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Working for Wellington Shire Council is both challenging and rewarding, whether you are starting a career or looking to enhance your existing experience and skills.  

We regularly have opportunities for talented and passionate people who love what they do, are ready to get involved and are open to working hard and sharing ideas.

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David Morcom

Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
Communications and Media.

Arthur Skipitaris

General Manager Corporate Services
Finance, Information Services, Organisation Development, Business Improvement.

Brent McAlister

General Manager Development
Land Use Planning, Economic Development, Municipal Services, Customer Service.

Chris Hastie

General Manager Built and Natural Environment
Assets and Projects, Built Environment, Natural Environment and Parks.

Sharon Houlihan

General Manager Community and Culture
Arts and Culture, Community Wellbeing, Healthy Lifestyles, Leisure Services.
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Our Organisation Structure

Council’s organisational structure enables us to deliver services effectively to the community, aligned with Council’s vision to foster "Happy people, healthy environment and thriving communities in the heart of Gippsland.”

We employ around 500 people across a diverse range of areas and occupations and our high level organisational structure comprises of the five divisional groups listed below:  

Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

  • Portfolio includes – Communications and Media.

Built and Natural Environment

  • Portfolio includes – Assets and Projects, Built Environment, Natural Environment and Parks.

Community and Culture

  • Portfolio includes – Arts and Culture, Community Wellbeing, Leisure Services and Emergency Management.

Corporate Services

  • Portfolio includes – Finance, Information Services, People and Capability and Governance.

Development

  • Portfolio includes – Land Use Planning, Economic Development, Municipal Services, Customer Service.

Our Values

Values are at the core of how we operate and guide us in how we work, interact with each other and make decisions. It’s important we share a common language about who we are and what’s important to us. A common set of values that guide what we do and how we do it.

These are the Wellington Shire Council values:

Cooperation

  • Working together, teamwork, collaboration and being solution oriented.

Integrity

  • Acting with respect, honesty, reliability, trust, tolerance and understanding.

Balance

  • Demonstrating fairness, equity and flexibility. Consider work-life balance and balancing community needs against resources.

Professionalism

  • Personal development and meaningful work, being competent, innovative and courageous, focus on excellence and continuous improvement.

Sustainability

  • Commitment to environmental sustainability for Council and our wider community.  

Employee Benefits

Wellington Shire Council is an employer of choice in Gippsland and we are proud to offer a wide range of employee benefits to support your personal and professional life.

We have fantastic workplace conditions that are the envy of the private sector, we offer:

A supportive workplace culture

A commitment to our corporate values of Cooperation, Integrity, Balance, Professionalism and Sustainability.

Flexible working arrangements

Wellington Shire Council is committed to providing a flexible and supportive work environment wherever possible. We assist and encourage our employees in balancing work, family, personal responsibilities and commitments by offering; flexible start and finish times, part time hours, options to work from home, rostered days off, job share arrangements, programs where additional leave can be purchased, phased retirement and time in lieu. 

Professional Development Programs

We are committed to providing training and professional development opportunities for staff, including: career development via secondment opportunities or to act in a high position in order to develop skills and increase knowledge, our learning and development program, leadership development programs and opportunities to receive Study assistance for employees endeavoring to gain tertiary qualifications through our formal study assistance program.

Health and Wellbeing

Employees are eligible to utilise the Local Government Employee Health Plan, which 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. We also provide annual Flu vaccinations free of charge to employees.

Wellness Program

The Wellington Wellness Program aims to promote wellness within the workplace and to offer a variety of resources to our staff.  

By making employee wellness a priority, we aim to provide tools and strategies to enhance aspects such as improving workplace culture, increasing team engagement, reducing stress and anxiety and improving workplace productivity across all departments.  

We offer the following:  

Support

  • Employee Assistance Program - Confidential Counselling Support
  • Family Violence Gippsland Services
  • Mental Health Assessment Tools

Lifestyle

  • DIY Workouts / Wellness Videos
  • Healthy eating tips

Wellbeing

  • Discounted gym memberships
  • Health Insurance benefits
  • Annual Flu Vaccinations
  • Online magazine tool - Flourish
  • Mental Health resources
  • COVID Wellbeing links
  • Mindfulness and Meditation Apps
  • Working from home tips

Social  

  • Social Club
  • Be Kind Wellington
  • Out and about in Gippsland
  • Local businesses
  • Upcoming events.

Salary packaging

Wellington Shire Council offers our staff some great Salary packaging offers  

Aqua Energy - Membership Discount

Staff are eligible for a 10% discount on memberships at Aqua Energy. Aqua Energy has a fully equipped gym, multiple indoor and outdoor pools and fitness classes available.

Employee Assistance Program

A free confidential offsite counselling program is available for employees and their immediate family members (living in the employee's household) to use at any time during or outside work hours.  EAP provides an agreed number of sessions to assist staff on a personal and professional level.

Paid Parental Leave

Eligible employees are entitled to a generous paid parental leave package.

Social Club Membership

The Social Club aims to improve employee morale and creates an opportunity for you to interact with your work mates. For a small fee, payable by fortnightly payroll deduction, employees can join the Wellington Shire Council social club and enjoy access to a wide range of social and recreational activities and discounts.

Picturesque locations

With offices and sites in Sale, Yarram, Maffra, Stratford, Heyfield and Rosedale, Wellington Shire Council showcases a unique collection of Gippsland’s most charming country towns in the beautiful Middle of Everywhere.  

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Friday, August 13, 2021

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