Working with us

Working with us
Working with us
At Council, we pride ourselves on being an innovative, progressive, diverse, and award-winning organisation. Working with us canterbury bankstown careers At Council, we pride ourselves on being an innovative, progressive, diverse, and award-winning organisation.


​​At t​he City of Canterbury Bankstown, we strive to provide a flexible and inclusive working environment that appeals to enthusiastic and talented professionals. 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.

Your work/life balance​​

Locality

The 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 Leave​​

Employees receive four weeks paid annual leave per year, with pro-rata available for part-time employment.

Long Service Leave

Available after five years of service in the Local Government Industry

Nine-Day Fortnight and Rostered Days Off

Full-time employees have an opportunity to work additional hours per week in order to work a Nine-Day Fortnight.

Your wellbeing

Sick Leave

Employees receive 15 days paid sick leave per year, with pro-rata available for part-time employment.

Health and Wellbeing Leave

Employees receive two days paid health and wellbeing leave per year.

Your Active Canterbury-Bankstown and HealthStyle Program

Council has an extensive wellness program which includes access to subsided gym memberships, concessions rates to access Sefton Golf Course and our 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 Shot

Employees can receive a Council-funded flu shot each year.

Employee Assistance Program

Employees 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 Focus

Council has a strong focus of 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 Club

Join 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.

Your family

Carer's Leave

Sick leave entitlements can be used as Carer's Leave to care for family members and relatives.

Parental Leave Entitlements

Available for all employees.

Your future

Study Assistance and Study Leave

Council supports employees undertaking further studies and developing ​their knowledge, skills and competence by providing financial assistance and study leave.

Leadership Development Program

The 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;  and 
  • Participating in management meetings and workshops.

Learning and development

The 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.

Secondments

We 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.

Your money

Salary Sacrifice

The option to reduce your taxable income by salary sacrificing additional super, childcare (Council Children's Centres) or a leaseback car where related to your role.

Rates - automatic pay deductions

If you are a Canterbury-Bankstown resident you can have your rates automatically deducted from your pay to save you bank fees, time and inconvenience.

Private Health Insurance - automatic pay deductions

You can elect to have your private health insurance payments automatically deducted from your pay to save you bank fees, time and inconvenience (if option is available through your fund).

Free Financial Planning Advice

Group and individual information sessions are available for all Local Government Superannuation members.

Your Benefits​

Uniforms

Depending where you will be working, uniforms are provided for our employees and for some areas uniforms are partially funded.

Transferred Leave Entitlements

If 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 Membership

Join the library for free, even if you are not a resident of the Bankstown area. Libraries are in Bankstown, Chester Hill, Padstow, Panania and Greenacre.

Language Aides Allowance

If 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 Committee

We 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.

Parking

There is ample parking for employees, mostly undercover at the various Council work locations.