Discover the many benefits of working for one of the strongest lobbying groups in Australia. The LGAQ is the peak body representing local government in Queensland in its dealings with other governments, unions, business and the community. Which means exciting opportunities for the people we employ.
One of our most valuable assets is not what we do, it's our people.
That's why our organisational values focus on recognition of the individual, commitment to teamwork, honesty, personal growth and building and fostering a culture of professional consistency and leadership.
We can provide you with a uniquely stimulating, wide-ranging and challenging workplace where it is possible to learn quickly, take responsibility for important issues, and grow a career that will be enhanced by spending time in one of the most successful lobbying and membership organisations in Australia.
Our people are special
At the LGAQ, we believe that diversity and inclusion are key factors behind our creativity, innovation and high performance. For us, a well-managed, inclusive and diverse workforce strengthens the knowledge, skills and cultural understanding of our people.
LGAQ is by far the best company/organisation I have worked for! Tristan Douran, Member Services Officer
And that's a powerful benefit when it comes to building effective relationships with the communities where we operate, the organisations we partner with and of course, our members.
Encouraging healthy lifestyle choices and a positive balance between work and home life is important to us. Our award winning and nationally recognised wellness program provides many opportunities that motivate our people to be healthier individuals. The LGAQ holds a Happier Healthier Workplace Gold Recognition.
Wellness Expo was a fantastic effort by all involved. I couldn't participate in most things due to other commitments but what I did manage to see, do and benefit from, was excellent and explains a lot as to why LGAQ is far more than a place to work. Great Stuff! Sarah Buckler, General Manager - Advocate
Some of our activities throughout the year include:
- Annual Healthy Heart Checks
- Active Workplace Challenges
- Free Flu Vaccinations
- Tool Box talks on health & wellbeing and intellectual topics
- Wellness Expo
- End of Month drinks and
- End of Year functions
Passion. Autonomy. Support
We have a talented team here at LGAQ. We are passionate about what we do and are positive about our goals. Our LGAQ Values guide our everyday behaviour and help us to make the Association a great place to work. Joining the LGAQ team will provide you with the opportunity to work with, learn from, and be inspired by some of local government's best professionals. LGAQ Organisational Structure
I loved my time working at the Association and immersing myself in the vibrant, interesting and colourful world of local government. During my first two year stint at the LGAQ I certainly had some amazing adventures, from flying over the Torres Strait to driving through the outback in 42 degree heat dodging emus!
A big highlight for me was the opportunity to visit and meet mayors and councillors, as well as being treated to such generous local tours by councils, which I feel very privileged to have experienced all over the state.
The Association looks after its employees, from hot yoga membership discounts to family friendly policies. It’s a supportive and flexible working environment, with a positive work culture. A great place to work - that's why I am back! Samantha Dean, (currently) Communications Manager.
How the LGAQ works for you
- A competitive base salary that has been industry benchmarked with scope to consider experience and skills
- Flexible start and finish times (in accordance with business needs)
- Four weeks annual leave
- 17.5 percent leave loading
- 15 days sick/family leave
- Paid maternity leave
- Long service leave
- Salary sacrifice options
- Superannuation choice with an additional 3% employer contribution when you contribute 6% or more (salary sacrifice options available). Our default fund is LGIAsuper.
- Financial support for tertiary studies, training and professional development courses
- Employment is by contract and initial appointment is for a three to six month probation period.
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and promote a work life balance approach.
Along with a great working environment at Local Government House, 25 Evelyn Street, Newstead we are close to Fortitude Valley and the CBD and there are many easily accessable means of transport to get you to work.
LG House is in the Brisbane City Council 2 hour parking area – there are ‘pay as you park' meters throughout Newstead averaging at $8.00 per day.
Cycling – Bike racks are available at LG House, as are showers.
Train: the nearest train station Bowen Hills an 8-10 minute walk.
- 300, 305 from Toombul through Ascot/Hamilton
- 322 from Chermside
- 306 from Toombul via Sandgate Road
All of these services continue through the CBD to the Cultural Centre and Southbank- great to get into town at any time. All of these services provide easy access to LG House from the end of Evelyn Street - Stop 10 on Breakfast Creek Road.
- CityGlider from the City stops on Skyring Terrace, a 2 minute walk away.
Ferry: Tenneriffe cross-river ferry is a 5 minute walk through the newly developed Waterfront/GasWorks Precinct.