Working with Council
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Working for Wagga Wagga City Council means you'll be joining a dedicated and supportive team where your efforts are part of a bigger picture.
You will be an active player in working towards achieving great things for our City as outlined in the Community Strategic Plan 2040 - Wagga View.
What will we offer you?
We are committed to building the capabilities of our people. We offer a diverse range of initiatives and programs that support and encourage flexibility, development, and health and well-being in the workplace.
With modern, spacious and well located office and depot facilities supported with excellent systems and resources, our staff have a working environment the envy of any local government authority.
Working for Wagga Wagga City Council will also provide you with:
Flexible Work Arrangements
Council's flexible work arrangements strive to improve organisational performance and increase flexibility for all staff to ensure that there is an appropriate balance between work and personal commitments.
Due to the wide variety of services we provide, the majority of operational staff have access to a fortnightly rostered day off (RDO) whilst administrative staff are eligible to access Council's Flexible Working Hours Agreement.
Learning & Development Opportunities
Investing in the capabilities of our people is critical to the future successes of our Council. As an employee, you will have access to a variety of learning and development opportunities designed to build upon knowledge and expertise, including:
- Leadership programs;
- Mentoring and coaching programs;
- Career planning;
- On-the-job training initiatives;
- Skill development;
- Education and training assistance;
- Exam and study leave;
- Internal secondment opportunities; and
- Flexible learning solutions.
Work Health & Safety
At Wagga Wagga City Council we strive for zero harm and a culture of health and safety right across the organisation.
We are committed to providing a safe and healthy workplace for everyone with a focus on developing:
- Safety leadership at all levels;
- Consultation and communication mechanisms;
- Risk management processes;
- Promotion of a safety culture;
- Health & well-being initiatives; and
- Injury management and return to work programs.
Council was the winner of the Excellence in Workplace Health & Safety Golden Crow Award in 2014 for our Safety Management System, demonstrating our success to date, and ongoing commitment to work health and safety.
Health & Wellbeing Initiatives
We offer a number of health and well-being initiatives for the benefit of our employees, including:
- Access to corporate rates for a range of gym memberships;
- Salary sacrifice swim memberships for employees and their family at the Oasis Regional Aquatic Centre;
- Attendance at health information sessions;
- Ergonomic workstation assessments;
- Annual flu vaccination program; and
- Access to professional counselling through Council's Employee Assistance Program.
Equal Employment Opportunity
Council is committed to providing a workplace environment free of discrimination, harassment and bullying for all prospective and existing workers, customers and visitors.
The Workplace Diversity Strategy 2015/2018 is Council's formal commitment to a workplace culture that promotes diversity and inclusiveness, builds respect and recognises the true potential of all our employees.
Our approach is linked to our vision, our values and the principles of equal employment opportunity.
Wagga Wagga City Council is committed to making our community inclusive and accessible for all. Developing and implementing a Disability Inclusion Action Plan 2017 - 2021, we feel it is important for us to have a document that reflects what the community wants and needs in relation to all abilities. It is important to also focus on how we can continue to make Wagga Wagga a liveable city and to grow into the future.
In accordance with the Local Government (State) Award 2017, a variety of leave arrangements are available for eligible staff. These include:
- Maternity leave;
- Parental leave;
- Carer's leave;
- Annual leave;
- Sick leave;
- Long service leave;
- Bereavement leave;
- Blood bank leave;
- Civil emergencies leave;
- Jury duty;
- Leave without pay; and
- Public holidays.
There are two (2) social clubs at Council for indoor and outdoor employees to join with both offering a relaxed setting to meet other staff within the organisation. A wide range of events are held on a regular basis for members to attend and enjoy!
Other great social activities that employees are encouraged to get involved in include:
- Local Government Touch Carnival;
- Relay for Life; and
- Theme Charity Days (Movember, Pink Ribbon, Daffodil Day).
Employees and teams are nominated throughout the year by supervisors and co-workers for outstanding achievements in their work with the recipients recognised for their efforts at a monthly morning tea.
Long serving employees are also recognised annually for their loyal service to Wagga Wagga City Council. Employees who have reached significant milestones in their years of service receive a framed certificate and voucher as appreciation for their efforts.