Benefits of working at Marion
The City of Marion is an employer of choice and we understand the importance of having a constructive culture and providing excellent conditions of employment. Our focus is on balancing, achieving results and supporting our people.
The City of Marion is recognised for its innovative approach to addressing issues that benefit the community and its excellent employment conditions.
To enable council to achieve its Corporate Vision it has embraced a path to develop a constructive culture within the organisation. Expectations to be creative, supportive and co-operative are promoted by systems, procedures and practices which value quality service, product quality, goal attainment and people development.
City of Marion uses the Human Synergistics tools to measure the culture and identify opportunities for improvement. The commitment towards a constructive culture is demonstrated from the top level management through to the team member working on the frontline.
The culture of the organisation is measured every two (2) years.
What is a Constructive (or blue) Culture?
The City of Marion understands that constructive leadership, management and teamwork are critical to maximising community benefit and employee satisfaction. We will work towards building a constructive culture, which for us, means showing balanced concern for getting the job done (task, skills) and for satisfying the needs of the individual or group (people skills).
There are four components of the Human Synergistic Constructive Cluster (Style):
Achievement oriented cultures are characterised by setting high goals, exploring alternatives, taking on challenges, pursuing a standard of excellence, thinking ahead and planning, taking risks and knowing the business.
Self Actualizing cultures value creativity and balance personal growth and task accomplishment. Employees are encouraged to take on satisfying roles and innovation, which leads to high standards of operation and customer service.
Humanistic and Encouraging cultures are managed in a participative and people centred way. Employees are expected to resolve conflict in a constructive manner, good listening skills are expected, and leaders encourage others to think for themselves.
Affiliative cultures have been shown to drive highly successful organisations. Typically these organisations out perform others in terms of achievement, customer service, produce development and quality, job satisfaction and response to change.
Excellent employment conditions are summarised under the following headings:
People Friendly Practices
Some of the family friendly practices available to employees are:-
- Paid Parental Leave
- 48/52 Purchase Leave
- Rostered Days Off
- Time in Lieu *
- Personal Leave
- Flexible Working Arrangements *
- Emergency Services Leave
- Leave without Pay *
- Carer's Leave
- Humanitarian/Community Leave *
- Working 4 out of 5 years
- Volunteering Policy *
* granting of these arrangements are subject to operational/business needs.
Health & Wellbeing
- Council provides support to ensure the health and well-being of employees
- LGAWCS - Workers Compensation & Rehabilitation Management
- Annual Health Assessment
- Corporate Health Plan through Mutual Community
- Quit Smoking Programs
- Corporate membership with the Marion Fitness & Leisure Centre
- Body Balance Classes
- WorkSouth Project - support for staff with elderly dependents
- Employee Assistance Program - a confidential counselling service
- Retirement Transition Program
Conditions of Employment
The conditions of employment are in accordance with the following Awards:
- South Australian Municipal Salaries Officers Award
- Local Government Employees Award
- Café and Restaurants Award
- Theatre and Broadcasting Award
In addition, employees also enjoy the benefits of Enterprise Bargaining Agreements and Memorandums of Understanding.
Career Development Opportunities
Council has a commitment to provide developmental opportunities to all employees. As part of this commitment, all vacancies, secondments and study/work experience opportunities are advertised internally. Other benefits include:-
- Study Assistance
- Professional Development Leave
- Performance Partnering (Appraisal Process)
- Support for learning and development for staff
- Leadership Development through mentoring, coaching, undertaking leadership programs and assessment of leadership styles.
Staff Reward and Recognition
Staff are recognised and rewarded for years of service and achievements.
The elected council consists of thirteen members comprising the Mayor and twelve Councillors.
Council policies and directions are implemented by the Council's employees under the direction of the Chief Executive Officer. There are currently approximately 370 staff employed by the council in areas such as administration, libraries, community service, parks, construction, maintenance and similar activities.
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Applications for Employment
All current vacancies are advertised on our website, however applications for employment with the City of Marion can be forwarded at any time. Please forward your resume and a cover letter stating the reason for your interest in working for the City of Marion and the type of position that you are interested in to: email@example.com or mail to
City of Marion
PO Box 21
Oaklands Park SA 5046
Please ensure that your application contains your postal address and a telephone number on which you can be contacted during business hours. We also require contact details of two recent work related referees.