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Emergency Management Lead (District) - Lakes

Full time
Expires in: EXPIRED
Posted by:Te Whatu Ora
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Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role

Join Te Whatu Ora at a key time of change where you will meaningfully contribute to our kaupapa of creating a more equitable, accessible, cohesive and people-centred health system. This is mahi that will improve the health and well-being of everyone in Aotearoa, and we've got an opportunity for you to be part of it…

Te whiwhinga mahi | The Opportunity

The Purpose of this role is to lead the Emergency Management and response function for the district.  

Mou | About you

You will be able to lead the district service, ensuring that people and financial resources are maximised in delivering effective services to the organisation. To ensure development, planning and implementation of emergency management systems and engagement strategies at a district level, including reporting on progress and ensuring objectives are achieved.

Provide leadership to the wider district leadership team as part of on-call arrangements to support emergency threat assessments and response requirements. 

Lead the district response to, and recovery from, emergencies with a health component.  This includes providing local leadership and leading the activation and running of a district Health Coordination Centre. 

Nga pukenga me nga wheako | Skills and experience

  • Multiple years of experience (in the range of 7+ years) in both a strategic and operational setting at an intermediate/senior level in a large complex organisation in emergency management and capacity/operational service delivery. This includes leading the development, planning and implementation of emergency management systems and engagement strategies, reporting on progress and ensuring objectives are achieved
  • The ability to develop and maintain relationships with key stakeholders at district levels, to work in a range of settings, at all levels, in the Health and Disability Sector, in, with, or across other government agencies.
  • Experience making decisions and problem solving in ambiguous and complex environments, both strategically and in an operational setting.  This is complemented by having strong verbal and written communication skills, and by being adaptable
  • Demonstrated experience in engaging with iwi, hapu and Māori communities and organisations to ensure key stakeholders are reflected throughout all emergency management strategies and planning.
  • Sound knowledge of the Machinery of Government 
  • Demonstrated understanding of the Civil Defence Emergency Management (CDEM) Act 2002 and the CDEM Plan Order 2005

Ka kawea e koe | You will bring:

  • A commitment to being a good Te Tiriti partner in all your actions. This includes an understanding of the significance of and obligations under Te Tiriti o Waitangi, and the ability to apply Te Tiriti principles in a meaningful way in this role
  • Competency with te ao Maori, tikanga, and te reo Maori or a commitment to starting your journey and taking ownership of your learning and growth

Ko te mahi e tika ana mo te ao hurihuri nei |Work that suits today's ever -changing world

Te Whatu Ora supports flexible and hybrid working for our kaimahi. In roles that don't require an in-person element, we encourage you to ‘work from where you are.' We want our national teams to be made up of diverse people from across the motu, just like our health system.

Nau mai, uru mai | Come and join us

When you join us, you become part of transforming the health system. This is a once in a life-time change,that will touch the lives of everyone in Aotearoa, and future generations.

Our name, Te Whatu Ora, means ‘the weaving of wellness'. Whatu is the combining together of people, resources, organisations, thoughts and actions for the betterment and wellbeing of all. Whatu is also a direct reference to the pupil of the eye, and the vision required of the new entity and system.

We are working towards a system that better meets the complex demands of a growing population, addresses the persistent inequalities experienced by Maori and ensures greater access, experience and outcomes for those traditionally not well served by the system – Maori, Pacific and Disabled People.

To matou whakahaere ki te tika, te rereketanga, me te whai wahi mai | Our commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion

We want to see the real you in your application and welcome the real you on board if you come and work with us. Skills are gained across many areas of our life, not just in formal employment. If you can demonstrate the skills listed in the ad, but the experience was gained through whānau life, community or mahi aroha (volunteering) we encourage you to apply and share your story with us in your cover letter.

We particularly welcome applications from our diverse Maori, Pacific, disabled, and rainbow communities.

Me pehea te tuku tono | How to apply

To view the position description and/or apply for the role (by submitting your cover letter and CV), please click “APPLY NOW.”  For tracking and reporting purposes, all applications must be submitted through our online career portal. If you have any questions about the role, please feel free to contact