Technical Writer

Are you interested in a busy and varied role in an organisation dedicated to helping our communities?

  • Lots of variety
  • Part-time role – 32 hours per week
  • Wellington CBD location

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 vision is to build stronger communities and protect what matters most to the people within them. We are proud to be recognised as New Zealand’s most trusted public sector agency. Our values reflect what our people believe is core to who we are and the organisation we aspire to be:

  • 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:

We currently have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Technical Writer to join our busy team. Reporting to the Content Manager within our National Communications team, you’ll be responsible the translation of content needs for Fire and Emergency and to coordinate, consistent documents, including manuals, user guides, operational procedures, policies, forms and guidelines.  This role includes the opportunity to work closely within the communications team and across Fire and Emergency in a wider context, and touches on most areas of the organisation to operational and non-operational personnel.

The ideal applicant will have:

  • A strong ability to translate technical information into accessible, meaningful information for a diverse range of audiences using Plain English.
  • Solid experience as a technical writer, policy writer or similar role involving complex technical information.
  • Expert writing skills focussing on strong interviewing and translation expertise.
  • Intermediate experience in a strategic internal or external relationship management role.
  • Demonstrated strategic approach to problem-solving and needs identification.
  • Demonstrated project management skills across multiple projects and diverse resources.
  • Intermediate process mapping skills.

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

The salary range for this role is $62,000 to $69,000 (pro-rated) gross per annum. We offer a great range of benefits as part of this permanent role:

  • Matched KiwiSaver contributions up to 6%
  • Wellness Policy - Unlimited personal Sick leave (fair use policy applies)
  • National Headquarters social club
  • An additional week of annual leave after five years; and additional one off long service leave of two weeks at ten and 20 years.

For more information about this role please download the position description or contact Kerry Stewart on 027 575 1166.

How to apply

If this sounds like you, make sure you carefully consider the position description in the link here, so that your CV sets out your relevant experience

When applying, please ensure you send three documents, the application form (found here), your CV, and a cover letter.

Send your completed application form along with supporting documents to You will receive a notification confirming we have received your application. 


Applications close: Midnight, Sunday 1 December 2019