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Inclusion at JCU

Support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Staff and Candidates

JCU has an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Workforce Strategy 2021-2025 (PDF, 2789 KB).

Candidates are supported knowing JCU’s Chancellor and senior management team are fully committed to the goals and strategies laid out in the Workforce Strategy to increase, retain and develop Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff.

Increasing numbers of staff at JCU are undertaking cultural awareness training so members on the selection panel should have an understanding of significant cultural differences.

Employee support services

JCU provides support services to all staff and these same services are available to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff.

As mentioned above, JCU’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Workforce Strategy 2021-2025 (PDF, 2789 KB) also lays out our plans for programs that provide additional support to staff who identify as having Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander heritage.

SAGE (Science and Gender Equity)

SAGE is a national program promoting gender equity and diversity in science, technology engineering, mathematics and medicine (STEMM). It is based on the principles of the UK's Athena SWAN Charter, an evaluation and accreditation framework that addresses the improvement of gender equity policies and practices in STEMM.

JCU is one of 45 organisations participating in the SAGE Pilot of the Athena SWAN Charter, which recognises institutional capacity to eliminate gender inequity and a demonstrated commitment to bolster the hiring, promotion and retention of women, while also improving the workplace environment for people of all genders.

JCU encourages diversity

JCU has an extensive program in place to encourage diversity, examples of which include:

  • Diversity messages in our recruitment advertising “We are enriched by and celebrate our workplace diversity and welcome applications from candidates of all backgrounds and abilities.”
  • Specific diversity networks such as the JCU Pride Network, and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Staff Network
  • An extensive event calendar where JCU students and staff come together to acknowledge, celebrate and raise awareness of the diverse groups that make up our community including Harmony Day, International Women’s Day, NAIDOC Week, Disability Action Week, IDAHOBIT Day (International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia).
  • A range of diversity training for all staff.

JCU has a comprehensive calendar of events that celebrate diversity. Joining the organisation of these events or participating by your attendance, is an effective way to support diversity at JCU. There may also be student organised events and staff are most welcome to attend these.

Access to disability services during recruitment and selection

If you are interested in applying for a position at JCU and require assistance with making your application, please discuss your needs with the Chairperson for the position.

When offered an interview, please discuss with the person who contacts you any access assistance you may require, so this can be accommodated.

Benefits available to JCU employees

Refer to Working at JCU.

Should you have any additional questions not featured in our FAQs please contact the Chairperson in the first instance.

We wish you the very best of luck with your application and thank you for considering employment opportunities with JCU – A brighter future for life in the tropics.