Yarra Council offers diverse, inner city career opportunities. We encourage you to consider joining us.
Why work at Yarra?
At Yarra Council, we aim to make a positive difference to people's lives. We are determined to continuously improve the level of service we provide to our community, and we don't shy away from tackling complicated community issues.
Our Council offers flexible work arrangements that support the family lives of our employees, and assists staff health and wellbeing through our award-winning health and wellbeing program. We offer a diverse range of career opportunities and encourage professional development through many leadership development and training programs.
Current employment opportunities
Here is information about current vacancies and the recruitment process.
Diversity and Inclusion Statement
Yarra City Council supports flexible and accessible working arrangements for all. This includes people with a disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, culturally, religiously and linguistically diverse people, young people, older people, women, and people who identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, intersex or queer. We draw pride and strength from our diversity, remain open to new approaches and actively foster an inclusive workplace that celebrates the contribution made by all our people.
Council actively champions diversity and inclusion and has committed to furthering this through our Employment Diversity and Inclusion Strategy. All staff are encouraged to participate in a variety of Diversity and Inclusion Staff groups, including the Gender Equity Committee, Reconciliation Action Plan Committee and the GLBTIQ Working Group. Council’s Disability Advisory Committee also provides input into the way Council ensures it is an inclusive and accessible workplace.
Our Organisational Values
We aim to achieve the greatest outcomes for the community through delivering our Council Plan and working with, and for, all in Yarra. Our values guide our conduct and working relationships with colleagues and the community.
RESPECT Understanding. Empathy. Courtesy. We celebrate diversity and value different opinions, views and working styles. We seek to understand expectations and differing needs, then respond appropriately.
INTEGRITY Honesty. Fairness. Transparency. We communicate clearly and apply policies and procedures with discretion, judgement and sensitivity for equitable outcomes
ACCOUNTABILITY Ownership. Leadership. Initiative. We take responsibility for our actions and welcome feedback. We follow through on obligations and commitments promptly, and willingly achieve agreed goals and standards.
TEAMWORK Support. Collaboration. Encouragement. We acknowledge we are one organisation in which every person plays an important role. We build positive working relationships across all teams and groups and in our interactions with the wider community. We engage our colleagues, value their experiences and share our resources.
INNOVATION Lead. Learn. Improve. We tackle challenges and try new things. We strive for a learning culture; we embrace change and are not hampered by fear. We learn from our actions and experiences. We seek and provide feedback. We further develop our knowledge and skills.
SUSTAINABILITY Environmental. Economic. Social. Cultural. Our long-term vision guides our investment in the future to promote the health and resilience of our organisation and our community.
These values drive our work with the community and are also encapsulated in our Employment Diversity and Inclusion Strategy.
Work experience/student placements
Yarra offers comprehensive work experience placements to students across a wide range of our departments. Our work experience program aims to provide students with the opportunity to gain experience, skills and knowledge in a dynamic local government environment by exposing them to the diverse range of service activities and functions we provide to our local community.
Our work placements provide students with the ability to put course work into a practical context, gauge their interest and ability in various specialisations, offer experience in the workplace in interpersonal and technical skills, and assist them to become more employment-ready with varied experience. Student placements are only available to tertiary students when it is a course requirement to undertake workplace learning.
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