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VFBV Board Vacancies: Invitation to apply

Invitation open to all CFA volunteers to apply

Closing date for written applications is Monday 1st August 2022. 

VFBV advances the interests of all Victorian fire brigade volunteers and advocates on their behalf to CFA and other key stakeholders. The VFBV Board drives policy development based on volunteer input and is involved in management of issues of central importance to all CFA volunteers.

Vacancies for Four Board Members will arise when the terms of Nev Jones AFSM, Andy Cusack AFSM, Bill Maltby and Greg Walcott expire on 1st October 2022; with Nev Jones advising that he will not be reapplying; all other members are eligible for re-appointment.

The term of appointment will be to 1st October 2024 (two years) and applications are invited from interested volunteers to be considered for these vacancies. 

The role of a VFBV Board Member involves contributing to VFBV direction, policy determination and monitoring the performance and governance of the Association.  Also actively contributing to policy discussion at Board Meetings, networking with others about policies and issues management, and not only making decisions but being prepared to actively advocate for the benefit of all CFA volunteers and ultimately the Victorian community.

This is an honorary position; no honorarium is paid.


Prior to applying you should familiarise yourself with the following documents, each available for download at the bottom of this page:

- VFBV Board Member Role Statement including the key selection criteria

- VFBV Board Code of Conduct Policy and Declaration 

- VFBV Conflict of Interest Policy and Declaration


How to apply

If you are motivated by the prospect of making a difference for CFA volunteers, then send your written application addressing:

  1. The key selection criteria in the role statement
  2. An outline of your VFBV involvement and experience or in the case of there being none - outline how you have supported or advocated for VFBV positions/campaigns or supported CFA volunteer improvements
  3. An outline of your CFA activity
  4. A resume, including the names of two referees
  5. A completed ‘Quick Self Summary’ (downloaded from below)


Applications must be lodged with VFBV by Monday 1st August 2022.         

Applications should be marked Private and Confidential addressed to: VFBV, 9/24 Lakeside Drive, Burwood East  VIC  3151

Or via email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or fax (03) 9886 1618

If you have any queries, please feel free to contact the VFBV office on (03) 9886 1141. 


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CFA Volunteers are the unpaid professionals of our Emergency Services. VFBV is their united voice, and speaks on behalf of Victoria's 60,000 CFA Volunteers.