where OPPORTUNITIES grow....

Golden Plains Shire Council is a vibrant and progressive organisation conveniently situated between Geelong, Ballarat and Melbourne, providing award winning programs and services. Located in a picturesque rural setting, you can enjoy all the benefits of a country lifestyle, without sacrificing access to first class services and amenities.

The Council is committed to a corporate culture of community focus, innovation, equity and leadership. Learning and development are encouraged and staff are rewarded for excellence. Employees enjoy access to a wide variety of benefits and flexible working conditions.

An active learning and development program and supportive management structure ensures that Golden Plains Shire Council is an organisation where your career opportunities can continue to grow.

See a list of available positions

We're closer than you think...

Golden Plains Shire Council is a vibrant and progressive organisation committed to a corporate culture of community focus, innovation, equity and leadership.

Our convenient commuting distance to Geelong, Ballarat, Melbourne and the Surf Coast makes Golden Plains an ideal place to work. The Council's main office is situated in Pope Street, Bannockburn, just 20 minutes from Geelong CBD. The offices are in a pleasant environment with ample staff car parking. The Bannockburn Office can also be reached by bus from the Geelong Railway Station.

Golden Plains Shire Council offers a diverse range of career opportunities, in areas such as engineering, land use planning, children services, home care, environment management, community development, finance, human resource management, information technology, economic development, marketing and events and more.

A range of resources are available for people seeking to do business in Golden Plains Shire. Council aims to provide support to new businesses, business groups and associations, existing businesses and activity centers - to help improve the vibrant economy.

More information on Golden Plains Shire and Council Plans are available on Council’s website (insert link to website). For information on advertised positions and working at Golden Plains Shire, please select the ‘Vacancies’ tab above.

How to apply for a job with us

Thank you for considering a position with Golden Plains Shire Council. You are now a few steps away from submitting your application. To make the process easier for you, here are some guidelines and tips to help you prepare and submit your application.

Applying for a job involves three steps.

  1. To view all our current job listings simply click on the VACANCIES tab above.
  2. To apply for a role you will need to answer the questionnaire at the bottom of the position advert.
  3. You will then be prompted to attach a Cover Letter and a Resume. Please ensure that you have these attachments prepared before applying.

Tips and hints on applying for vacancies

Prepare your written application including a CV which provides contact details and outlines your qualifications and experience.

A copy of the position description is available on the Recruitment Web Page for most positions.

Pay particular attention to the selection criteria in the position description. You need to demonstrate how your experience meets the criteria.

Included for your information is our EMPLOYMENT APPLICATION GUIDE which provides detailed information on both the application and recruitment process.

Privacy Statement

Golden Plains Shire Council acknowledges and respects the privacy of individuals, and will ensure that:

  1. Your application is treated as strictly confidential and is used solely for the purpose for which it was submitted.
  2. Your application is assessed only by the relevant selection panel, to determine your suitability for the position; and
  3. Should you be unsuccessful, your application is destroyed after a period of six months.

Great careers start right here

Golden Plains is the place where your career can continue to grow. There has never been a better time to join us, and we are currently inviting applications for the following positions.

Assessment Officer Bannockburn, VIC
GP175
Educational Leader Bannockburn, VIC
GP174
Service Coordination Officer Bannockburn, VIC
GP172

Privacy Statement

Golden Plains Shire Council acknowledges and respects the privacy of individuals, and will ensure that:

  • Your application is treated as strictly confidential and is used solely for the purpose for which it was submitted
  • Your application is assessed only by the relevant selection panel, to determine your suitability for the position; and
  • Should you be unsuccessful, your application is destroyed after a period of six months.

Benefits of Working at Golden Plains Shire Council

Working at Golden Plains Shire, you will be rewarded with flexible working arrangements, work/life balance, an attractive salary, a study assistance program and an encouraging and supportive work environment. Employment opportunities at Golden Plains Shire are diverse and include such areas as Planning and Engineering, Outdoor Work Maintenance, Child & Family Services, Aged & Disability Services, Community Development, Finance, IT, Economic Development and Administration. Employees are engaged on a full time, part time and casual basis with roles located across both the North of the Shire including Linton and Smythesdale and the South of the Shire in Bannockburn.

Commitment to staff development

  • Comprehensive induction program for new employees
  • Internal training program which includes information technology, management, legislative and health and safety training
  • Access to attend external training courses
  • Study Leave program to support permanent employees undertaking further study

Family Friendly and Flexible Working Arrangements

  • If you are a full time staff member, you are eligible to participate in the Rostered Day Off (RDO) arrangement
  • 12 weeks paid Maternity Leave
  • 2 weeks paid Paternity Leave
  • Ability to purchase up to additional four weeks annual leave per annum
  • Breast feeding facilities
  • Salary sacrificing options for the Golden Plains Shire Long Day Care

Commitment to staff wellbeing and engagement

  • An Employee Assistance Program (EAP) providing staff access to external counsellors, located in both Ballarat and Geelong
  • Annual Staff Awards that recognise and reward exceptional performance by an individual staff member of a team
  • Social Club that provides many benefits to employees including discounted products to purchase in the workplace, themed lunches and special events throughout the year for the employee and their family

Meet some of the great members of our staff

We are proud of our great team of people that work hard to provide great services to the Golden Plains Shire community. We'd like to introduce just a few of them to you, and let you read what they have to say about working at our Council and serving our community.

Deb Hobbs

Position
Early Childhood Educator
Branch
Bannockburn Long Day Care Centre

Craig Spiller

Position
Branch
Golden Plains Shire Council

Damian Waight

Position
Community Development Team
Branch
Bannockburn