​Opportunities for people from a non-English speaking background​


Hunter New England Local Health District is a culturally diverse Government agency and we are committed to the increased participation of people from diverse backgrounds.  The skills, experience and linguistic abilities of all employees are valued, and our managers are encouraged to recognise and develop diversity in the workplace.

Applicants for permanent positions must be Australian citizens or permanent residents.

Applicants for temporary positions must be: Australian citizens or permanent residents or temporary residents with a current work visa.

Our strengths

  • High quality, safe patient care
  • Skilled, dedicated and valued staff
  • An understanding of and commitment to rural communities
  • Experience providing health service across a broad geographical area
  • The best immunisation rates in the State
  • A commitment to the health and wellbeing of our Aboriginal and Torres Strait islander communities
  • Highly developed telehealth and information technology services
  • Dedicated and loyal volunteers
  • Effective models of community participation
  • Expertise in health promotion and prevention
  • Successful strategies to improve staff safety
  • A focus on innovation

Applicants are invited to contact the nominated contact officer, whose details will be in the advertisement, to obtain an information package. After receiving the information package, you may wish to ask questions relating to the position. The nominated contact officer will be only too happy to answer any questions you may have, as well as to provide background information relating to Multicultural NSW. Additional information is also available on this website or through I work for NSW.

Multicultural NSW employs staff covered by three awards:

  • Crown Employees (Public Sector Salaries 2015) Award
  • Crown Employees (Public Service Conditions of Employment) Reviewed Award 2009
  • Crown Employees (Interpreters and Translators, Multicultural NSW) Award.

Application process

All vacant positions are advertised on the I work for NSW website and in various multicultural newspapers. You need to obtain an information package from us and submit your application addressing in full the application requirements as stated in the advertisement by the nominated closing date. We value the time you take in developing your application and will acknowledge receipt of all applications for employment.

A minimum of two people will form the selection panel. The panel will review all applications for a position and identify those that are shortlisted to progress to the selection stage of the recruitment process. The shortlisted applicants will be formally invited in writing to complete no less than three assessment events as part of a comparative assessment against the requirements of the role and any other shortlisted candidates. Your formal invitation will include all the instructions and information you will need to complete the assessment events. In addition, you will be advised of the names and roles of all panel members.

The selection panel will recommend for approval by the Agency Head, the most suitable applicant for the role. All other applicants will be advised if they have been successful or not at the conclusion of the selection process, once the approved candidate for the role has accepted an offer of employment.


Hunter New England Health is a culturally diverse Government agency and we are committed to the increased participation of people from diverse backgrounds.  The skills, experience and linguistic abilities of all employees are valued, and our managers are encouraged to recognise and develop diversity in the workplace.

The 2006 Australian Bureau of Statistics Census of Housing and Population indicated that 23.8% of the NSW community was born overseas, and it is generally recognised that skilled migration has made a significant contribution of the skill base of the Australian workforce.  The need for additional medical staff and specialists has increased.   Our current workforce has steadily increased over the past 5 years and is comprised of 8.2% of people for whom language first spokes as a child was not English.

We are able to offer support to our staff through targeted learning programs such as the WELL program. Some of the programs offered are:

  • English language skills

  • Literacy and Numeracy

  • Skills to improve communication

The WELL program is flexible and can be adjusted to fit the requirements of the Manager or employee, for example; a program can be developed to assist employees in reading and understanding OH&S and safety standards.

Our strengths

  • High quality, safe patient care

  • Skilled, dedicated and valued staff

  • An understanding of and commitment to rural communities

  • Experience providing health service across a broad geographical area

  • The best immunisation rates in the State​

  • A commitment to the health and wellbeing of our Aboriginal and Torres Strait islander communities

  • Highly developed telehealth and information technology services

  • Dedicated and loyal volunteers

  • Effective models of community participation

  • Expertise in health promotion and prevention

  • Successful strategies to improve staff safety

  • A focus on innovation​