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Wednesday, 14 September 2016 00:00

Position Vacant - VFBV Support Officer

VFBV Support Officer – West/South West Regional Victoria (Districts 4, 5, 6, 7, 15, 16, 17)

VFBV is seeking to appoint a VFBV Support Officer to work in regional Victoria with VFBV District Councils, Brigades and volunteers to facilitate consultation, issues resolution and volunteer engagementThis is an existing position, with the incumbent leaving the role.

In addition to relevant skills, candidates will need to understand CFA and volunteerism, be good listeners and be able to navigate through complex issues resolution, be self-starters and have a passion to improve arrangements that benefit the welfare and efficiency of CFA volunteers.

Extensive regional Victorian work travel is envisaged and flexible work base locations will be considered for the position, with the priority focus to assign a support officer in the CFA West/South West Region covering Districts 4,5,6,7 15,16,17)

Flexible working arrangements, to cater for extensive evening and weekend work, will be tailored to match the needs of our volunteer membership base.

This is a full time position giving the right candidate an opportunity to really put his/her stamp on the VFBV of the future.

All applications must include both a current resume and a cover letter addressing the key selection criteria outlined in the attached position description.

Send applications to the CEO, VFBV, PO Box 453, Mt. Waverley, Vic. 3149 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Applications close 26th September, 2016.

For further information contact Cathie Smith on 03 9886 1141

Download the Position Description here

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Published in VFBV News

Job Opportunities with VFBV

VFBV is seeking to appoint a VFBV Policy and Advocacy Officer
and two VFBV Support Officers.

These will be key roles in the small VFBV team.

The two VFBV Support Officers will work in Regional Victoria with VFBV Distirct Councils, brigades and volunteers to facilitate consultation, issue resolution and volunteer engagement.

The VFBV Policy & Advocacy Officer will play a vital role helping VFBV to work with volunteers to research issues, develop our position on key issues and advocate this position to decision makers.

In addition to relevant skills, the successful applicants will need to display a strong understanding of CFA and volunteerism.

Click on the links below to see full details and download position descriptions;

VFBV Policy and Advocacy Officer

VFBV Support Officers


Published in VFBV News

The Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) and Parks Victoria (PV) are searching for skilled, fit and healthy people to become firefighters this year.

They employ field based seasonal firefighters to assist with planned burning and the prevention and suppression of bushfires in parks and forests.

Training will be provided and positions are open to those who:

  • Have a high level of fitness.
  • Are a team player.
  • Hold a current manual driver's licence.

Positions available (generally between November and April) for a period of 18 to 26 weeks include:

Salaries commence from $842.22 per week plus superannuation.

Applications for the 2015-16 season close Sunday 30 August 2015.

Check out their employment page here




Published in Other News
Wednesday, 24 September 2014 00:00


CFA is advertising jobs for sessional training instructors - qualified, experienced volunteers are encouraged to apply.

The new positions are good news for volunteers, as they mean more capacity to train at times and places to suit the needs of volunteers. VFBV and volunteers pressed for these roles during the Jones Inquiry.

For details of the sessional trainer roles, visit;


Published in VFBV News
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.


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