Vacancies at the Australian High Commission, New Delhi
The Australian High Commission as an employer
The purpose of the Australian High Commission in India is to help make Australia stronger, safer and more prosperous by promoting and protecting our interests internationally and contributing to global stability and economic growth. We uphold and promote the Australian Public Service Values: Impartial, Committed to service; Accountable; Respectful and Ethical. We take pride in delivering high quality and innovative policy advice, programs and services to advance Australia’s interests.
The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade of the Australian High Commission ensures to nurture talent and build teams in which all are valued and can contribute. It maintains high standards for the protection of the security of our people, property and information. We are fair, embrace diversity and harness and reward the knowledge, experience and creativity of all our staff. Recognise and reward the achievements of all staff, including locally engaged staff. The department encourage and reward innovation and create avenues for staff to prosper, cultivate and test ideas. We believe to seek out constructive feedback and communicate with honesty, courtesy and respect. We value the expertise and diverse experience of our staff. We learn from success and failure and think strategically at all levels and foster creative and effective solutions for government.
The department recognises that an effective work/life balance has a positive impact on an officer’s well-being and can provide real benefits by enhancing staff productivity, organisational commitment, morale and job satisfaction. We share responsibility for a healthy workplace, including encouraging a healthy work/life balance, and zero tolerance of bullying. Genuine access to work/life balance provisions such as flex-time, TOIL and permanent part-time work are important means in achieving this outcome.
The aim of the Working Smarter policy was to introduce and encourage a healthier work/life balance. The department encourages and fosters better prioritisation and time management skills, to streamline work processes and practices and to ensure staff have reasonable access to various forms of leave. The department is committed to providing a workplace that is free from bullying, harassment and discrimination behaviours and a workplace that is fair, flexible, safe and rewarding. Employers and employees have shared obligations for creating respectful and courteous workplaces. All employees must take reasonable care that they do not adversely affect the health and safety of others. This includes eliminating incidents of bullying, harassment and discrimination.
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