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Incentives and perks.

Employment Benefits

We understand how important our staff are.

 

At Rural Lifestyle Options Australia, we are proud to offer staff the following Employment Benefits:

Annual Flu Vaccination

 

Every year, the flu affects thousands of Australians and puts an enormous amount of pressure on our hospitals and health system. One way to avoid getting the flu is with an annual flu vaccination. Rural Lifestyle Options Australia encourages all employees to visit their local pharmacy or preferred GP to have the annual vaccination, and reimburses them for up to $29.95. 

Annual Leave Loading

 

At Rural Lifestyle Options Australia, all permanent staff receive 17.5% leave loading every time they take paid annual leave. 

Annual Workforce Survey

 

Once a year, we circulate a Workforce Survey to identify ways in which Rural Lifestyle Options Australia can improve our dynamic team environment!

Birthday Recognition

 

At Rural Lifestyle Options Australia, we recognise that a birthday is an important and momentous occasion. To acknowledge your special day, you will receive a personalised handwritten birthday card and an Instant Scratch-It from the Chief Executive Officer on behalf of the entire team. 

Discounted Private Health Insurance

 

Rural Lifestyle Options Australia offer staff access to discounted health insurance through HCF. HCF provides a range of well being programs designed to improve health, disease management, stress management and work/life balance.

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Employee Assistance Program Benefit Package

 

At Rural Lifestyle Options Australia, we offer all staff access to an Employee Assistance Program through an independent counselling support provider named Acacia. Through this benefit package, we offer staff access to six free confidential counselling services to assist employees with personal or work related issues in a positive way. 

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Flexible Work Arrangements

 

At Rural Lifestyle Options Australia, we understand that our dedicated and committed workforce have a life outside of work. As an organisation, we are open to negotiate your preferred work times to ensure you have a good work/life balance and will accommodate to your family, personal or study commitments outside of work to suit your busy lifestyle where possible.

Fortnightly Superannuation Contributions

From 1 July 2024, we will make superannuation contributions to our dedicated team on a fortnightly basis. This means, that staff will be able to see their superannuation contributions go further and grow faster.  

Genuine Career Advancement Opportunities

 

At Rural Lifestyle Options Australia, we believe in empowering our workforce. Most people who choose to advance their careers within the organisation have been given the opportunity to do so, whether in permanent or acting positions.   

Learning Management System

At Rural Lifestyle Options Australia, we have invested in the latest Learning Management technology which is home to hundreds of online courses which cater to our diverse and growing workforce. As an organisation, we pride ourselves in investing in our people. When you join the RLOA team, take comfort in knowing we invest in you and your future. 

Meal Entertainment and Venue Hire

 

Rural Lifestyle Options Australia offer a combined Meal Entertainment and Venue Hire annual cap limit of $2650 per FBT. Meal Entertainment expenses sit above your salary packaging cap. This means you can continue to put your everyday expenses, like rent or mortgage, within your cap and get even more out of your salary by putting meal expenses above your cap. You could cover the cost of meals and drinks at your favourite restaurant with pre-tax dollars using this benefit.

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Novated Lease 

 

Furthermore, you can apply for a Novated Lease at Rural Lifestyle Options Australia. When you take out a Novated Lease, part of your payments come from your pre-tax salary, so your taxable income is reduced and you could end up paying less tax throughout the year.

A novated lease includes not just your lease repayments but also running costs, such as fuel, registration and servicing. By using your pre-tax salary to help cover these every day costs you can potentially reduce your taxable income as an added bonus.

Please note that Rural Lifestyle Options Australia offer this benefit to all part-time and full-time staff members. 

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On-call Paid Day Off

 

At Rural Lifestyle Options Australia, we are committed to fostering a healthy work-life balance for our employees. As part of our dedication to supporting our staff who participate in our After-hours On-call service, we offer them an extra paid day off on the following Monday. This day off is in addition to the existing award provisions, which include paid daily on-call allowances and compensation for overtime worked during their on-call duties. This benefit is designed to help our valued employees recharge their batteries and maintain a healthy work-life balance.

Paid Wellness Days

 

RLOA prides ourselves on looking after our staff, which is why in 2021 we introduced paid wellness days as an opportunity for staff to help restore balance within their busy lives and recharge their batteries. 

Payroll Deduction

 

Help manage your fortnightly bills with our Payroll Deduction benefit. Rural Lifestyle Options Australia offer staff the opportunity to have their wage split into up to 3 bank accounts each fortnight when they get paid. 

Purchased Leave

 

Have you ever wished you had more leave for a big overseas holiday? Or perhaps just to assist with managing the school holiday period? Well, at Rural Lifestyle Options Australia we offer staff the option of purchasing additional leave through their salary. Purchased Leave is a special leave category without salary. It is funded by fortnightly deductions from gross salary (i.e. before tax and superannuation contributions have been deducted) that occur over a nominated period of time. The fortnightly salary deductions are set aside and accessed as "salary" during the period of special purchased leave. 

Quarterly Staff Competition

Every quarter, Rural Lifestyle Options Australia run a quarterly Staff Competition through our Intranet. There is no cost to participate and staff are encouraged to get involved to be in the running to win a range of great prizes, which are donated by the Chief Executive Officer. 

Referral Bonuses

 

At Rural Lifestyle Options Australia, we like to reward our employees for referring prospective employees to us. If we employ someone that is referred to us by an existing employee, you will be rewarded with a referral bonus. 

Salary Packaging

 

Salary Packaging through RemServ is available at Rural Lifestyle Options Australia for permanent and fixed term full time and part time staff members. ​Those who are eligible could qualify for a package of up to $15,900 within a FBT year. The FBT year runs from 1 April until 31 March the following year. ​Salary Packaging enables certain benefits paid by your employer from your pre-tax gross salary base before you pay income tax; i.e. mortgage, rent, loans or credit card payments. By packaging part of your salary you can reduce the amount of tax that you pay which will maximise your net salary.

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Working Interstate

 

Rural Lifestyle Options Australia offers services across rural and regional communities in South East Queensland and Northern New South Wales. If for any reason you re-locate for personal reasons or perhaps you want to move for work, Rural Lifestyle Options Australia will do its best to assist you in finding a new role within the organisation.  

Looking to land your dream role? 

 

Before applying for a job with us, we recommend downloading and reading our Job Guide for Applicants:  

How to apply: 

If this sounds like you, please send a cover letter along with a copy of your resume to recruitment@rloa.org.au


To learn more about our work culture please see the Our People page and see what our employees say about their experiences working for Rural Lifestyle Options Australia.

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