Council¬†offers¬†flexible working arrangements including starting and finishing times,¬†part time hours, working from home¬†and time in lieu.¬† Flexible working arrangements can assist employees¬†in¬†maintaining a healthy work/life balance.¬†
Where practical, employees can undertake a job share arrangement.Job sharing¬†can provide¬†a balance between work and other activities including family responsibilities.¬† Employees who job share receive all benefits as full time employees but on a¬†pro-rata basis.
Council is committed to providing employee¬†training and development opportunities.¬† TBy providing these opportunities our employees can be even more awesome at their jobs.
Permanent full time or¬†part time employees are entitled to maternity or paternity leave and up to one week of paid pre-natal leave.¬† Up to 52 weeks of maternity leave can be taken with 14 weeks at full pay or 28 weeks at half pay.¬† Up to¬†3 weeks of paternity leave can be taken at full pay or¬†6 weeks at half pay.
Employees¬†can take advantage of¬†salary sacrificing and packaging opportunities.These include employee contributions to superannuation, access to childcare services provided by Council, annual membership fees and charges to Council owned facilities including the Indoor Sports and Aquatic Centre and novated lease arrangements.¬†
A free confidential offsite counselling program is available¬†for employees and their¬†immediate family members (living in the employee's household)¬†to use at any time during or outside work hours.EAP provides up to six¬†free consultations¬†to assist staff on a personal and professional level.
Employees receive a sick leave entitlement of up to 12 days per year to recover from illness or¬†injury.¬† Sick leave is also used as family or carers leave when employees are required to¬†care for a member of their immediate family.¬†
The Social Clubs aim to improve employee morale and create an opportunity for staff to interact with each other.¬† For a small fee, payable by fortnightly payroll deduction, employees can join either or both of the social clubs and enjoy access to a wide range of social and recreational activities.¬†