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Welcome to the Field!

Congratulations on joining the Field! We are thrilled to have you on board as an inclusive employer committed to expanding diversity and inclusion by employing more people with disability.

To help you get started and make the most of your experience on the Field, we have put together a Welcome Pack that provides all the information and resources you need.

This pack will guide you through the process of how to use our platform effectively, and connect with and hire job seekers with disability.

Here’s what you’ll find:

  By leveraging the Field’s platform and embracing inclusive hiring practices, you are actively contributing to a more diverse and equitable workplace. Thanks for reading our Welcome Pack and getting familiar with all of our great resources and support. 
Let's level the playing field

We are the Field

the Field, is a groundbreaking job site built by and for people with disability that actively connects people with disability with jobs from inclusive employers. The Field exists to change the game in employment by providing an accessible and inclusive job site. It matches people with disability who want to work, with job opportunities from employers that actively want to hire people with disability across all industries, roles, and levels of experience.

the Field was launched at Parliament House on Wednesday 9th of November, 2022, by founder Dylan Alcott AO, alongside Prime Minister Anthony Albanese, Minister Bill Shorten, Minister Amanda Rishworth, and the Field team. 

Why the Field?

The employment rate for people with a disability has not changed in over 28 years, compared to those without disability. There are 4.4 million Australians who identify as having a disability, of which, 2.1 million are of working age. There are nearly half a million Australians with disability actively seeking work.

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Did you know?

  • 46% of people with disability said their last experience applying for a job online was “difficult to impossible”
  • 89% of job sites fail to meet accessibility standards


the Field levels up employment opportunities by removing the accessibility barriers often faced by people with disability on traditional employment platforms, and in many recruitment processes.

Accessibility and inclusion are at the core of everything we do. the Field has been co-designed with hiring managers and people with disability from different age groups and demographics. It has been developed as a purpose-built accessible job site that ensures users have a seamless end-to-end recruitment experience. It has unique features allowing job seekers to showcase themselves, their skills, and their experiences in a format they choose.

the Field enables Government Departments to expand employment pathways by purposely and actively recruiting more candidates that identify as having disability. It supports your Department to increase the employment of people with disability to 7% employed in the APS by 2025, as outlined in The Australian Public Service Disability Employment Strategy 2020 – 25.

Our beliefs

There is unrealised potential in all of us.
We are authentically disability-driven
Everyone deserves the right to meaningful employment

Our values

We are champions for change
We wholeheartedly pioneer progress and demonstrate active leadership to change the world around us.
We call people in, rather than call them out
Progress relies on shared understanding and empathy, and we are committed to creating an inclusive environment to enact change.

We are gutsy
We speak up when we see injustice, and we act on our words.
We take employment seriously, not ourselves
We have fun doing what we do, and we’re not afraid to have a laugh.
We are authentically disability-driven
We are a platform for people with disability, designed and driven by people with disability.

Get ready

1 About us

Tell future employees more about your company.

Add links and videos to show off your company’s inclusive culture, workplace or specific areas on your website.

Add your company logo 500 x 500 pixels.

2 Inclusive strategy

Add an inclusive statement to your profile, as well as company goals and inclusive testimonials.

Upload resources and links that outline your company’s inclusive initiatives, such as a Disability and Inclusion Action Plan. about your company.

3 Office locations

Show off your spaces with video tours to help candidates decide if your workplace suits their preferences.

Upload your organisation’s address/es.

Include details of each workplace’s Accessible transport and parking.

Add details of your workplace’s accessibility features and infrastructure.

Technical recommendations

Videos can be up to 250 MB and in M4V, MP4, MOV, AVI, WMV, WEBM, MPEG, MPG formats.

All videos are auto-captioned by the Field, so please upload videos without captions. about your company.

Text files can be up to 25 MB and in DOC, DOCX, PDF formats.organisation’s address/es.

Picture can be up to 10 MB and in PNG, JPG, JPEG, WEBP or SVG.

Audio can be up to 250 MB and in M4A, MP3, MP4, WAV, WMA, MKA, WEBM formats. organisation’s address/es.

Step-by-step guide on how to use the Field

Step 1

Confirm your Department or Agency’s use of the Field

Step 2

Introduce your Department or Agency to the Field’s Customer Support team to register on the Field

Step 3

Register, and set up your Employer Profile page with support from the Customer Support team. This includes setting up your Employer details, users, and locations.

Step 4

Set up your ATS integration and support (if required)

Step 5

Choose “the Field” when posting jobs with Universal McCann

Step 6

Post jobs! the Field is a user on your employer account, and can post all jobs on your behalf

Step 7

Review and follow up applications, provide applicant feedback

Step 8

Manage applicants and successful hires in the Field’s Job hub

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Inclusive resources

On the Field, we offer a range of valuable resources to support inclusive hiring practices:

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Use our Inclusive Language Tool to review your job ads, Employer profile and more, to make sure the language you’re using is the most disability inclusive it can be throughout the hiring process and beyond. 

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Attract more candidates to your jobs, upskill your team, and publicly showcase your organisation’s commitment to disability inclusive hiring with the Field’s badging and learning resources. We provide online learning workshops that offer insights and knowledge, and unlock inclusive badging. These workshops cover essential topics such as Defining Disability and Inclusion, Disability-Inclusive Communication, and Disability-Inclusive Recruitment. Inclusive badges are signals to potential candidates that your organisation is committed to disability-inclusive employment. 

Success stories

Our collection of success stories highlights the experiences of people who have used the Field and found great jobs with great organisations. The collection gives real life examples of talented candidates who have found work that aligns with their skills, goals, and experiences, and demonstrates the value of workplace diversity and a supportive hiring environment.

How we can help

Whether you need guidance navigating the platform, have questions about setting up your profile, posting job ads, need technical support, or would like to pass on suggestions, our Customer Support team is here to help. For assistance with any questions, concerns, or requests you may have, send us an email at

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