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Working for our community
Brimbank City Council is a local government that is welcoming, diverse and proud – just like the community we serve.
Being community first underpins everything we do. It means working and advocating for our community, being innovative, future-focused and responsive. It also means applying these same principles to the way we work with each other by connecting, collaborating and making an impact every day.
Meet our Chief Executive Officer Fiona Blair and learn what makes Brimbank a great place to work: how we invest in our people, support flexible work, and offer a learning environment.
We aim to make a positive and meaningful difference to the Brimbank community. We also strive to make sure our work environment is safe, healthy and professional, and encourages productivity and growth.
This includes designing and building contemporary spaces and places, being fair and transparent, looking after our environment and our assets, and spending money wisely.
A City that is transforming
Brimbank is booming, located in the centre of Melbourne’s growing west, major infrastructure projects including the Melbourne Airport Rail have the potential to transform our City and deliver positive and lasting change.
We want to build a city which provides opportunities for everyone to thrive and prosper, a city that is sustainable and innovative, where we celebrate our diversity and a place where everyone feels welcome.
Working at Brimbank
Every person working for Brimbank City Council shares our aspiration to make our City the best it can be.
Brimbank is a place for connection, collaboration and achievement, where we can all thrive and our work has meaning and impact.
Every person who works at Brimbank contributes to making the City a better place and supporting the diverse needs of our community.
We always act with integrity, we focus on outcomes and we are open, adaptable and curious about new ideas and ways of working.
We are also respectful and value diversity, fairness and equity and work together.
At Brimbank, we are always looking out for the safety and wellbeing of ourselves, each other and our community.
You’re someone who thrives in a high performing team, working together, collaborating and supporting each other, to deliver excellent outcomes for the Brimbank Community.
Brimbank delivers diverse services and projects to improve the lives and livelihoods of our community and which also will leave a legacy for future generations.
We genuinely desire to make Brimbank the best place it can be – to work, to visit and to live.
The qualities we look for in you include:
- Always acting with integrity - taking pride in the work you do and being honest, transparent and accountable.
- Being open and curious about new ideas and ways of working.
- A commitment to wellbeing and safety and achieving the best outcomes for the community.
- Being empathetic and compassionate and championing diversity, fairness and equity.
A strong work ethic where you support and encourage others, and are always looking and finding opportunities to connect and celebrate wins.
When you work at Brimbank City Council you will be part of an engaged workforce with job stability and opportunities to learn and grow.
To attract the best people, it’s important that we provide a great workplace and offer more than the standard benefits.
We offer a range of flexibility options with about 80 per cent of our workers currently accessing one or more forms of formal and informal flexibility.
Flexibility means different things for different people. At Brimbank it can include: flexible work hours, a compressed working week, time in lieu, purchased leave, telecommuting, rostered days off and other options about where, when and how your work is done.
Brimbank also has a Social Club and as an employee you can access discounted tickets for the Bowery Theatre shows – Brimbank’s very own art and cultural destination.
As an employee you are also eligible for a discounted memberships at Sunshine Leisure Centre and the Brimbank Aquatic and Wellness Centre.
Other benefits to promote your health and wellbeing include a free EAP /employee counselling service for you and your family and free flu vaccinations and health checks.
At Brimbank we value curiosity and continuous improvement and we offer employees a range of learning opportunities for professional and personal development, including:
- Internal and external training and development programs
- Attendance at conferences and seminars
- Educational assistance including study leave
Mohammed Isa, Neighbourhood House Unit Coordinator
Michelle Van Gerrevink, Manager Environment
Damir Lendich, Coordinator Brimbank Youth Services
Alessandra Masi Sartori, HR Advisor
Verna Pateman, Waste Services Driver
Josie and Christine, Maternal Child Health
Elicia Pattison, Horticulturist
William Hlikhin, Apprentice Mechanic
Rachel and Ipek, Auslan training for Brimbank Libraries staff
David Tripepi, Parks Coordinator
Emma Taylor, OHS Coordinator
Jonathon and Breanna, Leisure Centre department
We encourage people of all ages and experiences, people with disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and people from culturally diverse backgrounds to apply.
We will also explore workplace adjustments to accommodate the needs of any prospective or existing employees.
Our recruitment decisions are determined by assessing the qualifications, skills and relevant experience of applicants.
How to apply
All applications must be made online through our recruitment portal via our website. When you apply, it is important to complete all required areas and questions including attach any supporting information.
Applicants are selected for interview based on the strength of their online application and the relevance of their experience, skills and qualifications.
We often require shortlisted applicants to undertake pre-employment background checks before being offered the position. Checks may include:
- Working with Children check
- Criminal Records check
- Pre-employment medical check
- Qualification and/or License check
- Right to work in Australia/Visa check
We will only consider applicants who have the right to work in Australia.
A designated or identified position is where an employer specifies that a role is to be filled only by a person with a particular attribute. This includes an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander applicant, a person with a disability, a person of a particular sex or a person of a particular age.
The Equal Opportunity Act 2010 makes it clear that designated or identified positions are classified as “special measures” which are allowed and are not discriminatory.
Designated or identified positions are designed to help eliminate inequalities for groups that may experience significant disadvantage when it comes to employment, such as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disabilities, women and young people. These positions also benefit employers by allowing them to hire a person with particular skills and expertise, such as cultural knowledge.
For example, an organisation with very little Aboriginal representation amongst its workforce can advertise for and employ Aboriginal people to help address this diversity issue.
An employer may also seek a temporary exemption to allow for an identified position where a position created is for a person of a particular age, sex or a person with a disability and permanent exemptions do not apply.
Read more about Equal Opportunity Act 2010 Special measures.
Brimbank Joblink is a free service connecting local business with local jobseekers.
Strategically located in the heart of Melbourne’s west, Brimbank’s key industry sectors include manufacturing, construction, health care and social assistance, transport and logistics, and retail trade.
Join the Brimbank Joblink community to receive updates on the latest jobs or post a vacancy for free and find the right local person for the job.
Visit https://www.brimbankjoblink.com.au/community/92 to look for vacancies and register.