Council jobs advice
Welcome to the Invercargill City Council employment section. Here you will find information about working for the Council, the job application process, and our latest vacancies.
If you have a question that is not covered in this section, please email the Human Resources team.
Working for Council
We believe that the Invercargill City Council (ICC) is a great place to work with many benefits including:
Health insurance: ICC is part of a Southern Cross group scheme which staff can join, and receive discounts on their health insurance.
Annual leave: After six years of employment with ICC staff receive an extra week of annual leave, totaling 5 weeks.
Sick Leave: Most ICC staff are entitled to 10 days sick leave for each year of service after an initial 6 months’ continuous employment - twice the amount required by statute.
Wellness: ICC is committed to the wellness of its employees and undertakes various initiatives to support this. Past examples include annual flu vaccinations; Wellness Days in which staff can get a range of medical tests including vision, hearing, blood pressure and blood sugar; sponsorship of Council sports teams; and sponsorship of staff participating in events promoting active living such as the Surf to City, and the Corporate Rowing Challenge.
Workplace Support: ICC provides an Employee Assistance Programme in which trained professional support people make regular visits to our ICC workplaces. Staff can discuss personal or work-related issues or problems with the support staff during these visits or by phone 24 hours a day.
Social Club: The ICC has an active Social Club that all staff members can join for a small fortnightly deduction from their wages. Events held include Friday night drinks, Mid-Winter Christmas Party, Movie Night, Hottest Home Baker, Children’s Christmas Party, and much more. This is a great way to get to know your ICC colleagues.
To be considered for a job with the Council, you must be currently entitled to work in New Zealand. Your application should also confirm this. If you are unsure of your entitlement to work in New Zealand, you should contact the New Zealand Immigration Service.
The Council is committed to ensuring equality of opportunity for all current and prospective employees and to meeting the various legal obligations in the equitable recruitment, selection, development and conditions of employment of employees.
In all aspects of recruitment, training, development, remuneration, performance evaluation, discipline and promotion, the Council will actively ensure that no discrimination takes place on the grounds of age, marital status, gender, religion, ethnic origin, ethical beliefs, colour or race, employment status, disability (including illness), sexual orientation, political opinion, family status or employee representation.
Applying for a job at ICC
The application process is easy. You can apply online, print an application form and post it or deliver it by hand, or request an application pack from Council. This page describes your options.
NOTE 1: Currently we are not accepting general expressions of interest.
NOTE 2: An offer of employment is subject to a clear drug screen.
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