Workforce Planning Consultant

  • Location CFA Headquarters | Burwood East (Hybrid)
  • Full Time | Fixed Term (ends 30.6.2024)
  • PTA 5 $105,749 -$118,898 pa (plus 11% superannuation)
  • Job Details
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    Department: Country Fire Authority
    Work Type: Fixed term - full time
    Job Function: People and Culture
    Classification: See Advertisement
    Work Location: Burwood East
    Reference: VG/1747899
    Closing Date: 25-Sep-2023
    Salary Range: See Advertisement
    Job Duration: 30/06/2024
    Attachments: PD -Workforce Planning Consultant 2022-12.docx (Word, 444KB)
    Job Specification

    PD -Workforce Planning Consultant 2022-12.pdf (PDF, 288KB)
    Job Specification

    Contact: Celeste Brack

    Position Details

    The Country Fire Authority (CFA) is one of the world's largest, and most highly regarded, community-based emergency services organisations. We are proud of the work we do in protecting lives and property, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. CFA strives to be a values-based organisation and an organisation of choice for volunteers and employees, where people with a variety of skills, experiences and backgrounds all add value through the roles they perform.

    About the Role:

    Workforce Planning is a new function within the People and Culture Department and a key function that will support CFA to plan its future workforce requirements whilst responding to changing business needs.

    Reporting to the Manager HR Systems, Governance and Analytics, the Workforce Planning Consultant is accountable for developing, implementing, and improving CFA's workforce planning capabilities and implementing a process that will enable CFA to effectively manage its workforce.

    The Workforce Planning Consultant will provide influence and direction across CFA to provide proactive insights that will shape business resource decision making. The role will ensure that data is accurately reflected within the HRIS system which then informs and supports a shared understanding of the impacts across the HR and Finance function including financial management, reporting and employee relations capabilities.

    Partnering with our Data Analytics expert, the role will lead complex strategic workforce reporting and analysis that provides meaningful and actionable insights for the business.

    In addition, the role will lead two key initiatives.

    1) Deploy a new FTE budget management process

    2) Support the implementation of new Fair Work Act legislation related to fixed-term contracts

    About You:

    You will be an experienced practitioner delivering on contemporary strategic workforce management in medium to large, complex organisations. Your effectiveness will be based on your ability to build trust and confidence with internal and external stakeholders who will value your direction and insights.

    You love working with Data and possess high level Excel / PowerBI skills and have experience analysing and manipulating data to deliver workforce planning insights.

    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.

    Your application should include:

    • Cover letter
    • 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.

    Pre-employment checks:

    Offers of employment will only be made to candidates who:

    • Can provide acceptable evidence that they meet full vaccination status (includes booster dose).
    • Successfully complete a National Police History Check and Working with Children Check

    CFA is committed to creating and maintaining a diverse, inclusive, and safe volunteer and work environment. Our aim is to have a volunteer and paid workforce that reflects the community it serves.  First Nations people, women, people of all ages, with disabilities and culturally and linguistically diverse people are encouraged to apply. 

    Applications close: 11:59pm 25 September 2023.

    If at any stage of the recruitment and selection process you require an alternative format to the application material or reasonable adjustment to the interview arrangements, please don't hesitate to contact the person listed on the ad or alternatively, email

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