We are leaders in Environmental Sustainability and Social Justice, often collaborating with neighbouring municipalities to promote awareness and encourage community participation.
We also provide flexible working arrangements and excellent working conditions that are supported across the organisation.
Religious affiliation is strong in Darebin, the main affiliations being with Christian, Islamic and Buddhist faiths. Although the overall Darebin population is ageing there is a growth in younger age groups in Northcote and Fairfield and in the redevelopment estates located in Bundoora. While most residents are employed in the industrial sector, an increasing number of professionals live in, and continue to move to the municipality.
Darebin City Council is one of the largest employers in the municipality with an operating expenditure budget of $120 million and capital expenditure budget of $37 million. Darebin has a population of 143,057 and we are also home to two significant tertiary organisations well serviced by public transport.
Our Diverse Community
Darebin is a diverse city in terms of cultures, language, religions, socio-economic background, employment status, occupation, housing needs and people with a diverse range of opinions, aspirations and expectations.
We must continually improve our performance in showing how our organisation actively represents its community’s diversity as a mainstream component. Our aim is to create an inclusive work environment that values the contribution of all employees and treats all employees with dignity and respect.
Our Vision is for a community that works together to advance community life.
Darebin is proud of the diversity of its workforce and recognises the strength this provides in meeting the needs of the community we serve. We are committed to the development of a positive and supportive work environment, which encourages continuous learning and achievement of our business goals.
Our organisational values provide us a shared basis and a common ground to guide us in working together to deliver service excellence for our community.
We are Collaborative
We are united by a common purpose to serve the community. We work together, connecting within our teams and across the organisation. We are inclusive and collaborative. We are one.
We have Integrity
We act with integrity and transparency in conversations and decision-making. Through open and clear communication, we build trust. We’re honest. We walk the talk.
We are Accountable
We are empowered to own and take responsibility for our actions. We follow through on our commitments and deliver on our promises. We make it happen.
We show Respect
We are diverse, inclusive, respectful and caring. We encourage everyone to have a voice and we listen to each other. We recognise one another’s contributions and treat people fairly. We look after each other.
We are Creative
We are bold, courageous and innovative. We try new things, experiment and continuously improve. We are open-minded, creative and forward-thinking. We are leaders.
We Make a Difference
We are driven by our desire to make a difference for the people we serve. Our work is purposeful and creates a positive impact for the community. We are proud to work here. Our work matters.
Equal Employment Opportunity
Darebin City Council is proud of the diversity of its workforce and recognises the strengths this provides in meeting the needs of the community it serves. It is committed to providing a workplace where employees are valued and respected and free from all forms of discrimination and harassment inclusive of bullying.
Darebin City Council actively discourages discrimination, harassment and bullying on the grounds of:
Lawful sexual activity
Marital Status, including defacto
Political belief or activity
Religious belief and activity
Status as a parent or carer
Irrelevant criminal conviction and
Personal association with someone of the above attributes
All employees at Darebin City Council will conduct themselves in a manner that ensures that the Darebin City Council is a workplace free from discrimination, harassment and bullying in accordance with Darebin's Excellence in Governence Code of Conduct.
Council is an equal employment opportunity employer, has an Equal Employment Opportunity Policy, and is a smoke free workplace.
Child Safe City - Our Commitment
Occupational Health and Safety
Darebin City Council prides itself on being a child safe organisation with zero tolerance for child abuse. We recognise our legal and moral responsibilities to keep children and young people safe from harm; we promote their health and wellbeing, and support their best interests.
We have the Safeguarding Children Code of Conduct, Safeguarding Children Policy, and procedures and training in place that support our leadership team, employees and volunteers to achieve these commitments.
We create environments where all children, including children with a disability, Aboriginal children, and children from cultural and linguistically diverse backgrounds, have a voice - they are listened to, their views are respected and they contribute to how we plan for, design and implement our services and activities.
We aim to remove or reduce the risks to the health, safety and welfare of all our employees, Councillors, contractors, suppliers and visitors, and anyone else who may be impacted by our services. Please read our Occupational Health and Safety Commitment
for further information.