Area Lifesaving Manager - Central
- Support volunteers and emergency services across the state
- Elevate Life Saving Victoria’s capabilities as Victoria’s peak water safety and lifesaving organisation
- Help to reduce risk and drive positive water safety outcomes in Victorian communities.
Life Saving Victoria (LSV) is expanding to better support our clubs, volunteers, staff and partner emergency management agencies, both now and into the future. This will allow us to target our services more effectively and more broadly across the Victorian coast.
We are looking for an experienced emergency service professional to join the Lifesaving Services Team in the newly created role of Area Lifesaving Manager - Central.
This role along with the East and Western Area Lifesaving Managers roles will enable lifesaving services to operate within defined areas and aligning to service delivery requirements; utilising local expertise to develop specific and effective delivery models. By tailoring our outputs to the needs of local clubs, land managers, environments and communities, we will provide impactful outcomes for our communities and stakeholders.
Reporting to the General Manager – Lifesaving Services, these roles are responsible for developing, delivering, supporting and maintaining lifesaving activities and operations to ensure safe working and recreational environments for our members, customers and the community. They will manage and oversees programs across coastal safety, lifesaving operations, and emergency services to reduce risks around water and save lives.
The successful candidate will lead and manage the lifeguard, rescue water craft, events and lifesaving services within their geographically defined remit, in line with LSV’s organisational strategy and mission and while managing and implementing the required assurance across these portfolios.
In return, LSV will provide a positive work environment, variety in tasks and responsibilities, and great office amenities and facilities.
With regular days at regional offices, clubs and/or other emergency service locations, each of the three roles will be based out of Port Melbourne, servicing central Victoria
This is a fulltime, permanent position.
LSV is Victoria’s peak water safety and lifesaving organisation with a mission to prevent aquatic related death and injury across all Victorian communities. We strive to provide all Victorians with safe aquatic environments across built facilities and natural waterways.
As a recognised agency of Emergency Management Victoria, LSV provides emergency response services across the state through its vast network of lifesaving clubs, lifeguards, marine and aerial rescue services. This includes supporting our other emergency services partners through our broad yet highly-skilled membership wherever possible.
Since the early 1900s, life saving clubs have been an integral part of Australia’s coastal and inland waterways, with volunteers providing education and training in lifesaving activities, as well as lifesaving services between the iconic red and yellow flags at patrolled locations. Life saving clubs harness the support of local communities, and use a network of services including helicopters, inflatable rescue boats, offshore rescue boats and rescue watercraft to ensure the safety of our waterway user.
Key selection criteria;
Ideal candidate: this position would suit a person with experience managing teams in emergency services, including across diverse portfolios and workforces. They will have a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of emergency management within lifesaving and/or search and rescue, and demonstrated experience using incident management systems. They will have strong planning skills and the ability to review, analyse and develop business cases. Multitasking and the ability to operate in a busy environment is critical.
Specific requirements: Tertiary qualifications and/or experience in risk management, emergency management and/or project management are required. Successful candidates will have demonstrated experience managing a large and geographically dispersed workforce. They will have demonstrated change management experience with a track record in managing and fostering positive stakeholder relationships. A good understanding of assurance models, with experience in reporting and delivering compliance activities to achieve best practices outcome is required. Successful candidates will be strong people managers with development and training experience, as well as a track record of developing and managing budgets and project deliverables on time.
Personal attributes: Successful candidates will have the ability to influence others through positive leadership and interpersonal skills. They will be able to foster productive working relationships, value diversity and collaboration, be able to operate effectively under high pressure and demonstrate a passion for the community sector and volunteering. A friendly 'can-do' attitude and readiness to 'roll up their sleeves' is key.
Communication skills: Excellent communication skills are required, with the ability to communicate effectively to a variety of stakeholders including volunteer members, staff, local councils, government agencies, national bodies and sponsors. Successful candidates will be comfortable having direct and challenging conversations to get the best outcomes for our people and organisation.
Flexible: This role will require on-call availability and involve shift or out of hours work on weekends and evenings as required, as well as intra- and interstate travel.
How to apply:
A position description can be found at www.lsv.com.au/careers
To be considered for this position, please submit your application with a CV and covering letter, ensuring you address the key selection criteria.
For further information, please contact the hiring manager Liam Krige on 9676 6967 or email@example.com.
Applications close 5th July 2021