Emergency Management Sector Workforce Strategy

The Workforce Strategy project will provide sector-wide guidance and alignment in the building of a sustainable, diverse and inclusive workforce to meet foreseeable challenges. The strategy does not seek to replace organisations’ internal strategy development and workforce planning practices; it aims to provide a common planning narrative to align similar efforts across agencies.

The strategy will be delivered in two stages: stage one is now complete and has delivered a set of workforce management values and principles; stage two will build on this work to create the longer term workforce strategy.

The project Working Group of 14 members representing departmental, police, fire, emergency services, not-for–profit and faith based organisations analysed over 40 corporate and workforce related strategy documents sourced from the Victorian, Australian and international emergency management and government sectors. From this analysis and a series of workshops, the Workforce Management Principles were developed. The principles have been endorsed by Emergency Services Leadership Group (ESLG) and approved by the State Crisis and Resilience Council (SCRC). 

Watch the video below to see what these principles mean to people in the sector.