Working with Council
  • Last updated:
  • 25 May 2016

Sunshine Coast Council is one of the largest governments in Australia and a diverse workplace with many opportunities.

SCC - Life in a Day was filmed in 2015 and recognises the diverse range of jobs, experience and lifestyles that people have in council.

Council continuously improves the way it does things and strives to create an atmosphere where employees are proud to say, "Yes, I work there!"

76% of employees would recommend SCC as a workplace to their family and friends.


Respect for each other
Being our best
Working as one team
High standards
Service excellence

The SCC Corporate Plan 2014 – 2019 provides values and behaviours that shape how council work as an organisation. With this plan council recognises the importance of its people and identify actions to demonstrate that recognition.

People Strategy

Council’s Organisational Climate Survey 2014 has provided rich and valuable insights to council’s organisational culture and identified major areas of importance for its workforce. These are:

  • providing a safe environment
  • delivering quality products and services
  • being valued at work
  • work/life balance
  • job satisfaction.

“Our people are our greatest asset. Their passion and willingness to go above and beyond sets us apart from other councils.”

Flexible working conditions

Council appreciates the importance of a healthy work-life-balance. Achieving balance in your life is vital to being a productive and happy employee. Council offers a range of work options which assist with meeting the demands of modern life. Some of these include:

  • rostered day off or flexi time
  • working from home
  • part-time work
  • graduated retirement
  • career breaks.

Performance Management and Learning

Council wishes for its employees to develop personally and professionally and to contribute to a great working culture. Council promotes employee performance management activities to assist employees with its strategic direction. These activities highlight areas for professional development and growth. Employees may access:

  • funding and support for vocational and trade qualifications
  • study assistance for tertiary studies
  • in-house training
  • external training
  • work placements and project work that helps to build skills.

Health and Wellbeing

A FRESH approach to wellbeing (Fit, Relaxed, Energised, Safe and Happy) is council’s initiative to promote good health and wellbeing throughout the organisation. The initiative aims to improve employees overall health and wellbeing and supports a range of health and wellbeing programs. These include:

  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Mental Health Information
  • Fitness Passport Gym/Pool Membership
  • Flu Vaccinations
  • Quit Smoking Program
  • Corporate Volunteering
  • Lunch ‘n’ Learn Wellbeing Seminars
  • Private health insurance offers.

Gender Equity Program

Sunshine Coast Council is an equal opportunity employer that values cultural and physical diversity.

Council has been awarded a silver certificate under the 50:50 Vision Councils for Gender Equity Program which sets targets for improving workplace equity. The award reflects council’s commitment to gender equity and the spirit of its workforce.

“Approximately 150 new employees join Council every year.”

50 50 Vision Councils for Gender Equality Silver Award

Employee Code of Conduct

Council's Employee Code of Conduct outlines the standards and behaviours that guide the way employees approach their work. This document forms part of the employment contract.

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