Sturt Unit Rank Structure

 (Last updated - 12/10/2021)

Jono Binkowski

Unit Manager

E: jono.binkowski@sasesvolunteer.org.au

Background

Jono began volunteering with the Sturt SES unit in January 2018.

Jono has deployed intrastate to assist in times of extreme emergencies, most recently to assist the South Australian Country Fire Service with the Kangaroo Island Bushfires in early 2020

Outside of SES, Jono works full-time as a Territory Manager for a well known South Australian food manufacturer, and spends his spare time with his young family and friends.

Role

The Unit Manager is responsible for overseeing the general management of the unit including operations, human resources, finance, administration, logistics and equipment. The Unit Manager needs to ensure compliance with relevant legislation, and SASES policies, procedures and their unit’s constitution.

Qualifications

Certificate II in Public Safety (SES)

 

Shane Kidd

Deputy Unit Manager

T: 0448 685 103

E: Shane.kidd@sasesvolunteer.org.au

Background

Shane begun volunteering for Sturt SES in February 1995. Shane was appointed Deputy Unit Manager in January 2020. Outside of SES, Shane enjoys four-wheel-driving, gaming, and catching up with friends and family.

Role

The Deputy Unit Manager is required to provide assistance to the Unit Manager through undertaking delegated responsibilities and providing support with managing the unit including operations, human resources, finance, administration, logistics and equipment.

Qualifications

Certificate II in Public Safety (SES)

Currently studying Bachelor of Emergency Management 

Awards

SES Long Service Award

20-year bar for Long Service Medal

National Medal

 

Caleb Stephen

Operations Coordinator

E: caleb.stephen@sasesvolunteer.org.au

Background

Caleb has deployed intrastate and interstate in response to extreme weather events, bushfires and search, rescue and recovery operations. He has played a key role in improving and developing our operational capabilities as well as providing positive frontline leadership and mentoring in the area of recruit training.

Caleb holds numerous high-level Technical Rescue qualifications and contributes actively to the maintenance of these important capabilities at Sturt SES. He assists with the delivery of Unit based training as required.

Outside of SES, Caleb works full-time in the Emergency Service Sector.

Role

The Operations Coordinator is responsible for the operational readiness of the Unit. They ensure systems and resources are in place to support timely, efficient and effective response to incidents. They liaise with the Unit Manager and the Training Coordinator to ensure that personnel have adequate training and that equipment is maintained and operational.

Qualifications

Certificate IV in Training & Assessment

Certificate III in Public Safety (SES)

Currently studying Diploma of Emergency Management

 

Graeme Modistach

Unit Business Co-ordinator

E:  graeme.modistach@sasesvolunteer.org.au

Role

In conjunction with the Unit Manager (and/or other relevant unit roles) the Unit Business Coordinator is responsible for the management of information throughout the unit. They organise meetings, record and distribute minutes, manage correspondence, manage unit finances and maintain administrative records (e.g. membership records).

 

Mike Dunn

Unit Training Co-ordinator

E:mike.dunn@sasesvolunteer.org.au

Background

Mike began volunteering with the Sturt unit in the winter of 2016, when Adelaide suffered several severe storms, which gave him a rapid introduction on how the State Emergency Service functioned.

Mike joined the training team in 2017 and then accepted the role of Training Coordinator in May 2018.

The role of the Training Coordinator is to ensure that the members of the unit are provided with the appropriate training and development to carry out their duties. This includes promoting both formal SES training courses, as well as the weekly training exercises for members.

Outside of SES, Mike works for SA Health as a Team Leader in IT support. He also spends his spare time sea kayaking, bushwalking and geocaching.

Role

The Unit Training Coordinator is responsible for ensuring that members of the unit are provided with the appropriate training and development to carry out the duties expected of them and aligned with the unit’s operational capabilities. They liaise with the Unit Operations Coordinator to ensure compliance with the training expectations of the SASES and the unit through the organisation of a training schedule.

Qualifications

 Associate Diploma (Computing)