Opportunities for Indigenous jobseekers in Western Australia
“What cultural safety can you guarantee at Broadspectrum?” and “What is the process of applying for a job with Broadspectrum?” were common questions of Indigenous candidates during sessions in Bunbury, Geraldton and South Hedland.
The sessions were conducted by our Indigenous Employment Parity Initiative (IEPI) team to increase Indigenous employment within our Court Security and Custodial Services (CS&CS) contract.
IEPI Deputy Project Manager Byron Davis and Intern Admin Chloe Hartley held the sessions, giving Indigenous candidates a thorough understanding of the jobs, expectations, responsibilities and benefits of working with Broadspectrum. Interested candidates were coached in how to progress through the website application, lodge an effective resume and provide criminal history checks as part of our screening requirements.
CS&CS employees are responsible for ensuring Indigenous people in custody are looked after in line with their cultural needs, and our Indigenous team members are role models for other staff.
The engagement sessions in Western Australia were held at Job Active sites, thanks to Broadspectrum’s ongoing partnership with Job Active. We are grateful for Job Active’s support, as it greatly increases attendance and participation by Indigenous communities.
Byron Davis (L) and Chloe Hartley (R) stand with Mellissa Fred, a Care and Custody Officer in the CS&CS contract
Chloe (L) speaks to Indigenous candidates