Senior Advisor Training and Emergency Management

  • Kelburn
  • Permanent
  • Sun Nov 21 22:53:05 2021
  • 3080

  • Are you a team player with excellent interpersonal and communication skills?
  • Do you have experience in emergency management, business continuity and health and safety principles and practices?
  • Are you able to remain calm under pressure and thrive working with a diverse range of stakeholders?

Mō Te Herenga Waka - About Our University

Te Herenga Waka - Victoria University of Wellington is a global-civic university with our marae at our heart. This iho draws off our heritage and is further defined by our tūrangawaewae, in particular Wellington, Aotearoa, and the Asia-Pacific, all of which are expressed in our position as Aotearoa New Zealand's globally ranked capital city university.

Our core ethical values are respect, responsibility, fairness, integrity, and empathy. These core ethical values are demonstrated in our commitment to sustainability, wellbeing, inclusivity, equity, diversity, collegiality, and openness. With, and as, tangata whenua, we value Te Tiriti o Waitangi, rangatiratanga, manaakitanga, kaitiakitanga, whai mātauranga, whanaungatanga, and akoranga.

Kōrero mō te tūranga - About the role

Te Herenga Waka - Victoria University of Wellington is currently recruiting a Senior Advisor Training and Emergency Planning to join the Safety, Risk and Assurance team on a permanent, fulltime basis. The role will be responsible for leading delivery of emergency planning and related systems, policies, and practices throughout the University and oversight of safety and risk training.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Maintain and continuously improve the University’s Emergency Management Framework.
  • Develop and review emergency plans and provide emergency management advice to staff.
  • Deliver an emergency management training, exercise, and maintenance programme to ensure staff and volunteers are appropriately trained for their roles and resources are ready for deployment when needed.
  • Act as Response Manager on the University Incident Management Team during responses to major incidents.
  • Oversee the University’s safety and risk training programme.

Ō pūmanawa - About you

You will be an emergency management professional with experience in developing and delivering training and maintaining operational readiness. You will be able to think strategically and adapt to prioritise workstreams relevant to current and arising emergency risks.

You will have excellent relationship and communication skills, and the ability to coach others, including under pressure during incident responses.

You will be a highly organised self-starter and natural relationship builder, who relishes working autonomously as well as contributing positively to a high performing team. You will need effective time management and forward planning to balance planning, advisory, and training services to staff at all levels of the University. You will have an ability to remain calm under pressure and thrive working with a diverse range of stakeholders.

You will thrive in this role if you are able to instil enthusiasm for emergency management in others, and able to build capability through providing advice and feedback, and through training and exercising.

Key Requirements:

  • Expert understanding and experience of emergency management, business continuity and health and safety principles and practices.
  • Experience in developing and delivering emergency management training.
  • Outstanding people and communication skills including the ability to adjust to different audiences.
  • Ability to build strong working relationships with a variety of stakeholders.
  • Capability to work as part of a team as well as having individual responsibilities.

Ētahi kōrero hai āwhina i a koe - Why you should join our team

Our team is a supportive, high-performing, tight-knit team that has good relationships with business units across the University. There is a lot of variety in the role, and we offer you flexible working arrangements and support learning & development opportunities. This is a fantastic opportunity for someone who wants to apply their emergency management advisory and training skills in a large, complex organisation which has a community of 25,000 people.

Role Description

Close Date for Vacancy: 29 November 2021

Contact Details for Vacancy: If you have any questions regarding this role please get in touch with Phil O’Connell on 04 463 5906 or Phil.O’Connell@vuw.ac.nz. But applicants should follow all steps listed below.

Important - Application Steps and information

For applicants who are not NZ Citizens or Permanent Residents, we recommend you check the NZ Immigration website for updates related to Covid19 restrictions on entry to New Zealand: https://www.immigration.govt.nz/about-us/covid-19

Download and complete the University Application Form.

Click Apply Now Button at the base of the advert, follow the process to enter your contact details and add your CV in the online form.

Please include a cover letter in your application, telling us why you’re a great fit for this position then email the completed application form, cover letter and any other supporting documentation to erecruit@vuw.ac.nz stating the reference number and position title from the advert in the subject line.