The NSW SES Volunteers Association is a registered charity with the Australian Charities and Not for profits Commission (ACNC). Information on their website and includes publication of financial information and the organisations constitution.
The NSW SES Volunteers Association holds a charitible fund raising license in NSW and can be found on the Gaming and Liqour NSW website.
The Australian Business Register contains details of our Taxation Concessions
Board of Directors
Charlie Moir ESM (President)
Kim Davis ESM (Vice President and Secretary)
Neville O'Malley OAM
The Volunteers Council comprises the 17 Area Representatives and the Board of Directors and meets to consider volunteer issues and to make recommendations to the Board.
The Volunteers Association operates the following Committees:
Compliance and Risk Committee
We changed our consititution in November 2015 in response to feedback from the Roadshow Report. Part of this included changing our structure to improve communication and representation. These changes are a work in progress.
At the top level our board of directors has oversight of the organisation. Each of our functional reporting directors are elected for three years and brings a degree of expertise to the board and works towards different components of our strategic plan.
One director also holds the position of vice president and secretary.
The board meets every two months and generally holds a planning activity in the between months
The annual general meeting is held each year before December.
We have divided the state into 17 Areas which are geographically very similar to the NSW SES Regions. Each of our Area’s has an Area Representative that are elected every three years by the Associate Members in their Areas. The Area Representatives are Members of the Association and members of the Volunteers Council and members of the company. They are bound by the Member Regulations as well as the Code of Conduct and the Constitution.
Together the Board and the 17 Area Representatives form the Volunteers Council. The Volunteers Council meets regularly and discusses volunteer matters and makes recommendation to the Board.
Each Area has been divided into three Districts each of which has a District Coordinator to look after it. The District Coordinators report matters and issues to their Area Representatives who also keep them informed about the activities of the Volunteers Association.
Likewise each Unit has a Unit Coordinator. There are no more than five Unit Coordinators reporting to a District Coordinator. District Coordinators keep their Unit Coordinators Informed about the activities of the Volunteers Association and Unit Coordinators keep their District Coordinator informed of any relevant matters or issues.
The Unit Coordinator positions are extremely important. They are our eyes and ears on the ground. Unit Coordinators need to have a good working relationship with their Controllers and speak about the activities of the Volunteers Association on training nights.