Join an Innovative Organisation

Committed to delivering progress and value to the community.

Parkes Shire Council is a progressive and innovative organisation embracing new ideas with a culture of continuous improvement. Council is committed to delivering progress and value to our community through living our corporate values of Community, Innovation, Integrity, Respect, Safety and Teamwork. The values guide the work we do, the choices we make and how we interact with each other and the community. For our employees we provide a positive, safe, creative and fun work environment which embraces new technology with the focus on the safety, health, wellbeing and professional development of our staff.

Why join our Team?

Work Life Balance

A range of flexible working arrangements are available to help you better balance your work and life priorities.

Professional Development

Employees will have the opportunity to develop your skills and knowledge to help you perform your duties and meet our organisational objectives to the best of your ability. Council offers an Education Assistance Scheme to support you in your career aspirations.

Performance and Feedback

Council will let you know what is expected of you in your role, behaviours and the values that we live by. You will be given the opportunity to contribute and be given ongoing feedback throughout the year at your Annual Appraisal Review. Annual Performance Appraisal reviews are an opportunity to set goals and reflect on your performance.

Health and Wellbeing

Council offers many programs throughout the year to help maintain your health. These include health checks, hearing tests, eye tests, walking challenges and skin cancer checks that are funded by Council.

Employee Assistance Programme

Councils Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) is provided through an arrangement with independent counsellors. The EAP is a confidential, voluntary and free counselling service provided by qualified people. It is there for you to use if you wish to receive help in dealing with any issues that are affecting your work or life in general.

Social Club

Council employees are encouraged to be involved in our active social clubs that offer a range of activities and good times for you and your family.

Rostered Day

Council offers a nine day fortnight to all full time employees.

Leave Entitlements

Council employees are given 4 weeks annual leave, and sick leave of 15 days which includes provision of Carers Leave. Long Service Leave is available after 5 years of Service. Paid Parental Leave provides options for paid leave from Council and government funded leave.


Council offers a choice of funds or the opportunity to join the Local Government Superannuation Scheme with salary sacrifice options available. We fund superannuation currently at 9.25%.

Salary Sacrifice

Council offers salary sacrifice for additional personal superannuation contributions and motor vehicles leases.

Child Safe Organisation

Parkes Shire Council, in cooperation with the Office of the Children's Guardian, is a Child Safe Organisation. Parkes Shire Council employees who work with children and young people have a responsibility to promote their wellbeing and protect them from harm.

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