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If a sense of purpose, fulfillment and community connection resonates with you then look no further. View our current positions.

What’s your mission?

Are you innovative and driven?

We are here for each other as we work together to deliver the highest standard of aeromedical and rescue services to our community.

As the recipient of the 2019 Employer of Choice Award, our people are positive, invested and motivated to go the extra mile. Oh, and we love to have a laugh along the way.

What’s more, you’ll be embraced by a supportive and encouraging work environment where innovation, aspiration and personal growth is promoted.

We offer exciting opportunities across Northern NSW; including our headquarters in Broadmeadow and our operational bases at Belmont, Tamworth and Lismore. We also have regional staff located on the Central Coast, Hunter Valley and Mid-North Coast.

Who we are

Company Culture & Values

Joining our crew means you care. You share a vision to be Australia’s leading aeromedical and rescue services provider and value compassion, integrity, accountability and unity.

Our Values guide our actions, decision making and reflect who we are and what is important to us.

Accountability

Taking responsibility and ownership of our behaviour, priorities and our growth.

Compassion

Demonstrate a high level of genuine care and empathy to all.

Unity

Working together respectfully, valuing each other, to deliver the best outcomes for the customer, community and stakeholders

Integrity

We are honest, fair, transparent and conduct ourself with the highest ethical standards.

Diversity & Inclusion

Here at the Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service we are committed to diversity and inclusion.

For us inclusion means people being able to bring their true selves to work and creating an environment that supports them to be the best person they can be. Diversity for us is a business decision to ensure we have different viewpoints, perspectives, which lead us to better decision making and outcomes.

It is essential to our company culture that we represent the outside community within our organisation, whether that be age, race, gender or ability. We have a gender diverse workplace and love to celebrate each and every one of our employees. Check out our recent International Womens Day 2020 Video, where our staff explain what this day means to them.

In early 2020 we joined Castle Personnel’s Inclusive 100 campaign, where we committed to improve our diversity and include people with all levels of ability in our workforce.

 

Our community provides such significant support to us and we believe it is important to pay this forward. Therefore we like to give back to the community through a range of programs. We offer industry placement and work experience opportunities for people to advance their capability and experiences. Many of our people volunteer their time to community programs that make a difference including school education programs and women’s mentoring programs.

We get to change the lives of patients every day, but we also strive to change the lives of those who work for us.

Click here to find out more about our employee benefits and wellbeing.

Introduce Yourself

Employment Opportunities

Here at the Service, we are always on the lookout for talented, passionate and vibrant people who share our vision. We love people who thrive on giving back, who are solution focused, collaborative and truly believe that together we are better.

If it sounds like our crew is the place for you, take a look at current job vacancies listed below or introduce yourself by using the provided form.

Click here to find out more about our Recruitment Process.

Apprentice Aircraft Maintenance Engineer

WRHS Apprentice Aircraft Maintenance Engineer Information Pack

Did you miss our webinar Information Session on this exciting opportunity? You can watch it HERE.

The Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service is a not-for-profit organisation providing world class aeromedical, search and rescue services to those in need 24/7. The Service has more than 40 years of proud history, and now operates from three bases in NSW (Tamworth, Belmont, Lismore) in addition to a Head Office and deep level maintenance facility based in Broadmeadow NSW.

As a Westpac Rescue Helicopter Apprentice you will join the highly skilled and passionate Engineering team responsible for the maintenance, modification and repair of the Company’s world class AW139 fleet.  Whilst the role is primarily based at our Deep Level Maintenance facility in Broadmeadow NSW, you will also get the opportunity to travel to our other line bases on occasion to broaden your experience and skills.

Working toward a Certificate IV in Aeroskills (Mechanical), you will gain an in depth knowledge of engineering systems, procedures and processes, major aircraft inspections, repairs, overhauls and hybrid troubleshooting.  You will also be required to attend TAFE to complete your qualification, most likely the Tamworth campus.

To be considered for this opportunity, you will have completed your high school studies (minimum year 10 or equivalent) at the time of commencement and will demonstrate:

  • A positive and proactive attitude toward safety, environmental responsibility and sustainability,
  • A genuine interest in a career within the aerospace industry as demonstrated through school, work experience and/or hobbies and interests.
  • Motivation to achieve individual and team goals.
  • Initiative and an eagerness to learn.
  • Sound academic achievements including above average literacy and numeracy skills.
  • A commitment to the Service’s values of compassion, unity, accountability and integrity.

You will be an Australian citizen or permanent resident, be eligible to hold an ASIC (Aviation Security Identification Card) and be willing to maintain a minimum level of immunisation based on assessed risks and in accordance with NSW Health’s framework for the assessment, screening and vaccination of workers to minimise the risk of transmission of vaccine-preventable diseases. A current Australian Drivers Licence is essential.Completion of a pre-apprenticeship or relevant vocational training or experience working within the aviation industry will be highly regarded.

