The Fire Service is seeking expressions of interest for at least three seconded Assistant Area Manager positions within Region 1 (Areas 3, 4 and 5).

These secondments would appear to be for up to a period of two years.

The Auckland Local’s position regarding members submitting expressions of interest is that this should not occur. The Auckland Local’s view is clear in this regard and no member should be applying for any of these advertised seconded positions.

The Auckland Local Committee apologises for this late recommendation, however, we believe it is important, given issues that members have been raising.

Although we understand a number of additional FTE’s were offered within the Auckland Region, it is disappointing that the Fire Service has chosen to not offer any for Fire Risk Management, even though all Areas are extremely under-resourced and overworked within the area of Fire Risk Management. Fire Risk Management is not being resourced at a rate where it is able to keep pace with the increase in population within the Greater Auckland Area.

There is also a great deal of disappointment that Management has, at no stage, made any effort to consult with the Auckland Local over these proposed secondments.

The recommendation from the Auckland Local is that no members should apply for these positions or submit expressions of interest.

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