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Why work with us?

At Wellington Shire Council, we have a strong commitment to create a workplace culture that is collaborative, provides work-life flexibility and encourages opportunities for growth and development. We take pride in providing a supportive workplace with great career opportunities for our employees.

Every person at Wellington Shire Council brings their own unique experiences, perspectives and talents to help contribute to our vision of “Happy people, healthy environment and thriving communities in the heart of Gippsland.”

As one of the largest employers in the region we have a diverse workforce of more than 500 staff who are based throughout the municipality and we all work together as a team to make a positive impact in our community.  

Wellington Shire - The Middle of Everywhere

Wellington Shire is located in the Gippsland region of the state of Victoria, Australia and is approximately two hours east of Melbourne by road or rail.

Many of us dream of a simpler lifestyle, with wide open spaces and no traffic jams. In 'The Middle of Everywhere' we live that enviable lifestyle every day.

In Wellington Shire you will find a wide range of beautiful environments to explore, with pristine beaches, picturesque mountain ranges, temperate rain forests, wetlands and plenty of diverse, contrasting spaces that will take your breath away. Whether it’s a stroll along the iconic Ninety Mile Beach, a canoe down the Mitchell River or a bush walk through the Alpine National Park, there’s plenty to keep you busy in The Middle of Everywhere.

Home to a range of tight-knit communities such as Sale, Maffra, Stratford and Yarram, you’ll quickly find yourself right at home with the wonderful people that make these towns so special. From our lively restaurant and café culture to the very best in local produce, you’ll never be short of Sunday brunch ideas and places to try! Visit Central Gippsland to find out why the Wellington Shire is a great place to live and work.

Our people's experience

Learn why Wellington Shire Council is a great place to work

 

"My experience working at Wellington Shire Council in particular the Port of Sale precinct is wonderful. I love the environment we work in, we have a positive culture and a flexible working environment which I really enjoy being part of. I feel supported by my management team and work colleagues every day. There is a real care for the community and it's exciting to be part of the events and projects throughout the Shire".  

Amy Coleman, Team Leader Visitor Centre

"What I love most about working for Wellington Shire Council is the work life balance and the fantastic people I get to work with every day. There is always new learning opportunities and room for development within Council. I enjoy seeing the positive impact we have on our community, providing the best service we can at all times".  

Casey Bishop, Technical Officer Road Management & Operations (Rural East)

"I really enjoy the flexibility and collaboration between staff members. We have a friendly culture that is open to diversity and welcoming of all backgrounds. It’s a rewarding feeling to be able to educate and deliver great customer service to our community".

Reza Montazer, Building Inspector

“We have a great team at Aqua Energy Leisure Centre that has a genuine desire to work together with a “can-do attitude”. We are dedicated to improving our community’s quality of life and continue to offer services and programs for all demographics. Working for Wellington Shire Council makes me feel valued and it’s a great organisation to be part of, especially for the ongoing career and personal development opportunities”

Ross McWhirter, Aquatic Operations Coordinator, Leisure Services

Equal employment opportunities  

We believe diverse teams are the best teams and we encourage a workplace where everyone can be themselves.

We care deeply about creating a workplace where our employees feel valued, respected and empowered and we are committed to providing equal opportunity regardless of gender identity, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, different backgrounds or life stage.

We recognise the value and strength of Aboriginal culture to our heritage. Our council is proud to acknowledge the Gunaikurnai People as the traditional owners of the land that is now Wellington Shire.

We are proud to be a child safe organisation and foster a work culture where everyone feels confident, empowered and supported to disclose child safety concerns.

We strive for gender equality.  We condemn men’s violence against women in all forms and support a work culture that ensures women enjoy respect, equal opportunity and full participation.

We seek an ‘access for all’ working environment to promote a culture in which people of all abilities can thrive.

We are also committed to employing and selecting people for jobs based on merit. This ensures the person selected for the job has the skills, knowledge, personal qualities and experience to meet the job requirements. We welcome job applications from all members of the community and those outside the region too. 

Sustainability

We are looking for people with complimentary values to help lead us to a more sustainable future. Here at Wellington Shire Council we value working towards a sustainable future for our community and so do our people. That's why we take climate change and sustainability seriously and are looking to respond proactively and positively to the challenges ahead. We are taking large and small actions within council and out in the community to work towards a sustainable future.

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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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Thursday, August 12, 2021

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