Dorset Council employs 70 full-time equivalent staff, at various sites throughout the Dorset municipality.
Council's Works & Infrastructure Team is located at depots situated in Scottsdale, Bridport and Derby. Click here to view the municipal area.
Dorset Council also employs cleaners and caretakers for our public amenities and halls, and has a Contractor for the Bridport Seaside Caravan Park.
Rohan Willis: Director - Community & Development/Assistant General Manager,
Dwaine Griffin: Director - Works & Infrastructure, John Marik: General Manager
Dorset Council's full organisational structure can be viewed below
Our Vision - Drive future prosperity of Dorset by facilitating and promoting investment and population growth to strengthen our economic and social diversity.
Our Mission - An efficient Council that provides value to ratepayers, is responsive to community challenges and is proactive in implementing practical initiatives in response to these challenges, be they social or economic. Our philosophy is to keep rates and fees and charges amongst the lowest in regional Australia, support business investment and make Council facilities available free of charge to the community.
Leadership - We lead by example through our behaviours and approach to work. We are a proactive advocate for the community, and engage with the community in determining and driving a vision for Dorset
Creative Thinking - We create a solution-based environment that challenges the status quo and encourages innovation in response to the challenges of a constantly changing environment
Customer Service - We meet our service standards in a professional and responsive manner
Engagement - We communicate openly and encourage the active participation of the community
Financially Responsible - We deliver services to the community in a sustainable and strategic cost effective way
Respect - We engage in open dialogue, whilst accepting there will be differences of opinion
The Customer Service Charter is in compliance with the requirements of the Local Government Act 1993 and outlines our commitment to customers in accordance with our mission statement and provides a formalised process for making complaints or requests. It outlines customers" rights, mutual expectations, the standards customers can expect when dealing with Council and what a customer can do if dissatisfied with Council decisions or actions. Dorset Council's Charter can be found here in our Policy Register - Policy No 18.