Meet the team - who we are and what we do

Are you interested in starting a career in Local Government? Are you fun, curious, passionate, creative, with an all-hands-on-deck approach to new challenges and opportunities to grow?

We have exciting opportunities for people wanting to make a difference to our community.

The Town of Port Hedland offers a range of employment options including traineeships, apprenticeships and graduate programs. Some of our major initiatives and events include:

  • Wanangkura Stadium
  • Spoilbank Marina Waterfront Development
  • Kingsford Smith Business Park
  • North West Festival
  • Spinifex Spree

We look for people that enhance our workplace by bringing new skills, interests, and perspectives.

Five of our staff members share stories on how they started in Local Government, what their roles involve and why they love working in our fast-paced environment.

Ben mcneil, senior sports and facilities officer

I am the Senior Sports and Facilities Officer at the Town of Port Hedland.

Sport has a huge part to play bringing people together and promoting active lifestyles in regional centres like ours.  Every day I have the pleasure of collaborating with the fantastic club committee members and volunteers who give up their time to make sport happen here in Port Hedland.  Behind the scenes, I manage exciting new facility projects and work with professionals like architects and leisure consultants to set the strategic agenda for sport in our town.  

The great Pilbara outdoor lifestyle lends itself well to all kinds of sport activity and it is a pleasure doing business in an area capable of delivering so many great outcomes to our community.  Port Hedland is a vital community hub of the Pilbara with almost 150 years of interesting and at times complicated history.  The challenges are vast, but so too are the rewards.

SANDRA BROCKWELL, SENIOR WHS ADVISOR

I am the Senior WHS Adviser at the Town of Port Hedland.

I am in the occupational health, safety and training component of the Town. I am passionate about driving towards minimal incidents / accidents occurring across the business, by ensuring personnel undergo on the job safety training applicable to their role.

The Pilbara is my 'go to place'! I have returned to the Pilbara three times in my working career: (Wickham, Karratha and now Port Hedland). Each time was a 10 year + stint. I call the Pilbara my home, I just can't stay away. 

Brittany andrews, ranger

My name is Brittany and I have been employed with the Town of Port Hedland since October 2015, I started at the Town of Port Hedland as a Ranger Administrator and I am now a fully qualified ranger. The ranger role is extensive as it includes but is not limited to matters pertaining animals, snake handling, bush fires, parking, litter, caravans and illegal camping. My job is challenging however very rewarding, there are no two days the same in the ranger world.

BEN MCNEIL, SENIOR SPORTS AND FACILITIES OFFICER

I am the Senior Sports and Facilities Officer at the Town of Port Hedland.

Sport has a huge part to play bringing people together and promoting active lifestyles in regional centres like ours.  Every day I have the pleasure of collaborating with the fantastic club committee members and volunteers who give up their time to make sport happen here in Port Hedland.  Behind the scenes, I manage exciting new facility projects and work with professionals like architects and leisure consultants to set the strategic agenda for sport in our town.  

The great Pilbara outdoor lifestyle lends itself well to all kinds of sport activity and it is a pleasure doing business in an area capable of delivering so many great outcomes to our community.  Port Hedland is a vital community hub of the Pilbara with almost 150 years of interesting and at times complicated history.  The challenges are vast, but so too are the rewards.

KIAH MCVEA, SENIOR YOUTH OFFICER

Hi, my name is Kiah McVea and I’m the Senior Youth Officer here with the Town of Port Hedland.  This is my third year with the Town and I’ve been fortunate to work in different roles across our organisation including community programming and community engagement. 

Being the Senior Youth Officer has been an opportunity to bring positive change to our Hedland community, through the delivery of youth and children services, as well as building strong relationships with valuable stakeholders and community members.  

The joy of working with young people is that every person is different and unique in their own way.  I love supporting young people to explore their values, beliefs, ideas and issues, as well as develop their voice and help them find their place in society.  Our team’s purpose is to invest in young people and give them an opportunity to flourish and be the best person they can be.

Not only do I enjoy my job but I love the everyday lifestyle here in Pilbara.  Everything about this lifestyle is ‘easy’ – two minute drive to work, Karijini and Broome down the road, great fishing and camping spots, and warm weather all year round.  What more could you want?

To view and apply for current opportunities visit our Employment Page