First listed on: 03 February 2018

Deputy Commissioner - Strategy & Support

Deputy Commissioner (Executive Director), Strategy & Support, NSW State Emergency Service, Senior Executive Band 2, Wollongong, SES02/18

  • High profile NSW Government organisation
  • Excellent remuneration and employee benefits
  • Full-time role, Ongoing
  • Wollongong location

An exciting opportunity is available for a dynamic individual to join the NSW State Emergency Service (NSW SES) in a key strategic role, leading the Service’s Strategy & Support arm.

About Us

The NSW SES is an emergency and rescue service dedicated to assisting the community. It is made up almost entirely of volunteers, with 229 units located throughout New South Wales, comprised of approximately 9,000 volunteer members, increasing to 20,000.

About the role

The Deputy Commissioner leads and manages multi-disciplinary teams to develop and deliver strategy and manage best practice contemporary service support functions that are key to NSW SES achieving its mission. The Deputy Commissioner oversees the areas of Organisational Performance & Engagement; People & Development; Finance & Asset Management; Information & Communications Technology; and Governance. Your ability to lead and inspire teams in partnering with volunteers, key stakeholders and members of the NSW community will be critical in this role.  In summary we need:

  • an executive with a proven record for driving reform and delivering results;
  • someone who can lead, manage and build the capability of teams to develop strategy and deliver a range of contemporary service support functions;
  • a Deputy Commissioner who can promote the NSW SES with authority and credibility, often in times of pressure;
  • a dedicated member of the NSW SES with a willingness to connect with our  regions across NSW, and provide support during operational events. 

To apply for this role, you must possess extensive executive-level leadership experience and a proven record for driving reform and delivering results.  You must also have a thorough knowledge of Australasian Inter-Service Incident Management System (AIIMS) principles and processes, and/or a willingness to obtain competence within 12 months.

To apply for this role, please respond to the two target questions below in no more than two A4 pages.  Please also submit a resume outlining your experience and capabilities required for this role (maximum five A4 pages). 

Click here to download the role description

Please submit your attachments as PDF documents. Note that only applications submitted through I Work for NSW will be considered.

Enquiries: Samantha De La Torre, Recruitment Coordinator, NSW State Emergency Service on 02 4251 6213 or email at

Applications close: 11:59pm, 19 February 2018

The NSW SES is undergoing a process of transformation. Joining the NSW SES during this exciting transformation journey will position applicants well to move into our next generation as a leading volunteer emergency service organisation.

The NSW State Emergency Service supports thousands of highly skilled and dedicated volunteers throughout the State. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer click here.


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