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At Defence, we care about your health and happiness. We offer a range of flexible working options to assist you with balancing your work commitments with your family, fitness, studies and lifestyle.
Defence offers the option of working part-time hours should an employee wish to work less than the ordinary weekly hours of 37.5 hours. This includes the ability to negotiate a job share work arrangement with another employee where the two employees are employed on a part-time basis and combine to perform a job normally filled by one person working full-time.
In Defence APS Level 1-6 employees can access flexible work hours (known as flextime) between 7am to 7pm Monday to Friday. Under flextime arrangements employees have the ability to accumulate additional hours (above the standard 7.5 hour working day) which can be exchanged for time off. Other flexible work arrangements include:
Our employees have the option to negotiate a flexible arrangement with their managers to work some hours from home and enable them to manage the competing demands of work and personal responsibilities.
Defence provides employees access to a range of leave to support them through the changing stages of their lives and careers including:
Want to see how flexible work arrangements really work? Read a first-hand account from one of our employees here:
Nicole was worried that her career as a workforce research analyst would be impacted by her husband's military career, but the support she received from Defence meant she could continue doing what she loved.
'The main challenge I have faced in my working life has been juggling my career aspirations and the requirements of my husband's military career for us to move on posting.'
'Defence has been extremely supportive of my career.'
'It has afforded me flexible working arrangements including working from home or a Defence workplace remote from my Canberra based job,'
'This has allowed me to accompany my husband on postings away from Canberra when I otherwise would have had to resign from my job.'
'I am really grateful to Defence for providing me these opportunities and supporting me with the flexibility I need to successfully balance my work and home life'
'I would definitely recommend a Defence APS career.'