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Looking for a change and want to make a difference in your community? Find your calling at Wellington Free Ambulance!

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We have a wide range of volunteer and career opportunities available throughout the region, check out our current vacancies below and come join the team!

If you would like to apply for any of the opportunities below, please fill in an application form and send it to recruitment@wfa.org.nz along with your CV and cover letter.

Clinical Psychologist (Part-time)

We are looking for a part-time Clinical Psychologist to join our People and Culture team to help us develop and drive mental health, resilience and wellbeing activities across Wellington Free Ambulance.

In this role you will work collaboratively with our staff and their families to educate, advise, and build on existing approaches that support the ongoing development of mental health, resilience and wellbeing strategies. 

You will evaluate and feedback on Wellington Free Ambulance's psychological service delivery and may be asked to lead the discussions with staff and their families on various policy and cultural issues such as bullying and harassment, domestic violence and diversity and inclusion. 

To be successful in this role you will need:

  • Relevant qualifications and experience such as (but not limited to) Psychology, Occupational Therapy or other relevant disability and behaviour support experience;
  • Proven experience in the mental health, resilient and wellbeing field;
  • Strong cultural awareness and the ability to provide culturally appropriate support and demonstrated understanding of the principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi;
  • Demonstrated experience in developing, delivering and facilitating meaningful workshops to support desired outcome under the Wellington Free Ambulance mental health strategy;
  • Knowledge or experience in an emergency services environment would be advantageous as would previous experience and of working and reporting in a business environment.

We are looking for someone who can organise and manage competing demands in a fast paced environment and has excellent and demonstrated written and oral communication skills, including those required for multi-level report-writing, research and analysis.

This is a permanent part-time role (20 hours per week) located at our Thorndon Ambulance Station and head office. 

If you are seeking a career change and want to make a difference at a highly respected not-for-profit, we would love to hear from you. 

By joining our team, you'd be making a big difference for the people you help, and for your community.

Read the job description here.

If this sounds like you, please fill out the application form available at the top of this page and return it to recruitment@wfa.org.nz along with your CV and cover letter. 

Applications close: Wednesday 11 March 2020, 5pm.

Communications Lead (External and Projects)

We are looking for a Communications Lead (External and Projects) to join our Fundraising and Communications team.

This role will ensure our well-loved brand stays top of mind for people, support the organisation’s key messaging around who we are and the work we do using a full communications channel mix. They will ensure all major communication projects are delivered on time, to budget and achieve tangible impact for the business. 

This role will also oversee our media strategy, ensuring that we engage in positive PR for the organisation while safeguarding our brand and reputation.  

The Communications Lead (External and Projects) role will also help lead the organisation’s community engagement strategy, keeping Wellington Free Ambulance embedded in the hearts and minds of everyone across the region. 

We are looking for someone who:

  • Has strong communications experience, preferably in a non-profit setting (at least 5 years)
  • Can work both as part of a team and autonomously
  • Has an appreciation for beautifully crafted communications
  • Is a strategic thinker who can put in place robust processes and procedures to help meet workload demand
  • Is a positive thinker, a natural leader who gets the best out of their team
  • Is an experienced people manager 

This role is a permanent full time position based at our Thorndon ambulance station and head office. 

By joining our team, you’d be making a big difference for our people and in turn the wider community. 

Read the job description here.

If this sounds like you, please fill out the application form available at the top of this page and return it to recruitment@wfa.org.nz along with your CV and cover letter.  

Applications close: Sunday 23 February 2020, 5pm

Wellness Advisor

We are currently looking for a Wellness Advisor who will help support the wellbeing of our people and their whānau.

This role will contribute to the promotion of wellbeing across Wellington Free Ambulance and the importance of self-care with individuals and groups. 

As the Wellness Advisor you will:

  • Play a pivotal role in supporting the business to implement key wellness programmes and initiatives.
  • Connect our people to internal and external mental health support as required.
  • Support our employees requiring workplace rehabilitation and ensure the process for returning to work is clear.
  • Ensure all of our people and whānau are inducted into our Wellaware programme.
  • Make sure Wellington Free Ambulance is compliant with our legislative responsibilities and coordinate and support our Peer Supporter Team.

 To be successful in this role you need:

  • Proven experience in a wellness advisory or coordination role, preferably with 3+ years’ experience in promoting wellbeing in the workplace.
  • Well-developed interpersonal and communication skills in order to build effective relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Knowledge of current health, safety and wellbeing legislation and best practice relating to wellbeing initiatives.
  • Demonstrated ability in advising and supporting people at all levels of a complex organisation. 

