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Napier Assist Officers - Āwhina Tāngata

Full time permanent position working 40 hours per week

Napier, New Zealand

Reference: 5946926

Nau mai, haere mai.

Do you want to work with your community and make Napier awesome?

Can you connect with people and work together to solve problems?

You don't need a big CV, just a can-do attitude, great communication, and respect for others.

We are ready to build our Napier Assist /Āwhina Tāngata team and are looking for people to act as our big brothers and sisters looking after our community, businesses, and visitors.

Our Napier Assist Officers will work with our community to de-escalate issues and reduce public exposure to nuisance behaviour by others. They will do this through active patrolling, being visible, and connecting with people who need help or guidance. They keep an eye on areas of interest through monitoring of CCTV and work with Police and other support agencies to support city safety.

To be successful in this role, you will need:

  • Great integrity and ability to connect with people
  • Sound judgement and decision making, with a ‘hands on' problem-solving approach
  • Able to remain calm under pressure and take control
  • Ability to multi-task and operate computer equipment and two-way radio communications
  • CCTV experience is an advantage, however, full training will be provided
  • Available to work shifts on a 24-hour, 7 day per week roster
  • Current active FULL driver's licence

This is a genuine opportunity for someone who wants to make a difference in the community and keep it a safe place. It will give you the opportunity to progress your career within a fun and supportive environment.

If this sounds like you, apply now!

We will be interviewing suitable candidates as applications are received and may close this advertisement when we have found the right person.

We are an equal opportunity employer and we value diversity. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, or disability status although applicants must have existing rights to work in New Zealand. Napier City Council is responsible for Civil Defence emergencies and as such, all staff may be called upon to support the response.

Our preferred candidates will be required to undergo pre-employment screening which includes drug testing and, for some roles, health screening