Water samples taken 23/01/23 at all seven Beachwatch sites indicate “Poor” and “Bad” water quality. These results are indicative of the significant rainfall event which occurred just prior to sampling.NSW Office of Environment and Heritage recommends that you do not swim in oceans for 24 hours after heavy rain. Avoid rivers, lagoons or estuaries affected by floodwaters and runoff for three days.
Working with Bellingen Shire Council can give you a sense of satisfaction that is seldom found in the private sector. The work that you do has a direct impact on the community and the environment. You will have the opportunity to:
Do what you are passionate about.
Make a difference at a community level by providing services, facilities and support to others.
Protect the community and prevent harm by ensuring the environment is safe and clean.
Plan for the community’s future.
Support environmental sustainability – at Council we actively encourage and promote work and personal opportunities where this can be achieved.
Enjoy great working conditions.
Working week: full-time employees work a standard 35 or 38 hour week.
Annual Leave: Four weeks of paid annual leave/year, with pro-rata available for part-time employees.
Long Service Leave: Payable after five years of service in NSW Local Government.
Flexible work hours: Generous flex-time system for full-time 35 hour/week employees.
Rostered Days Off: Rostered Day Off program for employees.
Flexible working arrangements: Council is supportive of various flexible working arrangements which may include time in lieu, leave without pay, part-time work, job-share arrangements, variations to ordinary hours and phased retirement.
Sick Leave: 15 days paid sick leave/year, with pro-rata available for part-time employees.
Fitness passport: Discounted gym and pool membership for eligible employees.
Togetherbration Event: An annual all staff gathering to acknowledge long service and recognise achievement.
Employee Assistance Program: Access to five free and confidential sessions with a psychologist, for employees and their immediate family.
Health screening: Access to various health screening initiatives every year.
Fundraising/charity initiatives: Usually initiated by employees, Council supports a number of fundraising and charity initiatives every year.
Work Health and Safety focus: Council has a strong focus on the health and safety of all our employees, we provide quality training and ensure employees have a safe working environment.
Carer’s Leave: Sick leave entitlements can be used as Carer’s Leave when required to care for family members and relatives.
Paid Parental Leave: 9 weeks at full pay or 18 weeks at half pay for employees with 12 months or more service.
Education Assistance and Study Leave: Access to financial support for further studies, as well as study leave.
Training and Development Opportunities: We offer a range of training and development opportunities for employees to improve their knowledge skills and competency.
Secondments: We encourage employees to seek opportunities both internally and externally, to further develop their skills and experience.
Service Milestone Awards and Employee Recognition Scheme: We encourage staff to reflect on their individual and team achievements and provide the opportunity to celebrate on an annual basis.
Salary sacrifice: The option to reduce your taxable income by salary sacrificing eligible items.
Rates: Automatic pay deductions if you are a Shire resident.
Uniforms: Supplied or subsidised uniform.
Free financial planning advice: Group and individual information sessions are available for all Local Government Superannuation members.
Transferred leave entitlements: If you are currently working with another NSW Council, you can transfer your Long Service and Sick Leave entitlements.
Parking: free on-site parking at various Council work locations.