Fire and Emergency touches the lives of every New Zealander and we are New Zealand’s most trusted public-sector agency.

About ther Role

We now have a Fixed Term/Secondment Trainer vacancy to support the Te Hiku 1 training team, based at Mt Wellington. The fixed term role Is to backfill an internal secondment which is expected to conclude in December 2020, there is also potential for this to be extended or made permanent at that point.

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, then 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; Brigade Training Officers; and work closely alongside Volunteer Support Officers and Area management teams.  You will also be expected to be involved in training delivery nationally, NTC Rotorua, other training centres and in Stations.

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 with a Fire Emergency NZ (or similar) background.
  • Very skilled in establishing effective working relationships with Chief Fire Officers, Station Training Coordinators.
  • Experienced within the 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. Inter-Agency Secondments will also be considered for this role.
  • 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 is fixed term.

How to apply

If this sounds like you, please apply now, application form can be found hereYou can download the position description here. Or for further information call Ian Wakeley, Region Training Coordinator on Cell:  027431970

Applications close: 5pm, 31 July 2020