Working at Northern Grampians Shire Council

If you want to make a difference and be part of a challenging, flexible and rewarding team, joining Northern Grampians might be the right career move for you.  You will have great opportunities to discover and share innovative thinking, take on exciting challenges and carve your own career pathway.


About Our Team

Great reasons to work for us

Our employees work at Northern Grampians Shire Council because they are passionate, collaborative and committed to both the community and the work they do.  The scale and diversity of the work that local government is required to deliver means that there are many different career opportunities and pathways available within the organisation.  These include:

  • Engineering
  • Roads, bridges and drainage
  • Planning
  • Early childhood services
  • Environment and sustainability
  • Community development and wellbeing
  • and many others.

Because we are a smaller organisation, we can provide you with opportunities to act in leadership roles, transition between teams and participate in a range of collaborative projects with other team members or the wider community.

We provide a supportive and flexible environment that values the balance between work and our employees' personal lives. We work with our staff to develop working arrangements that enable them to accommodate their personal commitments and enjoy all that our communities have to offer.  

Our progressive activity-based work environment allows our employees to choose where they work each day. We provide a variety of different work spaces, including quiet areas for tasks that require a high level of concentration, and collaboration rooms to facilitate the sharing of ideas. We also provide sit-stand desks to ensure our employees are comfortable while they work. 

In addition to supporting the development of the community you live in, there are many other benefits to working in local government. These include:

  • Ongoing training and personal development opportunities
  • Hybrid work arrangements (including remote working) for eligible roles and flexible start and finish times
  • Rostered or accrued days off for full-time staff
  • 16 weeks paid parental leave for primary carers regardless of gender
  • Ability to purchase up to four weeks additional leave each year
  • Gradual increase or decrease in hours to support transition from parental leave or to retirement
  • Access to paid leave for assisted reproductive treatment, gender transition or to respond to family violence
  • Salary sacrificing including novated leases
  • Discounted gym membership 
  • An employee assistance counselling program

To successfully deliver our services, we need talented, committed employees across a range of skilled, trade, professional and managerial roles. We offer career development opportunities through graduate placements, apprenticeships, traineeships, work experience and career progression.


Equality, access and Inclusion

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

At Northern Grampians Shire Council, we are proud to be an inclusive and diverse employer of choice. We believe that a diverse workforce brings a wealth of knowledge, skills, and perspectives that enrich our organisation and the communities we serve. We encourage people from all walks of life to apply for positions with us.

We understand that imposter syndrome can affect individuals from all backgrounds, and we want to assure those who may experience it that their unique talents and contributions are valued and welcomed at our council and we encourage you to apply. We provide a supportive and nurturing environment where everyone can thrive and grow.

As a child safe organisation, we are committed to creating a safe and inclusive environment for all. We actively promote accessible and flexible working arrangements to ensure that everyone, including people with disabilities, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, culturally, religiously, and linguistically diverse people, young people, older people, women, and people who identify as LGBTQIA+, can participate fully in our workforce.

We take pride in our diversity and recognise that it is a source of strength. We embrace new approaches and celebrate the contributions made by everyone. Join us at Northern Grampians Shire Council and be part of a team that values and respects the unique perspectives and experiences of all individuals. Together, we can make a positive impact on our community.




Core Values

Core Values

Our Values are at the core of Northern Grampians Shire Council's culture.  They define who we are and what we stand for.  They provide the framework for how we treat each other and our customers.

We live by them and make sure they are built into our everyday practice.

Northern Grampians Shire Council is:

  • Responsive: we will engage with all stakeholders and listen and respond appropriately to your needs.
  • Innovative: we will be positive and endeavour to find solutions and choice in our service delivery.
  • Continuous Improvement: we will continually strive, within our means, for best possible practice and improvement in service delivery.
  • Prompt: we will respond promptly, within agreed timeframes, to all of your requests.
  • Respectful: we will be respectful and conscious of diversity and make available information and services in an accessible and inclusive manner.