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REQ124063 Requisition #
Employment Type: Permanent Full Time
Position Classification: Chaplain
Remuneration:  Volunteer
Hours Per Week: When requested or required
Requisition ID: REQ124063

What you'll be doing

Ambulance Chaplains are part of a multidisciplinary support team that provides nonjudgmental support to Ambulance staff and their families as well as support to bystanders at traumatic incidents. As a member of the Chaplaincy Team, you will assist with the provision of 24/7 post incident support and pastoral care. This may occur at the scene of an incident, a workplace, a home or a hospital. Chaplains also provide spiritual guidance or help to access other faith based care or welfare services and may be requested for a baptism, wedding, funeral or other ceremony. 


The role of NSW Ambulance Volunteer Chaplain is voluntary and therefore without remuneration.

Locations available:

NSW Ambulance is currently prioritising the appointment of chaplains in regional areas of NSW and in Western and South Western regions of Sydney. Applications from other areas in the state are also welcome and successful applicants may be added to an eligibility list for when future vacancies occur.  


To find out if you reside within an area where there are current vacancies, please check the attached link:   



Regional and Metropolitan NSW
  • Central West – Lake Cargelligo/Condobolin
  • Central West – Mudgee/Gulgong
  • Far West – Bourke/Walgett/Lightning Ridge
  • Illawarra - Wollongong
  • Mid North Coast – Kempsey/Port Macquarie
  • New England – Armidale/Guyra/Walcha
  • New England – Glen Innes/Inverell/Tenterfield
  • Northwest – Moree/Narrabri
  • Northwest – Tamworth/Quirindi/Murrurundi
  • Riverina – Jerilderie/Deniliquin/Balranald
  • Riverina - Wagga Wagga/Tumut/Batlow/Tumbarumba
  • South Coast - Batemans Bay to Bermagui
  • Sydney – Camden/Picton
  • Sydney – South Western Sydney
  • Sydney – Southern Highlands
  • Sydney – Western Sydney
Additional requirements of this role:
  • Computer literacy with the ability to learn and operate online reporting and rostering software, and communication devices.
  • Availability to participate on-line Induction training and orientation late 2020 – early 2021. (Further training and orientation may be conducted at NSW Ambulance Headquarters pending lifting of COVID-19 restrictions.)
  • Valid driver licence and access to a reliable vehicle for travelling.
 How to Apply: 
  1. Please respond to the following targeted questions located in the questionnaire section of the application (max. 4000 characters including space)
  • Question 1: Give examples of times when you have provided pastoral care and support to people significantly affected by traumatic incidents or workplace stress, and outline the theological studies and qualifications you have gained which have equipped you for this faith based role.

  • Question 2: Requests for chaplaincy support may come at any time of the day and night. How will you manage these calls when they come and what may be some of the limitations on your availability that we should be aware of?

  1. Attach and submit a current and relevant resume.
  2. Provide the names of 2 referees – referees must include at least 1 person who can attest to your current pastoral and ministry experience.
Employment conditions:  
  • A NSW Working with Children Check clearance number is required prior to your appointment to the role.
  • Successful candidate is required to comply with the Occupational Assessment, Screening and vaccination against Specific Infectious Disease Policy.
  • Chaplains are not paid for their honorary/volunteer role with NSW Ambulance; however travel expenses, phone calls and other costs associated with the duties of a chaplain will be reimbursed following the presentation of appropriate documentation and in liaison with the Senior Chaplain.
  • Appointment to this position is subject to a satisfactory conduct and services check, which includes referee/supervisor check, a review of National Police Check and review of Service Check Register.
  • Chaplains are provided with NSW Ambulance uniform and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) such as a reflective vest and a hardhat which are consistent with the responsibilities of the role.
  • To allow the chaplain to carry out their duties safely and efficiently, they are also provided with an ID card, portable radio and mobile phone (if required).
  • NSW Ambulance will provide suitable induction training and orientation to the chaplain and may provide access to ongoing training opportunities and professional development.
  General Information:  
  • Applicants must address the pre-screening questions, selection criteria, attaching any associated documents together with their resume. Candidates who do not address this will not proceed through the selection process.
  • An eligibility list may be established for future vacancies.
  • It is a requirement that all candidates submit their applications online via the ROB system. No paper based or email applications will be accepted.
  • If you are an employee of NSW Ambulance and/or NSW Health please ensure you use your work email address so ROB can identify that you are internal to NSW Ambulance and/or NSW Health.


Need more information?

  1) Click here for the Position Description
  2) Find out more about applying for this position


For role related queries or questions contact the Senior Chaplain on AMBULANCE-Chaplains@health.nsw.gov.au or call on  (02) 9320 7342.


It is the responsibility of all staff to report and respond appropriately to any instances or perceptions of bullying. Managers are required to implement actions that either prevent or minimise the risk of unacceptable behaviours, ensuring unacceptable behaviours such as bullying, harassment and victimisation are identified as early as possible and responded to and effectively managed.
NSW Ambulance is committed to achieving a diverse workforce and strongly encourages applications from women, Aboriginal people, people from culturally diverse backgrounds, refugees, people of diverse genders and sexuality, and people with disability.
If you are an Aboriginal person and wish to obtain more information about applying for a role within NSW Ambulance, please contact our Aboriginal Employment Coordinator, Callista Bryan on (02) 9320 7644 or callista.bryan@health.nsw.gov.au.
If you wish to discuss any accessibility requirements in relation to your application, please contact our Diversity and Culture Advisor, Joe Wasuruj on (02) 9320 7339 or joe.wasuruj@health.nsw.gov.au.
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