Location: Cessnock offers stunning landscapes, from charming countrysides, to lush vineyards, all surrounded by state forests and national parks.
Cessnock is located within the oldest wine region in Australia, which offers fine wines, gourmet food experiences and plays host to several music festivals throughout the year.
The sandy beaches of Newcastle are just 50 minutes away, and daily flights operate from Newcastle Airport.
Working week: Full-time employees work a standard 35 or 38 hour week.
Annual leave: Four weeks of paid annual leave/year, with pro-rata available for part-time employees.
Long service leave: This is payable after five years of service in NSW Local Government.
Rostered days off: Rostered days off (19 day month) are available for all full time employees.
Flexible working arrangements: Council has a range of generous flexible work arrangements available for staff such as part-time work arrangements, job-share arrangements, variations to ordinary hours and phased retirement scheme.
Paid maternity leave: We offer nine weeks at full pay or 18 weeks at half pay for employees with 12 or more months service.
Dad and Partner Pay: Dad and Partner Pay is available to eligible working dads and partners, which provides up to two weeks of government-funded pay at the rate of the National Minimum Wage. In conjunction with this, an eligible employee may also utilise Concurrent Parental Leave to extend their leave up to an additional 10 days paid leave by Council, deducted from their accrued sick leave balance.