Trainer - Region 3

We now have an additional opportunity to join the Region 3 training team based in Palmerston North, as our current trainer’s secondment is ending. While based in Palmerston, the position provides training support to the Lower Hawkes Bay, Manawatu and Horowhenua areas.

If you are keen to pass on your current operational knowledge and experience and have a passion for good learning with both Volunteers and Career staff, Training welcomes your application.  

The Trainer role requires not only excellent understanding of volunteer and career operations, but also very good understanding of how people learn.  You will be part of a training team that demonstrates best training and operational practice and values Fire and Emergency volunteers and the work they do in their communities.

This position reports to the Region Training Coordinator as part of a region based, but nationally reporting, training team.  You will provide training support for Chief Fire Officers, Fire Force Controllers; Station Training Coordinators and work closely alongside Volunteer Support Officers and Area management teams.  You will also be expected to be involved in training delivery nationally at NTC Rotorua and other training centres.

As a region trainer you will have a direct and almost immediate impact on the effectiveness of the organisation and its ability in leading integrated emergency services across New Zealand.

To achieve this, you will be:

  • Operationally skilled and current with a Fire and Emergency background 
  • Very skilled in establishing effective working relationships with Chief Fire Officers, Brigade Training Officers and other key personnel.
  • Experienced within a volunteer and/or career sectors
  • Able to deliver both high quality structured training and also work effectively alongside trainees
  • Sound planning, time management and communications skills.
  • Skilled in relationship building skills, the ability to influence, and assist learners.

You will be expected to take a flexible approach to working hours to best meet volunteer training needs, as these roles require weekend and evening work.  

It would be desirable if you are a current NZFS/Fire Emergency New Zealand Certified trainer, with a training scope or an equivalent qualification within the Fire and emergency sector.  However, the position offers this development opportunity for the successful applicant.

This is a valuable opportunity to contribute your operational experience in a training role, or alternatively if you are looking to  develop your training skills and experience to round out your Fire Emergency New Zealand career we welcome your application.

The position will be either a permanent appointment or secondment, minimum 2 years.

Only applicants who are an NZ citizen or have NZ residency will be accepted. 

How to apply

For further information, call Ross Fothergill, Region Training Coordinator on Cell 027 403 2980.

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

Please send your completed application form, CV and cover letter to:

Applications close: 9am , Monday 1st July 2019.