* Employer has undertaken the requirements to be on the Pay Equity Ambassador list, administered by the Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA).
Open to discussing flexible working arrangements at the interview stage?
Employer is a Pay Equity Ambassador*
Paid Parental Leave at full salary for primary carer (not including government-funded parental leave)
Paid Parental Leave at full salary for secondary carer
Minimum tenure required to be eligible for Paid Parental Leave
Continuation of superannuation payments whilst on paid Parental Leave
Continuation of superannuation payments whilst on unpaid Parental Leave
Programs for parents returning to work after Parental Leave
Opportunities to purchase leave
Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
Leadership development programs
Targets to raise the number of women in leadership
Domestic and Family Violence policy
Internal Women's networking groups
Employee engagement scores year on year
Employee turnover rate
Paid volunteer days
** Policy is in place but not active - employees can cash out leave if they like or have acces to periods of leave at half pay and/or unpaid.
*** For special attendance at emergency incidents
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ALL IN ALL FRONTS
Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) provides vital fire and emergency services to the communities of Queensland. Whether you're on the front line or supporting those who are, every role within QFES counts.
Commissioner Katarina Carroll
Here at QFES, we are strong supporters of gender equity and are continuing to make our workplace an employer of choice through our Work180 accreditation. We are creating a culture that supports our workforce through paid parental leave, flexible work arrangements and leadership programs. We are proud to be a diverse and inclusive department that fosters an open, safe, supportive and healthy culture for everyone.
We are committed to a culture that is based on the values of:
- We appreciate and value each other and our differences.
- We are individually accountable for our performance and undertake our duties with diligence and transparency.
- We are brave when facing adversity, value ethical behaviour and challenge wrong doing.
- We are committed to each other, have pride in our organisation and are dedicated to keeping Queensland communities safe.
- We are open, honest and dependable.
Our Fairness, Equity and Inclusion Framework is designed to promote and support safe, healthy and inclusive workplaces and outlines our commitment to:
- gender inclusion
- a flexible workplace
- multicultural inclusion
- LGBTIQ + inclusion
- First Peoples’/Cultures
- disability and accessibility
- all generations.
We recognise how a supportive, inclusive and capable workforce is key to our culture and creates a dynamic environment.
“Diversity is our most important capability. We work with communities before, during and after disaster situations so it is important that our workforce reflects those who we assist in order to remain relevant as a community focused Department. We are fortunate to have a volunteer and paid workforce of approximately 47 000 men and women with different backgrounds, beliefs, skills, attributes and knowledge who exercise local leadership in every part of Queensland.”
" I came to QFES with a dream to make a difference and a vision to take every opportunity to make this happen. I have been continually supported through strong mentors and leaders who have encouraged and supported my desire to embrace change. I have witnessed QFES grow as an inclusive and collaborative department that takes pride in consulting and listening to their people. QFES is making a difference and their people and the community are better for it."Peta Miller-Rose, Acting Superintendent, Bushfire Mitigation AFSM
"The altruism of the QFES brand is only strengthened by the pride and professionalism of the workforce who remain loyal to its intent. My commitment to the brand is to consolidate its success by advocating diversity of thought within our directorate and in our engagement with internal and external stakeholders. Irrespective of our culture, background and experiences, there are infinite benefits in harnessing the learnings and wisdom of others to solidify our formidable brand QFES."