What we offer you
We offer clear salary progression, generous conditions, working from home and a flexible and supportive culture.
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Our employee entitlements, including salary scales are outlined in:
- Fair Work Ombudsman Enterprise Agreement 2019 - 2022
- the Public Service (Section 24(1) – Fair Work Ombudsman Non-SES Employees) Determination 2022/01
Working with us, you will have access to:
- clear and transparent salary progression
- superannuation contributions of 15.4%
- flexible working arrangements
- study assistance, which may include paid or unpaid leave or reimbursement of costs
- generous leave entitlements.
My work is appreciated, and I feel that the workplace cares about my wellbeing. The flexible work arrangements allow me to have a good work life balance.
- Senior Communications Adviser, based in Melbourne.
We take pride in our supportive and people-oriented culture. We take a collaborative approach to help you bring your best to work.
Some of the ways we support our staff include providing:
- excellent managers to help you do your best work – our supervisors and managers were ranked in the top 12% of Australian Public Service agencies in the 2023 census
- employee network groups including for LGBTQIA+ staff and allies, disability and carers’ interest group, and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples
- free and confidential counselling for you and your immediate family when you need help, including assistance and support for family and domestic violence situations.
We offer a range of flexible working conditions and provide generous benefits so you can achieve your professional and personal goals. In our 2023 census results, 88% of our staff said that they are satisfied their flexible working arrangements meets their needs.
Some of the flexible work options that might be available to you include:
- working from home
- flexible working hours between 7am-7pm
- part-time work arrangements
- job sharing
- compressed work weeks
- purchased leave.
Flexibility applies to every role at the FWO, and all employees can request a flexible work arrangement. Every employee is given the same consideration and access to flexible work – every employee, at any age, and at any stage in life.
Our genuine commitment to flexible work is reflected in our 2023 staff census results where 91% of our staff said they use flexible work options, significantly higher than the overall Australian Public Service rate of 74%.
In most of our roles, you’ll be able to work from home for 60% of your time, with the remaining 40% in the office.
For example, if you work full-time, this means you can choose to work from home 3 days a week. This gives you flexibility plus the benefits of face-to-face collaboration and connection with colleagues and helps build a productive and balanced work environment.
We offer our staff a range of generous leave entitlements including:
- paid time off from 12:30pm on the working day before Christmas to the first working day after New Year’s Day (in addition to your annual leave)
- 16 weeks paid leave for the primary caregiver of a newborn or newly adopted child
- 4 weeks paid supporting partner leave
- 18 days paid personal/carers leave, for every 12 months of service
- paid compassionate leave, with discretion to approve additional leave for cultural or religious obligations
- 2 days cultural leave per calendar year, plus one day to take part in NAIDOC (National Aboriginal Islander Day of Observance Committee) week activities
- 3 days per year of volunteering leave
- community service leave
- long service leave (3 months paid leave after 10 years of service)
- option to purchase leave or take leave at half-pay
- option to request to take a declared public holiday on a different day.