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Working with ARPANSA
We offer you:
- the opportunity to work as part of a team that has a crucial role in contributing to the protection of people and the environment from the harmful effects of radiation
- flexible and innovative work practices that aim for a balance between work and family life
- a workplace committed to diversity
- employment opportunities in Sydney (Miranda) and Melbourne (Yallambie)
Read our ARPANSA Agreement 2017-20 for more information.
Diversity and inclusion
At ARPANSA, we have a commitment to diversity and inclusion. Our commitment is accompanied by a plan for 2017-19. At the very core of our diversity and inclusion plan is the aim to create an inclusive culture where there is a sense of security, support and acceptance from co-workers and leaders. We aim to give individuals and teams the space to share divergent ideas, take risks and connect as equals. These foundations create an work environment of creativity, ingenuity, resilience and collaboration.
The initiatives in our plan aim to inspire our employees to think beyond their own realities, stretch their boundaries, think creatively and be intentionally inclusive in their daily interactions with co-workers.
To realise this vision we have committed to six diversity and inclusion initiatives for 2017-19:
- Gender Equity
- Flexibility & Work Life Balance
- People with Disability
- Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander
Each initiative has its own champion to support it. We look forward to making our diversity and inclusion vision a reality. Join us today to help us achieve it – see our careers page for potential job opportunities at ARPANSA.
Australian Public Service Census - 2019 results
Each year, ARPANSA staff participate in the Australian Public Service Census – a survey of employees’ perceptions of their work environment including wellbeing, safety, productivity and leadership.
The census results help us to develop strategies to build capability across our workforce and ensure efficiency and quality of all activities. As a small agency with a specialised scientific role in public safety, our census identified a range of areas of focus for us, including career progression, balancing workloads and supporting a strong safety culture.
ARPANSA is working with staff to take an in-depth look these results to develop measurable actions for continuous improvement. Alongside this analysis, we are also conducting a safety culture assessment to develop a comprehensive picture of ARPANSA’s safety culture. This initiative supports our role in applying best practice regulation in line with recommendations from the International Atomic Energy Agency.
Some key areas identified as gaps for the agency were business risk assessment, including assessment of opportunity risk, as well as technology and systems infrastructure to support work activities. These two gaps are being addressed through the creation and filling of a new agency security and risk management position as well as a long term digital infrastructure project to ensure staff have the tools available to support their work.