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Why work for the Salvos?

Work with Meaning

Employment at The Salvation Army provides a career with a difference, offering reward and satisfaction as we deliver services that provide assistance to more than one million Australians every year. Through the diversity of services we provide, employment opportunities are also varied. We employ people in roles such as:

  • social workers and case managers;
  • welfare and support workers;
  • youth workers, residential support workers, foster carers;
  • employment consultants;
  • financial, general, crisis, alcohol, drug and gambling counsellors;
  • psychologists;
  • nurses and personal care attendants;
  • specialists such as IT, fundraising and marketing, HR and training, audit, finance, accounting and property personnel;
  • administrators, cleaners, maintenance and food services staff;
  • sales assistants, store managers and regional managers; and
  • journalists and media producers, events managers and archivists.

Employment at The Salvation Army provides a career with a difference

Make a Difference

The Salvation Army has some of the most innovative community programmes designed to bring about
lasting change in people’s lives. Employees make a difference through the direct service they
provide in supporting people in need, or in roles that positively influence decision-makers in our

Many employees express that being part of an organisation that is committed to improving other’s
lives is a rewarding way to spend their working lives. Our employees sometimes volunteer in other areas of the organisation in their spare time when they see the great work that’s going on.

Career Diversity and Development

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

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 to help achieve the
mission of The Salvation Army.

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 (EAP). Our employees also have access to Salvation Army chaplains for spiritual guidance and support. Over the past year we’ve introduced a policy in relation to family and domestic violence for those members of our organisation who may be suffering in this way.

Staff Benefits

As a not-for-profit organisation, The Salvation Army offers generous salary packaging arrangements
that increase take-home pay. We also offer great benefits such as tax-free meals, entertainment and
holiday accommodation. Our employees can access discounts on everyday items such as health
insurance, groceries and fuel, as well as special deals on dining out, leisure activities, holiday
accommodation, movies and more. We’re always looking at ways to enhance the relationship with our
staff and attract the best people.

Values-Based Organisation

The Salvation Army cares about people. Our values of human dignity, justice,
hope, compassion and community bring focus to the lives of others.

A Respected Worldwide Organisation

The Salvation Army is one of Australia’s most well-respected and well-known charitable and welfare  organisations. The brand is recognised worldwide, being at work in more than 126 countries,
providing our staff with exposure to various cultures and experiences from all parts of the world.

Flexible Work Arrangements

Flexible rosters, nine day fortnight or 19 day month, purchased leave, working from home, job share
and flexible working hours are some of the work arrangement options available to employees.