Helicopter Director of Operations – Australia

Director Helicopter Operations

NSW Health Company Location Sydney, AU

Employment Type: Permanent Full Time
Position Classification: Operational Mgr Lvl 4
Remuneration: $145, 547 pa – $174, 143 pa
Hours Per Week: 38
Requisition ID: REQ102714
Director, Helicopter OperationsThis is a Permanent position. Please note that the location of this role is at Sydney Helicopter base, Bankstown Airport. .

Total remuneration package valued at $192,106 p.a (including salary $145,547 p.a to $174,143 p.a annual leave loading and employer’s contribution to superannuation). Salary packaging arrangements providing additional benefits are also available.

What You’ll Be Doing

Aeromedical operational environments are complex and require a high level of skill, knowledge, flexibility and co-ordination to deliver a safe, effective service with a multidisciplinary team.

The Director Helicopter Operations leads, plans and manages the operational performance and resource allocation of the rotary winged aeromedical retrieval services and training department, providing people-focused leadership and direction to a team of Zone Managers, Training Managers, logistic staff and helicopter contractors to meet performance requirements, while delivering high quality, cost effective and safe helicopter and medical retrieval operations for the community. The position manages multiple internal and external relationships state-wide, providing professional and timely advice in relation to aeromedical clinical and operational matters. The Director Helicopter Operations is responsible for ensuring appropriate coaching, counseling and mentoring of staff, as well as implementing the aeromedical Integrated Risk and Safety Management System (IRSMS).

The position provides high-level policy advice involving helicopter infrastructure, paramedic, doctor and contractor performance and training to maximise and sustain operational capability. The position provides advice on contract payments for aeromedical services.

Employment conditions

  • The successful applicant will be appointed under the terms and conditions of the Operational Ambulance Manager (Sate Award) and will be required to enter into the annual Performance Development Program and Mandatory Training.
  • Appointment to this position is subject to satisfactory conduct and services check, which includes referee/ supervisor check, a review of National Criminal Records Check, review of Service Check Register, a review of Sick leave, ability to undertake full duties of the position and clearance from the Legal, Regulatory & Professional Standards Unit.
  • 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

General Information

  • Applications must address the two targeted questions in their cover letter, attaching any associated documents together with their resume. Candidates who do not address the targeted questions will not proceed through the selection process.
  • An eligibility list may be established for future vacancies.
  • Please ensure you use your work email address so ROB can identify that you are internal to NSW Ambulance and/or NSW Health.
  • It is a requirement that all candidates submit their applications online via ROB.
  • No paper based or email applications will be accepted.

Targeted Questions

When applying, please address the following two questions in your cover letter:

  • Describe your leadership of a significant change initiative where you demonstrated your capacity to provide strategic leadership, as well as operational management and direction, to a diverse workforce.
  • Please outline your experience in the management and leadership of multi- disciplinary teams to prepare for, and respond to emergencies, including executing preparedness, planning and response activities, and identifying operational capability requirements

Recruitment to this role is subject to an assessment centre process. More information about the assessment centre process for this role is available here

Seniority Level



  • Non-profit Organization Management
  • Health, Wellness & Fitness
  • Hospital & Health Care

Employment Type


Job Functions

  • Management

About us

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