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Why work for the Salvos?

EmploymentMake a Difference

The Salvation Army has some of the most innovative and leading-edge programmes designed to bring about transformative change in people’s lives. Employees make a difference through the direct service that they provide in supporting people in need, or in roles that positively influence decision-makers impacting on our community, such as governments or government departments.

Many employees express that being part of an organisation that is committed to transforming lives is a great way to spend their working lives.

The Salvation Army cares about people, and it is through our values of human dignity, justice, hope, compassion and community, that we bring focus to the lives of others.

Career Diversity

The Salvation Army employs people across a large and diverse range of professions, from the community and caring professions to corporate functions, support staff and retail. These jobs are either full-time, part-time or casual, and in some instances, internships.

Staff Benefits

As a not-for-profit organisation, The Salvation Army offers generous salary packaging arrangements that increase employees’ pay. We also offer benefits such as tax-free meals, entertainment and holiday accommodation. Our employees can access discounts on everyday items such as health insurance, groceries, fuel and special deals on dining out, leisure activities, holiday accommodation, movies and more.

Support for Staff

The Salvation Army understands that work and life can be challenging, which is why we offer a free counselling service to all our employees and their immediate families through the employee assistance programme. Our employees also have access to Salvation Army chaplains for those times when they need spiritual guidance and support.

A Worldwide Organisation

The Salvation Army is at work in more than 125 countries, providing our staff with exposure to various cultures and experiences from all parts of the world.

Professional Development

Employees are encouraged to develop their skills. The Salvation Army assists employees by offering in-house training, study leave and financial support for development programmes that help achieve the mission of The Salvation Army.

Flexible Work Arrangements

The Salvation Army recognises the need for employees to be able to balance the requirements of the workplace and their family commitments. Flexible rosters, nine day fortnight / 19day month, purchased leave, working from home, job share and flexible working hours are some of the work arrangement options available to employees.

A Respected Charity

The Salvation Army is one of Australia’s most well-respected and well-known charitable and welfare organisations, with a brand known worldwide.

Values-Based Organisation 

The Salvation Army cares about people, and it is through our values of human dignity, justice, hope, compassion and community, that we bring focus to the lives of others.

Our People

Family and Domestic Violence Support Policy

On White Ribbon Day (November 25) The Salvation Army introduced a Family and Domestic Violence Support Policy. The policy provides for special leave, flexible working arrangements and support for employees who are in, or are seeking to remove themselves from, a family or domestic violence situation. It also provides for flexible working arrangements and use of personal leave for employees who are actively supporting an immediate family member experiencing family or domestic violence. The Salvation Army acknowledges that by supporting employees to remain in paid employment, workplaces can assist employees on their pathway out of violence and keep the workplace safer.