Working for us

Would you like to work in a place that allows you to make a difference to the community? Because we provide a broad range of services across the region, working with us offers a unique opportunity to choose a diverse career path in a variety of different roles.

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The local government environment is constantly changing, which comes with challenges. In this working environment you will be challenged to integrate new and adapting technologies, and respond to State and Australian government reforms whilst meeting the evolving needs and expectations of our community.

Here at Clarence Valley Council, we welcome people with open and inquiring minds who are willing to learn and contribute to new ways of doing business and delivering services. We want people who’d like to come to work each day knowing they’re making a meaningful difference to our community.

What kind of people are we looking for?

We’re looking for innovators, strategic thinkers and hard workers; people who are willing to learn and collaborate. Prized traits include adaptability, resilience, integrity and accountability. Our relationship with work colleagues, local organisations and community members is a priority.

This means we’re looking for people who:

  • communicate clearly and respectfully, and listen and encourage input from others
  • are community and customer-focused
  • work collaboratively with team members and value their diversity
  • can influence and negotiate to resolve issues and conflicts.

If you’re passionate about making a contribution to the local community and have the personal attributes and skills we need, look no further than Clarence Valley Council for your next career choice. We are committed to building the capabilities of staff, and offer a diverse range of initiatives and programs that support and encourage flexibility, skills development, health and wellbeing in the workplace.


What we offer

Flexible work arrangements

Our flexible work arrangements aim to improve the organisation’s performance and service levels whilst ensuring a balance between work and personal commitments for employees.

Due to the wide variety of services we provide, the majority of operational staff have access to a fortnightly rostered day off (RDO) whilst administrative staff are eligible to access flex-time.

Learning and development opportunities

Investing in the capabilities of staff is critical to the future success of our organisation. As an employee, you will have access to a variety of learning and development opportunities designed to build upon your knowledge and expertise, including:

  • leadership programs
  • mentoring and coaching
  • on-the-job training
  • skill development
  • education and training assistance
  • exam and study leave
  • internal secondment opportunities; and
  • flexible learning solutions.

 Work health and safety

At Clarence Valley Council, we strive for a zero-harm workplace and a culture focussing on health and safety across the organisation. We’re committed to developing:

  • safety leadership at all levels
  • consultation and communication mechanisms
  • risk management processes
  • promotion of a safety culture
  • injury management and return to work programs.

Health and wellbeing

We offer a number of health and wellbeing initiatives including:

  • attendance at health information sessions
  • ergonomic workstation assessments
  • health monitoring programs; and
  • professional counselling through our Employee Assistance Program.

Sound great?

Have a look at some of the positions currently available on our find a job page.