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The CFSVA hold a Personal Accident Insurance Policy for CFS Volunteers.

 

For details and conditions of the policy contact the CFSVA Office on 08 8244 6500 or Sonia St Alban CFSVA Executive Director 0408 133 349 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 


 

 

EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST: 

 

5th August 2020

 

POSITION: 

INDEPENDENT CHAIRPERSON: CHIEF OFFICER ADVISORY COUNCIL (COAC)

COUNTRY FIRE SERVICE VOLUNTEER ASSOCIATION (CFSVA) NOMINATION

 

COMMENCEMENT DATE:

OCTOBER 2020

 

TERMS OF REFERENCE:

COAC TERMS OF REFERENCE DOCUMENT ATTACHED 

 

TIME COMMITMENT:

COAC meets bi-monthly on the 2nd Monday of of month from 9:00am- 3:00pm at CFS State Headquarters. 

The Chairperson will also be required to make some time available to prepare for the meeting, discuss agendas and other business with the COAC Executive Officer outside of scheduled meetings. This is usually managed through emails or phone calls.

 

This position is on a Voluntary Basis (no remuneration is offered). 

A travel allowance may be offered.

 

APPLICATIONS CLOSE: FRIDAY 21st AUGUST 2020

 

Chief Officer’s Advisory Council is significant in that it makes recommendations to the CFS Chief Officer and provides a consultative forum between the Regional Volunteer Management Committees (RVMCs), the CFS Executive Leadership Group (ELG) and the CFS Chief Officer in relation to operational and physical resource management within regions.

 

The CFSVA is currently seeking expressions of interests from registered CFS volunteers for the position of Independent Chairperson to the Chief Officer’s Advisory Council (COAC).

 

The COAC Chairperson is expected to be available to Chair COAC meetings and ensure that meeting procedures and practices are followed and managed in an efficient and effective manner. 

Executive and Secretarial support to the Chair is provided by CFS.

 

It must be made clear that it is the COAC Chairperson’s role to manage the meeting and not to influence the outcomes of the meeting.

The position is offered for a two (2) year term with the possibility of extension for a further two (2) years.

 

It is anticipated that the successful applicant will have good knowledge of meeting procedures and experience in Chairing meetings.  A good knowledge of CFS operational activities and operational structure would be advantageous.

 

It is imperative that the COAC Chair supports and upholds the strong values of the CFS and the CFSVA.   

 

To assist in finding the appropriate person for this position the Terms of Reference (TOR) for COAC are available through the following link. 

The selection of the successful applicant will be determined by a peer panel.

Expressions of Interests, including your particulars, background and CFS history may be forwarded by either post or email to the address below.

 

 

The President

Country Fire Service Volunteers Association

PO Box 2359

Regency Park SA 5942

 

OR

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Queries can be directed to:

Sonia St Alban

Executive Director

CFSVA

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. / Mob: 0408 133 349

 

Health, Safety & Welfare

The CFS has a number of people available who are ready and able to assist with the health, safety and well being of volunteers.

To raise an issue regarding Occupational Health, Safety and Welfare (OHS&W) contact your local brigade captain, group officer or regional office and ask to speak with an OHS&W officer or representative. Each branch of the CFSVA also has an OHS&W committee member that can assist you.

The State Health, Safety and Welfare Branch of the SA Fire and Emergency Services Commission is located at 60 Waymouth Street, Adelaide and is staffed by:

Steve Pavlich
Manager Health Safety and Welfare Branch (Acting)
Phone 8463 4140

Jane Abdilla
Stress Prevention Management and Peer Support Services (SPAM)
Phone 8463 4141   mobile 0409 903 120

David Kemp Senior Occupational Health & Safety Advisor
CFS Principal OHS contact for the CFS

Phone 8463 4246  mobile 0488 147 849

Mike Guilfoyle
Occupational Health & Safety Advisor CFS State Training Centre &
Regions 1, 3 & 5
Phone 8463 4150  mobile 0409 009 882

Lindsay Hincks
Occupational Health & Safety Advisor Regions 2, 4 & 6
Phone 8463 4151  mobile 0418 840 792

Alison Chesser
Senior Claims Administrator
Phone 8463 4143

Jo Groom
Claims Administrator
Phone 8463 4145

Jacqui Timms
Claims Officer
Phone 8463 4108

Leigh Smith
Claims Assistant
Phone 8463 4149

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