Waikato / Bay of Plenty-based Field Officer

The Association is looking to appoint a permanent full-time Waikato / Bay of Plenty-based Field Officer to service Association members in the Police Districts in the region. 

The successful applicant would need to live within the vicinity of Rotorua, Hamilton or Tauranga. Reasonable transfer costs would be negotiable if they lived outside the central Waikato / Bay of Plenty area.

The majority of time in this role involves the provision of industrial advice and representation to Police Association members, including all employment relations issues and disciplinary matters.

You will also be promoting and delivering the services of the Police Welfare Fund and the Police Credit Union to members.

Applicants should have:

  • A solid understanding and empathy with Police and the environment in which they work
  • Familiarity with employment rights, agreements and principles;
  • Familiarity with disciplinary processes and performance management
  • Familiarity with the resolution of grievances and employment relationship problems
  • Proven negotiating, advocacy and facilitating skills;
  • Advanced inter-personal and relationship building skills;
  • Self-motivation/management, initiative and good organisational skills; and
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Word, Excel and Office products.

The successful applicant is required to maintain an office at their home.  An office allowance and vehicle will be provided.

This is both a challenging and rewarding role providing regular interaction with members and police management.  Specialist support to the role is provided by the Association’s National Office. 


Why work for us?

We have a team of 50 people who are passionate about their work and take pride in providing the very best service to New Zealand's Police employees and their families.  We are dedicated to growing and challenging our people, investing in both them and their work environment. 

We know we're only as good as the people that work for us, so we truly value and support our staff.  You can look forward to a competitive salary and leave entitlements, medical and life insurance and other benefits including access to holiday homes.

If you want to work for a great organisation then send us your CV and a brief cover letter now. 

This role is being re-advertised to ensure we appoint the best person we can.  Please note that previous applicants will be reconsidered so need not reapply.

View a copy of the Position Description below.

Applications close on Friday 18 January 2019.  Interviews will be held in Hamilton / Rotorua.


How to apply

Initial enquiries and written applications including a CV should be sent to Alyssa de Ruiter by email Industrial.EA@policeassn.org.nz or as below:

NZ Police Association
PO Box 12 344, Wellington 6144
Attention – Alyssa de Ruiter