Careers

The Town of Gawler provides a progressive, challenging and rewarding workplace for our talented and motivated employees. In recruiting new employees, we look for talented individuals to make a real difference. In return, we are committed to providing family friendly policies, professional development opportunities and a 'best practice' workplace environment.

Whether you are a new graduate or a person with work experience looking to further your career in local government, the Town of Gawler may be the place for you to develop or enhance your knowledge and skills.

When positions are available they will be displayed below. If a position interests you, download and check out the position description. Take a look at the "About Us" and 'Benefits of Working with Us' documents and decide if the Town of Gawler looks like the employer of choice you are looking to work with and for!

If you decide to apply for a position with us, follow the steps outlined in the 'How to Apply for a Position with the Town of Gawler'.

Current Employment Opportunities

Opportunities will be listed below.

How to apply for a position with the Town of Gawler

Click here to access the guide.

Further employment opportunities can be found at the following website: http://lga.sa.gov.au/careers

Give yourself the power to change the world you live in - from the streets and parks you use to events, facilities and services your community enjoys. Local Government provides great conditions and empowers you to put your ideas into action.

With more than 9,000 people working in 68 Councils, local government is one of South Australia's largest employers. SA Councils have from 10 to 600 staff and range from fast-paced metropolitan environments to rural and coastal regions, offering something for every personality.

We look forward to receiving your application.

The Town of Gawler provides a range of employment conditions related to people friendly practices, health and wellbeing programs and personal and professional development. These include:

  • Leave Without Pay
  • Defence Reserve Leave
  • Emergency Services Leave
  • Bereavement/Compassionate Leave
  • Paid and unpaid Carer’s (Family) Leave
  • Cash-In of Long Service Leave
  • Emergency Personal Leave
  • Jury Service (Leave)
  • Flexible working conditions
  • 9 day fortnight (76 hours worked over 9 days with 1 rostered day off) (field operations staff)
  • Employer Contribution Superannuation (currently 9.50%)
  • Salary sacrificing for superannuation
  • 24/7 Income Protection Insurance
  • 24/7 Journey Insurance
  • Annual subsidy for corporate wardrobe
  • Safety clothing and footwear (field operations staff)
  • Casual dress days / Fundraising activities

Council also provides a range of programs to support the health and wellbeing of our employees, together with aiding work/life balance, and these include:

  • Skin cancer checks
  • Free influenza immunisation for employees and their spouse/partner
  • Smoke free workplace
  • Retirement planning
  • Retirement transition program (flexible work options to phase in retirement)
  • Employee assistance program (free counselling sessions)
  • Blood donor leave

Council has a commitment to provide career development opportunities to all employees. Our learning and development initiatives include:

  • Study Assistance(Reimbursement of fees and study resources)
  • Study leave and professional development leave(paid and unpaid)
  • Annual Performance Development Reviews incorporating personal and professional development plans
  • Leadership Development through mentoring, coaching, undertaking leadership programs and assessment of leadership styles.

In addition, employees also enjoy the benefits of collective workplace bargaining to achieve flexible workplace agreements tailored to their particular workplace. *Note: Granting of these arrangements are subject to operational needs and in accordance with relevant policies.