Deputy Chief Executive – Emergency Management

  • Emergency management system leadership.
  • Form part of the senior leadership team.
  • Fixed-term 12-month position.

NEMA provides national leadership to Aotearoa New Zealand’s distributed emergency management system. Its primary focus is on the performance and capability of the emergency management system as a whole, and on supporting and enabling communities to manage emergencies to keep our country resilient, safe and secure.
The Deputy Chief Executive is the key thought leader and emergency management expert. The appointee will support and advise the Chief Executive and Minister for Emergency Management, and have oversight of national operations, partnerships, and analysis and planning business units. The role will form part of the senior leadership team and as such will contribute to the overall strategy and operation of NEMA.
This role will require a senior emergency management expert who has significant senior leadership experience, including leading people. You will be comfortable engaging at senior levels, including with Ministers and other elected officials. You must be seen as a credible emergency management system leader who is influential and able to negotiate effectively in complex situations.
This role will be for an initial 12-month period.
NEMA values diversity and inclusion. We want our workforce to reflect the diversity of our communities. We value and respect the contributions of our people with diverse backgrounds, experiences, skills and perspectives. We support flexible ways of working that bring out the best in you.
NEMA recognises the continuing partnership Te Tiriti o Waitangi between Māori and the Crown. We are committed to doing our part to deliver on the Crown’s commitments to Māori under Te Tiriti. We strive to actively build te Ao Māori perspectives and capability into our day to day work, values and practices.

APPLICATIONS CLOSE: Friday, 22 January 2021
FURTHER ENQUIRIES: Simon Boyes or David Hollander on 04 550 8000

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