Life-Work Balance

Life-Work Balance

Health & Wellbeing Program

Our Health & Wellbeing Program is tailored to offer all staff opportunities to get fit and connect with each other, in addition to offering great discounts at local health and wellbeing businesses. Our Fitness Passport enables you to gain entry into a massive amount of gyms, pools and health centres throughout the state. Our weekly yoga class is open to all staff and we have heaps of initiatives carried out throughout the year including our Health & Wellbeing day.


We offer three weeks personal (sick, carer’s, emergency) leave, cultural leave, volunteer leave, paid parental leave, domestic violence and compassionate leave to name a few.

Extra support

We offer a variety of psychologists through our Employee Assistance Program to assist you and your family through challenging times.

Rostered day off

Our office staff have a 19-day month, in addition to flexible working hours. Field staff have a nine-day fortnight in most circumstances.

Personal and Professional Development

We are keen to develop our staff, especially those that show a passion for personal and professional development. There are a variety of differing individual and group development options available at Richmond Valley.






Closing the Gender Gap

Richmond Valley Council was extremely proud to be a featured in the 2018 Women & Leadership Australia annual report. Council was recognised amongst large international businesses in successfully closing the gender gap in the workplace and supporting women.

Featured initiatives include:
• Implementation of the Domestic and Family Violence Policy
• Focused workshop on Women in the Workplace
• Try-a-trade initiative, where local young women has the opportunity to learn about traditional male roles.


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