Careers at Council
A Human Resources career in Local Government provides challenge, variety and the opportunity to grow skills for the future.
Supporting and developing staff in councils of varying sizes, your work is essential to ensuring our people remain at the heart of everything we do.
Types of Roles:
Manager Human Resources
Group Manager People and Culture
Organisational Development Manager
Human Resources Officer/
Learning & Development Officer/
People and Culture Officer
Workplace Health and Safety Advisor
What we do:
- Recruitment and onboarding
- Industrial/employee relations
- Work health and safety (WHS)
- Learning and development
- Organisational development
- Workforce planning
- Remuneration and payroll
Read here about how Aimee started her career in HR at council.
Tertiary qualifications in Human Resources, Industrial Relations or Organisational Development are usually required for HR roles.
Vocational education and training (VET) qualifications relevant for entry-level positions and training and development roles include:
- Certificate IV in Human Resource Management
- Diploma of Human Resource Management
- Advanced Diploma of Human Resource Management
- Certificate IV in Training and Assessment
Some current Human Resources vacancies
Working in Councils
The scale and diversity of work on offer in Local Government is impressive as is the direct and positive impact this work has on the communities we serve.
Is council right for you?
Local Government’s 189,000 employees have many different skills and backgrounds, but together they share certain values and attributes that enable them to succeed at Council.