First listed on: 21 September 2020

Manager Safety, Safety & Recovery 

Employment Type: Permanent Full Time
Position Classification: Health Mgr Lvl 4
Remuneration: $127,384 - $152,407 per annum
Hours Per Week: 38
Requisition ID: REQ189089
Location: State Headquarters, Rozelle
Applications Close: 11:59PM  Sunday 27 September 2020


  • Senior level position leading best practice health & safety working with a high performing team

  • Provide strategic and operational Work Health & Safety Direction across NSW Ambulance

  • Opportunity to build and maintain an organisation wide safety culture


NSW Ambulance provides essential health services to the people of NSW relieving suffering through out of out-of-hospital care. From the traditional emergency response, getting medical help to patients with serious or life-threatening injuries or trauma, through to connecting patients who do not need an emergency response with the most appropriate health provider. NSW Ambulance provides excellence in care and makes sure patients get the right care, at the right time, at the right place. Employing over 4,500 staff across 300 metropolitan and regional locations, the organisation operates in a diverse range of scenarios and geographical locations 24 hours per day, 365 days per year to provide a critical health service to the community.

Click here to find out more about NSW Ambulance. For further information, please visit our website.

About the Role

The Safety Manager role within NSW Ambulance is an exciting opportunity to lead a high performing team across a safety culture transformation. You will provide strategic and operational direction to support state-wide achievement of corporate objectives, policies and procedures. This role will be responsible for fostering the need for culture change and sustaining sound proactive safety across all employees. You will lead, develop and consult on NSW Ambulance’s strategic Work Health & Safety Plan working closely with key stakeholders, providing management reports, briefings and responses.

To be successful in this role you will have a long-term experience driving the safety function within a complex organisation, influencing a range of stakeholders focusing on continuous improvement.


You must obtain the below to be considered:

  • Tertiary qualifications in WHS or equivalent with demonstrated experience leading a large dispersed team.

  • Strong understanding of the legislative framework, regulations, standards and key policies.

  • Demonstrated experience strategically managing Return to Work delivering innovative and best practice programs.

  • Ability to drive change and performance at a national level and to initiate and develop solutions to complex issues.

  • Demonstrated experience in identifying and applying new concepts, practices and developments to achieve continuous improvement.

  • High level of communication and interpersonal skills, including ability to effectively interact with internal and external stakeholders.

  • Demonstrated people management skills, leading a team, supporting staff development and performance.

How to Apply

Please apply with a brief covering letter (Maximum 1 Page limit) outlining suitability and your resume, both in WORD FORMAT.

Please note: To be eligible for permanent appointment to a position in NSW Health, you must have an Australian citizenship or permanent Australian residency.

Employment Conditions

  • The successful applicant will be appointed under the terms and conditions of the Health Manager (State) Award and will be required to enter into the annual Performance Development Program.

  • Applicants may be required to participate in pre-employment drug testing and to meet the requirements of the Drug and Alcohol policy.

  • The successful applicant may be required to undertake duties at the other centres should the need arise.

  • No Ambulance accommodation is provided.

  • No entitlements to Transferred Employees Benefits (TEB) is provided.

  • Completion of NSW Health Mandatory Training courses is a mandatory requirement for all NSW Health and NSW Ambulance employees applying for this position.

  • Appointment to this position is subject to a satisfactory conduct and services check including referee/supervisor check, a review of National Police check and review of the Service Check Register. A review of excess annual and sick leave, PDP status, ability to undertake full duties of the position and clearances from Professional Standards Unit, Learning & Development and Safety & Recovery will be undertaken for employees of NSW Ambulance and NSW Health.

  • Employee’s currently undertaking an ECP or ICP consolidation period are eligible to apply however will need to complete all training and return of service obligations before accepting any relief/acting opportunities.

  • Employee’s currently undertaking a SOT consolidation period are not eligible to apply for positions other than SOT positions. This includes positions offered via merit selection, transfer lists or later transfer mechanism, expressions of interest or secondments.

General Information

  • An 18 month eligibility list may be established for future vacancies.

  • If applicable, please ensure you use your work email address so our recruitment system can identify that you are internal to NSW Ambulance and/or NSW Health.

  • It is a requirement that all candidates submit their applications online.

Need more information?

  1) Click here for the Position Description
  2) Find out more about applying for this position

For a confidential discussion or to request an information pack, please call Kathleen Melville, Managing Consultant at Zenergy on 02 9003 2725 or email quoting reference #9880.

Our Commitment

NSW Ambulance is committed to achieving a diverse workforce and strongly encourages applications from women, Aboriginal people, people from culturally diverse backgrounds, refugees, people of diverse genders and sexuality, and people with disability.

If you are an Aboriginal person and wish to obtain more information about applying for a role within NSW Ambulance, please contact our Aboriginal Employment Coordinator, Callista Bryan, on 02 9320 7644 or callista.bryan@h

 If you wish to discuss any accessibility requirements in relation to your application, please contact our Diversity and Culture Advisor, Joe Wasuruj, on 02 9320 7339 or


It is the responsibility of all staff to ensure NSW Ambulance is a workplace free from bullying and harassment. All staff must behave in a respectful and acceptable manner. Staff must report and respond appropriately to any instances or perceptions of bullying. Managers are required to implement actions that prevent or minimise the risk of unacceptable behaviours, ensuring bullying, harassment and victimisation are identified as early as possible and responded to and effectively managed.


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