Senior Advisor, Leadership Development

Fire and Emergency New Zealand

Senior Advisor, Leadership Development

Are you passionate about the training and development of leaders? Are you interested in exploring how leadership shapes culture? Are you interested in contributing to and helping shape the future of leadership at FENZ?

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 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 currently have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Senior Advisor Leadership Development to join our busy and innovative team. Reporting to the Principal Advisor Leadership Development, you’ll be responsible for building of organisational capability, desired culture and performance to contribute to the achievement of Fire and Emergency New Zealand’s strategic goals. The role also collaborates in the design, development and implementation of organisational development programmes and initiatives in the area of leadership development. 

Our ideal applicant will: 

  • have relevant experience in developing leaders and working with Organisational Culture
  • be comfortable presenting and facilitating development sessions with operational and non-operational leaders at all levels across the organisation 
  • be able to use effective project management methodologies to ensure projects undertaken are delivered successfully  
  • Experience in effectively managing a wide range of relationships and deliverables
  • Range of knowledge in organisational development and culture best practice standards and methodologies
  • Well-developed communication skills including the ability to persuade and influence to obtain optimal outcomes
  • Flexible, adaptable and comfortable with ambiguity while being delivery focused
  • A strong, practical and humanistic approach to solving problems and delivering solutions
  • Strong interpersonal skills with a demonstrated ability to work well and collaborate with others, building trusted relationships and influencing
  • have an eye for detail and be able to connect information to the big picture when needed
  • be motivated to work proactively and use initiative 
  • build strong relationships with people at all levels across FENZ 
  • be able to demonstrate strong communication skills 
  • Resourceful and self-sufficient.

This is a full-time role based in Wellington. 

How to apply

For more information about this role please call Jo Braddock Principal Advisor Leadership Development on 027 4033 804

We offer a great range of benefits as part of this permanent role:

  • If you contribute to Kiwisaver we will match your contributions up to 6%, which is 3% more than the amount employers are required to pay.
  • Wellness policy -  your own sick leave will be paid with no limit (provided there is fair use).
  • An additional week of annual leave after five years; and additional one off long service leave of two weeks at ten and 20 years. 

If this sounds like you, please apply now by downloading an application form and position description.  

Please send your completed application form, along with your current CV and a cover letter to Courtney Ngatai at  Please make sure you carefully consider the position description in the link below, so that your CV sets out your relevant experience.  

Applications close 9am, Monday 25th March 2019.