With support of the Department of Communities, Bushfire Volunteers has today announced its exciting new Breaking Barriers: Issues and opportunities for women project and the very first thing we need to do is recruit a consultant Project Officer to manage the project. Please share this post with anyone you believe might be interested in working with us on this very important piece of work either as the paid Project Officer, a volunteer or a sponsor.

Project definition

The Project aims to formally quantify and qualify both perceived and actual barriers and make recommendations that will inform changes required to encourage, support and recognise the value of women actively involved at all operational, administrative and support levels of WA’s Volunteer Bush Fire Service.

Project timeframes

Start date: ASAP

Reporting date: Anticipated to be in the 4th quarter of 2020

Project Officer – Duties

In collaboration with, and with support from Bushfire Volunteers’ Committee and staff;

  • develop a consultation plan to engage with women who are former, current, potential future or partners of volunteers and other stakeholders
  • design background and workshop/consultation material for project participants
  • create an online survey for participants not able to attend workshops
  • assist in the planning of publicity to promote the project
  • collate and review information provided by participants
  • draft a report that summarises the results of the project, including identified themes and specific recommendations for improvement.

Project Officer – Remuneration

A consultancy fee of $5,000 has been budgeted. All approved costs incurred (travel, accommodation, IT/phone etc) will also be covered.

To discuss or express your interest

Telephone Executive Officer Darren Brown on 1800 238 657 (1800 BF VOLS) for a confidential discussion or email your questions/expression of interest to BreakingBarriers@bushfire.org.au.


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Supported by the Department of Communities

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