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Benefits of working with the ODPP

The Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (ODPP) employs over 250 staff in a variety of legal, legal support and corporate roles.

Working at the ODPP offers the opportunity to work in a leading law office which conducts meaningful work on behalf of the community of Western Australia.

In addition to working with a team of highly skilled, dedicated and valued employees who are committed to delivering high quality prosecution services to the State, employees of the ODPP are rewarded with a range of additional benefits.

Flexible working conditions

The following options may be available to staff:

  • Part time work or job share arrangements
  • Flexible working hours / flexi time

Leave provisions

ODPP employees are covered by the Public Service and Government Officers General Agreement and the Public Service Award 1992.  These instruments provide access to generous leave arrangements including:

  • 4 weeks annual leave
  • 17.5% annual leave loading
  • 15 days personal leave
  • 2 additional public sector holidays
  • The opportunity to purchase additional leave (up to 10 weeks) each year
  • Long service leave (13 weeks after 7 years continuous service in the WA public sector)
  • Paid parental leave

Learning and development opportunities

As part of the ODPP’s commitment to fostering a learning environment, the Office provides a number of programs to assist employees in their professional and career development, including:

  • Continuing Legal Education (CLE) seminars to assist legal staff to meet their Continuing Professional Development (CPD) requirements
  • Non-legal seminars on a range of topics including:
    • Professional skills (for example: business writing and dealing with difficult people)
    • Systems training/refreshers
    • Cultural and disability awareness
  • Access to attend external seminars and/or training courses
  • Study assistance
  • Leadership program
  • Mentoring program
  • Performance development system

Social and employee wellness events and programs

The ODPP is committed to providing a safe and healthy work environment where the maintenance and enhancement of employee wellbeing is paramount.  The ODPP offers a number of social activities and wellness events and programs including:

  • An active social club
  • Regular social events including Friday night drinks/sundowners, annual Christmas party and Melbourne Cup lunch
  • Sporting activities including soccer and cricket matches and yoga classes
  • Health and wellness seminars
  • Access to employee assistance program that provides free, professional and confidential counselling services
  • Annual variety show and quiz night

Additional benefits

  • 9.5% superannuation (employer contribution) paid to a fund of your choice
  • Access to salary packaging for nominated items
  • Comprehensive induction program

Last updated: 3-Jul-2014

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