We believe in providing our staff with a work environment that encourages them to grow professionally but also recognises their need for work life balance. Our staff enjoy a comprehensive package of benefits and, as a result, we are proud to be a leader in workplace choice.
Training and development
We invest in the training and development of staff through ongoing and annual performance discussions, training plans, workplace experiences and financial assistance towards tertiary qualifications. Many people who join us make local government their career for life.
Work life balance
The City has developed a supportive culture which provides staff with a positive work environment and the opportunity to balance work commitments with individual lifestyles and out of work commitments. Many roles offer rostered day off work arrangements including 9 day fortnights. (For more information see our brochure on work life balance on our website).
Safety is a priority across all of our workplaces. The City's practices were independently audited and were recently awarded a Gold Certificate in the Municipal Workcare Scheme.
Health and wellbeing
Staff are provided with an extensive health and well being program which features complimentary annual health checks, sun screen skin checks, flu vaccinations, discounts for the City's Leisure World complex, Performing Arts Centre and an on-site gym at the Civic Centre.
Parking and accessible transport
We have ample free parking at all City buildings and many of our workplaces are located close to train stations along the Armadale train line or serviced by public bus services.
Our Civic Centre is a very modern, environmentally sustainable building with natural light, spacious workstations, and quality facilities. The City is proud of the 5 Star Green Star Rating that was awarded by the Green Building Council of Australia. It was the first building awarded a 5 Star Green Star Rating outside of the Central City area of Perth.
There is a strong sense of community within our workplace and this extends to helping people or organisations who require additional support through charity and donations. in one recent year staff donated over $10,000 through workplace giving.
Active social club
We're a social bunch and the Social Club coordinates a range of activities throughout the year which includes discounts for family attractions.