Why work with us

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Our values

Across the City, we are able to offer a large variety of career opportunities. We place significant importance on providing a safe and enjoyable workplace for all our employees and are committed to employing team members who share in the City’s Values of Recognition, Ethics, Service, Professional Development, Empowerment, Communication and Teamwork – RESPECT. These Values are incorporated into all aspects of employment at the City of Rockingham. 

Recognition

We encourage positive feedback, recognising and celebrating each other's contribution and achievements, no matter how small.

Ethics

We know the difference between right and wrong, and recognise the importance of honesty and ethical behaviour.

Service

We always aim to deliver excellent service to our customers, stakeholders and fellow staff.

Professional development

We commit to learning and training activities that assist our personal and professional development and create pathways for promotion within the organisation.

Empowerment

We make considered and informed decisions, supported by training, encouragement and being able to learn from our experiences.

Communication

We expect to be kept informed about important issues and we commit to always listening, asking questions and sharing information.

Teamwork

We work together both within and across teams, help out whenever we can, and understand that it’s not just about “our team”. 

What we offer

Benefits and incentives

We understand there is a growing need for employees to maintain a balance between their work and other responsibilities. Some of the initiatives that we offer include:

  • flexible working arrangements including RDO arrangements
  • paid parental leave
  • two additional paid days of absence per year
  • international, community service and defence reservists leave
  • purchased leave
  • subsidised membership to the Aqua Jetty
  • salary packaging
  • training and development opportunities including study leave and reimbursements
  • employee recognition programs
  • access to an Employee Assistance Program

We are committed to providing our employees with a safe and healthy workplace. Current initiatives include:

  • an annual Health and Wellness Calendar
  • physical health reimbursements
  • annual flu vaccinations
  • health and skin cancer assessments
  • promotion of charitable events, such as Biggest Morning Tea, Red Nose Day etc
  • reimbursement for fitness events (City to Surf, HBF Run for a Reason).

We have an active social club that all employees are encouraged to join. Events include activities such as boat cruises, monthly sundowners, family picnics and outings.

We provide all staff with access to an Employee Assistance Program (EAP), providing counselling and support to all employees and their immediate family members. EAP is a free (up to six sessions) and confidential service to discuss any work or personal issues that are an inevitable part of life.

Equal opportunity employer

As an equal opportunity employer, we are committed to the provision of equal opportunity to all of our employees. We ensure that all potential employees and employees are treated fairly and in a non-discriminatory manner when applying for jobs, or in the course of their employment. We strive to provide a workplace free from unlawful discrimination and harassment to create a satisfying work environment for all employees.

We are committed to provide a barrier-free process and supportive workplace for people with disabilities. Applicants with disability are encouraged to apply for any position they consider themselves suitable for. Our application process is the same for all applicants.   

Hearing Loop SystemYou are encouraged to discuss any special requirements (including workplace modifications) you may need either within your application, prior to interview or during the interview. We will take all reasonable steps to ensure your accessibility requirements will be met including: 

  • Auslan interpreters;
  • wheelchair and ACROD parking;
  • access to the City’s hearing loop system.

Recruitment decisions are based on finding the applicant who best meets the requirements of the role and we will make any adjustments necessary for our successful candidates. 

Should you prefer, with your permission your Disability Employment Service provider can contact us directly to discuss your needs and progress of your application.

Enterprise Agreements

We have two Enterprise Agreements that set out the terms and conditions of employment including salaries, superannuation, hours, allowances, leave and penalty rates.

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