Conditions and benefits
North Sydney Council's working conditions are prescribed by the Local Government State Award. Council also provides a range of other benefits for staff.
Hours of Work
The standard working week is 35 hours for indoor staff and 38 hours for outdoor staff.
Flexi-Time and Rostered Days Off (RDOs)
Most indoor staff can access flexi-time. This system enables staff to bank additional hours to be taken as time off at single pay. Most outdoor staff have a 9-day fortnight.
15 days per annum for full time, pro-rata for part-time.
After each 12 months, employees are entitled to 20 days of annual holidays per annum for full-time, pro-rata for part-time.
Long Service Leave (LSL)
After 5 years' continuous service, employees are entitled to 6.5 weeks LSL, pro-rata for part-time.
Paid Maternity Leave
After 12 months of continuous service, employees are eligible for paid special leave - 9 weeks full pay or 18 weeks half pay.
Employees are entitled to 10.5% superannuation in accordance with the legislation.
Reward for Performance
Employees have the opportunity to progress through their salary range via our Performance Planning and Assessment (PPA) system.
We provide ongoing training for staff in the skills they need to stay up to date in their jobs. We also support our staff to complete internal training courses or external certificates and tertiary qualifications that will be useful to advance their career..
Casual employees receive an additional 25% loading in-lieu of all leave and severance pay.
Staff in many roles can work from home for up to 2 days each week. Where it can fit within a team's roster and workload, staff can also negotiate to work part time or to have an early start or late finishing time to fit in with their lifestyle and personal commitments.
As part of Council's commitment to sustainable transport and to encourage staff to use public transport, we offer a staff travel allowance.
Health Matters is a holistic health improvement program, designed to improve the health and well-being of Council employees. Activities include exercise classes, flu vaccinations, skin checks, weekly fruit deliveries and health seminars.
We have developed a tailored program for North Sydney Council employees with the most popular gyms & pools chosen by our employees. Enjoy access to the 810+ fitness facilities included, for a fraction of the price of a traditional gym membership.
Employee Assistance Program
The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is a confidential, professional counselling service available free of charge to all employees and their families. The service can be provided over the phone or face to face. The EAP provides registered psychologists with whom employees may wish to discuss work matters and well as non-work matters such as stress, alcohol and drug problems, marital difficulties etc. Employees can also access information, such as articles and self-assessments online via Benestar.
Money Matter$ - Free Financial Advice
Our Money Matter$ Program is conducted in partnership with Active Super. All our employees are given the opportunity to meet with our superannuation specialist as part of the induction process and can then access up to two (2) hours of paid time each year to meet with the financial planner on-site.