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Disaster Recovery Coordinator - Sydney



SYDNEY, NSW, Australia 


Community/Welfare/Social, Other


per year

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Disaster Recovery Coordinator - Sydney

• Flexible roster –Saturdays required frequently
• Various Location -Norwest location approx. 2 days/week
• Join a growing Christian organisation and do interesting work before, during and after natural disasters with vibrant and outgoing volunteer teams

About us:
As a Christian organisation, with a heritage of service spanning 160 years, we serve older people and those who are vulnerable or marginalised by providing a range of accommodation, care and community services.

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About the role:
We currently have a full-time position for a friendly and experienced Disaster Recovery Coordinator in our Disaster Recovery (DR) and Volunteering division of Anglicare. Reporting to the Volunteer and State Disaster Recovery Manager, the successful candidate will be responsible for developing, supporting and maintaining trained and committed volunteer teams and leaders across Sydney diocese to provide operational support in disasters according to the Emergency management arrangements NSW and to network with Churches and other stakeholders to inform and train community of Anglicare Disaster Recovery.

Key responsibilities:
• Ensures that Disaster Recovery Volunteer Team Leaders are supported to do their role to the best of their ability by providing relevant assistance, information and communication about advocating for Disaster Recovery within their Churches and communities;
• Ensures that suitable volunteers are recruited and trained by liaising with team leaders, local Churches and existing team members to advertise for New Recruit Training events;
• Ensure to review training and run effective training days;
• Ensures that Disaster Recovery volunteers are recognised and advocated for as well as Disaster Recovery throughout Anglicare and the diocese;
• Ensures that all existing DR volunteers are operational and ready to get activated by keeping background checks (Police Checks and Working with Children checks) current and their training accreditation up to date and updating their volunteer records;
• Ensures volunteer details, relevant checks, availability and relevant communication (between Disaster Welfare Services, staff and volunteers) is maintained in the volunteering database by conducting regular audits in collaboration with team leaders;
• Ensures that new recruit trainings are conducted and improved and refresher trainings developed and conducted by producing and distributing an annual training calendar in timely manner and by assisting team leaders in setting dates, organising training facilities and catering; by recording expenses, reimbursements from training budget under guidance of Disaster Recovery Manager;
• Ensures that a flow of information is maintained by producing regular newsletters, conducting regular team leader meetings and by giving tools their team meetings (identifying issues, challenges and solutions and communicating them along with helpful resources);
• Ensures that Anglicare Disaster Recovery is represented at relevant meetings and events such as Welfare Functional area coordinator district meetings and interagency events by either attending or appointing an appropriate leader from the local team and relationships are built;
• Ensures that all administrative processes are put in place and followed through, records kept of reimbursements and invoices according to the training budget, administrative and logistical support provided to team leaders, staff and other external stakeholders and reports are produced;
• Ensure professional, aligned and capable leadership to the team in line with the organisation’s Christian vision, mission, values and strategy;
• Ensures research is conducted into relevant funding to support Anglicare Disaster Recovery projects under the leadership of Disaster Recovery manager and submits applications as directed;
• Ensures that projects are initiated, planned, budgeted for and executed to improve operational readiness and preparedness of all Disaster Recovery teams;
• Ensures all operational activations are reported on, financial reimbursements are made and invoices are produced in a timely manner in accordance with applicable procedures;
• Ensures all volunteers who were operationally activated are recorded including event details and activities;
• Ensures support is provided to the Volunteers and Disaster Recovery Manager as second in charge when the manager is absent and as a result will be the person on call; and
• Contributes to the selection, appointment and continuous training of new team leaders and upskilling of current leaders and creation of new teams including location by liaising with relevant regional leaders, ministers and the Disaster Recovery Manager.

Skills, knowledge and experience needed:
• Relevant qualifications and experience in adult training facilitation;
• Experience in Emergency Management and all aspects of volunteer coordination desirable; 
• Microsoft Office experience required;
• Strong relationship building skills required; and
• Great communication skills desirable

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander candidates are encouraged to apply.

Anglicare - Jesus Christ honoured, lives enriched and communities strengthened.

Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible as applications may be reviewed prior to the closing date; and as such the closing date is subject to change without notice.

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