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Senior Advisor Organisational Security and Resilience

Posted on Tue, 13 Sep 2022

Work type

Fixed term contract

Location

Wellington

Close date

Tue, 27 Sep 2022

Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role

An opportunity to join the Voting Services team as a Senior Advisor Organisational Security and Resilience at the Electoral Commission in Wellington.

  • Support us to be prepared for the 2023 General Election event
  • Help to implement structures, systems, plans and processes
  • Work closely with stakeholders and partners
  • Action oriented | Drive for results | Customer focus | Relationship management  
  • Wellington location | Competitive salary

An opportunity to join the Voting Services team as a Senior Advisor Organisational Security and Resilience at the Electoral Commission in Wellington.

This role supports the Commission to develop and implement structures, systems, plans and processes which promote organisational security and resilience through risk management.

This person plays a lead role in any response to an actual or potential incident that may affect or disrupt operations.

Strong liaison and relationship management is a critical aspect of the role.

Key Responsibilities:

  • lead the development and implementation of the Commission's risk and security mitigation and response programme for the 2023 General Election
  • take a lead advisory or leadership role and provide guidance to the Commission to respond/recover during a crisis or significant incident
  • provide advice and support to the business operations groups and assist in the implementation of processes, systems and materials which support organisational resilience

To apply you must have:

  • A relevant Tertiary qualification, such as in security or emergency management, or equivalent professional experience
  • A Security qualification (Level 4 or higher), Certificate of Business Continuity Institute or an equivalent qualification, Coordinated Incident Management System qualification (Level 4 or higher)
  • Experience working with and applying the principles of business continuity management
  • Experience working with and applying the New Zealand Government's security standards
  • Experience working with and influencing with senior leaders
  • Existing relationships within the New Zealand security & risk management, business continuity, and emergency management communities.
  • Professional Membership with a security & risk management, business continuity, and/or professional emergency management organisation
  • The ability to gain and maintain a Top-Secret National Security Clearance
  • Experience working with the four Rs of emergency management and CIMS framework
  • Be action focussed and have a drive for results
  • Build trust and motivate others
  • High level organisational skills
  • Proven relationship management experience across all levels of an organisation
  • Highly effective communication and liaison skills

About the Electoral Commission | Te Kaitiaki Take Kōwhiri

The Electoral Commission is an independent Crown Entity who works with and through communities to inform, engage and educate New Zealanders about the value of participation, make it easy for them to enrol and vote, promote understanding of New Zealand's democratic processes, and deliver parliamentary elections and referenda.

In association with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade under the New Zealand Aid Programme, the International Team provides technical assistance to electoral agencies in the Pacific and beyond to support those agencies to enhance their electoral administration capability.

Why join the Electoral Commission?

The Commission is building an inclusive strength focussed culture where diversity is encouraged and valued. We understand how important family is; therefore, we support a family-friendly atmosphere. You will join a team who are here for the right reasons, and we are passionate about what we do. We offer a competitive salary and flexible working conditions.

To apply for this role please apply through this link. 

You must be legally allowed to work in New Zealand.

 

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