Benefits of working for 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

Council offers a range of family-friendly working arrangements to help employees balance work and lifestyle commitments:

  • Cultural or ceremonial leave for employees to observe days of cultural, ceremonial and/or religious significance.
  • Flexible working arrangements wherever practicable. These might include flexible start and finishing times, or a 9-day fortnight.
  • Job-sharing arrangements in which two or more people share one full-time job, each working part-time on a regular ongoing basis.
  • Learning and development opportunities.
  • Leave without pay for periods of up to 12 months
  • 48/52 and other similar models of employment, whereby a full-time employee receives an additional 4 weeks unpaid recreational leave in addition to their normal 4 weeks paid annual leave.
  • Parental leave entitlements to eligible employees who are primary carers.
  • Study assistance to encourage employees to develop their professional knowledge, skills and competencies by undertaking external studies and academic courses.
  • Requests to work from home are considered on a case-by-case basis, depending on the nature of the work and operational impacts.
  • Breastfeeding-friendly workplace

Health and well-being programs

Council is committed to fulfilling its legal and moral responsibility in providing and maintaining a safe and healthy work environment for employees, contractors, volunteers, customers and visitors. 

Council has programs that seek to optimise the health and well-being of employees and improve motivation and performance. 

  • Annual health information sessions, worker health checks and free influenza vaccinations.
  • Discounted health insurance premiums.
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is a free, confidential counselling service for employees and their nominated family members.
  • Keep in Touch Program, whereby employees on extended leave may be kept informed of developments and opportunities in the workplace.
  • Discounted leisure memberships (at Aquahub and Aquanation leisure centres, and local golf courses).
  • Paid sick leave to recover from illness or injury, or to care for an immediate family or household member.
  • For a nominal fee, employees are able to join the Social Club and access a range of subsidised social and recreational activities.
  • Workplace giving is promoted, and employees are encouraged to suggest registered charities to benefit from fundraising.