Eligibility Requirements for Working at the National Blood Authority

Citizenship

To be eligible for engagement as an employee with the National Blood Authority (NBA), you must be an Australian citizen or a permanent resident eligible to apply for citizenship.

There are also restrictions on the employment of people who have recently accepted a redundancy benefit from an Australian Public Service (APS) Agency or a non-APS Commonwealth employer within the previous 12 months. This includes any payment as a result of the shortening of a retention period or payment made to an SES employee under Section 37 of the Public Service Act 1999 from an APS Agency or non-APS Commonwealth employer.

Medical Examination

If you are offered ongoing employment with the NBA and you are not currently an ongoing employee of the APS, you may be required to undergo a health assessment conducted by our medical provider. The purpose of this health assessment is ensure you are fit to meet the requirements of the position and to identify any reasonable adjustments that may need to be made in the workplace to accommodate a pre-existing condition or disability.

Security Clearance

Some positions deal with sensitive or confidential information. As the successful candidate for the position, you will be required to successfully undergo a security clearance vetting process at a specified clearance level within three months of commencing in the role. To complete your security clearance, you must be willing to disclose all relevant and required information (personal information covering the past ten years, including previous employment, previous addresses, financial information and other details such as overseas travel). Failure to complete the required documentation for your security clearance or be successful in attaining a security clearance may result in termination of your employment with the NBA. Positions requiring security assessment will be identified when the role is advertised.

If you do not have a current security clearance at the time of employment at the NBA, you will not be able to commence work until five working days after you have submitted your hard and soft copy packs to the Australian Government Security Vetting Agency (AGSVA). Failure to submit these packs in a timely manner may result in cancellation of your offer of employment at the NBA.

More information on the security clearance vetting process is available on the AGSVA website.

Probation

If you are offered ongoing employment with the NBA and you are not currently an ongoing employee of the APS, your employment may be subject to a six month probationary period, during which time your conduct and work performance will be assessed to determine whether they meet the standards required by the NBA.

Depending on the length of the contract, a non-ongoing employee may also be subject to a three or six month probationary period in which your conduct and work performance will be assessed to determine whether they meet the standards required by the NBA.

Conflict of Interest

All new employees to the NBA are required to read and complete a Conflict of Interest declaration. This declaration requires the new employee to declare any personal financial or other interests that may cause, or be perceived to cause, a conflict of interest between those interests and their official duties as an employee of the NBA.

It is a requirement that employees must advise the NBA of any relevant matters, such as private interests (e.g. ownership of shares or other employment in a related field) or other secondary employment, whether paid or voluntary, which may conflict with their employment in the NBA. Employees are asked to complete a Conflict of Interest declaration annually and/or upon any relevant change to the details in their personal situation.