Officer - Emergency Services

Job Description

  • Full time hours
  • Maximum term contract until 31 December 2025
  • Rockhampton location

About Red Cross

Australian Red Cross is part of the world’s largest humanitarian movement. We support and empower people and communities in times of vulnerability. We act for humanity. 

Position summary 

You will join a team working on a project to support Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) communities to build resilience to disasters. You will work with local government and emergency response agencies within the Rockhampton and Livingstone Shire around engagement with CALD communities before during and after disasters.

What you will bring 

  • Experience working with volunteers/community members
  • Sound technical knowledge and expertise in project work, volunteer management, and/or community resilience
  • Experience supporting communities before, during, or after a disaster
  • Skills with coaching and developing individuals and teams
  • Ability to work independently
  • Working with children check (Blue Card)
  • Driver licence


  • Experience working with people from diverse cultural backgrounds
  • Disaster/emergency management experience

Why work with us?  

Work for purpose, know that the work you do enables Red Cross to support and empower people and communities in times of vulnerability. 

Red Cross respects, values and encourages diversity. We believe that diversity in our people enriches our organisation as well as the impact we have. 

Benefits that act for you, while you act for humanity 

Financial wellbeing: In addition to your salary, you can take advantage of salary packaging that could provide you with a great way to reduce the amount of tax you pay - and get more from your salary. You can salary package up to $15,900 for living expenses (such as rent, groceries, utility bills); up to $2,650 for holiday accommodation and meals when dining out; Novated car leases; superannuation and purchase additional annual leave. 

Health & Wellbeing: You can tap into specialist advice for nutrition, sleep, resilience and mindfulness, as well as access to guided meditation and other wellbeing programs. 

Work/Life Flexibility: You can access flexible working arrangements, paid ‘Me’ day just for you and a wide range of other paid leave options 

Career development: Access to ongoing learning, training, and development courses 

Further information 

This role is covered by the Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Services Award - Level 4. Salary from $82,063.28

Position description:   

 Officer - ES (S&T).pdf

For further queries about this position, please contact Debra Cox on 07 3367 5678 for a confidential discussion.

Applications for this position will close 11:55PM 24 September 2023

Red Cross strives to create a safe and inclusive culture with wellbeing at its centre. We embrace diversity and welcome Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and people with different lived experiences, abilities, gender, ethnicity, age, and sexual orientation. We are a child safe organisation with zero tolerance of any harm to children. Our vision is to be trusted as the leading humanitarian organisation making a genuine difference in the lives of people and communities. 

Job Ref #: 522359