Volunteer Capability Manager

• Located at CFA Headquarters, Burwood East

• Fixed Term Full Time (6 Months)

• $109,498 pa (plus 9.50% super)
Job Details
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Department: Country Fire Authority
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Strategic Management
Classification: See Advertisement
Work Location: Burwood East
Reference: VG/1335188
Closing Date: 29-May-2018
Salary Range: See Advertisement
Job Duration: 6 Months
Attachments: PD - Volunteer Capability Manager - 2018-05.pdf (PDF, 64KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Kerrie Robertson
0438 949 584

Position Details

In October 2017, the Victorian Government announced an additional $60 million in funding to CFA as part of its Fire Services Statement (FSS) to help keep communities safe and further strengthen its service delivery.   This will be critical to positioning CFA as a highly capable, modern, responsive emergency services organisation which reflects the community it serves. 

This is a senior role that has responsibility for influencing and designing initiatives to build volunteer leadership capability and to develop a leadership framework for the initiatives in the FSS Volunteer Leadership plan. This role will partner with the People and Culture teams, the Volunteers and Strategy Directorate and the Training team to design and plan strategies that develop and strengthen volunteer leadership capability and support the advancement of the organisational cultural and capability priorities.

This position will strengthen volunteer leadership capability throughout the volunteer lifecycle, by integrating programs and projects to achieve strategic business goals and operational objectives. 

Frequent travel across the state may be required in this role.

The successful applicant will have:

  • Demonstrated project management skills with the ability to meet tight timelines and deliver quality solutions.
  • Ability to write high quality project reports, benefits tracking and executive briefs within tight timelines
  • Demonstrated experience in developing and implementing leadership capability frameworks and assessment of leadership programs
  • Strong leadership and stakeholder partnering skills
  • Able to adapt and support leaders through change in a complex environment
  • Collaborative approach to resolving problems and designing solutions
  • A strong understanding of the people aspects of change management and the ability to apply to work situations
  • Experience in budget tracking and reporting on performance in line with project requirements

Your Application

When applying for a position with CFA, the key to progressing in the selection process is the quality of your application. Your application must demonstrate that you have the qualifications, experience, key attributes and skills required for the position.

Applicants must address the selection criteria outlined in the attached position description.

Your application should include:

  • Cover letter
  • Responses to the Key Selection Criteria as outlined in the Position Description
  • Resume

Submitting your Application

When you click the 'apply' button you will be taken to the online application form. Here you will be asked to provide personal and contact details and respond to employment-related questions.


The successful applicant will be required to complete a National Police History Check.


CFA supports flexible working arrangements and is committed to being an inclusive, fair and child safe organisation for all staff, volunteers and the community.

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