Careers at Council

How to apply

It is very important that your application demonstrates that you a strong candidate for the position for which you are applying. Please carefully read the information on preparing your application.

Benefits of working with us

We aim to be an employer of choice, and offer many benefits to our valued staff, including:

  • Career development opportunities
  • Study assistance
  • Competitive salaries
  • Great work/life balance
  • Flex-time or rostered day off
  • Apprenticeships
  • Active social club
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Salary sacrifice option at our childcare centres
  • Employee Recognition and Rewards Scheme
  • Motor Vehicle Novated Leasing for staff

Equal Employment Opportunity

We are an equal opportunity employer. We aim to ensure that fair, equitable and non-discriminatory consideration is given to all applicants, regardless of age, sex, disability, marital status, pregnancy, sexuality, transgender, carer’s responsibility, race/ethnicity or religious background. If you are selected for an interview, please advise us if you have any special requirements to assist you in attending the interview.

Councils for Gender Equality - Bronze AwardHornsby Shire Council is proud to be a recipient of the inaugural Bronze Award in the prestigious national 50:50 Vision Councils for Gender Equity Program through the Australian Local Government Women’s Association (ALGWA).

The Bronze Award reflects a demonstrated commitment to improving and increasing gender equity within the local government workforce.

Our values

Our values underpin all that we do; they provide us with a shared vision of who we are and what we stand for as an organisation.


We provide a helpful and efficient service. We are local and know the neighbourhood.


We are fair and reasonable. We are mindful of the best interests of all stakeholders in the decisions we make.


We listen and encourage open and transparent communication. We are respectful of all views.


We are resourceful and incorporate sustainable work practices. We seek to be innovative and to do things better across all facets of our operations.

Our organisation

Our organisation is made up of four divisions:

Corporate Support

This division includes Financial Services, Governance and Customer Service, People and Culture, Information Systems, Land and Property Services and Strategy and Communications.

Environment and Human Services

This division includes Community Services, Library and Information Services and Natural Resources.


This division includes Compliance and Certification, Development Assessments and Strategic Planning.

Infrastructure and Recreation

This division includes Asset Management and Maintenance, Design and Construction, Parks and Recreation, Traffic and Road Safety and Waste Management.

For more information, see the Management page or download the Organisational Structure - 491kb.


About Hornsby Shire and Council

About Hornsby Shire and Council (PDF 279.5kb)