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Major Incident Support Team Member

St John’s mission is to prevent and relieve sickness and injury, and to act to enhance health and well-being of people of all races and creeds anywhere in New Zealand.

The Major Incident Support team (MIST) is looking for non-clinical people to deploy and assist the wider Operations and Event Health Services teams throughout the country at both planned and unplanned major events/incidents. This initiative is to ensure that St John | Hato Hone is providing a world leading response to major incidents and large events.

As a MIST member your role will be to support the Operations Team in times of crisis and high workload.

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.


Their ideal candidates:

  • Current, clean full NZ Driver's Licence class 1 required, with the ability to drive both automatic and manual vehicles confidently
  • First Aid certificate
  • Ability to work as part of a team as well as independently
  • Strong communication skills and high level of attention to detail
  • Flexible, resilient and fun and able to maintain performance under pressure
  • Physically fit
  • Demonstrated behaviours that align with St John's core values - Do the right thing, Side by side, Straight up, Make it better, Open minds

A Police background check is required for this role.

Time commitment

1 training a month and 3-5 callouts/training exercises a year.

Initially there are 3 courses to get onboarded comprising of about 36 hours of classroom/training and sign off. This happens over about 3 months.

Getting started

The first step is to express your interest by filling out the form below. We will then put you in touch directly with the organisation for more information on the role and how to proceed.

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