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Program Design Advisor, Grade 7/8

Organisation/Entity: NSW State Emergency Service
Job Category:
  • Education And/Or Training
Job Location:
  • Sydney Region / Sydney - Greater West
Job Reference Number: 00007JDJ
Work Type: Full-Time
Number of Positions: 1
Total Remuneration Package: $119,209. Package includes salary ($97,152 - $107,541), employer's contribution to superannuation and annual leave loading.
Contact: (02) 4251 6654 - Sonya Oyston
Closing Date: 29/01/2020 - 11:59 PM


Program Design Advisor, Clerk Grade 7/8, Sydney Olympic Park, NSW SES 03/20
  • Ongoing role
  • Sydney Olympic Park location
  • Emergency Services environment

About the NSW SES

The NSW State Emergency Service (NSW SES) is an emergency and rescue service made up almost entirely of volunteers and supported by a small staff contingent. NSW SES is a key influencer of other emergency service agencies and works closely with these partners to modernise and grow volunteering to
save lives and protect communities.

While major responsibilities are for flood, storm operations and tsunamis, the NSW SES also provides the majority of general rescue effort in the rural parts of the state. This includes road accident rescue, vertical rescue, bush search and rescue, evidence searches (both metropolitan and rural), other forms of specialist rescue that may be required due to local threats, Urban Search and Rescue and Community First Response.

About the role

The Program Design Advisor works within the Operational Capability and Training Directorate. The successful candidate will have experience in developing nationally recognised training.

Experience in developing online training is desirable.
This is a great opportunity for a person who can demonstrate experience working in a fast-paced training environment, with competing priorities  Your willingness to embrace change, welcome challenges and work autonomously will contribute to your success.  Your experience in leading the development of online training will be welcomed.

The Program Design Advisor is responsible for the development, monitoring and evaluation of training programs. The successful candidate will work closely with stakeholders to scope the content, provide advice on delivery mode/s, determine requirements such as competency standards, agree on processes and implement project plans, to enable optimum skills and knowledge development of NSW SES volunteers.

 How to apply

Applicants should download an Information Package attached below.

For the panel to assess and consider progressing your application you must attach:

  • cover letter which includes your Key Application Responses, and which outlines how you meet the essential requirements of the role, to a maximum of two pages;
  • your resume which should be a maximum of four pages


All applicants are encouraged to contact Sonya Oyston, Senior Manager Training Development on (02) 4251 6654 for further information regarding the role and its responsibilities. 

For enquiries regarding the Recruitment process please contact the Recruitment Team via email to Recruitment@ses.nsw.gov.au.

Key Application Responses: 29 January 2019
  1. Provide an example of a time when you were required to deliver a fundamental change in training. How did you approach this situation and what was the outcome?
  2. Explain a time you have engaged with technical specialists to develop a training package for end users. How did you ensure that there was a clear understanding of objectives? How did you use your own expertise and that of others to achieve the outcomes?

Applications close: 
The NSW State Emergency Service supports thousands of highly skilled and dedicated volunteers throughout the State. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer click here.
The NSW State Emergency Service is an inclusive workplace that promotes diversity.  We welcome and encourage applications from diverse community groups and ages including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, LGBTI, people with disabilities, women, refugees and other diversity groups.  We recognise the benefits that such an approach brings in delivering the best volunteer service for NSW communities.  

The NSW SES also welcomes applications for part time arrangements.  If you wish to apply for a full time role on a part time basis, please indicate this in your application and if possible, the days you wish to work. Please email our friendly Recruitment team at Recruitment@ses.nsw.gov.au  if you have any questions relating to making reasonable adjustments for your application for this role, or if you have any questions relating to diversity or flexible working conditions.