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Diversity at Uniting

We celebrate our diversity and welcome all people regardless of ethnicity, faith, sexual orientation, intersex variation or gender identity.

Work in new, creative ways to better support individuals and communities. Contribute to thought leadership that challenges convention. Enable others to be who they truly are without judgement.

We are proud to be an employer that attracts a special kind of person, who is often willing to go over and above for the people we serve.

Uniting is a place where you can be yourself.

Uniting is a people workplace. Join our team and make a difference today.

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People from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds are welcome here

At Uniting, we work hard to make the world a better place for everyone, and our commitment to cultural diversity and inclusivity begins with our employees. Each staff member at Uniting is respected for their own unique talents and qualities. Just as our customers have different faiths and stories, our people also reflect the diversity of the communities we serve. We understand that speaking a second language and having the lived experience of another culture bring valuable contributions to our services, and we welcome applications from people of all cultural backgrounds to share our journey and build an inclusive organisation committed to assisting others with respect, compassion and imagination.

We’re a proud supporter of the human rights campaign ‘Racism. It stops with me’, and Uniting recently received an Outstanding Achievement award at the 2018 Cultural Diversity in Ageing Excellence Awards for ‘Excellence in Organisational Leadership’.

  • Find out more about how we work with people from culturally diverse backgrounds and our multicultural workforce.

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Cultural Diversity in Aging Excellence Award finalist

Uniting - finalists in the Cultural Diversity in Ageing awards www.culturaldiversity.com.au

LGBTI inclusion

As a Pride in Diversity and Pride in Health and Wellbeing member, we welcome Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) people to our team. Uniting was the first faith-based organisation in Australia to be officially recognised as LGBTI friendly by receive Rainbow Tick Accreditation for its aging and corporate services in 2015, and was recently reaccredited in 2018 for its ageing, corporate, Local Area Coordination and War Memorial Hospital Services. Uniting was a winner at the 2018 AWEI awards as one of Australia’s top LGBTI employers, which it has won for several years in a row. We also have a dedicated HR person who specialises in LGBTI–related employment questions. If you’d like to chat about LGBTI employment at Uniting, call us on 1800 864 846call us on 1800 864 846 and we’ll put you through.

2015 Rainbow Tick Accreditation for Uniting
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Australian Workplace Equality Index (AWEI) 2018 gold award for Uniting

People with a disability

We have partnered with the Australian Network on Disability (AND) and Social Ventures Australia (SVA) on the NSW Government initiative High Growth Jobs, Talented Candidates (HGJTC).

We are committed to increasing the workforce participation rates of people with a disability at Uniting, and are working on a range of actions including:

  • Developing workplace cultures that appropriately support employees with a disability
  • Taking purposeful action to increase representation levels of people with a disability working at Uniting
  • Developing more effective ways to measure employment outcomes for people with a disability at Uniting
  • Addressing accessibility and career progression issues for employees with a disability, including workplace accessibility, and flexibility in working arrangements and job design.
  • Find out more about our services for people with a disability.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

At Uniting, we are committed to a strategy for more Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to join us.

We’re working with the Department of Education and Training and the Department of Employment to become a corporate leader in Indigenous employment. We are also working to ensure 2% of the total Uniting workforce are Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. That is more than 140 new Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff.

Jaanimili is the name given to the Aboriginal Services & Development Unit within Uniting. Jaanimili means ‘gathering’ from the Gumbaynggirr Aboriginal people of the mid north coast of NSW. The Jaanimili group invites the participation of all Aboriginal staff working across the organisation to inform our cultural model of working in NSW/ACT.

One of the roles of the Jaanimili group is to provide cultural support and guidance to our employees from Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal backgrounds. As part of the organisation’s commitment to Australia’s First Peoples, Jaanimili is responsible for leading relationships and work with Aboriginal people and communities across NSW and the ACT.

  • Find out more about our services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Join the Uniting team

Uniting is an Equal Opportunity Employer that promotes a positive work environment free from discrimination.

We want to grow our team of like-minded people. We’d love to hear from you.

Get in touch

Our customer service team is available from Monday – Friday, 8.00am – 6.00pm AEST.

Call us on 1800 864 846 (1800 UNITING).

Email us at ask@uniting.org