Employment Opportunities

Current Vacancies

Coordinator Community Committees Sale, VIC
Library Officer Sale, VIC
Vocational Placement Program Sale, VIC

How to apply

It’s simple to apply for a position at Wellington Shire Council.

Here are some guidelines and tips to help with the preparation and submission of your application:

If you are interested in a current vacancy, we recommend that you carefully read the Position Description, which you will find at the bottom of the job advertisement to assess your eligibility and suitability for the position.

Once you have decided to apply, please complete the short application questionnaire. You will be prompted to respond to the Key Selection Criteria in free text fields, please ensure you answer all questions before attempting to submit your application.

You will receive an email upon submitting your application confirming that we have received your application. If your do not receive a confirmation email, please contact a member of our Human Resources team.

Wellington Shire Council is committed to the principles of Equal Opportunity. Our desire is to enjoy a workplace free of discrimination, victimisation and harassment.

We will maintain a workplace that promotes Equal Opportunity for all job applicants, employees, contractors, visitors, volunteers and customers/clients. We value the diversity of our people.

Selection of individuals for employment, promotion or advancement, training and staff development will be on the basis of personal merit in fair and open competition according to the skills, qualifications, knowledge, attitude and behaviours relative to the position involved.

Employment at Wellington Shire Council is subject to the following;

    • A six month probation period.
    • The successful completion of a National Police Record Clearance, Working with Childrens’ Check (if applicable) and Pre-Employment Medical (if applicable).
    • Disclosure of any Declarable Associations.
    • Providing proof and verification of identity, citizenship and relevant qualifications.

Application tips

Your resume should include:

    • Personal details: please ensure that details such as your telephone number, postal address and any other relevant contact information is up to date.
    • Employment history: provide full details of your current and previous employment including position title start and finish dates and a brief summary of your responsibilities and achievements in each position.
    • Education and formal qualifications: list all relevant training undertaken at registered training organisations. Include the name of the institution, dates attended and qualification achieved.
    • Contact details for three professional referees. Please provide referee’s name, position title and an up to date contact phone number for each.

    Addressing the Key Selection Criteria

    Key Selection Criteria describes the personal knowledge, skills, abilities, qualifications and other qualities an applicant needs to perform the role effectively. We use these criteria to help us identify the right person for the role.

    You’ll find the Key Selection Criteria at the back of the Position Description. The best way to address the Key Selection Criteria is to:

      • Demonstrate your capability by providing specific examples of how you meet the Key Selection Criteria.
      • Where possible, include an indicator of your success or a result.

Why Wellington

Employee Benefits

Flexible Work Arrangement

Wellington Shire Council is committed to providing a flexible and supportive work environment wherever possible. We assist and encourage staff in balancing work, family, personal responsibilities and commitments by offering:

    • Flexible start and finish times.
    • Job-share and part-time opportunities.
    • Paid paternity leave options.
    • Time in lieu.
    • Rostered days off.
    • Programs in which additional leave can be purchased.
    • Phased retirement.

    Professional Development Opportunities

    We are committed to providing training and professional development opportunities for staff, including opportunities to act in a higher position in order to develop skills and increase knowledge.

    We offer a range of structured training programs and will assist staff endeavouring to gain tertiary qualifications through our formal study assistance program.

    Employee Assistance Program

    Our Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is an initiative providing staff with professional confidential counselling and support for addressing work or personal issues.

    Local Government Employees Health Plan

    The Local Government Employee Health Plan is a unique health insurance arrangement introduced by Local Government in conjunction with the Municipal Association of Victoria and Health Link Consultants. The Plan offers staff quality health cover at reduced premiums.

“At Wellington Shire Council, we recognise the crucial contribution that our workforce makes to Council’s diverse operations. Therefore as an organisation we are committed to recruiting, developing and retaining the best staff with a wide range of skills and qualifications. Further to this, we value innovation, support diversity and demonstrate integrity in our workplace.”

Vanessa Leahy, Coordinator Human Resources

What some of our team members have to say...

