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Capability & Public Awareness Advisor

Date: 11-Jun-2019

Location: Central Auckland, NZ, 1010

Company: Auckland Council


  • Join one of the leading emergency management teams in Australasia and help build a resilient Auckland
  • Deliver capability initiatives
  • Amazing opportunity to develop your career


Auckland, or Tāmaki Makaurau, is New Zealand's largest, fastest growing and most culturally diverse city. Due to Auckland’s location and particular characteristics, the city has many enviable natural features from the golden sands of Auckland’s east coast, to the rainforests and black volcanic sands of the west coast.  These same characteristics however, also make the region susceptible to a number of hazards ranging from infrequent events such as volcanic eruptions, earthquakes and tsunami to more regular events such as flooding, electricity outages and storms.


A lot of Auckland Emergency Management’s work is centred on building resilience in our communities; helping everyone to understand natural hazard risks and how to plan for the consequences, to minimise impacts across Auckland. It also plays an important role in responding to emergencies both within the Auckland region and, when required, across New Zealand.


He angitūtanga: The opportunity


As Capability & Public Awareness Advisor you’ll have a key advisory role, working closely with your manager to develop and deliver competency development programmes and initiatives, that really ensure both staff and volunteers are capable to respond and have access to information tools in an emergency situation.


You’ll also deliver tools, resources and public awareness initiatives to raise the capability of Aucklanders in regards to resilience and response around emergencies.


He kōrero mōu: About you


With relevant experience in emergency management or a related field, raising public awareness or capability in a technical field, capability, culture or behaviour change of staff and volunteers, you’ll also bring with you the proven capability to work in a high pressured environment.


You’ll demonstrate advanced communication capability, alongside the ability to work effectively and develop relationships collaboratively.


Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou: What we offer


This is a fantastic opportunity, which is not only beneficial to your professional profile and career aspirations, but which also influences and has a direct impact on the awareness and readiness of Aucklanders in an emergency.


Applications close Wednesday, 26th June 2019


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.