Employee benefits

Employee benefits

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What we offer

We believe our people are the key to our success. A range of initiatives and programs are available to encourage our people to develop their skills and career. These are some of the benefits we offer.

Competitive salaries

  • Salaries consistently above the industry average.
  • Employee assistance program offering free, confidential and professional external counselling.
  • Access to health promotion activities and programs.
  • Free membership to the City’s network of public libraries.
  • Sports and social club with benefits including discounts to social functions and entertainment such as plays and musicals.
  • Cultural diversity.
  • City centre workplaces easily accessible by public transport.

In 2016, we conducted our first gender pay equity review, which found the City's workforce has a gender pay gap of 2.5% compared to a national gap of 17.9% and public sector gap of 12%. We will review and report on our gender pay equity each year.

Professional development programs

  • Significant fee reimbursement for further study under the City’s higher and tertiary education program.
  • Exam and study leave for approved courses of study.
  • Access to nationally recognised education and training programs.
  • Future leaders program.
  • Service and recognition awards.
  • Corporate development programs.

Flexible working provisions

  • 19 day month (flexible working arrangements policy).
  • Generous leave provisions.
  • 36 weeks (half pay) or 18 weeks (full pay) paid maternity leave.
  • Paid paternity leave at time of birth and if primary care giver.

Last updated: Tuesday, 12 September 2017