Emergency Management Advisor - Community Resilience

Posted on 30-Oct-2019  
Application Close Date: 17-Nov-2019
Job Details
Lower Hutt
Emergency Management/Civil Defence
Position Type:
Permanent - Full Time
Job Reference:
Note clip191023 EMA JD - CR FINAL (002).pdf (PDF, 535KB)
Job Description

Application Fact Sheet.pdf (PDF, 252KB)

The Wellington Region Emergency Management Office serves communities across nine cities and districts. 


To complement the talents of the current team, we are looking for someone who wants to make a real difference in the world, an individual who is passionate about working with diverse communities to improve preparedness and social connectedness.  This is an Emergency Management position with a twist – Community Resilience.


You possess outstanding interpersonal skills and the ability to seek out and create successes in an ambiguous and sometimes unstructured environment.  You will have the opportunity to do meaningful work with community leaders and partner organisations from all parts of society.


This role requires someone with the initiative to create opportunities, not wait for them to be presented.  You are an innovative and a lateral thinker and, when required, can work under pressure in an operational setting.  This is a unique opportunity that allows you to contribute to the growing field of resilience, make an impact in your community through a great team and flexible work schedule.


As part of the Community Resilience team, you will be based in our Lower Hutt office and working across the central and northern part of Lower Hutt and all of Upper Hutt.  You will travel into our central Wellington office on occasion.  This is a permanent full-time position with shared use of a vehicle.


We would love to hear from you if you: 

  • are experienced in Community Development, Urban Planning, Education, Disaster Risk Management and/or a related environment
  • enjoy working with and supporting people to realise their ideas
  • are experienced working in teams / building effective working relationships
  • possess strong facilitation, presentation and interactive skills
  • are positive and focused on innovative solutions
  • possess a willingness to go the extra distance in support of team/community outcomes
  • are a confident public speaker
  • comfortable working in ambiguity and potentially stressful situations


If you have what it takes to be part of our team doing vital work in our local communities, click on the link below to apply for the role. You can also view the job description from this link.


For further information, please contact Scott Dray, Team Leader Community Resilience on 021 813 132


Applications close – Sunday, 17 November 2019