The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) is responsible for the safety of international shipping and domestic commercial vessels, protection of the environment from ship sourced pollution and search and rescue nationally. Our operations are diverse from regulating fishers off the beach to 345 metre liquefied natural gas tankers, and everything commercial in between. AMSA helps protect Australia’s precious marine environments like the Great Barrier Reef from the impacts of shipping, to rescuing yachties in far flung parts of Australia’s waters. AMSA does everything from developing policy and regulation, to approvals and compliance and incident management.

We work with a range of stakeholders across governments, industry and the community reflecting the complexity, challenges and opportunities in our business. Our vision connects them all and inspires our talented people to make a real difference every day – “Safe and clean seas, saving lives”.

AMSA offers unique and interesting career opportunities, and we employ around 450 people across Australia. To learn more about our organisation please visit our website.



At AMSA we acknowledge the value diversity brings. Given the diversity of our role and our impact and influence on communities right across Australia, it is essential that we can draw on the diversity of our people in order to successfully deliver against our mission as a regulator of “ensuring safe vessel operations, combatting marine pollution and rescuing people in distress”.

We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People, people with a disability and people from other diverse backgrounds. You can find more information about AMSA diversity and inclusion initiatives set out in our Diversity and Inclusion Plan here.



AMSA’s Manager – People & Culture leads the organisation’s investment in its employees at all levels and throughout Australia. The role is integral to positioning the organisation for the future as AMSA is actively transforming to strengthen its effectiveness and increase efficiency in key service areas. We also recognise that our people are critical to our success. The incumbent will work in partnership with the business to enable the achievement of the organisation’s strategic (people) objectives and lead a team focussed on delivering across the full range of HR, employee relations and learning/development support services.



You are an accomplished HR practitioner and leader with proven ability to effect productive change across organisations. You impart positive influence and actively facilitate results through effective collaboration with employees at all levels (executive and staff). Your drive for excellence, sound judgement, capacity for problem solving and pragmatic approach set you apart from the crowd and reflect your passion for creating better workplaces. You want to be part of building AMSA’s future.

For more information about this role, please refer to the position description.

Note: Information about our terms and conditions of employment are contained in the AMSA Enterprise Agreement 2016-2019.



Please complete your application on our website via the Careers at AMSA page by 11.55pm Friday 21 May 2021.

You will need to provide:

  • your resume (maximum of 3 pages)
  • a brief cover letter (maximum 800 words) outlining what you will bring to this role.

For any questions regarding the role please contact Cherie Enders, Chief Operating Officer [[email protected] / 02 6279 5099]

If you have any questions about the recruitment process please contact Human Resources on [email protected]



AMSA supports flexible work in recognition of the importance of balancing work and personal commitments. AMSA is committed to a performance-based culture where flexibility is an accepted part of how work gets done.



This position is a senior leadership role that requires specific leadership capabilities. AMSA encourages all applicants to familiarise themselves with the leadership capabilities that apply to senior roles in the Australian Public Service that can be found here: Leadership Capabilities | Australian Public Service Commission (apsc.gov.au)

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Applications close 21st May, 2021 Apply Online

Manager – People & Culture

Australian Maritime and Safety Authority

$175,000 to $205,000
Government Business Enterprise
Public Sector
Statutory Authority
Corporate Services
Human Resources
Organisational Leadership
Work Type
Full Time - Fixed Term