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Employment Opportunities

Our community has an enviable work life balance that is often the main reason people move to our area.

Break O’Day is the home of one of the world’s most beautiful coastal areas, the Bay of Fires which has received international acclaim, as well as some of the state’s most scenic waterfalls and forests. Combine this with St Helens being the central hub for services on the east coast, it is clear that Break O’Day has it all, and that is what we are Tasmania’s Top Tourism Town!  For more information about our area click here:




Why St Helens Tasmania to live?

A lifestyle like no other.  Beaches at your doorstep and mountains to walk or ride in your backyard.  Within close proximity there are some of the world’s renowned landmarks to explore. Only two hours from Launceston to access ‘city’ like shops and services.

Break O’Day is fast becoming the desired place to not only holiday with Wotif voting one township, Scamander, as one of its Australian Towns of the Year in 2019, but a much wanted destination for young families through to retirees as the place to establish their forever home.  St Helens was voted Tasmania’s Top Tourism Town 2020 see why on Council’s website in Employment.


The role(s)?

Council is willing to consider and respond to the skills and experience in the market by being flexible in the hours the person(s) undertakes.  If you are interested in full-time or part-time, simply let us know.  Council are willing to consider how the arrangement of resources might work for both applicants and the growing and variety of demand in Council’s planning activities.

Council is keen to hear from job seekers that are interested in a Graduate Planner position, experienced planners or people who are able to contribute in a senior planning capacity.  The most important part of any of the positions, is to seek people that are customer oriented, solution focused and who value the beautiful municipality Break O’Day has to offer.

Council value work life balance, and therefore can structure working arrangements to suit applicant needs.


The package?

The level of role and the person’s commensurate skills and experience will inform the remuneration package on offer. Council remunerate well however the lifestyle and natural beauty return more than any monetary reward will.



To find out more about each of the three different level of roles, see Council’s website and review the individual position descriptions at “Employment Opportunities” page.

The vacancy(ies) will remain open until such time an appointment(s) has been made.  Applications will be considered on a weekly basis.

Further information and applications should be direct to Council’s HR Consultant Kristy Scott at or contact her on 0419 534 470 to discuss the role further.


Graduate Planning Officer Position Description

Planning Officer Position Description

Senior Planner Position Description

Application for Employment Form

Pre-Employment Health Disclosure – Planning


This is a shared position between Northern Midlands and Break O’Day Councils



The Northern Midlands Council in conjunction with Break O’Day Council have a fantastic employment opportunity, which will work across both Councils.


We are seeking a qualified and experienced EHO who is passionate and proactive in his/her approach to supporting and serving the community. Responsibilities will include monitoring regulations, inspections and investigations that actively supports public and environmental health.  This role will be an integral addition to both Council’s to ensure compliance with the applicable legislation.


Our ideal candidate will have a tertiary qualification in Environmental Health or equivalent, as well as a minimum of three years’ experience in a similar position.  He/she will also have the ability to work autonomously, have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, be able to use their initiative and manage priorities to meet deadlines.


This position will be offered on a full-time basis, working three days at Northern Midlands Council based in Longford and two days at Break O’Day Council based in St Helens.  Terms and conditions of employment will be negotiated with the successful applicant.


For your application to be considered, please address the selection criteria (marked in bold above) and accompany this with your current resume.  Applications should be forwarded to: Samantha Dhillon, People & Culture Business Partner, Northern Midlands Council, PO Box 156, Longford, Tasmania, 7301 or alternatively by email to


All applications will be treated with confidence and close on 15 November 2020.


Both Councils are Equal Opportunity Employers

Environmental Health Officer – PD



Application for Employment Form

BODC Enterprise Agreement 2018