MAC Rescue Helicopter

MAC Rescue is South Australia's rescue helicopter service and conducts more than 1,000 missions across the state each year.

MAC Rescue comprises three helicopters and is used by the health and emergency service organisations to undertake medical retrieval, policing, bushfire management and search and rescue tasks.

MAC Rescue covers all areas of South Australia.

MAC took over the sponsorship of the State Rescue Helicopter Service in July 2009, further strengthening its commitment to reducing the number and impact of road injuries and deaths from motor vehicle crashes.

Who uses MAC Rescue?

A number of State Government organisations use MAC Rescue:

  • SA Health (MedSTAR Emergency Medical Retrieval Service) and SA Ambulance Service use the service to transport critically injured and ill patients from regional South Australia to major hospitals.
  • The SA Country Fire Service uses the service to assist fire-fighting operations in the country areas of South Australia.
  • SA Police use the service for crime prevention activities, search and rescue operations and also in the pursuit of motor vehicles and suspects.

Why is MAC Rescue so important to road safety?

Despite under a third of the State's population living in rural areas, more than half the casualties of road crashes occur on rural roads. Over 7,000 rural residents have been seriously injured or killed this past decade. In the same period, MAC has paid over $400 million for injuries arising from rural road crashes.

MAC Rescue is a critical part of rural road safety due to the emergency response services it can provide. On average, the helicopters respond to at least one medical trauma every two days, with the majority of these relating to road crash injuries. Furthermore, the helicopters physically attend about 12 serious crashes on country roads each month.

Careers at MAC

Careers at MAC

Manager, CTP

The Motor Accident Commission (MAC) is South Australia's leader in road safety behaviour change and education, and is dedicated to the safety of all South Australian road users. MAC will also continue to be responsible for the management of Compulsory Third Party (CTP) insurance claims for crashes that occurred prior to 30 June 2016. This includes the management of unsettled cases and provision of appropriate compensation for thousands of road trauma victims.

A key management position is now available within MAC's CTP Division. 

This dynamic position is primarily responsible for the management of MAC's CTP claims prior to the July 2013 reforms equating to $800m in liabilities. The incumbent will be required to deliver on service initiatives and liaise with key stakeholders to ensure claims are being managed appropriately and efficiently. 

Reporting to the Executive General Manager, CTP, responsibilities will include:

Managing strategic and business planning processes for CTP claims and contributing to the business planning process of CTP.
Managing and monitoring service providers in respect of the incumbent's core accountabilities, and primary accountability for MAC's performance on these themes ensuring that delivery is consistent with strategy.
Managing all resources allocated to the team efficiently, including preparing and maintaining budgets at the direction of the Executive General Manger, including the anticipation of emerging issues and clearly specifying the quality and quantity of resources and timing of outputs.


Selection Criteria:

Experience in management of CTP or personal injury claims in a common law jurisdiction.Ability to identify and analyse problems, including the identification of emerging issues, generating and evaluating solutions and making recommendations.
Ability to make informed, effective and timely decisions.
Establish and maintain productive relationships with key internal and external stakeholders.
Sound interpersonal, team and leadership skills and the ability to guide and coach staff and identify and address development opportunities.

Download detailed job and person specification Download  or requested via email.

Applications must address and demonstrate your experience, aptitudes and skills against the specification's Essential Minimum Requirements. Please forward your letter of application, together with a current resume, to Jacqui Cole, HR Admin Officer at Jacqui.cole@sa.gov.au.

Applications close Friday, 16 December 2016.

MAC's Workplace

MAC comprises a diverse mix of people forming a cohesive work environment that embraces new ideas and strategic thinking.

Staff are given the opportunity to continually develop their skills and knowledge to help MAC realise its vision and mission.

MAC is an equal opportunity employer and seeks highly motivated and result-oriented people who display the characteristics of our core values.

Our Values

Focused: We strive to achieve planned outcomes in all our activities by an approach to work that is:

  • Ethical – being honest and fair
  • Diligent – being hardworking and attentive
  • Efficient – being professional and well organised
  • Innovative – being forward thinking and creative
  • Accountable: We are responsible for our actions and delivering on our promises

Teamwork: We make teamwork work by recognising individual talents and being considerate of fellow staff members and partners.

Pride: We take pride in our contribution to MAC for the benefit of South Australian road users.