Executive Director, Office Of The Commissioner

Office of the Commissioner

  • NSW

Executive Director, Office of the Commissioner

  • SES Band 2 Executive Leadership role
  • Direct report to Commissioner
  • Lead agency for fire, rescue and hazardous materials incidents


Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) is one of the world’s largest urban fire and rescue services. Our overriding purpose is to enhance community safety, quality of life, and confidence by minimising the impact of hazards and emergency incidents on the people, property, environment and economy of NSW. Our capabilities extend far beyond fighting fires. Our teams provide fire prevention, respond to hazardous materials incidents, natural disasters and medical emergencies, and undertake counter terrorism and urban search and rescue operations. We are prepared for anything – helping anyone, anywhere, anytime.


The Executive Director, Office of the Commissioner is a new role, responsible for developing and leading a high performing, multi-disciplinary team. The role will be responsible for designing improvements to service delivery across FRNSW’s corporate and operational areas.


The role will lead 6 main functional areas across FRNSW including:


  • Governance and legal services (including audit) 
  • Communications (internal and external media/marketing)
  • Organisational planning and performance
  • Secretariat and business support functions (supporting Commissioner and ELT)
  • Operational Assurance and Improvement
  • Program Management Office



The role is also responsible for leading Government Relations and stakeholder engagement for FRNSW including with the Minister’s Office, Emergency Services Organisations and stakeholder agencies.


High quality candidates will have relevant graduate tertiary qualifications in business management or a related discipline, and experience in leading in a multi-disciplinary portfolio role at a senior executive level. Specific experience should include as many of the functions listed above as possible. The successful candidate must demonstrate high personal integrity, and have highly advanced leadership capability in communication, influence and negotiation, strategic thinking and problem solving, managing and developing people, and managing reform and change.


To obtain position documentation, please email [email protected] citing reference number 0000J15884If further information is required after reviewing documentation, please contact David Spencer at NGS Global on 1300 138 863 or 03 8626 0600


To apply please visit www.iworkfor.nsw.gov.au quoting job reference 00008C7J. Applications must be received by 1 August 2021. 


Applications must be received by 1 August 2021. 


Role Description

Applications close 1st August, 2021 Apply Online

Executive Director, Office Of The Commissioner

Office of the Commissioner

Organisational Leadership
Work Type
Full Time - Ongoing