Employee benefits

Feel supported at Lifeblood 

There’s no such thing as ‘one size fits all’ when it comes to career development, so we make sure we have a range of flexible, self-paced tools and opportunities. 

When you start working with us, your manager will talk to you about any job-specific training you require, whether it’s technical, safety, quality, compliance training or something else that gives you a leg up. They’ll be there to guide you through it, or put the wheels in motion to organise it. Learning tools include: 

  • online training 
  • on-the-job development 
  • collaborative learning opportunities 
  • leadership development programs 
  • external courses and seminars 
  • internal training 
  • workplace skills coaching. 

Performance feedback and development 

No matter what department, location or level of expertise, we want to ensure all our employees have the opportunity to innovate, learn new skills and embrace new challenges.  

Our performance development framework helps you plan for the year ahead and seek regular feedback from your manager. At Lifeblood, your performance will be rated not just on what you achieved, but how you achieved it. 

Salary packaging 

Make the most of your salary by paying for certain approved things before paying taxes. 

From mortgages to dining out, car leasing to accommodation, there are plenty of expenses that can be included in salary packaging. And, by packaging up to $15,900 of your income, you can pay less tax! 

We partner with Maxxia, so it’s best to get in touch with them to find out exactly what you can package and how much tax you can save. Of course, we offer this service in line with government legislation. If the legislation changes, we may have to change our policies too. 

Call Maxxia on 1300 123 123.

Become work-life fit 

We’re proud to foster an environment where all people can come together to achieve their very best. To help you achieve this, we’ve set up a range of great initiatives and programs to ensure you can maintain your work-life balance. 

 

Mental wellbeing 

Employee Assistance Program

Any employee or member of their immediate family can get access to private, professional counselling for free. It can be for personal or work-related advice.

Time off

Whether it’s for education, parental leave or a family emergency, our leave policies are designed to support our people as well as our business needs.

Flexible work

9-to-5 isn’t for everyone. That’s why we offer shift work, job sharing, flexible hours and the ability to work from home in many roles.

 

Physical health

Safety first

Through our training, our staff and leaders identify and manage any work health and safety issues. We’re really proud of how safe our offices, labs and donor centres are.

Discounted private healthcare insurance

We’ve arranged a great package with Medibank that gives higher benefits on extras and discounted corporate premiums. Not only that, but our people can pay insurance pre-tax.

 

Lifeblood benefits 

Discounted health insurance

You're eligible for a 7% discount on health insurance premiums with our corporate health partner, Medibank. Through Medibank we offer you the security and protection of private health cover with fantastic corporate benefits.

Discounted insurance while on parental leave

Employees who are going on parental leave and have their superannuation with HESTA, can apply to receive free insurance cover for up to 12 months.

Employee Assistance Program

The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is a confidential, counselling and wellbeing service available to all Lifeblood employees, their partners and immediate family members.

Wellbeing program

We care about your health and wellbeing. That’s why we have a range of wellbeing programs, including health and fitness information, advice and initiatives.

Purchase leave

While you may already be familiar with our flexible working arrangements. We also offer employees the ability to purchase additional annual leave.

Discounted car hire

As Lifeblood is a preferred partner of Hertz, our employees can access discounted Hertz rates when travelling for leisure.

Discounted veterinary care

Lifeblood employees can visit any Greencross Vet and receive 10% off professional services, just show a form of Lifeblood employee ID to receive the benefit.  

For more information, refer to the flyer and visit their website

Public transport annual ticket

Full-time and part-time employees wishing to purchase an annual public transport ticket can apply for the cost of this ticket to be provided to them in full as a loan, paying back the total amount within a 12-month period through regular payroll deductions.

 

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