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Kingston employs around 1,500 people in a range of positions, including:

  • administration
  • arts, events and libraries
  • communications
  • community and aged services
  • customer service
  • engineering
  • family and children’s services
  • finance
  • health
  • information specialists
  • open space
  • people and culture
  • planning
  • property management
  • sport and recreation
  • youth work

Self-employment opportunities

Are you interested in caring for children, but would you like to set your own hours and run your business from your own home?

Family Day Care might be the perfect fit for you. Our educators are independent contractors registered with the City of Kingston to provide care and education for children in a safe and stimulating home environment. 

Read more about Family Day Care


Our values: We are Kingston

While we each work across more than 120 different service areas, Kingston employees all work towards the same goal: to serve our community. Together, we are Kingston – the staff who share and live these values:

  • We make a difference
  • We show care and respect
  • We take pride in our work
  • We are better together

These values guide our behaviours and inform the skills, abilities and knowledge that are needed to perform our roles well.

Diversity and inclusion

Kingston's Diversity and Inclusion Program offers advocacy and education for our teams. The program also provides a safe accessible space for Kingston employees to be their best selves. We encourage people from all backgrounds and lived experience, including but not limited to; all gender identities, Cultural and Linguistically Diverse (CaLD) people, age diversity, people with disability, LGBTIQA+ people and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to join our diverse and vibrant community here at Kingston.

To achieve a more diverse and inclusive workplace, we use a multifaceted, collaborative approach drawing upon the skills, experiences, and abilities of staff, as well as research and best practice techniques including:

  • Building staff skills through training opportunities, education, and awareness campaigns.
  • Ongoing study of Council Policies and actions to ensure barriers, biases and potential discrimination are found and corrected.
  • Hosting internal events that recognise and celebrate key dates.
  • Providing flexible working arrangements to help people to balance work responsibilities with family and lifestyle needs.
  • Committing to fairness, diversity and respect as a Child Safe and Equal Opportunity employer.
  • Regular analysis and reporting of Gender Equity in the workplace to the Commission for Gender Equality In The Public Sector and delivering on our Gender Equality Action Plan.
  • Participation in the annual Midsumma Pride March, undertaking Rainbow Tick Accreditation and introducing the Welcome Here Project across our services.
  • Supporting the delivery of Kingston’s Innovate Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP).

Child safe standards

Kingston is proud to be a child-safe organisation.

We are committed to ensuring no child is harmed by staff, volunteers, or work experience students. This is required by the Victorian Government’s Child Safe Standards.

View our Child Safe Standards policy for more information.

Employee benefits

Flexibility:

  • work remotely
  • accrued days off
  • leave options
  • competitive salary
  • internal job opportunities and career progression
  • superannuation co-contributions
  • childcare (pre-tax)

Learning and development:

  • A wide variety of professional development programs.
  • Leadership programs for emerging and experienced leaders at Kingston to support your career growth.
  • Education assistance – Want to pursue a qualification? Kingston may contribute to your learning journey with financial assistance and/or study leave (eligibility criteria apply).
  • Employee celebration and recognition events – you’ll be recognised for your efforts when you work with us!
  • A fun and informative organisation induction to set you up for success.
  • Secondments and higher duties to challenge you and lift your profile in the organisation.
  • Opportunities to participate in local government industry development programs such as leadership, mentoring etc.
  • A great workplace culture where you can make a difference as a culture champion.

Health and wellbeing:

  • Wellbeing Program, with initiatives to empower all employees to create a healthy mind, healthy body and healthy connections.
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Kingston Active membership discounts
  • Employee immunisations
  • Discounted health insurance
  • Health checks
  • Social Club

Recruitment process

All current vacancies, position descriptions and job applications are managed through our careers portal.

We receive many applications for our positions, and our recruitment process can take up to four weeks.

If you have any questions please contact peopleandculture@kingston.vic.gov.au.

We follow the principles of equal employment opportunity and employment decisions. This means we only assess what is relevant to the position you have applied for, including: 

  • skills
  • knowledge
  • abilities
  • work performance
  • personal qualities

Stage 1: Short listing

After the closing date, all applications are reviewed.

You must meet the selection criteria to proceed to the next stage. If you do, we will contact you if you been shortlisted for the next stage.

Stage 2: Initial screening

Phone, or video interviews may be conducted as part of the initial screening process.

Stage 3: Interviews

Interviews are conducted by an expert panel where you will be provided an opportunity to speak about your experience and skills, and answer some behavioural questions. This is to assess your suitability to the role.

Stage 4: Employment assessments

Qualifications

You will need to supply any qualifications, registration or licences relevant to the role.

Reference check

External applicants must supply the contact details for two relevant referees. Internal applicants are to supply the details of one referee.

Pre-employment requirements

  • National Police Check (fit2work)
  • Working With Children Check (for roles identified as working with or being around young people and children)
  • Eligibility to work in Australia check
Eligibility and the right to work in Australia

To work at City of Kingston you must:

  • be an Australian citizen, or
  • be a permanent resident of Australia or New Zealand, or
  • have a valid visa that demonstrates work rights.

For more information view the Australian Government Department of Home Affairs.

Pre-employment assessments

  • Pre-employment medical assessment
  • Functional ability assessment
  • Pre-Employment Health Declaration Form
  • Roles identified as being physical in nature will also require a Physical Health Assessment (similar to a pre-employment medical assessment)

Stage 5: Offer of employment

Successful candidates receive an official letter of offer, viewable in your applicant profile.

Stage 6: Induction

Our organisational induction gives new employees the chance to learn about Kingston’s services, facilities and our unique area, as well as learning about the organisation's overall structure and employee benefits.

Unsuccessful applications

Unsuccessful applicants will be advised via email.