Message from UFBA Chief Executive Officer Bill Butzbach
Many UFBA members worked in partnership with the FENZ Transition Programme to help successfully establish Fire and Emergency New Zealand on 1 July. With co-design, a change management programme becomes sector led.
We are now into the integration phase of Fire and Emergency New Zealand which comprises an ambitious programme of work. UFBA and FRFANZ represent the clear majority of the personnel within our sector and together we can assist Fire and Emergency New Zealand to engage, lead and support our personnel through this significant period of change.
UFBA and FRFANZ are committed to promoting, valuing and supporting effective volunteering in New Zealand to:
- Increase the status of volunteers
- Increase opportunities to influence the policy and regulations associated with volunteering
- Advance effective volunteering through greater attention to the principles of volunteering best practice.
Fire and Emergency New Zealand is currently advertising a significant leadership opportunity in the organisation’s Integration Programme for a person to lead the Volunteerism Workstream.
Effective volunteer involvement requires organisational leadership and a culture and structure that supports and values the role of volunteers. For our volunteer members, this role will have a critically important influence on our collective future.
I encourage applications from members who have an intimate appreciation of voluntarism and a commitment to making sure the intent of Government directions for volunteers are properly and effectively implemented.
This would be an ideal fixed term/secondment opportunity for someone who has proven experience as a senior leader/manager and has led both employees and volunteers. Click here to find out details of the role and how to apply
I very much appreciate the commitment of our members to building safe sustainable communities and for the work you are doing to advance effective volunteering in your brigades and communities.
24 August 2017
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