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The City of Bayside (Bayside) is 8 kilometres south of Melbourne's Central Business District. It covers 17 stunning kilometres of Port Phillip Bay's coastline and is home to over 107,000 residents.
At Bayside, we have a team of over 650 employees, delivering more than 100 services for our community across a diverse range of areas including: Aged Care Services, Family Services, Parks and Leisure, Libraries, Arts and Culture, Economic Development, Planning and so much more.
Our Corporate Centre is situated in the heart of Sandringham, overlooking a beautiful nature reserve and only a short 500 metre walk to the local beaches. We have onsite staff parking and are only a stone throw away form public transport, including Sandringham train station (a short 15-20 minute walk or 5 minutes on the bus), plus multiple surrounding bus routes.
How to apply:
- Select the relevant Position Title and review the advertisement summary, as well as the attached Position Description and Key Selection Criteria
- Click on Apply Now and complete all mandatory fields
- Upload your latest Resume/CV, along with your Cover Letter which must also include responses to the Key Selection Criteria (where applicable)
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We partner with our community to protect and care for the community of life in Bayside making an inclusive, action, healthy, connected and creative experience for all.
Council exists to create extraordinary places, thriving communities and better futures. Our vision is that by 2024 we will be the sector leading organisation delivering outstanding customer experience and community outcomes.
We offer more than 100 services and programs to our community, and no work day is the same. For an insight into what we deliver for our community, check out our all in a day's work video below, showcasing the amazing work we do each day.
Our values and behaviours
Our values and behaviours underpin the work we do. We hold ourselves and each other accountable to our shared values and behaviours.
Our values and behaviours are:
Respect each other
Find better ways
By focusing on these values and behaviours, we encourage a collaborative and responsive culture at Bayside to support the achievement of our goals.
What we offer
As an employee of Bayside City Council, you will be joining a diverse and inclusive culture, where you will have access to career development opportunities, as well as a range of employee benefits.
We are proud of our current Enterprise Agreement (2022) which provides many progressive terms and conditions, including competitive pay rates, generous leave entitlements, workplace flexibility, and more.
Some of our employee benefits are outlined below:
Employee leave entitlements
We offer several types of leave provisions to our staff in addition to legislated leave provisions such as:
- Wellbeing Leave
- Paid Parental Leave
- Cultural and Ceremonial Leave
- Gender Affirmation Leave
- Family Violence Leave
Flexibility & Wellbeing
Our employee's wellbeing is a priority, and we demonstrate this through dedicated staff wellbeing programs and events including:
Flexible working options
Hybrid working model
Local government employees health program - an exclusive corporate health insurance arrangement for local government employees
Gym membership discounts
A fully-funded Wellbeing Assistance Program which includes access to free counselling services for employees and their families, which includes nutritional, financial and legal advice
We are situated in the heart of Sandringham, only 500 metres from the beach and surrounded by beautiful parkland. Our team can access:
Free onsite staff parking
Bayside beach parking permit
Hybrid pool vehicles for work related travel
Electric bikes for short trips to and from the office for work purposes
Corporate Myki pass for work related travel
Onsite secure bike storage, personal lockers and shower facilities
A dedicated staff hub and courtyard area which includes a fully equipped kitchen, television area and BBQ facilities.
Other employee benefits
We have an array of other benefits including:
Learning and development opportunities
Social club – when you become a member to our social club, you get monthly happy hours, food truck lunches and a ticket to the social club end of year party
Study assistance – we support our staff to pursue further studies relating to their current position and career plans
Green Money program, that rewards our staff for taking simple everyday green actions - it's a like a frequent flyer program for the environment, and lots more
Diversity, equity and inclusion
Here at Bayside, we are committed to being a diverse, equitable and inclusive organisation that is a great place to work where everyone feels valued and respected.
Some of the ways we seek to promote diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) both within our workplace and community are by:
- Actively seeking to understand the diverse views of people from a range of backgrounds and experiences through various internal and external DEI groups (e.g., our internal Pride Group and community-based Disability Advisory Committee)
- Developing our understanding and demonstrating our support for diversity, equity and inclusion by participating in events and celebrations including International Day of People with a Disability, Harmony Day, Midsumma Pride March, Reconciliation Week and International Women’s Day to name a few
- Taking action through our Disability Action Plan, Reconciliation Action Plan, Gender Equality Action Plan, Gender Impact Assessments and more to ensure the work we do every day is equitable and inclusive
- Providing flexible working arrangements to support people to achieve a good work/life balance and to be able to make work ‘work’ for them
- Offering a wide range of leave entitlements over and above our legislative obligations including paid Parental Leave, Cultural and Ceremonial Leave, Gender Affirmation Leave, Wellbeing Leave and more
- Promoting a wholistic approach to wellbeing through internal events and activities as well as through our Employee Assistance Program, which provides both preventative and crisis support services for you and your immediate family
- Ensuring we are an Equal Opportunity employer, and committing to provide a safe and respectful workplace
- Making reasonable adjustments in the workplace and to our processes to ensure we provide support to both prospective and existing employees
We are proud to be an employer that contributes to fostering a culture that develops and broadens our staff’s understanding of diversity, equity and inclusion, and that is committed to creating a safe and respectful workplace where everyone can feel that they belong.
If you’d like to read more about Bayside’s commitment in this space, take a look at our Disability Action Plan and Reconciliation Action Plan and make sure you follow us on social media to see the fantastic events and celebrations we are proud to be a part of.
Child safe standards
Bayside City Council is proud to be a child-safe organisation and has zero-tolerance towards abuse and neglect of children and young people. Council is committed to ensuring our staff, volunteers, or work experience students provide a safe environment for all children and young people when participating in Council’s activities, events, services and programs. Council is committed to the cultural safety and inclusion of all children, which includes Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children, culturally and linguistically diverse children, children who are LGBTQIA+, and to the safety of children living with a disability.
Bayside City Council’s Safeguarding Children & Young People Policies and Procedures comply with the Victorian Government’s Child Safe Standards and guide our organisation in creating a Child Safeguarding culture.
It is a requirement that all Bayside City Council, all staff, volunteers or work experience students, regardless of their role or level of responsibility, adopt our safeguarding practices and behaviours when carrying out their roles.