We have recently changed our recruiting strategy, giving priority to people who live in country towns which have volunteer stations. As a result, applications from metropolitan Adelaide residents are unlikely to be progressed further at this stage.
SA AMBULANCE SERVICE PRIVACY DISCLOSURE STATEMENT FOR APPLICANTS
SA Ambulance Service (SAAS) recognises the importance of protecting the privacy of individuals’ personal information.
When applying for a volunteer position at SAAS, you will be required to provide certain information about yourself.
Collection of your information
SAAS collects your personal information in order to assess your volunteer application.
SAAS may also make notes and prepare confidential reports in respect of your application.
SAAS generally collects the information it requires directly from you by way of written materials (e.g. your application), interviews or telephone discussions.
If you do not provide SAAS with the information it requires, it may not be able to process your application (and therefore may reject it).
In limited circumstances, SAAS may also collect information about you from third parties. SAAS will conduct criminal record checks and may collect and store information about you from law enforcement bodies, government agencies or any referees which you have nominated in your application.
Use and disclosure of your information
SAAS will store your personal information for as long as SAAS believes it may be required.
SAAS will only disclose the information contained in applications to third parties which assist us in our recruitment functions.
SAAS will not disclose your personal information to any other third party, except with your consent or in accordance with the Commonwealth Privacy Act 1988.
Before providing SAAS with the name and contact details of any other individual (such as your referee) in connection with your application, you must first obtain their consent for their personal information to be included on your application.
You should also inform the person that:
> their personal details will be disclosed to SAAS in connection with your application
> they may request access to the information held about them by SAAS by contacting us at the address set out below.
Access and correction
You may seek access to personal information held about you by SAAS. SAAS will correct or amend any information which it considers inaccurate, incomplete or out-of-date.
Access to information must be made in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act 1991 (SA) in the prescribed manner and forwarded to:
Freedom of Information Officer
SA Ambulance Service
GPO Box 3
ADELAIDE SA 5001
Telephone: 1300 13 62 72