(Last updated - 20/02/2020)
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Andy begun volunteering for Sturt SES in April 2015. Andy has held various volunteer roles including Team Leader, Training Coordinator, and Deputy Unit Manager. He has further been elected as a member of the Sturt Unit Management Committee. Andy was appointed Unit Manager in January 2020. Outside of SES, Andy enjoys spending time with his family and travelling.
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.
Certificate IV in Government (Statutory Compliance)
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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.
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.
Certificate II in Public Safety (SES)
Currently studying Bachelor of Emergency Management
SES Long Service Award
20-year bar for Long Service Medal
Matthew began volunteering with the Sturt SES unit in August 2007.
Matthew has deployed intrastate and interstate to assist in times of extreme emergencies. He also played a key role in developing our technical rescue capabilities and strategic planning.
Outside of SES, Matthew works full-time in the Emergency Service Sector.
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.
Swift Water Rescue (Technician)
Certificate II in Public Safety (Firefighting Operations)
Bachelor of Justice and Society
SES 5 Year
SES Long Service Award
Alyssa began volunteering with the Sturt SES in April 2017.
During her time at SES Alyssa has kept herself busy attending callouts, participating as an elected member of the Unit Management Committee, and most recently accepting her new role as Unit Business Co-ordinator.
Outside of SES, Alyssa enjoys spending time with hubby CJ and their adorable ratbag cocker spaniel Ted, as well as keeping herself busy cycling, swimming, and painting.
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 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.
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.
Associate Diploma (Computing)