What our Employees say
Blacktown City Council is an organisation with a strong team based culture, where people enjoy the work they do and the people they work with. Quality customer service is highly valued and there is a keenness to continually learn, develop and progress one’s career.
Flexible approach to work
Location and Transport
Blacktown is 34 kilometres west of the Sydney which is approximately 40 minutes by car or train from the Sydney CBD.
Travelling to work by Train - Blacktown railway station is on the North Shore, Northern & Western Line of the Sydney Trains network.
Travelling to work by Bus - A major bus interchange is located next to the Blacktown station and an underground bus station is at the entrance to Westpoint. Blacktown is a terminus of the North-West T-way.
Busways provides services North (Rouse Hill, Castle Hill, Kellyville, Glenwood and Stanhope Gardens), west (Mount Druitt, Plumpton, Oakhurst, Quakers Hill, Dean Park, Woodcroft) and south (Prospect, Arndell Park, Huntingwood, Tallawong, Doonside, Blacktown Hospital), whilst Hillsbus provides services east (Macquarie Park, Seven Hills, Parramatta, Kings Langley) of Blacktown.
20 day annual leave per year
Long Service Leave
Accessible after 5 years of continuous service in the Local Government Industry.
10 days leave per year to attend training or duty with the Australian Defence Forces.
Enjoy fun staff and group activities, kids and family Christmas party, discount show and movie tickets as well as trivia nights, BBQ’s and various events throughout the year for its members.
Membership can be automatically deducted from your pay.
Flexible Working Hours
Full time employees have the opportunity and flexibility to work a 9 day fortnight at the council.
Our Wellness Programs
Free Flu Shot
Protect yourself from catching the flu, get a Council funded flu shot.
Health and Wellbeing and Lifestyle
Council values the health and wellbeing of its employees. Council takes part in various health and wellbeing initiatives across the Council, which are available to all employees. These include quit smoking, health screening, wellbeing and lifestyle expos for staff.
15 days paid sick leave per year pro-rata for part-time employment.
Employee Assistance Program
Blacktown City Council offers a free comprehensive employee assistance program and onsite counselling support service for staff and their immediate family designed to assist in meeting the challenges and demands of work and personal life.
Family and Domestic Violence
Council acknowledges that violence in the workplace and in the community in all forms is unacceptable and will not be tolerated. Council is committed to:
- Promoting a workplace culture which supports employees who are affected by family and domestic violence
- ffering relevant support available to employees who are affected by family or domestic violence.
Swimming and Recreational Facilities
Council offers staff corporate rates for aquatic and recreation facilities plus an additional $300 annual credit after 12 months employment.
Family Friendly Options for staff
Sick leave entitlements can be used as Carer's Leave to care for family members and relatives.
16 weeks paid Maternity Leave
Paid at full pay or 32 weeks half pay
10 days paid Concurrent Parental Leave
Paid from accrued sick leave
Learning and Education
Study Assistance & Study Leave
Council supports, encourages and enables employees to further develop their knowledge, skills and capabilities by undertaking studies. Council provides financial assistance and study leave.
Learning & 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 & competency development.
Acting up – Higher Duties and Secondment
We encourage staff to take advantage of "acting-up" roles and secondments to develop their leadership experiences, broaden their skills and prepare them for potential future opportunities.
Employees have the option to reduce your taxable income by salary sacrificing additional super or child care fees (Council run facility).
Leaseback Vehicle (available for selected positions)
Employees can reduce their taxable income with a leaseback vehicle by salary sacrificing. Blacktown City Council offers staff a choice of over 250 leaseback vehicles.
Council Rates - Automatic pay deductions
If you are a resident of Blacktown City Council 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).
Payroll is weekly to help you manage your finances and budget.
Free Financial Planning Advice
Group and individual information sessions are available for all Local Government Superannuation members.
Other Work Benefits
Council supplies uniforms for frontline employees. Uniforms are also available for purchase and partially funded for all other employees.
Transfer of leave entitlements from other local councils
If you are currently working with another local council in NSW you can bring some of your leave entitlements with you.
Staff Consultative Committee
In fostering employee participation, Council recognises that their employees have the right to a level of involvement in their work and should have an influence in determining that level of involvement. Recognition of that necessary involvement is carried out by way of the Staff Consultative Committee.
Staff have access to free parking.