Director Professional Standards and Behaviours Unit - Fisher Leadership
Close Date: 31/01/2023
REF: AMBpsb1222
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Director Professional Standards and Behaviours Unit

Close Date: 31/01/2023
REF: AMBpsb1222
  • Join high profile organisation that has the imprimatur to implement sweeping workplace reform
  • Develop, refine and execute the organisation’s professional standards and behaviours strategy
  • Embed best practice organisational responses to reports and complaints of unlawful and harmful conduct


The Position

Ambulance Victoria (AV) is committed to creating a safer, more inclusive and more equal workplace based on recommendations from the Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission. The organisation has accepted the Commission’s recommendation to establish a new organisational response to complaints of unlawful and harmful conduct and accordingly, AV seeks to appoint a highly credible leader to become the Director of its Professional Standards and Behaviours Unit.

Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, the Director will provide leadership, expert advice, and direction to enable a safe and respectful workplace which embraces a victim centric workplace complaint model, actively supports the highest standards of professional conduct and ethical behaviour and seeks to build strong organisation wide engagement for sustainable change in the prevention of unlawful and harmful workplace conduct. The Director will also develop, refine, and execute AV’s professional standards and behaviours strategy, ensuring consistency with AV’s Safe, Fair & Inclusive 2022-2027 Roadmap and community expectations.

Equipped with contemporary experience and/or knowledge regarding the management of workplace discipline, conduct and misconduct, the ideal candidate will also have a comprehensive understanding of Federal/State legislation relating to equal opportunity or human rights matters coupled with knowledge and experience in victim centric and restorative workplace practices. Known as a leader who operates with integrity the new Director will value governance and process optimisation, and will have a record of positively leading a team of professionals undertaking sensitive and complex activities. Resilience and well-developed mediation skills are also key as are the ability to provide counsel and guide.

Completion of a postgraduate degree with extensive relevant experience in Human Resources, Law, Human Rights or related discipline, or an equivalent combination of training and extensive relevant experience in management of workplace compliant and conduct matters is highly desirable.

The Organisation

Ambulance Victoria’s (AV) workforce of more than 6,000 highly trained paramedics and intensive care paramedics, some 1,500 community first responders and over 500 corporate and specialist support staff are dedicated to providing best care every single day.

With a 138-year history of leveraging leading edge research and innovative, and evidence-based clinical practices, Ambulance Victoria responds to close to a million Triple Zero (000) calls for emergency medical response annually.

AV is a unique working environment, where the actions of each employee and volunteer contribute to the aim of caring for our patients. With the lifesaving work of AV paramedics at the cornerstone of our work, what goes on behind the scenes is just as important to helping us help the community.

At all levels of AV, a diverse and inclusive workforce allows the organisation to deliver Best Care to the Victorian community, and helps create a healthier, more productive workplace for the people within AV.

To apply – please click on ‘APPLY NOW’ and using reference AMBpsb1222, address your cover letter and resume to Deborah Komesaroff, of Fisher Leadership, or call 1300 347 437 for further information.

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