Mums@work has identified a select group of employers advocating family friendly and flexible work practices and/or have be recognised as an employer of choice for women so job seekers can quickly and easily identify employers they might like to work for.  When applying direct to employers to be considered for job opportunities, consider these steps:  
1. Identify the type of organisation you would like to work for that matches your interests, values and motivators. 
2. Make a list these organisations and short-list the top 3, 5 or 10 you would like to work for.
3. Contact your preferred organisations to find out what current job vacancies exist.
4. Send your resume to the appropriate contact person (usually this will be the HR department).
5. Follow up your application within a week to ensure it was received. Keep in regular contact to check if there are any openings (monthly). 
  Check out the Equal Opportunity for Women in the Workplace Agency (EOWA) 2009 winners of Employer of Choice for Women
Check out the National Work Life Balance award winners for 2010
  Family Friendly Employers:  
KPMG (National)
Malleson Stephen Jaques (National)
Contactability (NSW)
Westpac Banking Corporation (National)
State Trustees (VIC)
Astra Zeneca (National)
Australian Sports Commission (ACT)
Johnson & Johnson (National)
Mars Snackfoods (National)
Avant Insurance (National)
Probuild Constructions (Aust) Pty Ltd
Minter Ellison Perth (WA)
Playgroup Association of Queensland Inc. (QLD)
Norwest Child Care Centre Pty Ltd (NSW)
Landgate (WA)
Take A Break Away Pty Ltd (ACT)
Transport Accident Commission (VIC)
Woodside Energy Ltd (WA)
The Wrigley Company (NSW)
SageCo Pty Ltd (NSW)
Mirvac Hotels and Resorts (NSW)
Nine2Three Employment Solutions Pty Ltd (NSW)
O Group Incorporated (TAS)
Mipela (GIS) Pty Ltd (QLD)
Peoplebank Australia Limited
The Pamper People


I just wanted to let you know about a flexible employer in the engineering field.

After returning from “maternity leave” (not really leave – I was a casual employee whose services “were no longer required” once I had some complications during pregnancy that required hospital stays) I was looking for part-time employment for almost 6 months. Finding an engineering position that is less than full-time (and usually 50hrs a week) seemed next to impossible.

I was finally lucky enough to apply for a casual / contract role with Arup. Arup is the only employer that has not only been open to me working 3 days a week, but also appears committed to making this work. They have been very flexible with start and finish times, sick children etc, and I consider myself extremely lucky to have found a position in my field.

Just thought I’d let you know in case you’re offering advice to any other engineers out there.
Kate McAlpine | Arup


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  Simple and convenient business case Toolkit for managers and employees to openly plan, negotiate and implement a flexible work arrangement.

Designed specifically to support:
expectant parents
employees on parental leave
working parents