First listed on: 08 April 2024

Manager Training & Resources, Clerk Grade 9/10


  • Help build a safer and more resilient agency, fostering a culture of collaboration and excellence with NSW SES
  • Work in a volunteer-based agency supporting communities of NSW
  • This is a full-time ongoing role
  • Location: Metford, Goonellabah, or Tamworth

About the opportunity

Are you a dynamic leader with a passion for emergency preparedness? We're seeking a Training Manager to lead a dedicated team in New South Wales. 

In this role, you'll lead the delivery of the state-wide training plan within a portion of the state, driving continuous improvement in our training, assessment and professional development delivery.

Your mission is to ensure the seamless implementation of the Training and Exercise Plan across the state, deploying capabilities effectively. With a close-knit team of direct reports, you'll foster a culture of collaboration and excellence, tackling challenges including a geographically dispersed activities, engaging with stakeholders and the complexities of volunteer organisations. 

If you're ready to make a meaningful impact in emergency preparedness, apply today and help build a safer and more resilient agency!

About the NSW SES

Our Mission: NSW SES saving lives and creating safer communities.

Our Vision: A trusted volunteer-based emergency service, working together to deliver excellence in community preparedness and emergency response.

The NSW SES serves the NSW community as the lead agency for floods, storms, and tsunamis as specified by the State Emergency Service Act 1989. We are recognised as the most versatile and widely used emergency service organisation in NSW. Our volunteers are highly skilled, experienced, and well- trained in the wide variety of roles they perform.

Each NSW SES Unit is as unique and varied as the community it serves, reflecting the vast mix of risks faced and roles required in the diverse locations and communities across the state. In addition to flood, storm and tsunami, our Service provides specialist capabilities that include general land rescue, vertical rescue, road crash rescue, and alpine and remote area search and rescue. The NSW SES responded to over 64,000 requests for assistance from the community over the 2021-22 year. 

The NSW SES has over 10,000 volunteer members, including reserves, and a full-time equivalent workforce of over 450. There are 262 volunteer Units across the State and our volunteer Units are either local, community-based Units, State-wide or regional Units established to provide specialist capabilities. They are varied and unique in their capabilities, designed to address specific risks to communities of NSW.

About you

To be successful in this role you will:

  • Relevant tertiary qualification and/or demonstrable knowledge and experience
  • Thorough knowledge of AIIMS principles and processes, and/or willingness to obtain competence within 12 months
  • Strong team management and training background
  • Proficiency in project and stakeholder relationship management
  • Effective facilitation of project delivery
  • Strong planning and time management skills, including excellent writing and structured approach
  • Competency in financial management
  • Accountability and performance management skills
  • Ideal candidate has experience in Registered Training Organization (RTO) operations

What we can offer you 

  • Employment with attractive leave entitlements including parental leave, recreation and flex leave and other leave entitlements  
  • Attractive salary package of up to $149,617.78 (salary range $120,859.00 - $133,183.00). Total remuneration package includes salary plus employer's 11% contribution to superannuation and annual leave loading.
  • Flexible work options working within operational requirements  
  • Mental Health & Wellbeing programs and services  
  • Operational and leadership training and development opportunities via LinkedIn Learning and other training avenues to build and maintain skills
  • Comprehensive immunisation programs including the flu vaccine  
  • Opportunities to build invaluable relationships across emergency service agencies, emergency service committees and other Government and community organisations.

How to apply 

Your application should include as separate attachments:

  • A cover letter (maximum of two page) briefly responding to the essential requirements and your suitability for the role;
  • An up-to-date targeted resume of no more than four pages detailing your skills and experience relevant to the role.

Want to know more?
If you want to know more about this opportunity, please contact Kate Hawke, 

The role description is available here.

Talent Pool

A talent pool may be created through this recruitment process. A talent pool is a group of candidates who have undergone an assessment process and have been identified as suitable for this role or similar roles for a period of 18 months. Being part of a talent pool means that you may be considered for ongoing or temporary employment for a range of similar roles. This offers exciting opportunities for you to gain a wide range of experiences to build your public service career.

For more information on how to apply for a role in the NSW Public Sector please click here.

Applications close: Sunday, 21 April 2024 at 11:59 pm

The NSW State Emergency Service is a proud employer of a diverse workforce. We encourage applications from everyone regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, cultural background, faith, disability, sexual orientation or gender identity. We are committed to reflecting the diverse community we serve and creating an inclusive and flexible workplace. People with disability are supported to access adjustments in recruitment processes and in the workplace, to enable them to demonstrate their skills and capabilities to meet the requirements of the job. As supporters of flexible working, we welcome discussions about how our roles can be undertaken flexibly.

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