Chris Hastie

General Manager Built and Natural Environment
“Wellington Shire Council provides meaningful, challenging work in a dynamic environment. It has a strong ethical culture that has allowed me to develop personally and professionally. Wellington gives me the opportunity to serve the community to the best of my abilities.”

Asela Kaluarachchi

Business Improvement Officer
“I have a great opportunity to work with a diverse range of professionals with strong ethical values”

Deb Dowd

Land Use Planning Support Coordinator
“It’s a pleasure to work in such a positive environment and I look forward to going to work each day. I like the challenges, the sense of accomplishment and recognition, and family friendly environment. I enjoy the interaction between my team members, and everyone interested in doing their part to make their team succeed.”

Celeste Booth

Team Leader Horticulture
“I see people enjoying our parks and gardens every day and it makes me proud knowing the work that I do gives people so much pleasure.”

Wayne Craft

“I gain a great sense of achievement growing plants and trees for use right across the municipality. It is especially rewarding growing something from seed or a cutting, then seeing it progress in a garden or into a magnificent street tree.”

Michelle Page-Cook

Senior Information Officer
“Wellington Shire Council has given me the opportunity and support to grow and move within the organisation.”

Work Experience

The Wellington Shire Council Secondary School Work Experience Program provides students with an opportunity to gain insight into the local government work environment.

The Secondary School Work Experience Program is offered to Secondary School students undertaking years 9 to 12. Students participating in the program are given the opportunity to spend up to two weeks within selected business units to observe the daily activities of those areas.

Areas of Wellington Shire Council offering Work Experience program include:

    • Arts and Culture – Art Technician and Entertainment Centre Management.
    • Leisure Services – Fitness Instructing, Lifeguard, Personal Training and Customer Service.
    • Healthy Lifestyles – Community Facilities, Planning and Committees.
    • Assets and Projects – Infrastructure Planning, Design Engineering and Project Engineering.
    • Land Use Planning – Strategic Planning, Statutory Planning and Environmental Planning.
    • Business – Finance, Business Improvement, Human Resources, Accounting, Economic Development, Records Management and Information Technology.
    • Municipal Services – Local Laws, Environmental Health and Building Services.
    • Environment and Parks – Horticulture, Sustainability, Natural Resource Planning and Arborist.
    • Community Wellbeing – Social Policy and Planning, Emergency Management, Community Facilitation and Children’s Services.
    • Roads and Construction – Maintenance, General Operator, Mechanic and Plant Operator.

    Conditions of Placement:

      • Placements are only available to students from approved secondary educational institutions.
      • Personal injury insurance for the student must be covered by the relevant education institution or program provider.
      • Information obtained whilst undertaking work experience is deemed confidential and must not be divulged to any other party.
      • Priority will be granted to those that have provided the relevant information requested by Council.
      • Priority will also be given to students who attend a school or live with the Wellington Shire area.
      • Wellington Shire Council is committed to providing an opportunity for students to participate in the work experience program; however, we cannot accept every student that applies.
      • Generally if you have already completed work experience at Wellington Shire Council, additional placements will not be available.

      How to request a Work Experience placement at Wellington Shire Council:

        • Apply for the Work Experience job during the intake period.
        • Attach your resume and any introductory letters from yourself or your school/education provider and proof of Personal Injury Insurance.
        • You will receive an automatically generated confirmation email shortly after submitting the Work Experience Request form.
        • A member of our Human Resources team will contact you to discuss your placement and the Shire’s availability to offer a placement that meets your requirements.

        How to Apply:

        To apply for Secondary School Work Experience please visit the employment opportunities tab during the intake period.

        Dates for Work Experience intake - Applicants need to apply within the following dates:

          • 20 March – 16 April 2017: to be undertaken between 24 April – 21 July 2017
          • 19 June – 16 July 2017: to be undertaken between 24 July – 8 December 2017

          Please ensure you read through all conditions of placement and attach all relevant documentation.

          Wellington Shire Council is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

          For information on our Vocational Placement Program (tertiary students) please refer to the Employment Opportunities tab above.

Contact Us

If you would like further information on any of our advertised positions or would like to speak to a member of our Human Resources team, contact our Human Resources Officer on (03) 5142 3201 or email careers@wellington.vic.gov.au.