First listed on: 01 July 2019

Director, Emergency Management 

  • Forge collaborative partnerships internally and externally
  • Act as the State Critical Incident Manager State Health Commander
  • Plan response to critical incidents

Ambulance Victoria's mission is to improve the health of our community by delivering innovative, high quality ambulance services and providing exceptional clinical care. The leading edge clinical practice and lifesaving work of Ambulance Victoria's paramedics and volunteers underpins this mission.

The organisation has been undergoing an exciting transformation since the release of Victoria's Ambulance Action Plan: Improving Services, Saving Lives. This report has been a key input into the organisation's Corporate Plan, which is designed to improve ambulance response to the Victorian community and the health, wellbeing and capability of staff.

About the role
The Director, Emergency Management leads the development of emergency management planning across Ambulance Victoria. The position holder will be required to forge collaborative partnerships internally and externally and will be responsible for ensuring the appropriate level of response to meet community needs. The planning focus of the role is on prevention, preparedness, response and recovery in alignment with the State Health Emergency Response Plan (SHERP). The Director, Emergency Management acts as the State Critical Incident Manager State Health Commander and will be required to engage with media while coordinating the resources of our Clinical Operations, Operational Communications and Logistics divisions. Planning activities will include operational response to critical incidents as well as preparedness for major events such as New Year's Eve, the Grand Prix, Spring Carnival.

About you
The successful candidate will have an operational leadership background including experience engaging others at State level. You will need a sound understanding of critical incident management, including the capacity to recognise when escalation is appropriate. While you will be supported by an Emergency Management team, you will be required to engage the broader business to work towards an appropriate emergency response, including optimising the use of emergency management capability in various regions across Victoria. As the organisational representative for emergency management, you will also be abreast of international trends.

The role will require you to either be registered with the Paramedicine Board of Australia or to alternatively have extensive emergency management capability and relevant operational experience. Significant knowledge of ambulance or emergency service delivery operations is a necessity, as is a valid Victorian driver's licence and current Working with Children Check. You will need to be able to demonstrate success in a senior role where you have developed, implemented and evaluated process improvement. Successful candidate attributes will reflect Ambulance Victoria's overarching commitment to the protection, safety and well-being of patients, staff and the community.

Candidates will be subject to conduct checks as required under the Victorian Public Sector Commission's Executive Pre-Employment Screening Policy.

What's in it for you?
The role will be offered on a fixed term basis. Salary packaging options and other benefits are available. The position is governed by Victorian Government Public Entity Executive Remuneration Policy.

Join a Workplace Based on Fair Employment
Ambulance Victoria offers fair employment and career opportunities. We aim to attract a diverse pool of applicants and focus on the genuine and essential requirements of the job and being consistent and fair in our treatment of applicants.

How to apply
To learn more about this exciting opportunity, or for any queries, please contact Ambulance Victoria's Recruitment team via email on: or by phone: 03 9840 3653.

Applicants are requested to submit a resume, cover letter and statement addressing the selection criteria for the role. We request that your application is submitted by 5pm, Sunday 14 July 2019 by clicking ‘Apply Online' below.

Our diverse and inclusive workforce allows us to deliver the Best Care to the Victorian community, and helps create a healthier, more productive workplace for our people.

"Only people with the right to work in Australia may apply for this position" 

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