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.
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.
Some of our roles have access to sensitive or confidential information and your employment with the NBA will be subject to a specific security clearance level. If you do not hold a current security clearance, you will be required to undergo a security clearance vetting process upon accepting the role. To complete your security clearance, you must be willing to disclose all relevant and required information to the Australian Government Security Vetting Agency (AGSVA). If you are unable to complete the required documentation for your security clearance or if you are unsuccessful in attaining a security clearance, your employment with the NBA may be terminated. Positions requiring security clearances will be identified when the role is advertised.
Please note if you do not have an existing security clearance, commencing at the NBA is subject to your screening pack being submitted to the AGSVA. We may cancel your offer of employment at the NBA if this is not submitted in a timely manner.
More information on the security clearance vetting process is available on the AGSVA website.
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.