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Volunteer Supervisor, Bushfire Community Recovery & Resilience

Organisation : Habitat for Humanity Australia

Location : NSW Regional (Blue Mountains )

Work type : Contract/Temporary

Profession : Community Services, Project Management, Volunteer Management

Sector : Community Development, Conservation & Environment, Humanitarian

Salary type : Annual Package

About the role

Purpose:

The volunteer supervisor is responsible for the organisation of volunteer activities and
supervising and leading teams of often unskilled volunteers to complete various projects
and provide guidance and positive support. Building / construction skills and experience are
essential. The position is also responsible for some project management, coordination,
documentation and reporting.

The supervisor undertakes a range of functions including:
• Using their building / construction skills and experience to guide, support and
supervisor often unskilled volunteers.
• Organising and managing maintenance work, landscaping projects, indoor and
outdoor painting, disaster recover / resilience work and small building projects
• Managing all logistics for volunteer activities, including tools, equipment, vehicle
loading, food, drinks and other amenities for volunteers
• Managing tools, equipment and materials efficiently and effectively
• Drive the ute and tow the trailer
• Ensuring a safe working environment and proactively encouraging safe working
practices
• Providing information and safety presentation to volunteer teams
• Taking photos at volunteer activities and preparing brief reports
• Managing volunteers and work to ensure projects are completed on schedule and to
a high standard
• Other tasks to support the efficient and effective operation of the program
Other Requirements
• The successful applicant will need to provide evidence of a clear criminal history and
adhere to HFH’s Code of Conduct, policies and procedures including the Child
Protection Policy.
• The supervisor will need a satisfactory driving history and may need to provide
details of their driving history as part of the application process.

Essential Selection Criteria
• Building, renovation, construction and maintenance skills and experience, including
ability to paint and complete building repairs and small building projects.
• Ability to support, motivate, supervise and work with up to 10 unskilled volunteers
working on building maintenance and disaster recovery project creating a positive
fun work environment.
• Highly motivated, positive, excellent organisation skills with very good attention to
detail and ability to work independently.
• Communication skills including written, verbal and presentation skills.
• Unrestricted driver’s licence, ability to drive a Ute with trailer and willingness to travel.
• Construction White Card (or willingness to obtain) and knowledge of construction site
safety.

About the organisation

Organisation Name : Habitat for Humanity Australia

Habitat for Humanity is a global not-for-profit provider of housing for low-income families in
need. Established in 1976, Habitat for Humanity has changed the lives of people all over
the world. Today, Habitat for Humanity works in thousands of communities around the
world and has built, rehabilitated and repaired over one million homes, helping more than
35 million people. Our vision is a world where everyone has a safe and decent place to live.

In Australia, Habitat for Humanity provides a range of services to disadvantage individuals
and families. Our services include the Brush with Kindness (BWK) volunteering program,
disaster recovery assistance, disaster resilience / preparedness work and partnerships to
provide and improve housing solutions. BWK is a home maintenance and repair program
working in partnership with accommodation services and disadvantaged people. The
program mobilises teams of volunteers to conduct landscaping, maintenance, painting and
minor repairs. This work improves accommodation for people experiencing homelessness
and enables resources to be redirected to other projects. Disaster recovery / resilience /
preparedness assists families and individuals affected by natural disasters like bushfire and
supports communities to be prepared for future disasters. Habitat for Humanity Australia
also works in partnership with housing providers, community service agencies and other
organisation to increase housing solutions and improve existing housing and support
services.

How to apply

To obtain a PD or to ask any questions about the opportunity please email either 

Greg Harris,  Gharris@habitat.org.au or Dean Hart, Dhart@habitat.org.au 

Please send through your CV and covering letter outlining your suitability for the role.  Applications will be reviewed as they are received.

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Please quote in application: Volunteer Supervisor, Bushfire Community Recovery & Resilience via Pro Bono Australia.


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