Deniliquin Pastoral Times
Consider a career at Council
Local Government Week, 2-8 August 2021 is the perfect opportunity to celebrate our community. This year’s theme is “Locally Led”.
Edward River Council employs over 100 people - the majority of whom are from the local area. Our leadership team includes locals Suni Campbell (Director of Corporate Services) and Mark Dalzell (Director of Infrastructure) along with managers Helen Flisher and Marie Sutton.
Working for Council is more than just a job, it is a career and offers many benefits from career progression and training to a great work life balance.
Edward River Council employs gardeners, accountants, engineers, marketing executives, dozer drivers, scientists, administration staff, animal rangers, town planners and building inspectors just to name a few.
So what do we do in the community?
Did you know it’s much more than delivering roads, rates, and collecting rubbish: We are a reflection of the complex communities we serve each and every day.
Councils in NSW look after more than $140 billion of community assets – parks, pools and playgrounds; libraries, local festivals and lighting, cemeteries and child care centres, museums and art galleries.
We help to drive the Edward River economy by contracting local lawyers, labourers, electricians, plumbers, painters, entertainers, artists and advisors.
What opportunities there at Council?
At any one time, Edward River Council may have a number of job opportunities available - all are published on our website.
“A career in Local
Government is something I highly recommend,” Edward River Council’s general manager Phil Stone said.
“Many Council employees start and finish their working lives here, progressing up the ladder to management positions,” he said.
“Our director of infrastructure Mark Dalzell even undertook his year 10 work experience at the former Deniliquin Council.”
Mark said at the time, a Deni High School student, he thought he wanted to be a draughtsperson.
“A week at Council and I realised I wanted to be an engineer after seeing the
work they did,” he said.
Mark is now a qualified civil engineer with a Master of Business Administration and a Graduate Diploma in Local Government Engineering and Management.
Suni Campbell, another Deni High graduate returned to Deni after more than 20 years away working and studying.
Suni holds a Bachelor of Business (Human Resource Management) from Charles Sturt University and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
They join Council’s other 100+ employees delivering services and facilities for the local community.