Working at Council

At Nillumbik Shire Council, our employees make a real difference to people’s lives.

Underpinning all that we do is our vision to “Listen, Adapt, Deliver – relentless in the pursuit of excellence – where our customers come first, we are ONE team and we are smart, efficient and agile.

The way staff work together and provide services to the Nillumbik community is guided by Nillumbik’s values which are:

  • Respect - We actively listen and encourage all views, respecting our peers our community and the environment.

  • Integrity - We are accountable, genuine and transparent in our actions and decisions.

  • Collaboration - We are one team working effectively, we willingly share our knowledge and time to achieve successful outcomes.

  • Adaptability - We are responsive, agile and creative.

  • Community - We build strong relationships that benefit our communities and customers.

Our value proposition to you

Innovation, collaboration and creativity – high on our agenda is being innovative about how and what we do. You will be encouraged to use your creativity and collaborative skills to help us to continuously improve - discovering ways to do things better and challenging the status quo is part of our every day.

Community engagement and project management – practices that are highly valued in Nillumbik Shire Council provides you with the opportunity to develop and expand your skills in engaging creatively with our community and delivering a large variety of both traditional and innovative projects.

An ever changing world – local government is ever-changing and so are the demands on our services. Love change and new challenges?  Being adaptable to change and excited by learning new skills and broadening your horizons play a pivotal role in how you contribute to our organisation.

Work/life balance – we measure success through outcomes. A number of flexible work opportunities are available – allowing you to be successful at work while positively living your life.

Diverse people – we value diversity of opinions, skills, knowledge, backgrounds, cultures and experiences in our people and how such diversity leads to better outcomes for our community.  Everyone is an important part of the team.

Live local, work local – live within the Shire or close by and invest in Nillumbik’s communities. Your insight into our customers’ needs; community groups; our built and natural environments, businesses and local tourism is highly valuable.

Support when you need it most – Nillumbik has contemporary Enterprise Agreements which offer generous leave provisions and an Employee Assistance Program.  See Information on Employment Conditions for more detailed information.

Learning and development – our employees are in charge of driving their own learning and development, which is supported by Council in a number of ways - including secondments; joining a project team; corporate programs, eLearning, networking/special interest groups; leadership development and study assistance in the form of study leave or fee assistance.

Recognition and appreciation – we believe everyone should receive fair pay for a job well done and are proud of our competitive remuneration packages. We also know it’s not just about pay – acknowledging each other and being thanked for going the extra mile is part of our vocabulary.

Safety, health and wellbeing – We believe that healthy people are happy, productive people! We all contribute to the working environment and being our best selves is part of what we aspire to, starting with a safety first approach to everything we do.

Our value proposition to you includes access to a comprehensive health and wellbeing program including annual flu vaccinations; corporate gym membership discounts; an active social club and access to the Local Government Employees private health insurance scheme;   coupled with generous leave provisions and a workplace culture that encourages physical activity, healthy eating and mental wellbeing.