Whitehorse City Council

Employment

Whitehorse City Council is one of Melbourne’s largest metropolitan councils and aspires to foster an inclusive, vibrant, prosperous and sustainable community. Council is committed to providing a culture where employees health, wellbeing and development are paramount.

Council’s Civic Centre is located in leafy Nunawading, just 25 kilometres east of the city and close to public transport, great shopping and parkland. Other Council buildings and facilities are located in suburbs across Whitehorse.

Career Opportunities with Whitehorse

With a workforce of approximately 1200 full-time, part-time and casual employees, there are great opportunities for long term careers within Whitehorse and across the local government sector. Council offers a vast range of jobs in areas as diverse as arts, recreation, communications, finance, IT, gardening and parks maintenance, community development, aged and disability care, engineering, planning and childcare.

Benefits of Working at Council

To attract and retain staff, Council offers great conditions of employment such as:

  • Competitive salaries
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Salary sacrificing of leisure centre membership, access to novated leasing of motor vehicles, Council-owned childcare and superannuation
  • Paid 18 weeks maternity leave / paid two weeks paternity leave
  • Extensive opportunities for training and career development activities for all employees
  • Employer-supported study assistance schemes
  • A supportive working environment that includes extensive employee health and wellbeing programs
  • Social Club membership.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Council is an equal opportunity employer and values the contributions a diverse workforce can bring to the organisation Council ensures that fair, equitable and non-discriminatory consideration is given to all applicants regardless of age, sex, disability, marital status, pregnancy, race/ethno-religious background, industrial activity, gender identity, sexual orientation, status as a parent or carer, or political activity.

Current Vacancies

Please view and apply for Council’s current vacancies here.

Future Vacancies

You can also register your interest in working with Council and receive email notifications when positions arise in your areas of interest and expertise. Register for the Whitehorse Talent Pool and ensure you are the first to hear about career opportunities at Council. Registering your details for all opportunities allows us to access your job interests at any time and this guarantees you the best possible opportunity to be identified as a potential job candidate for our organisation.

Work Experience

Council offers limited work experience opportunities to secondary and tertiary students to assist with completing study requirements. 

Undertaking work experience with Whitehorse City Council will provide students with useful insight into the work of local government, the careers available and the satisfaction from working to provide great outcomes for the Whitehorse community.

Secondary Placements

Applications for secondary school work experience placements have now closed for 2016.

Tertiary Placements

Applications for work placements from tertiary students should be emailed to volunteers@whitehorse.vic.gov.au providing as much notice as possible. Your application must include a cover letter detailing your work experience request (must be specific regarding dates and department) and a resume. 

If you are interested in undertaking a tertiary placement at one of Council’s child care centres please contact these facilities directly:

  • Vermont South 9887 9489
  • Blackburn 9878 8510
  • Mitcham  9873 1655
  • Wattle Park 9808 0361 
  • Box Hill  9890 4934

Please note that:

  • Placements are only available to students from approved educational institutions (secondary schools, TAFE or university)
  • Personal injury insurance for the student must be covered by your education provider
  • Information obtained while undertaking work experience is deemed confidential and must not be divulged to any other party
  • Students undertaking work placement are subject to Council’s Code of Conduct – a copy of this will be provided on your first day
  • Due to the large number of requests received, Council is not able to offer a place to all students seeking a placement.  It is in the student’s best interest to be approaching a number of alternate organisation’s whilst the application is being considered.

If you require further information please contact a member of Council’s Organisation Development Team on 9262 7678.   

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