Program Lead - Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander - Fisher Leadership
Close Date: 08/07/2022
REF: AMBats0522
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Program Lead – Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander

Close Date: 08/07/2022
REF: AMBats0522
  • Join a newly established division with imprimatur to drive sweeping workplace reform
  • Champion strategies that promote inclusion of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people in the workplace and in services
  • Identify evidence-based change ideas that strengthen cultural safety levels, fairness and transparency

The Position
Ambulance Victoria (AV) seeks to appoint a collaborative and driven Program Lead – Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander, to join its newly established Equality & Workplace Reform Division.  The Program Lead – Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander will play a key role in designing, coordinating and implementing AV’s program of work to create a safe, fair and inclusive workplace, focusing on improving programs to strengthen Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander inclusion and that support the realisation of genuine reconciliation.
Reporting to the Senior Lead, Diversity & Inclusion, the Program Lead – Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander will play a key leadership role in the development of practices, policies and procedures that strengthen inclusion and cultural safety levels, fairness and transparency for Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander employees, first responders and patients. This position will also play a leadership role in the implementation of AV’s Reconciliation Action Plan.
The appointee will be a subject matter expert on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture, and issues facing Victorian Aboriginal communities. Evidencing a record of building strong trusting relationships with Aboriginal people and advocating for reform through consultation and targeted engagement, the successful candidate will have a strong working knowledge and understanding of Victorian equal opportunity and human rights legislation, policy, and frameworks. Excellent stakeholder and partnership development skills and highly developed communication skills, including the ability to prepare high quality reports and presentations for a range of audiences will also be key to the success of this role.  The ability to challenge and improve process and thinking, resilience, empathy and adaptability will also be important attributes for success.
The Organisation
At Ambulance Victoria we are proud to share our commitment to save and improve lives by providing outstanding care for our patients. It is our promise to every patient and it sits at the heart of everything we do. No matter what corporate or support role you play in delivering our critical services to the Victorian public, you join a team dedicated to bringing our vision of ‘Outstanding emergency health care every time’ to life.
As a valued member of AV, you will enjoy a professional working environment that recognises the importance of work/life balance. Although there will be a requirement to maintain a presence at Headquarters, flexible working arrangements are available and will be discussed with the successful candidate. We offer salary packaging options, generous personal leave entitlements, accrued days off for full time roles, and other benefits including free on-site parking.
Occasional travel throughout metropolitan Melbourne and regional Victoria may be required.
Successful applicants will need to have received the mandated COVID-19 vaccinations and be willing to complete pre-employment screening including a Police Check.
By applying for this position with Ambulance Victoria, you agree to undertake an assessment of any Secondary Employment or outside interests, in line with AV’s Secondary Employment procedure. This is required to ensure there is no perceived or actual conflict of interest for AV should you be successful and commence in the role.
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.
For more information on the creation of the new division, please visit:
To apply – click on ‘APPLY ONLINE’ and using reference AMBats0522, address your cover letter and resume to Deborah Komesaroff, of Fisher Leadership, or call 1300 347 437 for further information.

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