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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 City Council, 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 Sandringham, overlooking a beautiful nature reserve and only a 500 metre walk to the local beaches. We have onsite staff parking and multiple public transport options, including Sandringham Train Station (a 15-20 minute walk or 5 minutes on the bus), Highett Train Station (12-minute bike ride) plus multiple surrounding bus routes.

Our current opportunities

Customer Service Officer
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The Customer Service Team is seeking a customer service professional to work across Bayside City Council's various customer contact channels.

Strategy, Culture and Capability Support Officer
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Exciting new opportunity for a Support Officer to ensure Council's culture & capability function provide a seamless & inclusive employee experience

Organisational Development Lead
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Exciting new opportunity for an Organisational Development and Leadership specialist to provide a leading role in Bayside’s leadership, culture and capability ambitions.

Community Assessment Officer
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Bayside City Council is looking for a Community Assessment Officer to provide advocacy and case management to people living in the community who are experiencing vulnerability.

Senior Project Manager, Capital Developments
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Searching for an enthusiastic, multi-skilled and community minded Senior Project Manager to join our collaborative and supportive Project Service team

Senior Project Manager
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Searching for an enthusiastic, multi-skilled and community minded Senior Project Manager to join our collaborative and supportive Project Service team.

Community Care Worker
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Bayside City Council is looking for Casual Community Care Workers to provide practical household tasks and personal assistance to older people living at home.

Chief Information Officer
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The Chief Information Officer role at Bayside City Council is an exciting opportunity to join a sector leading organisation.

Climate & Environment Sustainability Coordinator
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Exciting opportunity to Lead the Climate and Environmental Sustainability team to inspire and deliver programs for greater environmental sustainability.

Senior Building Surveyor Assistant
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We are looking for an enthusiastic, experienced and team focused Senior Building Surveyor Assistant to join our growing team at Bayside City Council.

Building Surveyor
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We are looking for an energetic, driven and experienced Building Surveyor to join our growing team at Bayside City Council.

School Crossing Supervisor
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We are seeking an enthusiastic and passionate School Crossing Supervisor to assist students and families to travel safely to and from school.

How to apply:

  1. Select the relevant Position Title and review the advertisement summary, as well as the attached Position Description and Key Selection Criteria
  2. Click on Apply Now and complete all mandatory fields
  3. Upload your latest Resume/CV, along with your Cover Letter which must also include responses to the Key Selection Criteria (where applicable)

Note to Agencies: we will not accept unsolicited calls or emails regarding roles we have advertised

All current vacancies are managed through our online platform. If you have any questions regarding job opportunities or the recruitment process, please contact talentteam@bayside.vic.gov.au

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.

Read more about our vision.

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

  • Own it

  • Work together

  • 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.

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

Location

We are situated in the heart of Sandringham, only 500 metres from the beach and surrounded by beautiful parkland. Our team can access: 

Aerial photo of Bayside City Council Corporate Office, with beach in background and park surrounds
  • 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 

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.

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.

Privacy 

Here at Bayside City Council, we are committed to the protection of your privacy. Your application with us will be managed with strict confidence. 

Our careers website platform is managed by a 3rd party supplier and information on how your data will be collected and stored is detailed in our privacy statement below. 

Bayside City Council’s Careers website is hosted by the third-party service provider PageUp People Limited (PageUp). For details on how Bayside City Council collects, protects, discloses, stores, and uses your personal information on this website, refer to the Information Privacy Statement below. For details of how PageUp may access personal information, please refer to PageUp’s Privacy Policy.

We are committed to maintaining a culture that respects each individual’s right to privacy.

We are committed to your privacy through the disclosure of methods of information gathering, storage and dissemination.

We comply with all obligations under the provisions of the Victorian Privacy and Data Protection Act 2014 (PDPA).

What information is collected?

Information collection and use

Personal information collected by PageUp will only be used for the purpose of recruitment and referee checks, and if you are successful in your application for employment, it will also be used in relation to your employment with Bayside City Council. We will not sell, share, or rent this information to others in ways other than what is disclosed in this statement.

Bayside City Council may collect a range of personal information from you when you use our Careers website. Personal information will be collected through various activities and interactions on the site.

The type of personal information collected will vary and may include (but not limited to) the following types of information:

  • Your name;                                       
  • Email address;
  • Username;                                        
  • Phone number;          
  • Physical address, postcode, or other locational attributes;
  • Employment records and information;
  • Your IP address;
  • Information about your preferences.

By submitting your personal information, you consent to Bayside City Council using it for the purpose of recruitment and if you are successful in your application for employment, it will also be used in relation to your employment.

