Dynamic working environment

Penrith Council is one of the largest councils in the Sydney metropolitan area and is a recognised leader in local government.

Penrith Council offers employees a dynamic work environment, career development and training opportunities just under an hour west from the
Sydney CBD.

Penrith has lifestyle options to suit both a cosmopolitan or rural lifestyle.
Council strives to achieve a workplace culture that is known for its dedication to customers, commitment to service and professionalism.  

We provide a wide range of services to 185,000 residents and employ about 1200 permanent, temporary and casual staff to provide the community with the best customer service possible. We recruit people who share that commitment and who best fit the requirements of the position.

Council values its staff and is supportive of creating a workplace culture which is adaptable, flexible and conducive to high levels of innovation, empowerment, motivation and productivity.  Staff are actively encouraged to use their initiative and creativity to improve the services we provide to
the public.

Penrith City Council encourages our staff to be healthy, involved and productive members of their communities as well as their work teams. We support our staff in many different ways in balancing their commitments at work with their family life, leisure, education, health and community involvements.

Council prides itself on its progressive work practices and has a number of policies that support the needs of our staff. These include:

  • flexible starting and finishing times, flexible lunch breaks and flex days for indoor staff, or rostered days off for outdoor and childcare staff
  • paid maternity leave and supporting parent leave after 12 months service
  • an Educational Assistance Policy
  • salary packaging options
  • phased-in-retirement
  • working from home and
  • generous leave provisions.

If you are looking to begin or develop your career, Penrith City Council has a variety of professional opportunities that could be suited to you. Many people, once they join Penrith Council, are able to see the opportunities that are available within the industry and decide to make a career in local government.

For more information go to penrithcity.nsw.gov.au click on ‘look for jobs’.