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City of Sydney

government, Administration
Company size
Sydney, Australia

Workplace initiatives at City of Sydney

Workplace initiative Status
Opportunities to purchase leave No
Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
Breastfeeding rooms No
Leadership development programs
Mentoring opportunities
Coaching programs
Targets to raise the number of women in leadership No
Domestic and Family Violence policy
Internal Women's networking groups No
Employee engagement scores year on year
Employee turnover rate
Paid volunteer days No
Open to discussing flexible working arrangements at the interview stage?
Employer is a Pay Equity Ambassador*
Paid Parental Leave at full salary for primary carer (not including government-funded parental leave) 18 weeks
Paid Parental Leave at full salary for secondary carer 6 weeks
Minimum tenure required to be eligible for Paid Parental Leave 12 months
Continuation of superannuation payments whilst on paid Parental Leave
Continuation of superannuation payments whilst on unpaid Parental Leave
Programs for parents returning to work after Parental Leave No

About City of Sydney

Sydney is a vibrant, cosmopolitan, and accessible city with a diverse population, a rich history, world famous tourist attractions and an exciting calendar of international and local events.

"Our people are our most important asset. They are central to achieving our exciting and ambitious Sustainable Sydney 2030 – developing a green, global and connected city – and continuing to provide valued community services. Our values guide us in how we work, interact with each other and make decisions. They help us deliver on the City of Sydney's purpose to ‘lead, govern and serve’. Our managers and staff have played a key role in defining the behaviours that express and support our values. We are committed to providing a work environment where we can live the values in everything we do and help make the City an even better place to work."
Monica Barone, Chief Executive Officer,City of Sydney

The City of Sydney is the local government authority responsible for the central business district (CBD) and more than 30 suburbs or parts of suburbs within our boundaries. In 2007, the City of Sydney asked residents and businesses what they wanted to see happen over the next 20 years and beyond. The result is a collective vision for Sydney’s sustainable development, called Sustainable Sydney 2030, which will make Sydney a green, global and connected city. The city is fast becoming a leading environmental performer and our sustainability plan guides what we do. Sustainable development is not just about the physical environment, but about fostering Sydney’s economy, society and culture as well. FemaleRangers-highres-5693 small.jpg

5 reasons to work at the City of Sydney

1. An opportunity to make a difference

Working with the City gives you the chance to engage with the community, influence the physical environment and contribute to the sustainability and growth of Sydney. The City encourages you to be yourself – we value difference and the creativity it sparks making for an interesting and productive workforce.

2. A diverse community

The City has a diverse geographic, cultural and demographic energy which awakens your senses. Working within its sights, sounds and colours is constantly stimulating. The City is a great place to gain experience and exposure to a range of work environments.

3. Be part of something special

Being part of the City means you are part of something bigger than yourself. You will be working with passionate, friendly, supportive people committed to working together to deliver for our communities – residents, workers and visitors. serve-cycling-9594.jpg

4. Create endless opportunities

Our professional development program encourages you to undertake education and training activities best suited to your career. We also encourage you to further your academic education by studying for tertiary qualifications, including post graduate.

5. Commitment to safety and welfare

While we work hard, we are committed to your wellbeing. Getting the balance right is important to us at the City. We place great emphasis on ensuring our workplace is safe and accessible. WaterTreatmentPlant-highres-0108 small.jpg

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* Employer has undertaken the requirements to be on the Pay Equity Ambassador list, administered by the Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA).