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Benefits of working at Marion

The City of Marion is recognised for its innovative approach to addressing issues that benefit the community and its' excellent employment conditions.

People Friendly Practices

Excellent employment conditions are summarised below:

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 and Wellbeing

Council provides support to ensure the health and wellbeing of employees:

  • LGAWCS - Workers Compensation & Rehabilitation Management

  • Annual Health Assessment

  • Corporate Health Plan through BUPA

  • Quit Smoking Programs

  • Corporate Membership with SA Aquatic & Leisure Centre (SAALC)

  • Employee Assistance Program - a confidential counselling service

  • Career Transition Program

Conditions of employment  

The conditions of employment are governed by the South Australia Fair Work Act 1994 in accordance with the following Awards:

  • South Australian Municipal Salaried Officers Award
  • Local Government Employees Award

In addition, employees also enjoy the benefits of Enterprise Bargaining Agreements.

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

  • 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.