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The Shire of Northam values the people who work in our organisation. At the Shire of Northam we understand that while work is an extremely important part your life, it needs to be balanced with your own personal need, goals and aspirations. We also understand that you may not view a role at the Shire of Northam as your job for life and we want to ensure that your time with us is balanced, enjoyable and rewarding. With this in mind, the Shire of Northam offers much more than a job. We want to help you with your career aspirations, while also providing a range of employee benefits from partnering with a leading health provider, parental and family support, professional development, study assistance, flexible working arrangements and so much more. Our aim is to set our employees up for success both inside and outside of the workplace. To find out more check out our benefit offerings.


Domestic and Family Violence leave

We care for the safety and wellbeing of our people and are committed to a workplace culture where our people are safe, respected and feel valued. Domestic and Family Violence (DFV) is serious, therefore we can make a difference to employees by providing a safe environment and specific support measures.

Recreational and other leave benefits

We provide paid annual leave in line with industry standards, accrued progressively during the year, accumulating each year.

In addition to personal and carers leave, some of the other leave benefits that may be available to employees are cultural leave, gender affirmation leave, military leave, leave to undertake jury duties, natural disaster and emergency services leave. We will also provide an additional weeks leave for employees who are selected to represent Western Australia or Australia in their area of interest to attend national or international events

Flexible working

Depending upon the role you hold within Shire of Northam , there may be several flexible working arrangements available to you - part time employment, job sharing, adjusting start or finish times, flexible work schedules, working from home and graduated return to work.

Free Membership to Council owned Recreation Facilities

The Shire of Northam has both aquatic facilities, and recreation centres. As an employee of the Shire of Northam you will be provided with free season passes or access to these facilities where the activities are being run by the Shire of Northam. For more details go to.

Discounted Physiotherapy and Gym Membership

We have a partnership with local physiotherapist and gym ????. As an employee at the Shire of Northam you will receive a XX% discount on memberships and preventative physiotherapy appointments (we would need to negotiate is it is even possible)

Health & Wellbeing

  • Discounted Health Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Health & Fitness assessments – annually
  • Flu Immunisation - annual
  • Skin Cancer Screening - annual
  • Hearing Tests - annual
  • Free Membership to the paraplegic benefit fund
  • Transition to retirement

Thinking of retiring, but don’t want to take the leap? We will sit down with you to identify opportunities within our organization to develop a transition plan which may mean working less hours until you retire.

Cultural Awareness

Noongar Culture

All employees will be provided with a development opportunity to recognise, understand, and acknowledge noongar culture. In addition, you will receive a free family pass to attend a guided tour of the Bilya Koort Boodja

Potential Employee referral program

As a current employee you know what we expect from our staff and the culture we are trying to maintain. If you know of someone who would fit in our organisation and add value, you are encouraged to refer them to our People and Culture team. (Should we offer a $500 referral bonus on referred employee one year anniversary? Contingent on referring employee still being with us of course)

Professional Development

  • Regular Professional Development Reviews
  • Personal Development Plans
  • Internal/External Training
  • Development Assistance
  • Professional Membership Support
  • Mentoring & Coaching
  • Opportunities to Acting Positions ie. Executive Managers, Managers or Coordinator roles.