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Habour City Ferries


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Sydney, NSW

Workplace initiatives at Habour City Ferries

Workplace initiative Status
Breastfeeding rooms No
Coaching programs No
Continuation of superannuation payments whilst on paid Parental Leave
Continuation of superannuation payments whilst on unpaid Parental Leave No
Domestic and Family Violence policy
Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
Employee engagement scores year on year 2018: 28%
Employee turnover rate 39.5%
Employer is a Pay Equity Ambassador* No
Internal Women's networking groups No
Leadership development programs
Mentoring opportunities
Minimum tenure required to be eligible for Paid Parental Leave 10-12 months
Open to discussing flexible working arrangements at the interview stage?
Opportunities to purchase leave No
Paid Parental Leave at full salary for primary carer (not including government-funded parental leave) 9-14 weeks
Paid Parental Leave at full salary for secondary carer 2 weeks
Paid volunteer days
Programs for parents returning to work after Parental Leave No
Targets to raise the number of women in leadership Yes, 50%

About Habour City Ferries

Harbour City Ferries (HCF) is a Transdev Australasia company, the region’s largest multi-modal public transport provider. We employ around 600 employees at any given time and operate 170,000 services per year transporting more than 14 million people across Sydney Harbour and the Parramatta River.

We have a variety of roles at Harbour City Ferries including operational roles: General Purpose Hands (deckhands), Ferry masters, engineers and planning and scheduling roles. We have a range of trade roles who maintain the vessels located at the Balmain Shipyard including fitters, engine mechanics, boiler makers, certified welders, shipwrights, electricians, plumbers and painters.  We also have corporate and professional roles which include communications, finance, human resources, health and safety, commercial and legal, IT and management. Whatever your role is at HCF, you contribute to improving the mobility of our customers and the positive impact this can have on their lives, their community and our environment.

Our credo and values guide how we work and interact with our customers, stakeholders and clients on a daily basis. Safety is our number one priority and it underlines every activity we undertake. Our core values include commitment to our customers, partnership with our stakeholders and the passion and performance of our team.

Diversity and inclusion at Harbour City Ferries

At HCF we are committed to providing a diverse and inclusive workplace, based on our shared values and in reflection of the communities we serve. As Journey Makers, our differences are our strengths.

We implement diversity into our recruitment practices to attract the right talent and become an organisation that represents a diverse workforce.

We have established a local Diversity committee to encourage our message of diversity within HCF.

We have partnered with the Smith Family to help give back to our community.

We celebrate various diversity days and events to promote awareness and inclusion including International Women’s Day, NAIDOC week, Harmony Day and more.