Benefits of working at Marion

The City of Marion is an employer of choice and we pride ourselves in providing excellent conditions of employment.  

The Organisation

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

Excellent employment conditions are summarised below:

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 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 Wellbeing Program - a confidential counselling service
  • Career Transition Program
Conditions of employment

The conditions of employment are in accordance with the following Awards:

  • South Australian Municipal Salaried Officers Award
  • Local Government Employees Award
  • Fair Work Act 2009

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.

Organisational Structure

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.

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: or mail to:

Human Resources 
City of Marion
PO Box 21
Oaklands Park SA 5046

Please ensure that your application contains your email and 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.