Work at WALGA

Work at WALGA

We are trusted by our Members and respected by State and Federal Government for our expertise which spans Member Services, Policy and Advocacy. 

Our experts provide policy input to State and Federal Government that ensures the Local Government perspective is heard. 

Our people participate in and lead working/reference groups and committees, representing Local Government to achieve outcomes on behalf of members. We identify and provide proactive solutions to Local, State and Federal Governments on emerging issues in local communities.

Our values

Our Values

  • Respect We treat everyone with honesty, integrity and respect
  • Excellence We are a professional development organisation delivering positive impact for members and community
  • Accountability We take responsibility and work openly and transparently to earn the trust of stakeholders
  • Collaboration We leverage strong relationships and partnerships
  • Innovation We constantly strive to improve, innovate and adapt

Benefits of working at WALGA

WALGA cares about its employees and provides some fantastic benefits to ensure that professional growth and a work/life balance is achieved. These include: 

  • 30 days' annual leave for full time employees 
  • WALGA anniversary leave (an additional one day leave to be taken on the anniversary of commencement of employment) 
  • Up to four weeks' purchased leave 
  • A modern, open-place office based in West Leederville with a funded tech roadmap 
  • An envious location near two local train stations, a CAT bus stop, and close to numerous paid parking options. We have plenty of bike paths to get here and we have great end-of-trip facilities
  • A suite of flexible working arrangements 
  • A wellbeing program, Thrive@WALGA, with a range of initiatives throughout the year 
  • An active opt-in social club 
  • A structured and articulated commitment to employee development

Current Career Opportunities

Job TitleDescription
Employee Relations Service Manager 
The Employee Relations Service Manager is responsible for leading and managing a team of IR/HR professionals to deliver a quality human resources and industrial relations advisory, consultancy and capacity building service to Local Government clients. Applications close 12:00pm Tuesday, 9 April.
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Selection Process

WALGA makes every effort to ensure that the right individual is chosen for the advertised vacancy. As such we employ a range of methods to assist with the selection process. Decisions are based on the outcomes of these methods along with the submitted application. Reference checks may be conducted at any time during the process.

A shortlist of applicants for interview will be chosen by a selection panel. These applicants will have successfully demonstrated that they meet the requirements for the position. 

If your application is shortlisted, you will be invited for an interview. All interview questions will be based on the selection criteria for the position and in most cases, will be given to you shortly before the interview. 

Unsuccessful applicants at this stage will be notified in writing. If you do not receive any correspondence from WALGA within five weeks of the closing date, please assume that your application was unsuccessful but do not be put off. Our team is made up of credible subject-matter experts who achieve impactful benefits for our Members, and sometimes the right role is just around the corner. We encourage you to continue to apply for other relevant roles at WALGA. 

Applicants with special requirements, such as wheelchair access, are requested to inform the officer when asked to attend for an interview. 

Each interview will be conducted by an interview panel and each applicant will be assessed in the same manner. The aim is to obtain examples of your previous experiences, your approach to those examples, and the outcome as a result of your behaviours. 

During the interview, panel members will take notes and assess your answers to questions. 

Do not assume that each panel member knows your suitability for the role, even though you may have worked with them, or have previous experience in the position you have applied for. 

Should you not understand a question asked during the interview please seek clarification prior to providing a reply. Feel free to ask questions of the panel relevant to the position and the Association, as the interview is a two-way communication process. 

Some interviews have a presentation component, if this is the case you will be informed when invited to attend. 

In some instances a second informal interview may be required. 
Preferred applicants may be required to undertake a pre-employment medical to determine the applicant’s suitability to carry out the inherent requirements of the position description. 
Applicants may be asked to complete an online psychometric assessment. 

All shortlisted candidates will be contacted within a few weeks of the interview. The successful candidate will be offered the position verbally from the panel Chairperson while unsuccessful candidates will be notified in writing. 
If requested, the panel Chairperson will provide feedback to unsuccessful applicants who received an interview, indicating the reasons why their application was not successful. If you do not receive any correspondence from WALGA within five weeks of the interview, please assume that your application was unsuccessful in this instance. 

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