This role is a permanent full time position in our People and Culture team based at our Thorndon ambulance station and head office. 

By joining our team, you’d be making a big difference for our people and in turn the wider community. 

Read the job description here. 

If this sounds like you, please fill out the application form available at the top of this page and return it to recruitment@wfa.org.nz along with your CV and cover letter.

Applications close: Sunday 23 February 2020, 5pm.

Project Manager (Next Generation Critical Communications)

We are currently looking for a Project Manager who can hit the ground running and join our fellow emergency service providers on Next Generation Critical Communications Programme (NGCC).

This programme of work is to invest in replacing critical communications capability used by Emergency Services to support and deliver frontline services which underpin safety, health and wellbeing outcomes for New Zealand.

 As the NGCC Project Manager you will:

  • Ensure that all Wellington Free Ambulance projects and activities relating to NGCC are delivered in a timely manner, within scope and budget;
  • Support the design, development and delivery of communications for the programme
  • Support the design and delivery of training programmes for the NGCC
  • Manage and measure the benefits of the programme for Wellington Free Ambulance

To be successful in this role you will need:

  • 4 – 5 years proven experience in a Project Management position
  • Previous experience within the telecommunications industry is desirable but not a must have
  • Excellent communication and time management skills
  • Proven relationship building & management skills
  • Demonstrated ability to manage staff and educate around the benefits of the programme

This position is a fixed-term role until 31 December 2020 and initially based at our Thorndon ambulance station and head office.  

By joining our team, you’d be making a big difference for the people you help, and for your community.  

Read the job description here.

If this sounds like you, please fill out the application form available at the top of this page and return it to recruitment@wfa.org.nz along with your CV and cover letter. 

Applications close: Wednesday 19 February 2020, 5pm.

Ambulance Officer (All ATPs)

We are looking new recruits across all ATP levels to join the team.

We are seeking applicants who have:

  • An Authority to Practice at one or more of the following: Emergency Medical Technician, Paramedic, Intensive Care Paramedic, Extended Care Paramedic (community medicine), Clinical Paramedic Advisor (over the phone).
  • A New Zealand Bachelor of Health Science (Paramedicine) degree or overseas equivalent (or completing in the year of application)
  • Currently or recently employed as a permanent ambulance officer for 3+ years
  • A full New Zealand driver’s licence, and no criminal convictions, previous or pending
  • The ability to work fulltime on a rostered and rotating shift cycle including night shifts

Wellington Free accepts applications all year round however, we run four intakes throughout the year. 
Ambulance Officer – All ATPs intakes
Please note: International applicants must be available for a phone interview during the dates indicated. National and international shortlisted applicants must also be available to be in Wellington for the assessment centre dates indicated. You will only be required to attend one day. 

If you are seeking a career in emergency service and ambulance sector, we would love to hear from you.

By joining our team, you’d be making a big difference for the people you help, and for your community. 

If this sounds like you, please fill out the application form available at the top of this page and return to recruitment@wfa.org.nz along with your CV and cover letter.

Graduate Internship

We are currently seeking applicants for our one year Graduate Internship programme.

This highly sought after programme provides a great opportunity for graduates of a Bachelor of Health Science in Paramedicine to gain on-the-job experience alongside a dedicated preceptor.

The programme provides a structured and supported learning environment to enable you to develop independent skills to gain an Authority to Practice (ATP) as an Emergency Medical Technician.

After one year of consolidation all staff are able to apply for the Paramedic ATP.

We are seeking applicants who have:

  • A New Zealand Bachelor of Health Science (Paramedicine) degree or overseas equivalent (or completing in the year of application)
  • A full New Zealand driver’s licence, and no criminal convictions, previous or pending
  • The ability to work full time on a rostered and rotating shift cycle including night shifts

Wellington Free accepts applications all year round however, we run four graduate intakes throughout the year. 

Graduate Intern Ambulance Officer intakes

Please note: International applicants must be available for a phone interview during the dates indicated. National and international shortlisted applicants must also be available to be in Wellington for the assessment centre dates indicated. You will only be required to attend one day.

*Third year students graduating in 2020 can apply anytime from the Winter intake. Employment will be conditional on successfully passing the degree programme.

If you are seeking a career in emergency service and ambulance sector, we would love to hear from you.

By joining our team, you’d be making a big difference for the people you help, and for your community. 

If this sounds like you, please fill out the application form available at the top of this page and return to recruitment@wfa.org.nz along with your CV and cover letter.

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