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 Benefits of working at Maroondah City Council

For ambitious people with a desire to enhance the lives of people and communities, Maroondah City Council offers an environment of challenge, growth and broad experiences that can benefit your career and lifestyle.

Work life balance and family friendly initiatives

Maroondah City Council offers a range of family friendly working arrangements to assist employees to balance work and lifestyle commitments, these include:

  • Cultural or Ceremonial Leave
    Maroondah City Council recognises and values the cultural diversity of its workforce and will therefore provide opportunities for employees to observe days of cultural, ceremonial and/or religious significance.
  • Flexible Working Arrangements
    Maroondah City Council aims wherever practicable to provide flexible working arrangements, which balance service requirements with employee needs. Flexible working arrangements include flexible starting and finishing times (i.e. 19-day month and 9-day fortnight).
  • Job sharing
    Maroondah City Council aims wherever practicable to offer job-sharing to assist employees achieve a balance between work and other activities, including family responsibilities. Job-sharing is an arrangement in which two or more people share one full-time job, each working part-time on a regular ongoing basis.
  • Health and Wellbeing
    Maroondah City Council is committed to promoting the health and wellbeing of its employees. Council offers free annual Flu Injections, free Worker Health Checks and Health Promotion Sessions as well as subsidised Health Insurance.
  • Learning and Development
    Maroondah City Council is committed to providing employees with learning and development opportunities which are identified as part of Council's annual performance review process. Council also offers a combination of both 'traditional' learning and 'e-learning' methods (blended learning) to accommodate individual learning styles.
  • Leave without Pay
    Maroondah City Council offers employees leave without pay for periods of up to 12 months. Leave without pay enables employees to pursue personal interests, participate in community activities and undertake further education or travel, whilst ensuring career stability and security.
  • Occupational Health & Safety
    Maroondah City Council is committed to fulfilling both its legal and moral responsibility in providing and maintaining a safe and healthy work environment for employees, contractors, volunteers, customers and visitors. Council works actively to promote and a culture of health and safety in the workplace.
  • 48/52 and other models of employment (i.e. 46/52, 47/52, 49/52, 50/52, 51/52)
    Maroondah City Council offers 48/52, which provides a condition whereby a full-time employee, receives an additional 4 weeks unpaid recreational leave in addition to their normal 4 weeks paid annual leave. The employee receiving this benefit will receive an annual salary derived by multiplying their ordinary rate of pay by 48 and dividing this figure by 52 (eg. $40,000 pa X 48/52 = $36,923pa).
  • Parental Leave
    Maroondah City Council offers generous parental leave entitlements to eligible employees who are primary carers. In addition, eligible employees may also access the Federal Government's paid parental leave scheme or baby bonus entitlements. 
  • Study Assistance
    Maroondah City Council offers generous study entitlements to encourage employees to develop their professional knowledge, skills and competencies by undertaking external studies and academic courses, which in turn will assist the organisations ability to provide responsive services to its citizens, and enhance employee career opportunities with Council.
  • Working from Home
    Maroondah City Council considers requests for working from home on a case-by-case basis, depending on the nature of the work and operational impacts.
  • Breastfeeding Friendly Workplace
    Maroondah City Council is an accredited Breastfeeding Friendly Workplace supporting women to combine breastfeeding and work, including lactation breaks, flexible work options and access to private facilities to express breastmilk. Breastfeeding Friendly Workplace Accreditation delivers innovation in creating family-friendly workplaces and is a tangible, practical tool that enables parents and carers to better balance work and family commitments.

Health and Wellbeing

Maroondah City Council's employee health and wellbeing programs seek to optimise the health and wellbeing of employees and improve motivation and performance.

  • Health and Wellbeing Programs
    Maroondah City Council offers a range of health and wellbeing programs including annual health information sessions and influenza vaccinations.
  • Health Insurance
    Maroondah City Council offers discount health insurance premiums for employees to help them proactively manage their health and wellbeing.
  • Employee Assistance Program
    Maroondah City Council’s Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is a free, confidential counselling service for employees and their nominated family members. Employees can voluntarily access offsite counselling at their discretion.
  • Keep in Touch Program
    Maroondah City Council has a formal 'Keep in Touch Program', where employees on extended leave may be kept informed of developments and opportunities in the workplace.
  • Leisure Memberships
    Maroondah City Council offers employees discounted leisure memberships (i.e. aquahub, aquanation and golf courses)
  • Sick Leave
    Maroondah City Council offers paid sick leave each year to recover from illness or injury, or to care for an immediate family or household member.
  • Social Clubs (Indoor and Outdoor)
    Maroondah City Council Social Clubs aim to improve employee morale and create a cooperative work environment. For a nominal fee, employees are able to join the Social Club and access a wide range of subsidised social and recreational activities.
  • Workplace Giving
    Maroondah City Council promotes Workplace Giving and employees are encouraged to suggest registered charities to benefit from fundraising.

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