Our recommended approach to advertising volunteer roles
Whenever an employer posts a job via CareerHub Central to the university job boards, it must comply with the Fair Work Act, and CareerHub Central’s functionality has been specifically designed to accommodate the exact requirements of Australia’s universities to capture the correct data in order to be compliant.
But what about when it comes to posting volunteer positions?
We realise that terms and conditions on volunteer roles might not be as straightforward as advertising for ‘regular’ jobs, which can create challenges when complying with the Fair Work Act, especially when it comes to stating a salary amount, which is one key aspect to complying with the Act. This, in turn, could be the reason why a university rejects your volunteer job.
To ensure that you don’t waste the distribution fee which is incurred every time you post jobs on CareerHub Central, there is one thing you can do to make sure you’re taking an optimum approach to advertising volunteer positions.
It is this:
Simply provision some extra time to contact each university and enquire as to what their policy is for publicising volunteer roles. You can get all the contact details you need from https://www.careerhub.com.au/institutions. You will need to do this institution by institution as each university will have separate guidelines around this topic.
Once you have confirmed the position on volunteer job advertising, you can then take a view as to whether or not posting the role through CareerHub Central is the best course of action.
As always, call us on 1300 852 112 if you have any questions or check out more of our frequently asked questions at https://www.careerhub.com.au/Content/FAQ.aspx.