Managers of Aboriginal Workforce Development is a collective term used to describe the roles of those Aboriginal Managers working in workforce development and Support. Frequently the positions are titled as Aboriginal Employment Coordinators, however this title is not exclusively utilised.

Each local health district should employ a Manager of Aboriginal Workforce Development who reports to the Workforce Executive in their district/network/service. Funding for these positions is from the budget for the purpose of local management.

The Manager of Aboriginal Workforce Development works with other managers within human resource services and across the clinical and non-clinical networks to support the growth and development of the Aboriginal health workforce. This role is strategically linked to the activities NSW Health undertakes to achieve the minimum Aboriginal workforce employment rate target of 2.6% by 2018.

Managers of Aboriginal Workforce Development network

The Managers of Aboriginal Workforce Development network is comprised of Managers of Aboriginal Workforce, Managers of Aboriginal Employment, Aboriginal Employment Coordinators, Aboriginal Workforce Coordinators or similarly titled or responsible roles who represent their local health districts, specialty networks and other public health organisations, in relation to supporting Aboriginal recruitment, retention, education, training, support and other workforce issues. The network representatives are not human resource specialists and therefore are not always aligned directly through human resource services.

Within their respective services the network representatives work in partnership to develop and implement broad based Aboriginal workforce action plans or Aboriginal employment strategies under the NSW Health framework and in line with state and national targets including Close the Gap, related initiatives, processes and policies to ensure that Aboriginal employment and retention strategies are incorporated into the broader health service framework e.g. support the development of hiring managers, line managers and supervisors in the development of or preparation for the recruitment of identified or targeted positions; provide advice regarding the development of training (education to employment) pathways and related activities.

The network meets on a quarterly basis to share information, ideas and initiatives to increase and support the Aboriginal public health workforce. The Aboriginal workforce unit at the NSW Ministry of Health provides secretariat support to the network.

Contact list by service area

In the event your call does not reach the correct person, ask to be transferred to the Human Resource Services Unit.

Service name Position Contact information
Central Coast Local Health District Aboriginal Employment Coordinator (02) 4320 3519
Far West Local Health District Aboriginal Workforce (02) 8080 1483
Hunter New England Local Health District Manager Diversity (02) 4985 3286
Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District Workforce Diversity Coordinator (02) 4223 8321
Mid North Coast Local Health District Aboriginal Workforce District Manager (02) 6588 2898
Murrumbidgee Local Health District Manager Aboriginal Health (02) 6023 7131
Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District Aboriginal Workforce Officer (02) 4734 1518
Northern NSW Local Health District Director Workforce (07) 5506 7929
Northern Sydney Local Health District Aboriginal Employment & EEO Manager 0405 641 339
South Eastern Sydney Local Health District Aboriginal Employment Consultant (02) 9540 8076
South Western Sydney Local Health District Aboriginal Workforce Manager (02) 8738 5713
Southern NSW Local Health District Aboriginal Employment & Traineeship Coordinator (02) 6124 9948
Sydney Local Health District Aboriginal Workforce Consultant (02) 9767 5435
Western NSW Local Health District Manager Aboriginal Workforce (02) 6340 2344
Western Sydney Local Health District Aboriginal Workforce Coordinator (02) 8838 2134
St Vincent's Hospital Network HR & Indigenous Program Specialist (02) 8382 4065
NSW Ambulance Aboriginal Employment Coordinator (02) 9320 7644
Sydney Children's Hospital Network Aboriginal Workforce Consultant (02) 9845 3046
Justice Health & Forensic Mental Health Network Director | Aboriginal Strategy and Culture Unit  (02) 9700 3185
HealthShare NSW Manager Aboriginal Workforce Development (02) 8644 2094

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Page Updated: Tuesday 29 May 2018
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