Benefits of working at Palmerston North City Council

Now's a great time to join us here at Palmerston North City Council. We've got an ambitious programme of work and we are transforming the way we engage with our customers and community.

Working with us is a rewarding way to support your community, work with a great team, and develop your career.

We do more than just pay you a salary too. We have awesome benefits to support you. Here’s a snapshot:

  • 5 weeks annual leave and a community service day every year
  • additional long service leave after qualifying periods (5,10, 20, 30 and 40 years)
  • parental leave benefits, including paid partner's leave, top-up payments and annual leave paid at full rate on return
  • hybrid working principles
  • free access to our on-site fitness equipment
  • free annual flu vaccinations and subsidised health and eye checks every 2 years
  • confidential counselling service
  • waiata group
  • professional memberships and assistance with study leave and fees
  • corporate training and development programmes
  • various wellbeing spaces, including parents' room and wellness/prayer/peaceful space.

We're focused on continually improving our employee experience. We know being a great place to work takes effort and we value staff feedback. Our work to support and provide services for Palmy people is engaging and rewarding, and you'll be working alongside people who are passionate about our city.

We have fun, too, including through our team celebrations and active social club.