Are you looking for a way to volunteer with St John, but frontline ambulance work isn't for you?
Here's an opportunity that allows you to provide support to our Ambulance Officers and your community at the same time!
The Major Incident Support Team (MIST) has the important task of ensuring that St John | Hato Hone is providing a world leading response to major incidents and large events.
The Major Incident Support team is looking for non-clinical people throughout New Zealand to deploy and assist the Ambulance Operations and Event Health Services teams - from Northland to Southland/Otago. As a MIST member your role will be to provide support at planned and unplanned events in times of crisis and high workload. This can include major sporting events, festivals, and concerts through to incidents and natural disasters.
There are 4 major areas where you can be involved (but may not be required at each event):
- 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 Ambulance Communications Centre.
- Welfare - Looking after Staff that are working - keeping them fed, watered and mentally well.
- Logistics - Moving and setting up infrastructure. This can also include moving vehicles, driving between sites, setting up tents
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 have:
- A current, clean full NZ Driver's Licence class 1 required, with the ability to drive both automatic and manual vehicles confidently. However, if you do not hold a license, don't let that hold you back from applying - we can still use your help!
- A First Aid certificate
- An ability to work as part of a team as well as independently
- A strong communication skills and high level of attention to detail
- Are flexible, resilient and fun and able to maintain performance under pressure
- Are physically fit
- Demonstrate behaviours that align with St John's core values - Do the right thing, Side by side, Straight up, Make it better, Open minds
These are not clinical roles, but important support roles, so an ATP (Authority to Practice) is not required.
Please note: Appointments are subject to satisfactory completion of pre-employment checks including, but not limited to, 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.