St Barbara, gold producer and explorer, levels up its support for working parents and ‘parents to be’ by launching their Circle In Parents Portal.
The Company has demonstrated its commitment to diversity and inclusion through strategy, policy, objectives and practices to advance diversity throughout the Company including leadership, generous parental leave provisions, flexible working, addressing gender equality and other D&I initiatives to support employees with family and caring responsibilities.
Craig Jetson, Managing Director and CEO, embraces diversity and inclusion and says, “It’s our people that are key to our growth, development and success; and we aim to support our working parents to achieve their full potential in the workplace while recognising the need for our people to balance family and work.”
Caregivers are provided with Paid Parental Leave provisions and upon returning to work primary caregivers are provided employer superannuation contributions and an adjustment to their annual leave and long service leave balances for the time taken as Unpaid Parental leave. Since 2009, 100% of St Barbara’s employees have returned to work after Parental Leave.
St Barbara encourages employees, both male and female, to consider parental leave provisions and flexible working options.
“Being a working parent at St Barbara is fantastic. As a company they have really looked after us both…” – Ben Tolley, Process Supervisor
St Barbara is the only mining company certified as a WGEA Employer of Choice for Gender Equality and they have held the citation since 2014.
We’re delighted to welcome St Barbara into our Circle.