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Emergency Services Planning Officer Volunteer - Darwin

Apply now Role no: 498737
Availability: Business hours, Evenings, Mornings, Weekends
Time involved: As required
Location: Darwin

  • Ongoing
  • On call for 8- 12 hour shift on self-selected days/times.

The program

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 Planning 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 planned based on the best available information and intelligence, considering a range of operational options based on strategic objectives, risk, wellbeing, and resources.

The opportunity

This role provides the opportunity to further develop logistical 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.

The impact

During an emergency the management team and field operators are vital to the operation of evacuation centres. The planning team is responsible for data sourcing and analysing, options, plans, record keeping, reporting and information distribution.

Further Information
To find out more about this opportunity please refer to the volunteer role description please see the volunteer role description Download File ES Planning 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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  1. Submit your application Tell us about yourself along with any skills and experience you can bring to Red Cross by completing an online application.
  2. Meet with us Have a chat with us about the volunteer role you have applied for and see whether it’s a good match for you and for us.
  3. Complete some checks If you are successful in getting the role we’ll ask you to complete a Police Check. In some cases a Working With Children Check may also be required.
  4. Get started! At this stage, it’s time for your induction and training as you’re now an official Red Cross Volunteer.

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