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Ambulance Victoria - Board Directors

Ambulance Victoria | Health service

Posted on 26 October 2023
Closed on 19 November 2023


Part-time, 2-3 years
Monthly, Half day meetings
Melbourne - Eastern Metro
$30,000 - $49,999

About the board

Ambulance Victoria aims to improve the health of the community by providing high quality, safe, patient-centred pre-hospital care and medical transport. Ambulance Victoria currently provides emergency medical response to more than six million people across an area of more than 227,000 square kilometres.

Ambulance Victoria is an independent entity operating under the Ambulance Services Act (Vic) 1986 and is integral to the Victorian health system. The board is accountable to the Minister for Ambulance Services and is responsible for the health, wellbeing and safety of the organisation's people – ensuring staff and volunteers are working in a safe, fair and inclusive culture. Overseeing implementation of the Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission's Review is a key priority for the Ambulance Victoria Board.

About the role

The Minister for Ambulance Services is pleased to invite persons to apply for part time board director positions of Ambulance Victoria. The positions start on 1 July 2024 and appointments are for a period of up to three years.

These positions provide an exciting opportunity for Victorians to contribute to the strategic leadership and direction of pre-hospital care and transport for the Victorian community. Applicants are selected for their capabilities, including personal and professional attributes, experience, knowledge, and skills that contribute to the strategic leadership and oversight of health care of the organisation.

The board meets on the first Monday of each month typically from 10am-3pm. Directors are also required to participate in board committees and be available for other events requiring board representation. Please refer to the position description for further information, including remuneration.

The role of the board includes:

  • setting the vision and strategy, in line with government priorities
  • having ultimate accountability for the delivery of safe and quality care, including cultural safety and freedom from discrimination, harassment and bullying
  • oversight of the performance and delivery of key policy priorities
  • ensuring the ongoing financial viability of the organisation
  • recruitment, support and monitoring of the Chief Executive Officer

Who we're looking for

While Victorian public health boards are based on capabilities, boards are more effective when these capabilities also represent the richness of the diverse voices of Victorian communities.

People of all ages, Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, people of all abilities, people from multicultural diverse communities, people who identify with LGBTIQ+ communities are encouraged to apply.

The key capabilities which Ambulance Victoria are looking for are:

  • Audit and Risk Management
  • Financial management and accounting
  • Clinical governance (particularly performance management)
  • Human resource management (specifically change management)

All applications will be considered. Please refer to the Position Description and Board Director Capability Framework for more details available at Link .

What you need to apply

Applicants should read the How to apply document before starting your application which is attached to this job.

The department welcomes the opportunity to discuss reasonable adjustments or support that can be provided throughout the recruitment process and/or post appointment. A discussion can be arranged by contacting

Applicants applying for a board position for the first time will be required to create an account on the Join a Public Board website prior to applying online. Applicants who have previously applied through the Join a Public Board website will already have an account. If you have forgotten your password, the Join a Public Board website allows you to request this information.

Applications close at Midnight Sunday 19 November 2023.

For all enquiries regarding the appointment process, please contact

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