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Independent RTO Governance Committee Members x2 (voluntary) - Flexible Location

Country Fire Authority
  • 2 Year Term (with the potential to extend) and 3 Year Term (with the potential to extend)

Position Details

The Country Fire Authority (CFA) is one of the world's largest, and most highly regarded, community-based emergency services organisations. We respond to fire and other emergencies 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Whilst our firefighters are the cornerstone of CFA services, what goes on behind the scenes is just as important in helping to protect lives and property.

CFA is registered to provide training and assessment services in accordance with the Victorian Registration and Qualification Authority (VRQA) guidelines. CFA delivers a broad range of training and assessment across the state, both in brigades and at purpose-built training facilities in key regional location and strives to be an organisation of choice for volunteers and employees, attracting people with a variety of skills, from organisational to operational, who all add value through the roles they perform.

About the Opportunity

CFA is seeking two independent committee members to join the RTO Governance Committee whose primary purpose is to assure the CFA Board that the RTO operates in compliance with the relevant standards and guidelines and provide advice on the governance and compliance against the RTO standards, conditions and requirements.

As an RTO Governance Committee Member forming part of the Governance Committee of five you will actively participate in meetings through attendance, discussion, and review of minutes, papers and other Governance Committee documents and support the Chairperson in the disciplined conduct of meetings. 

By joining this committee, you will be required to understand the goals, objectives and desired outcomes of the CFA RTO along with a true commitment to the CFA values. This opportunity will see you support open discussion and debate to encourage fellow Governance Committee members to voice their insights.  The committee member role is voluntary; however reasonable travel and other expenses incurred as part of undertaking the role will be reimbursed.

In additional uploading the CFA Values, the independent member will also be expected to attend 75% of scheduled meetings in a yearly period, commit 35-40 hours annually to attend and read agenda papers along with the completion of an annual Fit and Proper Personal Declaration.

About You

This is a truly unique opportunity where your independent expertise within the areas of governance, compliance, and RTO operations in the emergency services sector will provide you with an opportunity to influence the training and learning function across the State.

The people we are looking for will have demonstrated experience and achievement at a senior level in management and leadership along with strong interpersonal skills and a demonstrated ability to deal with multiple stakeholders in a diverse organisational setting. 

Your Application

When applying for a role with CFA, the key to progressing in the selection process is the quality of your application. Your application must demonstrate that you have the qualifications, experience, key competencies and skills required for the role.

The role description should be read in conjunction with the Learning Governance Statement ‘Training Governance arrangements' that describes arrangements that operate within the Registered Training Organisation (RTO) including the role and responsibilities of the Governance Committee for CFA.

Your application should include:

  • Cover letter
  • Responses to the Competencies and Skills as outlined in the Role Description
  • Resume

Submitting your Application

When you click the "Apply Now" button, you will be taken to the online application form. Here you will be asked to provide personal and contact details and respond to employment-related questions.

The successful applicant will be required to complete a National Police History Check and a Working with Children Check.

CFA supports flexible working arrangements and is committed to be an inclusive, fair and child safe organisation for all staff, volunteers and the community.

Applications to be addressed to Rachel Bremner, Learning Governance Manager. Enquiries can be made to Rachel Bremner via training@cfa.vic.gov.au using the subject line: using the subject line: Independent RTO Governance Committee Members enquiry via EthicalJobs.

A position description is attached.

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