Careers at Bayside Council

Grow your career with Bayside Council and join a team that is committed to serving residents, businesses and visitors. 

Our team provides essential services to businesses, visitors, and the 180,000 residents of the Bayside area. 

They depend on us to help improve their health, lifestyle, mobility and prosperity, that’s why we’re recruiting talented people who are committed to providing great service by living and working Bayside’s values:  

  • Visionary Leadership 
  • Meaningful Relationships 
  • Exceptional Service 
  • Empowered People 

We offer rewarding careers that are as diverse as the community we serve, like frontline service delivery, professional services, trades, administration, and enabling services such as human resources, finance and information technology. 

Bayside Council is a young organisation with a bright future and you have a great opportunity to be a part of building a stronger Council. 

At Bayside you have the chance to work for an organisation where the community at large is your ‘customer’. We are committed to helping others and meeting community needs. 

You will arrive at Bayside Council each morning knowing a day of meaningful work lies ahead, and what you do each day can make a big difference to thousands of people. 

Employees benefits

We believe you work better and happier when you have  a work / life balance, which is why we offer flexible work arrangements that include: 

  • 9 day working fortnights 
  • Generous study assistance program 
  • Paid parental leave for primary and secondary carers 
  • Adoption leave that is double the award provision 
  • 2 days Health & Wellbeing leave per year. No questions asked 
  • Buy an additional month of annual leave per year 
  • 3 days paid additional leave over Christmas and New Year to spend time with your loved ones 
  • 10 days Family & Domestic Violence leave to support you and maintain employment. 

Your health and wellbeing are important to us, and we have the programs to prove it. We offer: 

  • Gym membership discounts 
  • Flu vaccinations 
  • Skin checks 
  • Health expos 
  • Employee Assistance Program providing confidential counselling to all staff and immediate family members. 

Read more about our development and recognition opportunities under the Professional development and reward programs section.


"At Bayside Council we recognise and value the diversity of our local community. We believe that to best serve our community our workforce should reflect our diverse community.

To achieve this we are committed to both equal employment opportunities and the absence of discrimination, harassment and bullying from our workplace. 

We believe that inclusion creates better outcomes for everyone. Inclusion fuels innovation, enabling new and better ways of working by considering things from as many perspectives as possible. It creates happier people who are empowered and free to pursue a career free of limitations.

We aim to make Bayside Council an employer of choice, providing employment and professional development opportunities for all."

Meredith Wallace, General Manager

"I enjoy the diversity, friendliness and support of the people I work with at Bayside. Everyone’s willing to help and contribute to projects."  

Mariam Fares, Development Services

"Bayside has an interesting mix of people and places. There is variety in our community demographics and in the natural and built environment. The diversity creates opportunities to learn and grow personally and professionally."

Jeremy Morgan, City Infrastructure


The Competency Framework

Adapted from the NSW Public Sector Capability Framework, Bayside Council has developed The Bayside Council Competency Framework. Essentially, this is a tool that helps create a common approach for developing position descriptions, recruitment outlines, performance management criteria, career development details and workforce planning. 

The Competency Framework describes the competencies and associated behaviours for 16 competencies across four core groups:  

  • Personal Attributes 
  • Relationships 
  • Results 
  • Business Enablers. 

The competency groups work together to provide an understanding of the knowledge, skills and abilities required by individuals for jobs. 

Read more about how to apply under the Recruitment process section. 

Professional development and reward programs

Professional development 

We’re passionate about upgrading employee skills, enhancing knowledge and supporting talent. 

Our learning and development program provides great opportunities for all staff to develop a variety of technical and professional skills that support their success at Bayside. 

Reward and recognition program 

We celebrate team members who go above and beyond by providing outstanding services and represent the values of Bayside Council to the highest degree. We have a range of rewards  that are presented during the year, and at our annual Bayside Staff Awards event. 

We also recognise and acknowledge the long-term service of our staff by celebrating the contribution of individuals at outstanding service milestones from five years of service and beyond. 

Recruitment process

Looking to work for a modern, vibrant council that cares? Here’s the process: 

Find the right role for you 

Take a moment to read the job advertisement and description carefully before starting your application, and ask yourself: 

  • Does the role match your current skills? 
  • Are you passionate about the role? 
  • Have you got any experience in this area? 
  • Do you understand the responsibilities and requirements for the role? 

Tailor your cover letter and resume 

The importance of this step in the process can’t be understated.  Carefully read the Competency Framework to understand the  specific capability sets for the role and demonstrate how they match your experience and achievements in your resume. 

Ensure your cover letter  emphasises how your skills and experience are relevant to the position, and addresses all of the key focus competencies,  accountabilities and key challenges of the role. 

Consider the STAR Technique while completing your application. STAR stands for Situation, Task, Activity and Result,  which is the basis for providing detailed examples of how your skills and experience match the requirements of the role.  

Here’s the STAR Technique at work as well as a sample application letter and resume. 

Submit your application 

Once you have completed your resume and cover letter, you are ready to submit your application online. Ensure all files include the job title and your name and are in Microsoft Word or Adobe PDF format. 

Notification of outcome 

Your application will be shortlisted if you’re successful at the first stage. We will contact you to know more about you, and discuss next steps which may include an interview or another type of assessment as needed. 

Working for Bayside Council