- Lead the most trusted public sector organisation* in New Zealand
- Drive a unified national fire and emergency service
- Bring values-led and transformational leadership
The Chief Executive (CE) is accountable for strategically leading Fire and Emergency New Zealand to collectively give effect to its purpose of protecting and preserving lives, property, and the environment.
Te whakamaru me te tiaki i ngā tāngata, rawa me te taiao.
Based in Wellington and reporting to the Board, the role presents an exciting leadership opportunity to build on the reforms unifying the organisation nationally and fostering a positive workplace culture. While significant progress has been made, this is a transformational leadership role to deliver the efficiencies of bringing together New Zealand’s firefighting organisations, and the dividend of a unified culture.
Success requires an experienced leader with a track record in strategic and operational excellence gained in a setting of complexity and scale where safety, wellbeing and environmental compliance are paramount. As a highly self-aware and decisive individual used to operating in contexts of high ambiguity, you will use your exceptional communication and interpersonal skills to sponsor a supportive, constructive culture and engender confidence in the future. With a strong te ao Māori knowledge and capability, you will have a reputation for high integrity and delivery of strong governance. An ability to navigate at the core public sector interface with the financial imperatives of the organisation in mind will be important. Relevant tertiary and professional qualifications are expected.
Fire and Emergency New Zealand (Fire and Emergency) is a Crown Entity. Established on 1 July 2017 under the Fire and Emergency Services Act 2017, it bought together New Zealand’s 40+ firefighting organisations with a combined volunteer and paid workforce of around 15,000 people.
The vision at Fire and Emergency is one of “Stronger Communities Protecting What Matters”
*2021 Colmar Brunton survey of 50 national public-sector organisations in the country (sixth year in a row)
For more information please visit our candidate portal: info.fisherleadership.com/fnzceo1021
Close date: Friday 26 November 2021
To apply – please go to fisherleadership.com and click on ‘APPLY ONLINE’ using reference FNZceo1021, addressing your cover letter and resume to Kirsten Henderson in New Zealand (0800 605 010) or David Baber in Melbourne (+61 3 9016 6000).