The Opportunity

Director Finance and Corporate Services

Job Title: Director Finance and Corporate Services
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Sydney, New South Wales
Salary: AU$239189 - AU$261680 per annum
Reference: BBBH25326_1559199761
Contact Name: Penny Galwey
Contact Email:
Job Published: May 30, 2019 17:02

Job Description

NSW Ambulance is one of the largest and most modern ambulance services in the world and is recognised as a global leader in its field. It is a division of NSW Health and provides emergency and non-emergency clinical care, retrieval and specialist patient transport services to a population of over 7 million, delivered by its 4,500 staff through 300 locations across metropolitan and regional NSW. Through its fleet of 1,500 road based vehicles, helicopter operations, fixed wing aircraft, off-road vehicles, snowmobiles and other bespoke rescue options, NSW Ambulance provides comprehensive rapid response services across a diverse range of scenarios and geographical locations. It is a highly complex, geographically distributed organisation with significant multi-stakeholder involvement across its operations, both centrally and locally.

Reporting to the Chief Executive and as a key member of the executive team, the Director, Finance and Corporate Services will:

  • Provide support and advice to the executive and Board relating to financial strategy, performance, risk, capital expenditure and other key strategic and operational matters
  • Lead the development, implementation and continuous improvement of key functions including finance, ICT, tendering and contract management, major projects and performance reporting systems
  • Develop, co-ordinate and monitor all financial analyses, policies, plans, systems, and processes to control risk and improve financial and organisational performance
  • Forge strong, collegial relationships at the executive level, across the broader organisation and sector, and across NSW Health, sharing best practice and contributing to the broader organisational goals
  • Provide inspirational leadership across a large direct and indirect team
  • Foster a responsive, future focused and contemporary culture which supports staff to deliver true excellence

To succeed in this role, you'll be a contemporary executive finance leader, CA or CPA, with significant experience managing commercial and financial strategies within large, complex organisations. Your experience may have been gained within a government or public sector agency; alternatively we'll consider private sector experience, in which case you'll demonstrate experience of interfacing with government funders, stakeholders or partners in some capacity within your recent career. Critical to your success will be your ability to lead, motivate and inspire your team to be the very best, within a highly challenging and demanding environment.

Applying for this Role

For a confidential discussion, to review the role description or to apply, please call Penny Galwey or Rob Macmillan on 02 9091 3241 or email Penny at quoting reference 25326. Closing date: Sunday 16 June.

When applying, please address the following 2 areas in your cover letter:

  • Describe a challenging situation in which you provided executive level financial leadership across a complex, distributed organisation and outline your key achievements.
  • Give an example of when you have had to manage a complex stakeholder group (perhaps including a Board). How did you bring stakeholders with you and what were your key success metrics?

This is an ongoing, full time, Band 1, Health Service Senior Executive (HSSE) role. An attractive remuneration package within the range of $239,189 to $261,680 per annum, with annual performance reviews, will be negotiated with the successful applicant.

Applicants must apply through (search by job reference number 25326).

NSW Health values diversity and is committed to building an inclusive workplace culture that reflects the community we serve. We encourage applications from diverse community groups including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, LGBTI, people with a disability and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.


  • The selection methods for this role are in accordance with the Government Sector Employment Act 2013 and employment arrangements for the NSW public sector.
  • Applicants must respond to the two targeted questions and submit an up to date resume. For further guidance, refer to Applying for a role in the NSW Public Service.
  • Applicants will need to demonstrate their proficiency in the capabilities outlined in the Role Description. These will be assessed through the recruitment process to determine their suitability for appointment. For further information, refer to the NSW Public Sector Capability Framework.
  • To be eligible for employment, you must be one of the following:
    • An Australian citizen;
    • A permanent resident of Australia;
    • A New Zealand citizen with a current New Zealand passport; or
    • A citizen of another country with an appropriate visa that allows you to work in Australia

You can only be offered employment in this role for the duration that your current visa allows you to work in Australia; and you can only be offered ongoing employment if you have a permanent visa that allows you to work in Australia.

  • Relevant standard screening checks will be undertaken following interviews e.g. National Police Check, Service Checks, Proof of ID etc.
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