life at the trust

life at the trust

life at the trust

life at the trust

life at the trust

life at the trust

life at the trust

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Our People

A happy workforce enables great things to happen at The Disability Trust and this in turn benefits our participants.  So we continue to focus on work/life balance, supportive environments and flexibility as top priorities.

Why Work for The Disability Trust

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Your Benefits

Once you begin working for The Disability Trust, you instantly become a member of our fun and inclusive community. We value the incredible work that our employees do and recognise this by providing the following benefits:

Your Health and Wealth

Your Health and Wealth


Free access to certified counsellors via our Employee Assistance program.

Paid Time Off

Take additional time off to reset, energise and relax.


Free access to on-site personal training and vaccinations.


Flexible working hours and arrangements.

Salary Packaging

Amounts up to $15,900 in tax-free pay per year.



Education and Development 

Supportive environment which encourages personal development and career progression, including: 

  • mentoring
  • promotions
  • merit lateral transfers

The Disability Trust offers flexible working hours to assist you in studying.


Additional paid and unpaid leave for volunteer work.



Family Friendly 

Family friendly events throughout the year. 

Please click here to view our 2019 office Christmas Decorating Event


  • Monthly birthday and cake days 
  • Melbourne Cup Day celebrations
  • Christmas parties and breakfasts
  • Office-based fundraising days
  • Race for Kids


Over the years The Disability Trust has received awards and recognition for its achievements. These awards reflect the values, commitment and dedication that our people put in to their work each day. Read some of the accolades from recent years below:

  • Australia Day Diversity and Inclusion Award Wollongong Winner 2020
  • Australian HR Awards Employer of Choice (Public Sector and Not For Profit) Winner 2019 and 2020
  • ACT Chief Minister’s Inclusion Awards - Excellence in Inclusive Services and Disability Support Award Finalist 2019
  • Illawarra Business Chamber Awards - Excellence in Business Finalist 2019, Excellence in Social Enterprise Finalist 2019, Outstanding Employer of Choice Finalist 2019
  • Third Sector Awards - Campaign/Marketing Executive of the Year Finalist 2019
  • Community Broadcasting Association of Australia (CBAA) Disability Broadcasters Award for Excellence in Community Engagement Finalist 2019 [partnering organisations VOX FM, The Disability Trust, Headway and Greenacres]
  • ACT Chief Minister’s Inclusion Awards - Excellence in Innovation Award Commendation 2018
  • NSW Disability Industry Innovation Awards - Thomas Butler partnered with The Disability Trust for the Excellence in Indigenous Programs Award Winner 2017

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