We value our employees for their unique insights, ideas and talents. We’re passionate about creating an environment that’s inclusive and reflects the diversity of the community we serve. A place where everyone belongs.

We want our employees to bring their ‘true self’ to work. To feel valued and respected with equal access to opportunities and resources. Irrespective of race, ethnicity, disability, age, gender identity or sexual orientation.

The experiences and perspectives that people from different backgrounds bring, strengthens our workforce. It fosters greater innovation, better customer connection and helps our people to thrive.

Achieving a gender balance

We’re focused on attracting and retaining more women across the organisation. This includes providing development opportunities in senior leadership roles and trades.

We support, celebrate and aim to raise the profile of women in the workplace. And we’re proud to be recognised for this as an endorsed Work180 employer and partner with FlexCareers.

Attracting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

Aboriginal people have been the custodians of the natural environment for over 60,000 years. We have much to learn from them about our land, waterways and communities in order to protect our most precious resource.

Through our Reconciliation Action Plan, we’re committed to creating meaningful employment and training pathways for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people across all roles and levels. For us, it’s important that our people are representative of our communities in which we live and work.

We offer a number of positions under Section 50 (d) and Section 51 of the Equal Opportunity Act 1984. These positions are open for applicants of Australian Aboriginal descent. This allows for a guaranteed pathway of employment for Aboriginal people.

We strive to not just employ Aboriginal people but also to ensure they stay. We provide pastoral care, mentoring and development support through our Aboriginal Employment and Development team. Whether you’re looking to kick start your career, take on a leadership role, stay on country or move around the state – we’re here to support you.

Disability inclusion

We provide an accessible and inclusive workplace for people with disability. Being a Disability Confident Recruiter , We’re proud to offer tailored support and reasonable adjustments. This allows candidates and employees to request workplace adjustments during our recruitment process and at any stage of their employment with us.

Our Disability Access and Inclusion Plan provides the framework for us to identify access and inclusion barriers and implement strategies to overcome them.

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Water Corporation employee Annalise with her guide dog Alfie

Meet Annalise and her guide dog Alfie from our contact centre. Annalise lost her sight to neuromyelitis optica in 2017. A high-contrast keyboard, large computer screen, and strong magnifier glasses allow her to read text clearly.

Reasonable adjustment

We aim to remove barriers for people with disability by offering reasonable adjustment. This may be administrative, environmental or procedural changes that enable a person with disability to perform their duties safely.

Some examples of this include:

  • Providing adjustment to the recruitment process to reduce barriers in the selection process
  • Offering additional training, mentoring, supervision and essential information in suitable formats
  • Modifications to the workplace or the supply of specialised equipment, furniture or work aids where possible.
  • Flexible work arrangements
  • Alterations to premises or work areas

To discuss these options, please email recruitment@watercorporation.com.au or call 08 9420 2000.