Career opportunities

circle back initiative 2024 gold employer logoWorking at Lifeblood is more than just a job, or even a career. It's your opportunity to be part of something that matters. As an organisation, our purpose is simple: to give life. We are a 2024 Circle Back Initiative Employer – we commit to respond to every applicant.

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Nursing and customer experience

We collect around 1.5 million blood donations a year, thanks to our nursing and customer experience teams who provide a great service to over 500,000 volunteer blood donors.

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Processing and science

We process and deliver three million blood products a year, with our processing centre teams working around the clock to deliver safe blood and other biological products.

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Corporate services

We provide governance, support and leadership to our people, overseeing the whole organisation.

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Business growth and innovation

We’re a team of smart planners and big thinkers, helping Lifeblood stay at the top of their game — and join new ones.

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Clinical and medical specialists

Our team of experts put everything we do under the microscope to learn more about biological products, our processes, and how to improve them.

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Our recruitment process

Our recruitment process is designed to help you showcase how you can contribute to the meaningful work we do at Lifeblood. Here's what’s to come:

  • Submit an application: Discover life-giving possibilities on the Lifeblood Careers page and follow the steps there to apply. Remember to double check you’ve put your latest contact details in!
  • Let’s have a chat: We know that you’re so much more than your CV. If your application is accepted to progress, you’ll get a call from a Talent Engagement Partner so we can learn more about what makes you unique. Depending on the role, we may also ask you to do something else, like a one-way video interview.
  • Interview: We know — interviews can be daunting! It helps sometimes to know what to expect: we’ll ask some questions about your capabilities and technical knowledge. It’s a great chance for you to interview us too! We may organise a second interview.
  • Job offer and background checks: This is the exciting part! You’ve got the job. We’ll send you a job offer, discuss start dates and do some background checks.
  • First day: Time for you to get ready to join the Lifeblood team. We’ll be in touch to help you set up and prepare before your journey with us begins.
How do I apply for a role with Lifeblood?

Applying for a role with Lifeblood is a straightforward process:

Visit ‘Careers’: Our job opportunities are advertised on our Careers page. You can explore opportunities and get an overview of our available roles and what life at Lifeblood is like.

Submit your résumé: To start your application, submit the most recent copy of your résumé. It’s an opportunity to showcase your skills and experience for the role you’re applying for.

Optional cover letter: While you don’t have to include a cover letter, it's an opportunity to show your enthusiasm for the role and how your skills can contribute to our life-giving purpose. You can use it to share more about your background and how you align with our values and purpose.

I can’t see any opportunities I’m interested in but I’m still interested in joining Lifeblood.

You can register to receive notifications for future vacancies through our Job Alerts service. You can even choose how often you'd like to receive job alerts.

Do I need to be an Australian resident to apply for a position with Lifeblood?

We welcome applications from candidates who hold valid working rights in Australia, but you don’t necessarily need to be an Australian resident to apply.

If you're not sure about your working rights or visa status, you can check with the Department of Home Affairs. They can provide you with accurate and up-to-date information about working in Australia.

How will I know you received my application?

Once you've successfully submitted your application through our online portal, you’ll receive a confirmation email from us. You can also log into your candidate profile on our Careers page to review your application history and double check that you’ve applied for the role you're interested in.

How can I check the status of my application?

Just log into your candidate portal through our Careers page. There, you’ll find a section called 'Jobs Applied' which will show the status of your application.

Can I send you an updated résumé even though I’ve already submitted my application?

Yes, just log into our online candidate portal where you can update your details, including your résumé.

I’ve withdrawn my application from a particular role that I’ve applied for, but I’ve changed my mind. Can I reapply?

That’s ok! Things change, and you can definitely throw your name back in the ring if the opportunity is still available.

  1. Log into your candidate portal on our Careers page.
  2. Under the 'Jobs Applied' banner, find the role that you had withdrawn from.
  3. Then, click 'Resubmit Application' on the bottom right-hand side of the screen and click 'OK'.
Do I need a qualification or experience in phlebotomy to work in your donor centres?

Not at all! The roles in our donor centres are mostly customer experience-based, so you don’t need any experience or qualifications in phlebotomy. In fact, our Inspire Training Program is all about setting you up for a successful career. It’s a clinical training program focused on giving you on-the-job practice throughout your entire training period.

Inspire is linked to industry-based competency outcomes and aims to equip you with more confidence and practical skills earlier in your training.

I’m an Enrolled or Registered Nurse, can I apply for a Nursing Assistant role?

Yes, you can. But you should know that Nursing Assistants can’t manage adverse donor events or other things that you might have experience with. Their roles are a lower grade compared to an EN/RN role.

How do I know what the shifts and rostering requirements are for your roles?

Relevant rostering or shift requirements will be outlined in the job advertisement.

I have a question that hasn’t been covered here, who do I contact?

There will be a Talent Engagement Partner listed on the job advertisement with contact details.

Ready to discover life-giving possibilities?