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Last update: 05 March 2024

The Office of the Children’s Guardian is a statutory agency within the Stronger Communities cluster of the NSW Government. 

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    Working at the Office of the Children's Guardian

    We create safer places for children in NSW by regulating and monitoring organisations and individuals who provide services to children. 

    We are a trusted authority on child-safe practices, out-of-home care and worker screening. Our dynamic and committed workforce is supported by a culture that encourages innovation and continuous improvement.


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    Values-based workplace that encourages diversity and inclusion

    We encourage applications from people across our diverse community, especially from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants.

    We encourage applications from people with disability and will provide reasonable adjustments in our recruitment processes and in the workplace.

    We believe everyone has the right to feel safe, respected, valued and heard regardless of their gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity or disability.

    Flexible work practices

    Ours is a flexible, responsive and productive working environment. We support staff with their work, family and community service responsibilities.

    Flexible work options can include flexible working hours, part-time, job-sharing and working from home arrangements, and are applicable to most roles. 

    Training and career development

    We encourage staff development through internal training programs that cover workplace information, client services, information technology and leadership. Training programs of other government agencies and sector-wide development opportunities are also available.

    We offer access to:

    • eLearning library
    • performance development plans
    • internal leadership development.
    Competitive pay and conditions
    • Competitive salaries
    • Leave entitlements including flex leave, annual leave, leave loading, sick leave, paid parental leave and leave options for carers
    • Superannuation employer contribution of 10.5%
    • Most roles are 35 hours per week with flexible work arrangements.
    Health and wellbeing

    We are committed to providing a safe and supportive working environment. Programs to support physical health, mental health, and general wellbeing include:

    • Fitness Passport with a choice of more than 200 gyms and pools across NSW
    • Employee assistance program for you and your family
    • Regular health and wellbeing sessions run by external providers.

    Applying for a role

    Please read about what we do and our policies linked in the related content panels below.

    The I work for NSW website has detailed information on how to apply for jobs in Government.

    Please read the information on writing your application and use the checklist provided.

    If you need adjustments in the recruitment process, please contact our People and Culture team on (02) 8219 3661 or to let us know how best to communicate with you.

    Our job advertisements have details on how to apply for each role.

    Supplying services to the Office of the Children’s Guardian

    Organisations wanting to work with us must meet the criteria for working for NSW Government. Information about this can be found in the supplier guidance section of the buy NSW website.   

    Tenders across NSW Government are available on the eTender website.  

    Supplier onboarding and data management using Eftsure

    We’ve introduced a new system for managing supplier data. From 5 September 2022, we’ll verify every supplier through Eftsure.

    Eftsure manages supplier onboarding and data management in real time. It uses a secure monitoring system to protect payments against fraud and error.

    Further information about how we protect supplier payments against fraud and error is available on the buy.nsw website.

    Ethical requirements working with and for the Office of the Children’s Guardian

    We promote integrity, ethical conduct and accountability in all areas of public administration. We rely on the support of commercial partners and suppliers to deliver public value.

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