Compensation Team Leader

• Located at CFA Headquarters, Burwood East

• Fixed Term Full Time (12 Months)

• $92,348 pa (plus 9.50% super)
Job Details
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Department: Country Fire Authority
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Occupational Health and Safety
Classification: See Advertisement
Work Location: Burwood East
Reference: VG/1343789
Closing Date: 24-Sep-2018
Salary Range: See Advertisement
Job Duration: 12 Months
Attachments: PD - Compensation Team Lead - 2018-07.pdf (PDF, 66KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Denise Bergles
03 9262 8243

Position Details

The Country Fire Authority (CFA) is one of the world's largest, and most highly regarded community based emergency services organisations. We respond to fire and other emergencies 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Whilst our firefighters are the cornerstone of CFA services, what goes on behind the scenes is just as important in helping to protect lives and property.

We are looking for an experienced team leader with a proven history of steering a team through innovation and change.

As the Team Leader you will be responsible for implementing the Injury Recovery Strategy across both CFA's WorkCover and Volunteer Compensation schemes.  You will lead a small specialist team to deliver exceptional customer service and manage and deliver injury management, return to work programs and compensation services to support injured members, managers, volunteer employers and other key stakeholders. 

You will role model the 5 CFA values putting safety first, excelling through teamwork, demonstrating adaptability, acting with integrity and treating all with respect.

The successful applicant will have:

  • Proven leadership skills and demonstrated ability to obtain and maintain effective cooperation and contribution of diverse stakeholders.
  • Proven people management skills and demonstrated ability to lead and develop a specialist resource team.
  • Proven ability to negotiate and deliver agreed outcomes.
  • Tertiary qualifications in a related discipline, ideally with an injury and compensation management focus or specialisation or equivalent experience.
  • Strong technical knowledge and understanding of compensation schemes with the ability to interpret and apply associated legislation.
  • Proven ability to provide authoritative, specialist advice and expertise to all levels within an organisation.

 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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