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Casual Site Supervisor, (Casual Contract, Paid Position) 2 positions

Position Description

Position Title

Casual Site Supervisor, (Casual Contract, Paid Position) 2 positions. Bushfire Resilience Program.

Status Casual / Vacation
Date 15 May 2023



Habitat for Humanity is a global not-for-profit provider of housing for low-income families in need. Habitat for Humanity works in thousands of communities around the world and has built, rehabilitated and repaired over one million homes, helping more than 39 million people. Our vision is a world where everyone has a safe and decent place to live. We are an inclusive workplace and believe that people should be employed on the basis of merit. 

 We are looking to find trades, landscaping, building and/or construction professionals with supervisory/management skills in the Blue Mountains, Hawkesbury and Southern Highlands areas to help us deliver our range of services to disadvantaged people. Our programs include: disaster recovery and resilience; home maintenance and repair; and projects to provide and improve housing solutions. This position will be offered on a casual contract basis, with a possibility of extension.  

More about our work: 

We mobilise teams of volunteers to engage in disaster recovery, resilience and preparedness and to conduct landscaping, maintenance, painting and minor building repairs. In the Blue Mountains, Hawkesbury and Southern Highlands, we will primarily work with families and individuals exposed to natural disasters like bushfire and support communities to be better prepared for future disasters.  

The casual site supervisor position is responsible for the organisation of disaster resilience activities – particularly bushfire preparations – and supervising and leading teams of often unskilled volunteers while providing guidance and positive support. When volunteers are not available, the casual supervisor may occasionally be asked to team up with a staff supervisor and casual labourer(s).  

The position is also responsible for some coordination, documentation and reporting, and may occasionally be called on to support Habitat’s other programs in the Greater Sydney and surrounding region. Successful applicants for this role must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19. 


The casual site supervisor undertakes a range of functions including – 

  • Using their landscaping, building and/or/ construction skills and experience to guide, support and supervise often unskilled volunteers. 
  • Organising and managing disaster recovery and resilience work, maintenance, landscaping, indoor and outdoor painting, and small building projects. 
  • Managing logistics for volunteer activities, including tools, equipment, vehicle loading, food, drinks and other amenities for volunteers. 
  • Managing tools, equipment and materials efficiently and effectively. 
  • Driving a utility vehicle or van while towing a trailer. 
  • Ensuring a safe working environment and proactively encouraging safe working practices. 
  • Providing information briefings and safety presentations to volunteer teams. 
  • Taking reference photos at volunteer activities and preparing reports. 
  • Ensuring projects are completed on schedule and to a high standard 
  • Other tasks to support the efficient and effective operation of the program  

Essential Selection Criteria 

  • Trades, landscaping, building, renovation, construction and/or maintenance skills and experience, including ability to organise and conduct quick maintenance, restoration and clear-up of building grounds, home exteriors and interiors 
  • Ability to support, motivate, supervise and work with up to 10 unskilled volunteers working on building and grounds maintenance whilst creating a positive fun work environment. 
  • Highly motivated, positive, excellent organisation skills with very good attention to detail and ability to work independently. 
  • Communication skills including written, verbal and presentation skills; familiarity with Microsoft Office software (Excel, Word etc.) an advantage 
  • Unrestricted driver’s licence, ability to drive a manual Ute or van with trailer and willingness to travel. 
  • Construction White Card (or willingness to obtain) and knowledge of site safety; current first aid and other certificates an advantage.

Other Requirements 

  • Habitat for Humanity requires that all employees take seriously their ethical responsibilities to safeguarding our intended beneficiaries, their communities, and all those with whom we work. 
  • The successful applicant will need to provide evidence of a clear criminal history and adhere to HFH’s Code of Conduct, policies and procedures including the Child Protection Policy. 
  • The supervisor will need a satisfactory driving history and may need to provide details of their driving history as part of the application process. 
  • Covid 19 vaccination is mandatory for staff and this requirement will apply to this position. 

How to Apply 

To obtain a position description or to ask any questions about the role please email Michelle Duby, [email protected], using the subject line: Casual Site Volunteer Supervisor. 

When applying for this position, please submit a CV and covering letter that specifically addresses each of the essential selection criteria. 

Applications Close: Closing date 30 June 2023, however applications will be considered as they are received so we encourage you to submit your application as early as possible.