Work for Us
Our employees represent our community, with approximately 42% of our employees both living in and choosing to work for the City of Kingston. This creates a sense of belonging as our employees have a strong connection to their community and the role they play within it. Kingston employs over 1,450 people in a diverse range of positions including engineering, customer service, administration, finance, community and aged services, family, youth and children services, sport and recreation, health, parks and gardens, planning, arts and management.
Community Inspired Leadership
Community Inspired Leadership describes the essence of our organisational culture and what working at Kingston means. The six key values underpinning Community Inspired Leadership are Future Orientated, Accountable, Dynamic, Expert, Community Centric and Celebrate and these values guide our behaviours. Community Inspired Leadership is our way of describing how we work and the way in which our work is focused on delivering exceptional service and benefit to the community. Our Values inform the skills, aptitudes and knowledge that are necessary to successfully perform our roles.
This Framework of Community Inspired Leadership is a strategic approach to developing employees which aligns with Council’s vision and facilitates achievement of key outcomes. The Values provide structure for performance planning and performance management as well as supporting effective recruitment and selection and informing the development of leadership and professional development programs.
There are many benefits for staff at the City of Kingston. Apart from being part of a progressive and enthusiastic team of professionals, we have a range of employee benefits designed to promote work/life balance and make your time with us engaging, dynamic and enjoyable.
Conditions of employment are in accordance with our Enterprise Agreement. Kingston contributes 9.5 per cent of each employee’s salary to a complying superannuation fund of their choice. Employees have an option to further salary-sacrifice contributions to their superannuation fund.
Kingston also offers a range of benefits to employees including:
- Learning and development opportunities
- Employee Assistance Program
- Access to the Local Government Employees Health Plan
- My Wellbeing Program (a structured health and wellbeing education program for building our workplace health)
- Social club
We recognise that flexible working arrangements benefit both employees and the organisation, in helping people balance work responsibilities with family and lifestyle needs. Flexible work options may include a 19 day month, part-time work arrangements, purchased leave and leave without pay.
The City of Kingston is an Equal Opportunity employer committed to fairness, diversity and respect. As such, Council will give due consideration to any reasonable specific adjustments necessary to the workplace to accommodate a staff member with a disability.
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