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Staff benefits

We offer many benefits for our employees and are committed to supporting all staff in maintaining a balanced lifestyle.

All permanent employees receive the following benefits:

  • access to our free gym
  • subsidised health and eye checks  every two years
  • subsidised cafeteria
  • help with study fees
  • workplace support people
  • one community services day per year
  • access to an in-house ergonomist
  • optional yearly flu vaccinations
  • corporate discounts from a range of local businesses
  • subsidised subscriptions for professional memberships
  • access to workplace support groups

Permanent officers also receive a remuneration benefit based on a percentage of their annual salary. These benefits can go towards a range of options, including superannuation, health insurance, student loan repayments, mortgage payments, car parking, child care, union fees and study fees.

Work-life balance

Palmerston North City Council believes that work-life balance is important, and supports staff in balancing their work life with recreation and home life.

Because of this, for the vast majority of positions we ensure that a two-day break is available every week and that work outside of hours is kept to a minimum.

Flexible working hours

Where it can be accommodated within the team and the organisation flexible hours that meet the needs of customers and staff are available. Often this involves flexibility of start and finish times. Alternative work arrangements such as part time work, compressed working weeks and job-sharing can also be considered.

Social Club

Palmerston North City Council has a social club which puts on many activities throughout the year. These functions include Christmas parties, sports tournaments, cultural activities, adventure activities and family days.

Activate wellness studio

Activate is our on-site space where staff can improve wellbeing through exercise. It is accessible to staff 24/7, at no charge. Activate is well equipped with a range of equipment including strength and cardio machines, free weights and a stretching area.