New Zealand Emergency Management Assistance Team Volunteer Opportunities

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A third round of recruitment for the New Zealand Emergency Management Assistance Team (EMAT) is underway with geospatial and information management listed among the skills and experience that are of particular interest.

Further details on EMAT, including insights from EMAT cadre members on the value of the initiative to their home agencies, are available at

New Zealand Emergency Management Assistance Team recruitment

The New Zealand Emergency Management Assistance Team (NZ EMAT) is a capability within the emergency management system. The establishment of NZ EMAT was the Government’s response to the recommendations to establish a ‘fly-in team’ in the Technical Advisory Group’s 2018 report on better responses to natural disasters and other emergencies. The name reflects the purpose and structure of the team which is to provide specialist capability enhancement to assist and support the affected incident controller and their incident management team to manage an emergency. This intake forms the third round of recruitment to support this initiative.

Applicants will need to provide a covering letter, up to date and relevant CV as well as organisation approval in principle. Short-listed applicants will be panel interviewed and successful candidates will be asked to complete a series of psychometric tests before being invited to attend the initial training course as the final stage of assessment.

Applicants need to be available during the interview and initial training and confirmation course dates.

Visit for more information and to submit your application to be an EMAT volunteer by 5pm Friday 18 September 2020. Enquiries can made to Victoria Brice, Recruitment Specialist – H2R Consulting or phone 04 4999471.


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