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Opportunities to join our team

The Energy and Water Ombudsman Western Australia is a small team which is part of the Western Australian Ombudsman's office.

The staff of the Ombudsman’s office are its key resource. The office supports professional development through education and training and flexible work arrangements may be negotiated.

The Ombudsman’s office provides services to a diverse range of people within the Western Australian community and people from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply to join our team.

What skills do you need

We aim to recruit people from a wide range of organisations and disciplines, ensuring that our staff have a diversity of skills and qualifications, and seek out staff who are able to work effectively with complainants and with public authorities and members.

We value strong communication and analytical skills and consider an understanding of what it means to act both impartially and independently to be an essential part of working in our office.


Current vacancies can be viewed on the Western Australia Government Job Board - www.jobs.wa.gov.au (external link) external link icon - under 'Ombudsman Western Australia'. For more information about a particular position please contact the person nominated in the advertisement.

The Energy and Water Ombudsman is committed to the principles of equity and diversity in the workplace and encourages applications from Indigenous Australians, young people, people with disabilities and people from culturally diverse backgrounds.

We are also committed to assisting employees to balance their work and personal/family lives. We offer a flexible work place, where staff have access to flexi-time, working from home and part-time working arrangements.

We encourage staff to take a planned approach to professional development through our Performance Management and Development Agreements. You will have opportunities to meet with your supervisor to discuss your learning needs and to attend approved lectures, seminars and training courses during work time. We support continued approved study through the provision of negotiated study leave.

What we offer staff

We are committed to ensuring that all employees are provided with developmental opportunities on a fair and equitable basis. We encourage our employees to apply for further promotion as appropriate opportunities arise.

Our employees are covered by the Government Officers Salaries, Allowances and Conditions Award 1989 and the Public Sector CSA General Agreement 2019 (PSGA).

Graduate recruitment and university placements

The Energy and Water Ombudsman Western Australia does not operate a graduate recruitment program but we encourage university graduates to apply for advertised vacancies. We welcome requests for university students to undertake specific projects and placements at our office but are able to accept these only when our work allows us to provide the appropriate level of support and guidance.

Click below to download the Information for Applicants Brochure.

Information for Applicants Brochure (PDF 56kB) PDF icon