We think there are special reasons for coming to our part of town and becoming part of the Whittlesea Council team.
As one of Australia's fastest growing municipalities, we can offer you to chance to work on diverse, challenging and innovative projects, and the opportunity to do something different every day.
Each of our main offices is easily accessible by train, bus and car. Shower and locker facilities are available for staff choosing to cycle to work.
Our organisational health program covers a range of programs aimed at helping staff reach the work/life balance that suits them.
Features of our corporate health program include:
Discounted gym membership at Thomastown Recreation and Aquatic Centre (TRAC).
Membership includes access to the gym, fitness classes, swimming pool, sauna and spa. Payroll deduction is available.
We offer our staff discounted corporate membership for 3 of Australia’s leading private health funds.
A variety of weekly exercise classes at a range of locations are on offer.
Counselling services are provided for work or non-work related issues which are impacting on work performance. Referrals are made to other service providers where specialist assistance is required.
There is an on-site physiotherapist at the Civic Centre two days per week. The focus of treatment is on early intervention.
While priority is given to conditions that are work related, non-work related conditions that are adversely affecting work performance may be treated.
The physiotherapist also provides advice to ensure the workplace - including desks, furniture or vehicles - is set up to reduce the risk of injury.
Discounted movie tickets for Hoyts, Village and the Independent (Epping) cinema.
Discounted theatre tickets for many of the shows presented at the Plenty Ranges Arts and Conventions Centre, located next to the Civic Centre.
Council's Infectious Diseases Policy provides a range of vaccinations for staff who are at risk of exposure to disease or where a health benefit is identified.
An active Social Club, which organises a range of free and discounted social events including theatre outings, after work "happy hours", sporting activities and a Christmas function. Membership costs only $1.00 per week.
Staff can book bicycles and treadmills for use at lunch time through our intranet, and play a game on a pool table.
Weekly yoga classes are held at the Civic Centre after work. A small co-contribution is required.
Weekly Pilates classes are held at the Civic Centre after work. A small co-contribution is required.
We provide our employees with competitive and flexible employment conditions including:
The availability of:
*Subject to availability, operational requirements and management approvals.
Four weeks' paid leave per year (pro-rata for part-time), plus the opportunity to purchase additional leave.
This arrangement involves employees being paid at a fractional rate of 46/52, 47/52, 48/52, 49/52, 50/52 or 51/52 of their annual salary in order to receive an extra one to six weeks annual leave per year.
Twelve days' personal/carers leave per year.
Upon completion of 12 months' continuous service, female employees are entitled to 14 weeks paid leave (pro-rata for less than full-time employees) and the option of a total period of 12 months’ maternity leave.
Female staff also receive a total of one normal week of ante-natal leave to attend routine medical appointments related to a pregnancy.
Upon completion of 12 months' continuous service, male employees are entitled to two weeks of paid paternity leave.
RDOs are available to full-time employees in most work areas. These are generally every four weeks for indoor staff, and every two weeks for outdoor staff.
The opportunity to observe days of cultural, ceremonial and/or religious significance.
Where attendance requires time away from work, employees will be granted leave from existing entitlements, time in lieu, RDOs or unpaid leave.
The opportunity to 'sacrifice' part of your cash salary into additional superannuation contributions.
A weekly allowance for employees who regularly and frequently use a language other than English in their daily duties when dealing with the public.
If you wish to become a staff First Aider we will provide you with the appropriate training and offer you a daily allowance.
Our comprehensive induction program provides employees with an understanding of the organisation and local government and an opportunity to meet the CEO.
We offer staff a range of in-house skills training on topics including:
We also support staff to take external courses and attend seminars and conferences relevant to their work.
Employees wishing to undertake external tertiary studies are also supported through a generous study assistance scheme. This involves a financial contribution towards tuition and books and up to four hours study leave each week.