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Water Company Return-to-Work Program: Worker Tales

Water Company values the function mother and father and carers play locally. They’re obsessed with creating an atmosphere that’s inclusive and displays the range of the neighborhood they serve. A spot the place everybody belongs. Versatile working allows their staff to stability their house life with a rewarding, purpose-driven profession.

Really feel supported transitioning again to the workplace by Water Company’s Return to Work Program. That is your probability to be a part of an organisation that’s making a safer, sustainable water future for WA.

Right here’s what a few of Water Company staff need to say about their return to work expertise and what it meant to them.

Water Corporation Elleke BosworthElleke Bosworth

 At first      

Elleke has had an attention-grabbing and diverse profession. She’s an ex-army officer and advisor who joined Water Company part-time. Beginning as a Company Compliance Coordinator, in a matter of years she moved her approach up the ranks to Part Supervisor.

 After youngsters      

She has had two profession breaks in her life. Each occasions to look after her youngsters. And each occasions, she discovered the expertise thrilling and a bit scary. 


“You query whether or not you’ll be able to nonetheless do it and whether or not it’s also possible to be a superb father or mother. Within the personal sector, it was onerous to search out work-life stability after returning to work, particularly after my second youngster”.

However since beginning at Water Company, Elleke’s discovered the flexibleness she wanted. And loved many alternatives to develop and develop, whereas slowly growing her hours from 3 days to nearly full-time over 10 years.

 Discovering stability      

Whereas any versatile work association wants to suit with the function and enterprise wants, Elleke says Water Company accommodates the totally different wants of its folks rather well.  

“There are various totally different versatile working choices inside our groups: work at home days, RDOs (Rostered Days Off), versatile working hours, part-time preparations and so on.”

 A tradition to be happy with      

It’s not simply the profession selection and versatile hours Elleke enjoys. It is usually Water Company’s tradition, values and the distinction her function makes to WA.

I actually get pleasure from working for an organisation that gives worth to the neighborhood, and does this with integrity. I additionally actually worth working with nice folks day by day, particularly in a fast-paced capital tasks supply atmosphere.

It’s a spot folks need to keep, due to its robust tradition and values, the folks, the range of labor and alternatives.”

“We’re proud to supply a versatile, supportive work atmosphere the place our individuals are empowered to discover a wholesome stability between their profession and their house life; this would possibly embrace part-time work or job-sharing, versatile begin and end occasions, bought go away, a 9-day fortnight, or shift swaps.”

– Kate Beattie
Water Company, Supervisor – Expertise Acquisition

Water Corporation Kate Beattie


Pascilia RukungaWater Corporation Pascilia Rukunga

 At first      

Pascilia joined Water Company in 2012 as an information architect and shortly had the chance to maneuver to a different space inside the Data know-how group, contributing her expertise and experience to the information analytics crew. Pascilia labored with a number of operational undertaking groups which gave her perception into the influence of knowledge and IT on core enterprise features.

She turned a frontrunner inside the data know-how group in 2018. This chance paved the way in which to realize nice skilled development for Pascilia, whereas enabling her to work at a extra strategic degree throughout a number of tasks.

Pascilia continued to realize success in her profession with Water Company and lately commenced in a brand new function as a Supervisor – Structure Supply.

 After youngsters      

Pascilia’s taken parental go away twice since working at Water Company. Each occasions, returning to work got here with a flood of emotion. Whereas she beloved interacting along with her friends once more, she discovered it troublesome to be away from her boys.

“It was very useful that Water Corp allowed some flexibility and I may often work early and go away early to be house with the children.”

Regardless of this, Pascilia typically felt like she was enjoying catch up and says her “mummy mind fog” didn’t assist.

 “Thankfully, I used to be in a supportive atmosphere, and this helped me navigate this era so I may rise up to hurry at a superb tempo.”

 Discovering stability      

What put Pascilla’s thoughts relaxed, was her crew additionally took benefit of versatile working preparations. Begin and end occasions diverse, staff had been primarily based at house some days, and others discovered a 9-day fortnight suited their wants. This enabled everybody to really feel supported and appreciated.

Fortunately for Pascilia, she works with “a bunch of sensible, supportive, and enjoyable colleagues. On the times I’m within the workplace there are plenty of “good” jokes floating round, in addition to attention-grabbing technical discussions to maintain me on my toes. This makes for an important stability.”

 A passionate, community-minded crew      

Pascilia’s crew can be passionate concerning the work they do. Collectively, they contribute to creating a memorable and significant influence to communities throughout WA. Nevertheless it’s the way in which they rally collectively to help varied charities and communities that Pascilia loves most. 

“In ITG, the giving program has seen the group bond and work higher collectively and I believe it’s by shared compassion and values.”

 An opportunity to develop      

It’s due to the breadth of those alternatives and her supportive crew Pascilia has grown as an individual {and professional}. In her time at Water Company, she has developed her tech expertise, delved into innovation, learnt from colleagues, championed psychological well being and located her power in management.

“It’s a really rewarding feeling to know that you’re in a enterprise that’s delivering a necessary service to the folks in Western Australia. And as a bonus, you get to work with an important bunch of individuals!” 


Purposes at the moment are open. Select from a spread of everlasting and fixed-term roles in Asset Planning & Supply, Operations Group and Data Expertise. Discover stability by working versatile hours, part-time, or work at home days.

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