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Emergency Services Operations Officer Volunteer - Darwin
Role no: 498736
Availability: Business hours, Evenings, Mornings, Weekends
Time involved: As required
- On call for 8- 12 hour shift on self-selected days/times
Red Cross Emergency Services program helps people to prepare for, respond to and recover from emergencies and disasters, primarily through the provision of psychosocial support. Emergency Services operate in a variety of settings including relief or evacuation centres, airports, recovery centres, door-knocking homes and businesses or telephoning people.
In addition to the above we have a ‘behind the scenes’ management group called the Incident Management Team (IMT), this team is activated during an emergency and operates off the field. The team is made up of planning officers (the thinkers), state operation officers (the doers) and logistics officers (the getters).
The Red Cross Operations Officer works with the Commander and Incident Management Team (IMT) to ensure that Red Cross response and recovery activities in an emergency operation are effectively managed. The Operations Officer coordinates and acts as a contact point into the IMT for all field teams during the emergency operation.
This role provides the opportunity to further develop operational skills in a high intensity and well supported environment. Successful applicants will receive a variety of training (outlined in the position description), that can be used and is beneficial in many other professions and roles.
During an emergency the management team and field operators are vital to the operation of evacuation centres. The operations team will implement the plan and provided resources to ensure the field operators can conduct activities effectively and efficiently.
To find out more about this opportunity please refer to the volunteer role description please see the volunteer role description ES Operations Officer Volunteer - NT .pdf or contact Heather Prendergast on 0448 662 218
Red Cross strives to create a safe and inclusive culture with wellbeing at its centre. We embrace diversity and welcome Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and people with different lived experiences, abilities, gender, ethnicity, age, and sexual orientation. We are a child safe organisation with zero tolerance of any harm to children. Our vision is to be trusted as the leading humanitarian organisation making a genuine difference in the lives of people and communities.
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