Glen Eira City Council is located in Melbourne’s inner south east, approximately 10 kilometres from Melbourne’s central business district. It was created in 1994 following the merger of City of Caulfield and nearby suburbs. Council services span from planning, building and maintaining the City’s footpaths, parks and leisure facilities, to caring for children, families, young people and the elderly. It also collects waste, provides animal, traffic management and compliance services and works with local businesses to provide economic advice. Council has modern libraries providing innovative information and education services, a state-of-the-art sports and aquatic centre, community and leisure centres, an art gallery and stages a range of cultural events for the community.
The City of Glen Eira is made up of three wards with three Councillors elected to represent each ward. The Councillors are elected as representatives of all residents and ratepayers within the municipality, providing a link between the community and Council. They are responsible for setting the strategic direction for the City of Glen Eira, establishing and guiding policies, setting service delivery standards and monitoring organisational performance.
Within the framework of strategic leadership, advocacy and representative government, a position of Chief Executive Officer (CEO) is established by the Local Government Act 1989 to be responsible for the day-to-day management of Council operations in accordance with Council’s Community Plan. The CEO, together with four Directors, form Council’s Executive team, supported by business unit managers and their teams.
The workforce, both large and diverse, has a shared passion for improving the lives of the people within the community. Staff are driven to actively engage with the community to foster strong connectivity and ongoing participation. The result is a strong and connected community that is rewarded with exemplary service from a friendly and committed workforce.
The staff at Glen Eira are as diverse as the services they provide, having many different occupations and levels of education. The types of employment and workplace locations are also varied. While standard “office” hours are between 8am and 6pm, many staff work well outside of these times. Glen Eira employs 1,502 staff, of whom 614 are casual, 466 part-time and 422 full-time. There are 529 males compared to 973 females, and the average age of staff is 43 years.