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, full-time 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

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' But applicants should follow all steps listed below.

Important - Application steps and information

Download and complete the University Application Form

Then, please combine your cover letter, CV and the University Application Form into a single file (preferably in pdf format).

Click Apply Now. Follow the process to enter your contact details and attach your combined file (CV, cover letter and the University application form) using the 'CV/Resume' button.

If you have any issues uploading your application, please email the completed application form, cover letter and CV to stating the reference number and position title from the advert in the subject line.

Applications close 14 August 2022.

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