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We’ve been dedicated to improving the health and wellbeing of Australia’s country kids for more than 95 years.

Since 1924, we have been connecting children and young people in regional and remote communities to the health and developmental care they need.

There are over 180,000 children in these communities whose health and development needs can’t be met locally. We want every child we support to have the best chance of realising their potential, and it’s that thought that inspires our work everyday.

Careers at Royal Far West are rich and rewarding. Opportunities exist across a range of integrated health, medical, academic and disability services, as well as marketing, fundraising and administrative roles.

We are proudly an equal opportunity employer and encourage diversity throughout our workplace.

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Careers at Royal Far West are rich and rewarding.

When children access the right services at the right time, by health professionals who are specialists in children’s health, you see a dramatic change. This is what we do every day at RFW, and this is one of the reasons why I love my job.

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Head of Service Innovation, and Acting Head of ProgramsRead more about Kim

Flexibility

As an organisation focused on improving the health and wellbeing of country kids, the health and wellbeing of our team is equally important.

Royal Far West is powered with technology and systems that allow us to be agile, mobile, innovative and connected – from our Centre in Manly, out in the field or from home.  While in the office, our employees can choose from a variety of workspaces – from standing desks, quiet pods or meeting rooms fitted with technology to allow for remote access. Additionally, we offer a variety of flexi-work arrangements such as remote work, flexible hours and additional support to accommodate the diverse, modern-life requirements of our team.

Culture

Royal Far West offers a friendly, inclusive culture where everyone has the opportunity to thrive. We are a heritage charity that’s young at heart.

With a rich history of innovation, today, we continue to harness that pioneering spirit – ensuring that no distance is too far to support country kids to reach their full potential.

Renowned for integrity, our team are energetic, respectful, and caring in the work they do. We place a high priority on employee wellness and mental health, promote sustainable working norms and encourage smart working practices for all of our team.

In 2021, we were honoured to be recognised as one of Australia and New Zealand’s Best Places to Work in the prestigious annual list published by The Australian Financial Review and Boss Magazine.

Location

Our Centre for Country Kids, including our main office hub, is located at Manly Beach in Sydney’s Northern Beaches.

It has good access to public transport via bus or ferry, as well as parking options.

It is conveniently located to a range of shops and amenities, and is the perfect location for a swim, surf or stroll before or after work.

Salary Packaging

By salary packaging, up to $15,900 of your wages can be paid tax free each year.

As a not-for-profit employee, the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) allows you to pay for some of your every-day expenses like groceries, rent or mortgage before tax. Put simply, because you have spent this money pre-tax, you are receiving some of your salary tax-free each pay day, which adds up to a significant reduction in income tax.

One of the many benefits of working for Royal Far West is the option you have to take advantage of salary packaging.

As a not-for-profit employee, the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) allows you to pay for some of your every-day expenses like groceries, rent or mortgage before tax. Put simply, because you have spent this money pre-tax, you are receiving some of your salary tax-free each pay day, which adds up to a significant reduction in income tax.

Royal Far West selected for the 2021 AFR BOSS Best Places to Work List

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Children’s charity Royal Far West was honoured to be recognised as one of Australia and New Zealand’s Best Places to Work.

The prestigious annual list, published by The Australian Financial Review and Boss Magazine, is based on a rigorous assessment process managed by Australia’s leading behavioural science consultancy, Inventium.

Meet the team: Emily

I have been at RFW for more than four years, and during this time have witnessed significant positive changes.

Meet the team: Danielle

I have seen first hand how limited allied health services can be in rural and remote areas.

Meet the team: Tamara

Country kids are at the heart and soul of everything we do. They are our reason for being, for trying harder, for making things happen.

Meet the team: Sophie

I’ve always been passionate about improving equity in access to health care and the Telecare program does just that – it connects country kids to much needed allied health services

Our History

Established in 1924, Royal Far West has a rich history of innovation, dedication, and determination to improve the health and wellbeing of children who live in rural and remote communities, connecting them to the care they need but cannot otherwise access because of where they live.

As one of Australia’s most enduring and respected charities, we consistently adapt to meet the changing needs of country children and families. We boldly go where the system stops, to wherever we are needed, using technology to ensure no child and no community is beyond our reach.

Read more about our history

MEDIA RELEASE: Royal Far West selected for the 2021 AFR BOSS Best Places to Work List.

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