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Why work for Council

About Hepburn Shire Council  

At Hepburn Shire Council we promote a supportive, professional and motivating work environment for all our employees. We actively encourage staff to deliver positive outcomes for the organisation and community, through our ongoing commitment to deliver a range of services and programs that meet our community needs and expectations. Our purpose is to aspire for all Council staff and the community to refer to Hepburn Shire Council as ‘Our Council’ 

Hepburn Shire Council is committed to providing an inclusive and safe work environment which embraces the diverse backgrounds and experience of all people.

Employee Benefits

  • Flexible work arrangements, including up to 50% Work From Home
  • Induction programs
  • Formal training and development
  • Professional Study Assistance
  • Opportunity to act in more senior positions
  • Professional Development and networking opportunities
  • Individualised Performance Development Plans
  • Staff Recognition and Reward program
  • Monthly RDO for full time indoor staff
  • Fortnightly RDO for full time outdoor staff

Health and Wellbeing

  • Annual on-site flu vaccination program
  • Free annual skin cancer checks
  • Annual STEPtember team challenge
  • Mental health and wellbeing seminars and information sessions
  • Work-life balance and family friendly working environment/conditions
  • Flexible leave and work arrangements, including consideration of job share options
  • Paid maternity, adoption and spousal leave
  • Flexible return to work options from parental leave
  • Employee Assistance program – free counselling and support
  • Opportunity to purchase additional leave (ie. 48/52 week annual leave)

Our Values 

Council has agreed Values that are embedded in the culture of Hepburn Shire Council:

Accountability – We will be responsible for our choices. We will acknowledge and learn from our mistakes.
Respect – We will accept people’s differences. We will look for the best in people and value their contribution. We will treat people with respect and dignity.
Excellence – We will perform to our best ability. We will commit to learning and growing. We will strive to achieve the organisation’s long term vision.
Trust – We will encourage creativity and innovation. We will value everyone’s contribution. We will lead by example. We will act honestly.
Fun – We will acknowledge and celebrate our successes. We believe in getting involved. We will promote a healthy sense of humour.

Our organisation is also committed to our Occupational Health & Safety policy, Respectful Behaviours Policy and Employee Code of Conduct.