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Senior Advisor Volunteers

Date: 20-Dec-2020

Location: Auckland Wide, NZ, 1010

Company: Auckland Council

•    Combination of operational response and strategic planning and delivery 
•    Develop volunteer engagement strategies to support response efforts in Tāmaki Makaurau 
•    E rongoa nei i haumaru Tāmaki Makaurau (keeping Auckland safe)


Auckland Emergency Management (AEM) comprises Auckland Council working in partnership with emergency services and other organisations to ensure the effective delivery of civil defence emergency management. AEM’s role is to provide a coordinated and integrated approach to the way significant risks and hazards are managed in the Auckland region across the four 'R's: reduction, readiness, response and recovery.


He angitūtanga: The opportunity


In your new role of Senior Advisor Volunteers, you will be responsible for initiating, developing, and implementing plans for volunteer engagement to support emergency response efforts in Tāmaki Makaurau. 

You will provide leadership and support to the Auckland Response Teams (RTs) for the training and response work they undertake across a range of specialist response functions, while also building and maintaining capability and competence within the team to carry out rostered duties. 

This role also includes managing a range of stakeholder relationships and the volunteer relationships in this space. 

A key part of the role is taking part in the duty team roster, as duty officer and then building towards the role of duty manager. You’ll carry out a senior role during response, in one or more function areas as required. This will require attention to detail and the ability to handle several tasks at once.

Bring your experience to this busy and varied role with the Auckland Emergency Management team which will see you working within an environment where there is never a dull moment!



He kōrero mōu: About you


This role is well suited to previous experience in emergency management, community resilience programmes, community engagement or a similar field. You could bring a tertiary qualification in a relevant area such as emergency management, social sciences or similar. 


You will be technically savvy and have experience coordinating teams of people and response efforts.  Ideally you will bring some experience in emergency response as a team member or volunteer and familiarity working with diverse communities, agencies and businesses on programmes covering volunteerism, sponsorship, or strategic partnerships. The ability to work as part of a team and a high degree of personal resilience are required in this role. 


Project delivery experience working within multi-disciplinary or local government environments will be an advantage, as is familiarity with the 4Rs to support communities, organisations and local boards develop increased levels of community resilience.  



Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou: What we offer


This is one role where you can really make a difference to New Zealand's largest city to make our size work.  You'll be part of a skilled, knowledgeable, and high-performing team and work effectively in a fast-paced, rapidly changing environment. 

If this sounds like your next move, please apply online today!


Applications close: Sunday 24th January 2021


This position is deemed a safety sensitive position and will require pre-employment drug and alcohol testing.

Auckland Council is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) and we are committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at the time of application to assist you through the recruitment process.