Dedicated team to bolster volunteer support, recruitment and retention

Minister for Police, Fire and Emergency Management

Dedicated team to bolster volunteer support, recruitment and retention

25 August 2021

Advertising has commenced today on six new roles as part of a team dedicated to volunteer support, recruitment and retention within the Tasmania Fire Service and the State Emergency Service.

Delivering on our First 100 Days Implementation Plan commitment, this $2.4 million investment is part of the Tasmanian Liberal Government’s plan to keep Tasmanian communities safe. 

The roles advertised from today include:

• 3 x Regional Volunteer Stakeholder Engagement Officers that will be for the North, South and North West;

• 1 x Coordinator Volunteer Strategy for SES;

• 1 x Administrative Support role for Volunteer Associations; and

• 1 x Supervisor for Volunteer Support.

Tasmania is fortunate to have around 5,600 volunteers in our fire brigades and our State Emergency Service and we are thankful every day for their magnificent dedication and contribution to our communities. 

It’s important, especially for our rural communities, that our highly trained volunteers are supported. That’s why these new staff are being recruited specifically to work with communities and brigades to support, recruit and retain our volunteers.