Does making a difference motivate you? Are you driven to be a part of making Ballarat a better place for people to live their lives?
We want people with integrity. People who are fair, impartial, honest and truthful. We want dynamic and adaptable persons who are not afraid to think creatively, to be proactive, flexible and responsive.
At all times act with integrity, being reliable and responsible
Celebrate success and reward achievement
Be passionate and energetic – choose your attitude
Take ownership of actions, be responsible to our teams
Setting achievable and realistic goals
Being open and honest, with regular communication
Communicate vision and purpose
Embrace a challenge, confront mediocrity
Enabling performance and growth
Make informed decisions, do not assume
Lead positive change
Be available, be part of the team, turn up to meetings.
Focus on positivity
Listen to and encourage each other
Be authentic, develop trust
Arm our staff with information, tell the good news stories.
Contribute to the purpose, show pride in what we do.
Be an advocate for the organisation, publicly back each other.
Openly communicate, show transparency
Do not tolerate negativity
Don’t flip on decisions
Doing what we say we will do
Commit time to thinking outside the box, working ‘on’ the business
Collaborate to focus on and find solutions, breaking down silo’s.
Being open to change, fresh ideas and risk taking
Feeling ok to questions things, without negative consequences
Making informed, evidence based decisions
Responding to customers’ needs in a timely manner
Having pride in what we do
Striving to be an industry leader
Recognizing and celebrate our success
Be clever and creative, deliver quality over quantity.
Meet and exceed expectations.
Encourage staff to deliver key goals and follow up
Acknowledge keys steps/milestones and involve the team.
Be collaborative, with the organisation and the community.
Manage expectations and deliver what you say you are going to deliver
Take ownership, walk the talk.
Measuring success against goals set
Persistence and focused on the end goal
Goals are promoted by managers
Take strategic risks
If you think you embody these values then the City of Ballarat is the place for you and your career.
It is important for staff to have a vision of how the City of Ballarat will fulfil its objectives and carry out its work. Understanding the direction provides clarity and makes people enthusiastic about the future. It also helps staff members to see the link between what they do every day and the overarching goals of the City of Ballarat.
We hear about leaders every day, some who are great and charismatic, and others who inspire us to change. At the City of Ballarat, leaders serve as role models for the staff. They listen before they act; and while they nurture relationships and gain broad support, they also make tough decisions and drive change that is necessary. They make things happen with the support of others.
Having a manager who shows trust and confidence in you is essential for success. A good manager delegates responsibilities, is clear about what is expected, and values everyone’s inputs and expertise.
Managers are required to complete staff performance appraisals, have discussions about career planning and learning objectives, as well as the competencies necessary to complete performance goals. It is not always easy to have these discussions, but giving and receiving feedback and having an on-going dialogue about performance is both rewarding and helpful.
When a leader of a team trusts you, it empowers you and makes you proud to be part of that team. A good manager is open to others’ views, follows up as promised and gives the team due credit. It is great working in an environment where you feel free to speak openly and know that your opinions are valued.