NZ, our vision is to build stronger communities and protect what matters most to the people within them.  As an HR Manager you will play a key role in delivering on this vision, as well as supporting the establishment of a new District model and work closely with District and Group managers to ensure new ways of working are embedded.  We are looking for an expert generalist, who can manage a portfolio, and guide and mentor a senior advisor. 

Our environment is complex and unique – 12,000 volunteers, and 2,700 staff (a mix of operational and non-operational); it’s busy, every day is different and extremely rewarding.  You will bring significant HR, IR and ER experience, along with ability to coach, mentor and guide, Managers and team members alike.  Your focus on improving the capability of people leaders and supporting our people will help ensure our focus remains on getting trucks to incidents to save lives.  You’ll be comfortable dealing with ambiguity and enjoy managing and solving complex issues. We need a good thinker, and someone who is proactive, driven and outcome focused.

If you would like to join us on our journey, we’d love to hear from you.

Salary for this role is $120,509 - $133,899

About us

People Experience is a directorate of the People branch at Fire and Emergency New Zealand.

We deliver core services; Payroll; Renumeration; Reward & Recognition; Safety Health and Wellbeing; Injury Management; Recruitment; Volunteer Sustainability; Human Resource and HRIS, to support all FENZ people and leaders, from our volunteers through to Career firefighters and everyone in between.

We are a cohesive team who believe in:

...laughter; “it’s fun to work with awesome colleagues!”

…saying “yes, we can help”,

…sharing successes and good news stories.

The team values professionalism, and transparency, we are friendly and respectful of each other.  Our environment is dynamic, fast past and ever changing, there is never a dull day.

What’s in it for you?

  • Challenging and rewarding work
  • Flexible work arrangements
  • Generous sick leave provisions, in line with our Wellness policy
  • Matched superannuation up to 6%

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 activity embrace and value diversity and welcome people from all backgrounds.

Why wait…  Apply now to be part of an exciting journey!

If this sounds like you, please download the PD here and apply.

For more information about the role please email

Applications close Sunday 1 August 2021