Why work for Council?

In addition to our positive organisational culture, our people enjoy the following excellent conditions and benefits:

Workplace Flexibility

We provide our employees with a range of flexibility to assist with their personal and family commitments such as part-time work, RDOs, purchased leave, volunteer days and other flexible and family-friendly employment conditions. Our competitive and flexible employment conditions include:

  • Full-time* 

  • Part-time* 

  • Hybrid* 

  • Job share* - A model of employment in which two or more employees take the responsibility for one full-time position dividing work, pay, holidays and other benefits between them according to the time they work. 

*Subject to availability, operational requirements and management approvals. 


Learning and Development

As well as providing structured on the job training, Council encourages staff to continually seek professional development opportunities, both internally and externally.  Where applicable, Council provides financial support to support this process. Council staff have access to a vast range of learning and development opportunities whilst employed at Council. 

Graduate programs, apprenticeships and traineeships - offered in a range of areas such as parks and gardens, civil construction, children services, business administration, information and technology and planning and building.   

Internal Secondments - We encourage employees to seek opportunities within the organisation to further develop their skills and experience. 


Salaries and Leave

Employee terms, conditions and entitlements are covered under relevant staff awards or agreements and are competitive with salaries paid for comparable jobs and performance in other local Councils.

Council's current Enterprise Agreement can be seen here.

Superannuation – Council contributes the standard super guarantee rate to an employees nominated superannuation fund. Employee contributions are optional. 

17.5% Leave Loading – In accordance with Council’s Enterprise Agreement, leave loading is paid to all permanent and fixed term employees.  

Salary Packaging – Eligible employees are entitled to salary sacrifice novated leases for motor vehicles & Belgravia leisure membership.  

Rates Deductions – Option for net pay deductions for employees residing in the Glenelg Shire Council municipality.  

Previous Local Government Employment - Transfer of Benefits Superannuation (Defined Benefits) and Long Service Leave entitlements can be transferred between Council's in Victoria. 

Generous Leave Entitlement - including four weeks annual leave and 12 days personal leave for permanent employees (pro-rata applies to part time employees). Additional provisions apply for Childcare Educators and Parks and Gardens workers.  

Paid Parental Leave – An employee with 24 months or more of continuous service is entitled to 15 weeks full pay or 30 weeks half pay parental leave for the primary carer and two week paid parental leave for the secondary. 

Purchase Leave – Employees have the option to purchase additional leave (up to a maximum of four weeks per annum), this provides a great opportunity to balance work and life responsibilities.


Health and Wellbeing

Active Social Club 

The Social Club is run for all employees of Council and encourages members to get together for informal events such as a relaxed atmosphere for a drink after work, lawn bowls, early morning breakfast or to go out together as a group with our partners to formal functions. Social club members’ money is spent on ensuring that members benefit from their contributions with a range of activities being offered. 

Reward and Recognition  

Council recognises and rewards staff’s successful completion of key milestones service and significant achievements to the organisation by presenting a certificate at annual recognition of service events. 

Transition to Retirement 

Enabling mature employees flexibility regarding their retirement. 

Employee Assistance Program 

Our EAP is a confidential self-referral service that allows staff and their family access to free professional counselling services for a range of work related and non-work related issues. 

Staff Wellbeing  

A range of health and wellbeing initiatives are available to staff free of cost including (but not limited to): influenza vaccinations, skin checks, encouragement to get up and get active with walks and standup desks, and education about creating and maintaining a healthy lifestyle.