As an Apprentice with WRHS you will be recognised as a contributor to a critical community based service and will have access to a range of employee benefits, including:

  • Competitive salary with pay increases as you progress through your training,
  • Individual coaching and development from a dedicated mentor,
  • Individual and group safety training with our team of experts,
  • Reward and Recognition Program,
  • Health and Wellbeing initiatives including discounted gym memberships,
  • 24/7 support through our Employee Assistance Program.

WRHS is an equal opportunity employer who value a diverse workforce and recognise the innovation and competitive advantage this creates. We look forward to hearing from applicants who come from a diverse range of backgrounds.

To find out more, please download our information pack (WRHS Apprentice Aircraft Maintenance Engineer Information Pack). Follow the link in the information pack to register for our virtual information session on Wednesday 8 September 2021, 6pm-7pm .

To express your interest in this exciting role, click ‘apply’ via seek.com to submit your application.

Only those applications received via seek.com and including the following will be considered:

  1. A cover letter addressing the selection criteria outlined above.
  2. A current resume including 2 referees (maximum 2 pages).
  3. Your 2 most recent school reports.
  4. Supporting documentation including relevant qualifications, licences and academic awards.

As part of the recruitment process, suitable applicants will be required to complete pre-employment medical testing including drug and alcohol screening.

Applications close 26 September 2021 with a commencement date expected in January 2022.

 

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Helicopter Maintenance Engineers (LAME/AME)

We are currently seeking a pool of suitably qualified and experienced Aircraft Maintenance Engineers (AME) and Licenced Aircraft Maintenance Engineers (LAME) to join our highly skilled maintenance team.  We are looking for people that are interested in short to medium term contract work to supplement our permanent team during peak periods and to cover leave relief.  Applications are sought from both B1.3 and B2 applicants across all Northern NSW bases including Newcastle, Tamworth and Lismore.  Roster patterns will vary across each location and are open for negotiation with suitable candidates.

The key responsibilities of the role include the provision of short term line and deep level maintenance support including major aircraft inspections, repairs and overhauls in accordance with approved company, manufacturer and airworthiness authority manuals. You will conduct hybrid trouble shooting, address recurrent technical problems and ensure all maintenance and defect rectification is carried out to the relevant design and quality standards. With a commitment to the Service’s values of compassion, unity, accountability and integrity, you will be a flexible, dynamic team player who demonstrates a positive and proactive attitude toward safety, quality and environmental standards.

To be considered for this role, you will have the right to work in Australia and hold an Aircraft Engineer Trade Qualifications (or equivalent) together with the relevant CASR Part 66 B1.3 or B2 Licences. You will have strong verbal and written communication skills, intermediate computer skills, good attention to detail and a current Australian Drivers Licence. While solid experience within the aviation industry is essential, an AW139 type rating together with demonstrated experience within an EMS environment will be highly regarded.

This position is identified Category A/Category A High Risk in accordance with NSW Health’s framework for the assessment, screening and vaccination of workers to minimise the risk of transmission of vaccine-preventable diseases. As such, it is an essential requirement of this position that you comply with the Service’s policies relating to Occupational Assessment, Screening and Vaccination against Specified Infectious Diseases, including the provision of evidence of protection. A copy of the NSW Health Policy Directive can be provided upon request.

To express your interest in joining our casual/contract Engineering pool, click ‘apply’ to submit your cover letter and resume, together with copies of relevant qualifications and licences. For further information please contact Debbie O’Grady, HR Business Partner at debbie.ogrady@rescuehelicopter.com.au

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Casual Helicopter Pilot

We are currently seeking suitably qualified and experienced casual Helicopter Pilots to join our team.  These casual roles will be for a short-term period (2-6 months) to perform the important job of Inter-Hospital transfers. The aircraft will be based at Tamworth, and consideration will be given to touring pilots with flexible roster options considered.  The role will report to the Head of Flying Operations.

To be considered for this role, you will be an experienced Helicopter Pilot who is well regarded within the industry and by your peers, and will demonstrate the following qualifications and experience:

Essential:

  • ATPL(H)
  • AW139 Rating (min 100 hrs)
  • Instrument Rating (min 3 renewals)(in date)
  • Night VFR Rating
  • 2500 Hours – Helicopters
  • 2000 Hours – PIC Helicopters
  • 1500 Hours – PIC Turbine (H)
  • 500 Hours – PIC AW139
  • 500 Hours – Multi Engine Helicopter
  • 50 Hours – PIC IFR Helicopter
  • 50 Hours – PIC Night Helicopter
  • HUET/EBS
  • COVID vaccinated

To be successful in this role, you will be a flexible team player with a demonstrated commitment to safety.  Whilst not essential, experience within an EMS/ SAR environment will be highly regarded.

For further information please contact Debbie O’Grady, HR Business Partner at debbie.ogrady@rescuehelicopter.com.au

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Essential to our community engagement

Volunteer Opportunities

Our volunteers are essential to our fundraising and community engagement.

The Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service has over 1000 “Red Shirt” volunteers who contribute to the Service. From BBQs and raffles to Op Shops and Administration support, our volunteers are essential to our fundraising and community engagement.

You can learn more about the types of volunteering you can do for the Service and apply below.

Apply Here