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We take pride in our culture of continuous improvement and excellence. We are committed to providing development opportunities for our people, to ensure that we continue to provide the best possible service to our community.
Salary SacrificeThe option to reduce your taxable income by salary sacrificing additional super or a leaseback car where related to your role.
Rates - automatic pay deductionsIf you are a Canterbury-Bankstown resident you can have your rates automatically deducted from your pay to save you bank fees, time and inconvenience.
Free Financial Planning AdviceGroup and individual information sessions are available for all Local Government Superannuation members.
Council’s salary structure has been designed by industry experts and offers competitive salary ranges. We recruit using our skill steps (1-3), which are designed to reward the acquisition and use of skill - so the more you learn and apply it on the job, the greater opportunity you will have to progress. Steps 4 & 5 are for those willing to go the extra mile in demonstrating exceptional performance.
LocalityThe Canterbury-Bankstown area is easily accessible by train or bus, close to shops and an array of food and is one of the most culturally, socially and economically diverse communities in Sydney. Bankstown is approximately 30 minutes by car or train from Sydney CBD and Canterbury is approximately 20 minutes by car or train from Sydney CBD.
Annual LeaveEmployees receive four weeks paid annual leave per year, with pro-rata available for part-time employment.
Long Service LeaveAvailable after five years of service in the Local Government Industry.
Nine-Day Fortnight and Rostered Days OffFull-time employees have an opportunity to work additional hours per week in order to work a Nine-Day Fortnight.
Sick LeaveEmployees receive 15 days paid sick leave per year, with pro-rata available for part-time employment.
Health and Wellbeing LeaveEmployees receive two days paid health and wellbeing leave per year.
Your Active Canterbury-Bankstown and HealthStyle ProgramCouncil has an extensive wellness program which includes access to subsided gym memberships, concessions rates to access Sefton Golf Course and our five Leisure and Aquatic Centres, 10,000 step challenges, flu vaccinations, free blood pressure and cholesterol checks, remedial massage, lunchtime wellness seminars, monthly health newsletters plus more.
Free Flu ShotEmployees can receive a Council-funded flu shot each year.
Employee Assistance ProgramEmployees and their immediate family have access to six FREE visits with a professional and confidential counselling service to assist in dealing with problems and issues of either a personal or work related nature.
Work Health and Safety FocusCouncil has a strong focus on the Work, Health and Safety of all our employees. We provide quality training, Personal Protection Equipment and have WHS Committees representing staff across the organisation to ensure staff have a safe working environment.
Social ClubJoin the Social Club and enjoy fun group activities, a fantastic Christmas party, discount show and movie tickets as well as holiday packages. Membership can be automatically deducted from your pay.
Carer's LeaveSick leave entitlements can be used as Carer's Leave to care for family members and relatives.
Parental Leave EntitlementsAvailable for all employees.
Study Assistance and Study LeaveCouncil supports employees undertaking further studies and developing their knowledge, skills and competence by providing financial assistance and study leave.
Leadership Development ProgramThe Leadership Development Program offers a range of development activities designed to strengthen our leadership capabilities, including:
Completing a formal qualification in the Diploma of Management
Developing a tailored plan that focuses development on individual needs and is based on a 360 degree feedback report (from supervisor, peers and reports/customers)
Participating in training, workshops and coaching to address development needs
Attending regular learning lunches to hear our Executive Leadership Team share insights into the strategic issues facing Council
Working in cross functional project teams to deliver workable solutions to the organisation around corporate issues
Gaining insight into how Council will implement the Business Excellence Framework and what this means for our organisation
Participating in management meetings and workshops
Learning and developmentThe organisation is committed to providing training and education to assist employees to prepare for future career path development. This includes seminars, network meetings, conferences, external and internal training and ongoing skill and competency development.
SecondmentsWe encourage our employees to take advantage of "acting-up" roles and secondments to develop their leadership experiences, broaden their skills and prepare them for potential future opportunities.
UniformsDepending where you will be working, uniforms are provided for our employees and for some areas uniforms are partially funded.
Transferred Leave EntitlementsIf you are currently working with another local council in NSW you can transfer your long service leave and up to 13 weeks of your accumulated sick leave entitlements with you.
Free Library and Knowledge Centres MembershipJoin our Library and Knowledge Centres for FREE, even if you are not a resident of the Canterbury-Bankstown area. There are 9 Library and Knowledge Centres located in Canterbury-Bankstown, including, Bankstown, Campsie, Chester Hill, Earlwood, Greenacre, Lakemba, Padstow, Panania and Riverwood.
Language Aides AllowanceIf you speak a language other than English you can gain approval and recognised qualifications to assist with interpretation needs of the Council. Once qualified, you can claim an allowance.
Joint Consultative CommitteeWe have a Joint Consultative Committee (JCC) that includes employees and management. It ensures we are working together toward a common goal, providing more effective services, a more efficient operation, and greater satisfaction for employees.