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Staff benefits

At the Women's, we offer a comprehensive range of benefits that support your health and wellbeing, professional development and individual lifestyle.

Flexible working 

We offer flexible working arrangements to help you to make the most of your career and personal life, including:

  • Part-time and casual hours
  • Monthly accrued days off
  • Working from home
  • Paid parental leave

We also have an onsite childcare centre, and are accredited as a Breastfeeding Friendly Workplace with the Australian Breastfeeding Association, providing facilities for staff who are breastfeeding.

Health and wellbeing

Your health and wellbeing is our top priority and we provide a range of services to employees, including:

  • Free annual flu vaccinations
  • End of journey facilities for cyclists including undercover secure storage for bicycles, showers, change rooms, hair dryers and lockers
  • Subsidised and discounted gym and fitness centre memberships
  • Discounted private health insurance
  • Multi-faith facilities

We also currently run a ‘Project Care’ initiative, offering a range of staff wellbeing events, including staff lunches, therapy dog visits, onsite massages, skin checks and staff expos with our health and financial partners.

Financial wellbeing

We offer a range of financial benefits, including:

  • Salary packaging - pay for items out of your pre-tax salary, so you pay less tax and increase your take-home pay; access up to $11,660 in salary packaging benefits for living expenses, meals and holiday accommodation. You can also salary package electronic devices, novated car leases and additional super contributions
  • Staff discounts - access discounted banking services, Apple products, vehicle services, movie tickets and clothing, along with discounts at our onsite coffee shop and pharmacy
  • Money Assist - get help with budgeting, reducing debts, saving for financial goals and many other aspects of your finances, provided by our Employee Assistance Program partner

Additionally, uniforms are not compulsory for clinical staff. You can wear whatever is comfortable for you and fits your budget.

Professional development

We provide professional development opportunities and support for both non-clinical and clinical staff. This includes:

  • People and leader development 
  • Conferences and seminars
  • Mental health first aid training
  • Study and/or exam leave.

If you are interested in furthering your education, we offer a range of scholarships as well as a Professional Development Funding program.

Nurses and midwives can access a number of graduate and postgraduate programs to help develop their practice and meet their career goals. 

Early career allied health practitioners can take advantage of specialist training programs.

Medical professionals can access unique opportunities for training in a range of fields with a focus on women’s health and maternity.

Reward and recognition program

The Women’s runs a reward and recognition program to acknowledge and celebrate the efforts and achievements of our people, including:

  • Nursing and Midwifery Awards
  • The Women’s Staff Excellence Awards
  • Length of Service awards

Employee support

The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is available to all staff at the Women’s. This service provides free, confidential counselling and assistance to staff for personal and work-related issues. Our EAP provides Employee Assist, Manager Assist, Family Assist, Legal Assist, Career Assist and Nutrition & Lifestyle Assist.

Our Peer Support Program provides support and guidance from trained colleagues who volunteer their time. Peer Supporters are a point of contact in the workplace for employees who may be experiencing a mental health issue or emotional distress, or issues relating to workplace respectful behaviours.

The Women’s has a family violence support program, and paid family violence leave is available to any full-time or part-time staff who are experiencing family violence.

Other benefits

  • Postal services - there is an AusPost branch located in the retail precinct, handy for paying bills, posting parcels and accessing ID and document services
  • Eateries - there are a range of food courts, cafes and coffee shops available across the precinct
  • Get involved - we also offer regular events and activities aimed at keeping you connected to the Women’s Community, including our weekly Inform newsletter, staff forums and much more!