Bayside City Council have contracted the supply of PageUp Recruitment software from PageUp People Limited. PageUp is granted access to data only in order to perform necessary maintenance to the software. PageUp People Limited’s contract with the Council is subject to the Australian Privacy Act 1988, Australian Privacy Principles and the Victorian Privacy and Data Protection Act 2014. For more details of how PageUp may access personal information, please refer to PageUp’s Privacy Policy.

How do I access, change or delete my personal information?

Change or update personal details

We encourage you to keep your details current. You can update your details when you log on and edit your account details and settings through the ‘My Profile’ menu on the Careers home page, or you can update your details or delete your account by contacting us directly at talentteam@bayside.vic.gov.au

You may also request a copy of, changes to, or deletion of, the personal information we hold, and we will act on this request within a reasonable period of time unless we are legally permitted to refuse to do so, in which case we will provide you with details of our refusal in writing. Bayside City Council will endeavour to respond to your request or inquiry within 10 working days.

Notifications

If you wish to receive alerts on available job’s you will need to ‘sign up’ in order for this to happen. You can opt out of these alerts at any time through updating your selection on your ‘My Profile’ page.

We may send communication to registered candidates, in relation to the recruitment process.

How do we protect your information?

Security

This website takes every precaution to protect our users' information. When users submit sensitive information via the website, your information is protected both online and off-line. Access to sensitive user information, is restricted in Bayside City Council offices. Only Bayside City Council employees who need the information to perform a specific task (for example, answering a query) are granted access to personally identifiable information.

Data retention

We will only retain your personal information for as long as necessary to fulfil the purposes we collected it for, including for the purposes of satisfying any legal, accounting, or reporting requirements.

To determine the appropriate retention period for personal information, we consider the amount, nature, and sensitivity of the personal information, the potential risk of harm from unauthorised use or disclosure of your personal information, the purposes for which we process your personal information, whether we can achieve those purposes through other means and the applicable legal requirements.

In some circumstances you can ask us to delete your data – change or update personal details. Please contact us using the contact details below.

In some circumstances we may anonymise your personal information (so that it can no longer be associated with you) for analytics, research or statistical purposes in which case we may use this anonymised information indefinitely without further notice to you.

Cookies

A cookie is a piece of data stored on the user's hard drive containing information about the user.

When you use the Careers website, we may obtain information using technologies such as cookies, tags, web beacons, and navigational data collection (log files, server logs, and clickstream data). For example, we may collect information like the date, time and duration of visits and which webpages are accessed.

This information is generally not linked to your identity, except where it is accessed via links in notifications or where you have identified yourself.

Links

When you leave the Bayside City Council website it is important to read the Privacy Statements of other websites where you submit personally identifiable information. The Bayside City Council Privacy Statement applies solely to information collected by the Bayside City Council website.

Log files

IP addresses are recorded to analyse trends, administer the website, track user's movement, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use.

Your IP address is captured to help us understand our participants as well as identify possible misuse of engagement tools. Each entry or response to a recruitment activity has the IP address recorded against it.

Copyright

Copyright of materials on Bayside City Council's Careers website is owned by or licensed to Bayside City Council. Apart from fair dealing for the purpose of private study, research, criticism or review, as permitted under the copyright legislation, no part may be reproduced or reused for any commercial purposes whatsoever.

How do I make a complaint?

If you wish to make a complaint, please contact us using the details in the contact section below and provide us with full details of the complaint. We will promptly investigate your complaint and respond to you, in writing, setting out the outcome of our investigation and the steps we will take in response to your complaint. If you are not satisfied with our response, you also have the right to contact the Office of the Victorian Information Commissioner (OVIC).

Changes to the privacy statement

We reserve the right to modify this privacy statement (statement) from time to time, at our sole discretion. If we make a material change to the statement, we will notify you and the modified statement shall be effective once we notify you of the change. If we do not make any material amendments, then we will post the modified statement on our website, and it shall be effective once posted. We recommend that you regularly check our website to make sure you are aware of our most up-to-date statement.

Contact us

For more information on the statement and the full Bayside City Council Privacy Policy, please contact the Governance Manager or Governance Coordinator via:

Bayside City Council
PO Box 27
Sandringham VIC 3191
Phone: (03) 9599 4444
Email: privacy@bayside.vic.gov.au

For more information on the Careers website via:

Careers
Bayside City Council
PO Box 27
Sandringham VIC 3191

Phone: (03) 9599 4444
Email: talentteam@bayside.vic.gov.au