We respect and honour all perspectives, backgrounds, abilities, aspirations and needs. We welcome you to be your genuine self and realise your potential.
At the heart of our vibrant culture are our organisational values, which bring out the best in our people.
We offer diversity and challenge for those who share our values.
A Place to Belong
“You belong here.”
Our people are at the cornerstone of what we do.
We know that the diversity of our people inspires our best ideas and helps us identify better ways of working. We believe our differences brings us together and makes us stronger – we all belong!
We are on a journey to further build and recognise the diversity of our workforce. We seek to more accurately reflect the diversity of the Victorian communities we serve.
We know that people are more than a single identity and our attributes and characteristics make everyone of us unique. We embrace these qualities and welcome and support everyone.
Our Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Belonging Plan 2022-2026 (IDEB Plan) (PDF) supports our ambitions and journey. To improve our culture and practices at the VPA, we have six priority areas of focus which are delivering on:
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Inclusion
- Cultural Inclusion
- Gender Equality
- Life Diversity
We also have a Gender Equality Action Plan 2022-2025 (PDF) and will soon be commencing the development of a roadmap for change to ensure better outcomes for our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
Enjoy a range of benefits to support your lifestyle, wellbeing and work aspirations and needs. We have offerings for in and out of the workplace.
We know that the little extras can make a huge difference to how you balance your work and personal priorities.
We like to say “well done” because we value everyone’s contributions.
We have an informal and formal recognition program, plus yearly salary progression (if eligible) to salute you for your small acts to super-star performances.
Our work style is hybrid, which helps us get the best from our people. We know that it’s not the place you go to, it’s a place where you can achieve and thrive.
Our main office environment is located at the Paris end of Collins Street, Melbourne.
We currently require our people to work from our main office a minimum of two days per week (pro rata) and the rest of the time you can work from home or a location that best suits you, including one of the Victorian Government Suburban Hubs.
You can also work from one of the Victorian Government Suburban Hubs.
We will shortly be commencing a refresh of our Collins Street office to support the different ways we work. We will have different spaces for collaboration and focus that empower, inspire and support different working styles. We will be changing our floor layout and furniture to enable greater access and provide more comfort with the different types of work being done.
We are also transforming the way we use technology to enable us to be more agile, efficient and autonomous.
Safety is crucial to us. Our COVID Safe plan details how we are keeping our office COVID safe.
Like a touch (or a lot) of luxury? We have state of the art building facilities, spaces of modernism, indulgence and innovation at our Collins Street location.
Our days of working from home wearing slippers are still available to us.
You won’t always be suit and tie or working 9-5.
On the days you’re in the office, dress professionally, however you can dress according to what’s appropriate for your day. We trust you!
We offer 10.5% superannuation for all casual, ongoing and fixed term employees. Vic Super is our main Super Fund, which is optional to select as your super fund provider.
You may be eligible to salary sacrifice various benefits.
Health and Wellbeing
Our health and wellbeing strategy supports you to do your best in personal and work life. We know that when you are not feeling your best, you can’t work at your best.
We have a program which offers a variety of resources, tools and services to assist you in managing your health and wellbeing. This includes our Employee Assistance Program, interesting and enjoyable classes and workshops, influenza vaccinations, gym discounts, plus many other engaging and fun initiatives rolled out all year long.
We got you!
We offer many leave types to help you maintain a healthy work-life balance and support you through life’s ups and downs. Some of the leave options are parental leave, pre-natal leave, religious and cultural leave, family violence leave, personal leave, study leave, long term leave, purchase leave, plus several others.
We aspire to live and breathe flexible working and we want you too as well. Flexible working means different things to different people and different work types – there’s no one size fits all. We recognise that people’s roles, work preferences and needs change over time as they navigate the unknown future. Being flexible and adapting to achieve great outcomes can be done, and we’ve got your backs to do this!
We know that you fit work around your life, not the other way round. We recognise that a traditional approach to working does not suit everyone. You can work in different ways at the VPA and we want you to choose what’s right for you. We have the following options to help you:
- Job sharing
- Compressed hours
- Flexible start and finish times
- Working hybrid (on-site and off-site)
- Extra time away from work using purchase leave
- Reasonable adjustments
Learning and Development
We know we can’t grow without growing you.
We are committed to ongoing training and development.
Working at the VPA is not just a job, it’s a career.
Our learning and development opportunities are varied and specific to the needs of each person. The types of learning and development are further tertiary education, internal and external secondments, classroom workshops, online learning modules, bespoke coaching, among other types.