As an employer of choice, we offer flexible work options and great staff benefits.
Hours of work
Office based staff work
35 hours per week
Field based staff work
38 hours per week
Most full time staff
enjoy a 9 day fortnight
Our flexible working arrangements can include working from home, time in lieu, leave without pay and phased retirement.
We also support:
- parental leave (paid and unpaid)
- family and domestic violence leave
- carers and bereavement leave
- military and emergency services leave
- jury service
Four weeks paid annual leave,
and pro-rata for part-time employees
Long service leave
6.5 weeks of long service leave after 5 years continuous service
(11 weeks after 20 years of service)
Learning and development
We encourage employees to develop skills through:
- job rotations and secondments
- peer support and workplace mentoring
- conferences and workshops
- training and study assistance.
The Hive is a relaxing space for staff lunch breaks and events
Receive a 25% discount on
6 or 12 month memberships
at our TRAC pools
You and your family can use gyms
and pools at a very low cost
with the Fitness Passport
Health & wellness
Blood pressure and cholesterol checks,
diabetes screening and
Staff walking and cycling challenges
are organised during the year
Free, confidential counselling support
for employees and
immediate family members
Service & Productivity Awards
Staff nominate fellow colleagues that
are making a difference in
our workplace and community
Free off-street and on-street parking is available at all Council Administration Offices and Depots.
Awards and agreements
Most Council staff are covered by the Local Government State Award(PDF, 916KB).
Staff employed at Council’s Aquatic Centres are covered by the Tweed Regional Aquatic Centres (TRAC) Enterprise Agreement(PDF, 1MB).