Explore Flinders University's generous benefits, leave provisions and flexible working arrangements.
The opportunity to convert to part-time for a specified period for the purpose of caring for a family member.
This is a negotiable working arrangement that, subject to the needs of the work area, provides eligible staff members with an opportunity to have more flexibility in their working hours.
This is an arrangement whereby a staff member may take leave without pay for a number of weeks per year (usually 4). The reduced annual salary is averaged over the whole year, ensuring a regular annual income.
An arrangement whereby a staff member works a period of hours per week that is less than full-time.
All Flinders staff are entitled to 20 working days of recreation leave per year.
Before Christmas a loading of 17.5% of salary is paid on leave accrued during the year.
Long service leave is accrued at the rate of 6.5 working days per completed year of service and is available to be taken after 7 years of service.
Prior continuous paid service within other Australian higher education institutions, or other bodies approved by Flinders' governing body, University Council, is recognised providing any break between service at the university and the staff member's previous institution is no greater than 8 weeks.
A period of paid and/or unpaid leave to a maximum period of 52 weeks is provided to assist a staff member during pregnancy/adoption.
An entitlement of up to one week's paid leave is provided for employees to spend time with their partner at the time of the birth of their child. A further 51 weeks' unpaid leave are available to a staff member who is the certified primary care-giver of the child.
An entitlement to a total of 5 days' paid special leave per year (non-cumulative) is available for:
An entitlement to paid leave per year based on the death of a family member. Additional paid leave may be approved on compassionate grounds.
Leave to provide care and support for family members when ill.
Cultural and ceremonial leave
Leave to enable a staff member to participate in, or fulfil, cultural obligations and/or to celebrate religious and cultural national days related to the culture with which the staff member or family member identifies.
Emergency action leave
Leave to enable attendance at an unforseen emergency situation necessitating immediate personal action by that staff member.
Where an employee's entitlement to special paid leave is exhausted, up to an additional 10 days' sick leave entitlement per year may be converted to special paid leave.
Our impressive Bedford Park campus is built on land whose traditional owners are the Kaurna people. Spread over 165 hectares, it incorporates extensive green space and areas of natural bushland on an elevated site offering panoramic views to the coast. Extensive car parking and inter-campus transport (Bedford Park and Tonsley Campus) is also available.
Flinders' Hub and Plaza forms the heart of the Bedford Park campus where an impressive range of facilities and services - combining fine dining, comfortable break-out and study spaces, an impressive amphitheatre, public art, a variety of eateries, a modern kitchen and food preparation space, post office, pharmacy, banking, and more - are available to staff and students.
Flinders also has a physical presence in regional South Australia, south-west Victoria and the Northern Territory.
Excellent child care facilities are available on campus.
A wide range of health, fitness and wellness programs and facilities are available to all staff and students through FlindersONEfitness, which group fitness classes, allied health services, and more.
Staff may borrow from the Library's physical collections, including books, periodicals and audio visual material. Access to the Library's online resources is also available.
Salary packaging is available to most staff members (excluding casual employees and scholarship holders) and allows staff to receive at least part of their remuneration in a form other than take-home pay.
Staff may choose from a list of benefits (determined by the University) that are paid, on their behalf, by the university in lieu of receiving gross salary.
A fee is charged for providing the service.
All staff appointed on recurrent funds who have a contract of 2 years or more at an appointment fraction of 50% or more are required to join the UniSuper Defined Benefit Plan/Investment Choice Plan Superannuation Scheme. The staff member's contribution is 7% of salary and the University's contribution is 14% of salary.
All staff members are required to join the Award Plus Plan, which is a productivity scheme to which the University contributes 3% of salary. No contribution is required of the staff member. Where staff members are not entitled to join the UniSuper Defined Benefit Plan/Investment Choice Plan, the University's contribution is increased to 9.5% of salary, under the terms of the Superannuation Guarantee legislation.
Academic teaching staff may apply to carry out sustained research or scholarly/professional activity outside the University.
A member of the teaching staff may be granted up to 2 week's absence from the University to attend an international conference.
Professional staff may apply for up to 6 hours' paid leave per week to permit study towards an approved tertiary course.
Special discounts for staff are available for the redesigned Master of Business Administration (MBA) courses, as well as the Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma of Business Administration.
Flinders University staff can apply for a 30% course discount for our MBA courses. This can be applied in conjunction with support from the Professional Staff Development Fund, subject to the normal eligibility criteria.
Requirements are that staff must meet the entry requirements for the course. All professional and academic staff employed by the university regardless of mode of employment are eligible, noting that the discount may be subject to FBT if there is not sufficient connection between the employee’s current role and the MBA program.
An independent and confidential counselling service is available to University staff experiencing either personal or work-related problems.
Staff can refer themselves to one of the designated psychologists and up to 3 sessions will be paid for by the University.
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