Taree SES seeks new controller

The NSW State Emergency Service (SES) is seeking a new volunteer controller for its Taree City Unit.

NSW SES Taree City volunteers provide a range of emergency services to the local community including emergency response to storm, flood and tsunami events. In addition the NSW SES provides assistance and support to other emergency services in areas such as land searches and bushfire operations.

The SES is seeking a highly motivated individual who would be responsible for leading, supporting and co-ordinating the unit in preparing for and responding to a range of emergencies in the Greater Taree area.

The unit controller, with support from SES region headquarters, oversees the activities of the unit such as training, the maintenance of vehicles and equipment, recruitment of new volunteers, administration, community education and emergency response operations.

The Taree SES Unit has 44 volunteer members who over the last 12 months have responded to 256 requests for emergency assistance from the local community.

The majority of the unit’s work involves making safe storm damaged properties with flood assistance and operations being the other main areas of focus for the unit.

NSW SES region controller, Tony Day said,” The ideal person would have a range of demonstrated leadership abilities, with excellent interpersonal communication skills and sound knowledge of the emergency services sector.”

People interested in the position are encouraged to obtain an application pack from the NSW SES Mid North Coast Region headquarters by calling 6592 5800 or emailing mnr.admin@one.ses.nsw.gov.au .

This is a volunteer position - the successful applicant will be appointed for a two year period and provided with all necessary training, equipment and resources to undertake the controller’s responsibilities. An honorarium is also payable for out of pocket expenses.

For more information go to the SES website www.ses.nsw.gov.au.