The Northshore SES unit is pleased to welcome the latest round of new recruits to the team, with 13 new members signed up over recent weeks. After months of waiting, with almost 100 people on a waiting list, a selected group of potential volunteers were invited to the June 2012 information night, to find out exactly what being a Northshore SES volunteer means.
With the Induction course now completed, the new recruits will be assigned to one of the callout teams to formally start their on the job training. Local Manager, Nick Elliott, congratulated the new volunteers in reaching this milestone, explaining that becoming a member at Northshore is not just about turning up and filling in a form. “We run a very rigorous application procedure to ensure that all potential members are fully aware of what our expectations will be of them. As a unit, we have pre-determined levels of attendance that must be achieved by all members, new and old”.
Nick added “We are fully aware that our application process is far more stringent than most other units, and we appreciate that many of the prospective volunteers are put-off when they read the Northshore JDF (Job Description Form) or read our ‘House Rules’. However, the strict regime is now starting to pay off, and our ongoing ability to turn out a team, when required, is still unparalleled within the Metro area.”
The 2013 waiting list is already in operation and filling fast. Northshore SES unit covers the local government area of Nedlands, Claremont, Cottesloe, Peppermint Grove, Mosman Park, Subiaco, Cambridge, Vincent and Perth.
Anyone interested in joining the waiting list or simply finding out more about SES volunteering, can contact the Northshore unit directly on 9444 9440 or visit the website at www.northshoreses.com.au for further details.