To be the best you can be while working with us, you need to be the best you. Here are some ways we can help.
Flexibility at work
We know working 9-5 doesn’t suit everyone, and that balancing home and work life is vital for the health and wellbeing of our workforce. We offer a range of different work flexibility options for different roles.
We also offer multiple leave options, including:
- the ability to purchase additional leave
- 17 weeks paid primary carer leave
- a special sick leave bank so we can help our employees when they need it the most.
Health and wellbeing
We're committed to helping our employees stay healthy in body and mind, and we offer a range of programs to support the different wellbeing needs of our employees.
Discounted rates for aquatic and leisure centres
We have great aquatic and leisure centres throughout Boroondara and eligible employees can receive a 50% discount on a standard term subscription or ongoing membership rates. You can also salary sacrifice membership fees through payroll deductions.
Annual program of healthy activities
We have a fantastic health and wellbeing calendar of activities and information sessions that are held throughout the year. We even have a free on-site physiotherapist and offer massage, reflexology and Pilates at a discounted rate.
Employee Assistance Program
We want everyone to have a safe and healthy work environment, where taking care of your psychological wellbeing is considered just as important as taking care of your physical health.
Our Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is a confidential, short-term, solution-focussed counselling service available to all City of Boroondara employees free of charge.
It's a great resource that can help you identify and resolve both workplace and personal issues in a professional and strictly confidential setting.
We care about the environment and we’re committed to environmentally sustainable practices. This message was clear when we asked our people what they loved about working at Boroondara.
Sustainable transport options
Kick the car habit and enjoy the benefits of active travel. Here are just some of the ways that Council can support you:
- electric bikes
- employee bicycle group
- public transport Myki discounts.
Staff sustainability initiatives
We have an active Green Team who are passionate about reducing our environmental impact. They encourage us to explore new ways to live and work sustainably and be kinder to the environment. Their work includes:
- sharing simple but effective tips and ways staff can make a real difference and live a greener life through regular workshops and events
- supporting events such as World Environment Day
- providing staff with boomerang bags – sustainable shopping bags you can borrow when you forget yours!
We value professional development and encourage our employees to set goals for personal growth. Development can mean different things to different people and we aim to support you in the way you need.
Swinburne Boroondara Scholarship
The Swinburne-Boroondara Scholarship program enables successful applicants to further develop their professional knowledge and skills by gaining a formal post-graduate qualification with Swinburne University.
Employees have the opportunity to attain a Masters of Business Administration or Masters of Entrepreneurship and Innovation and can receive a 60% discount on course fees.
The City of Boroondara's Study Assistance program is designed to encourage employees to develop their professional knowledge and skills through formal education with an external training or education provider. It allows employees to apply for paid leave to attend approved courses and receive reimbursement for the cost of their study.
Employee car parking
Many of our locations have free employee car parking available on site. Employee parking permits allow some flexibility for where and how long you can park when on Council business.