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Major Incident Support Team Member - Invercargill

St John NZ (Southland Otago and Canterbury)

The Major Incident Support Team (MIST) is looking for non-clinical people to deploy and assist the wider Operations and Event Health Services teams throughout the country at both planned and unplanned major events/incidents.

As a MIST member your role will be to support the Operations Team in times of crisis and high workload.

There are 4 types of roles:

Administration - Tracking patients, staff and vehicles - making sure all the paperwork is done.

Communications - Specialist communications within a Command Unit at an incident and between the incident and an Emergency Operations Centre or CCS.

Welfare - Looking after Staff that are working - keeping them fed, watered and mentally well.

Logistics - moving and setting up infrastructure.

While we're looking for members right across NZ, the command units are based in Christchurch, Dunedin, Palmerston North, Hamilton, and Auckland, so these team members will be expected to have a higher inference to radio communications and interagency cooperation.

Some of your key tasks may include (but are not limited) to the following:

  • Ensuring all operations vehicles and equipment and Major Incident equipment are maintained to a state of operational readiness
  • Relocating vehicles
  • Responding to Major incident and filling the CIMS 'Logistics' & 'Welfare' roles
  • Establishing the Scene Command Point and any ICP / EOC Duties
  • Provide communications and logistical support at significant events

Our ideal candidates:

  • Current, clean full NZ Driver's Licence class 1 required, with the ability to drive both automatic and manual vehicles confidently
  • First Aid certificate
  • Ability to work as part of a team as well as independently
  • Strong communication skills and high level of attention to detail
  • Flexible, resilient and fun and able to maintain performance under pressure
  • Physically fit
  • Demonstrated behaviours that align with St John's core values - Do the right thing, Side by side, Straight up, Make it better, Open minds

An ATP is not a requirement of this role.

COVID-19 Vaccinations

All people who are intending to work or volunteer within St John are required to comply with the COVID-19 Public Health Response (Vaccinations) Order 2021 before their commencement date. This means you will be required to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination as part of the recruitment process. This applies to all roles in St John.

Please note: Appointments are subject to satisfactory completion of pre-employment checks including, but not limited to, drug testing, physical assessment and health check. This does include those that may already be a current St John member.

We welcome and encourage diversity in our workforce and adhere to best practice equal employment opportunity principles as well as commitment to delivering equitable outcomes in all aspects of our recruitment and our ways of working.

Haramai ngā tai o te āniwaniwa, he kāhui rangatira tēnei, he kāhui whakamana tāngata whaimahi, e te iti, e te rahi e.