Team Leader


About Us

At Penrith City Council, we’re passionate about people; in our community and in our workplace. We want you to be able to be your best self and we get that work is just one part of your life, so we’re here to support you in the moments that matter. As the winner of the 2020 Local Government Excellence in People and Culture Award and a finalist in the 2020 Australian HR Awards, you can be confident in joining a workplace that offers truly outstanding benefits, including:

  • A range of flexible work arrangements
  • 18 weeks paid maternity leave
  • Health and wellbeing leave
  • 15 days personal leave
  • Significant financial and leave support for undertaking further education
  • Diverse salary packaging
  • And much, much more!

Governance delivers a range of programs and services, including the provision of governance advice and the delivery of governance awareness initiatives, administrative support to Councillors, management of internal databases and Council records, supervising business paper preparation and minute taking, undertaking research on best practice governance and supporting Council’s internal stakeholders.

About the role

As the Team Leader - Information Management Operations, you will be responsible for the supervision and administration of the day-to-day work processes of the Information Management Operational Team.

We are currently seeking a motivated individual to join our team on a temporary full-time basis, this will be for a period of up to 10 months as a parental leave cover, with the possibility of extension.

Essential Criteria

  • Certificate IV or higher in Recordkeeping or related discipline
  • Knowledge and experience in the application of the State Records Act 1998
  • Experience in a high volume records management environment
  • High level analytical, decision making and problem solving skills
  • Demonstrated knowledge in the day-to-day operations of a records management section, including the mail processes, document batching, scanning, registration and distribution of documents
  • Demonstrated experience in supervising and motivating staff
  • Demonstrated experience in manual and Electronic Document Record Management Systems
  • High level verbal and written communication skills

Desirable Criteria

  • Knowledge and experience in the retention and disposal of information in accordance with the State Records disposal authority guidelines
  • Knowledge in the operation of a franking machine
  • Administration of budgets and invoicing

Commencing Salary: $80,034.00 per annum, plus 9.5% Superannuation

You may be required to undertake background checks, as relevant to the position for which you have applied.

Visit careers.penrith.city to view the position description and to find out more information about employment with Penrith City Council. To submit your application, please apply online using the link below.

In addition to a cover letter and resume, applicants are required to submit comprehensive responses to the selection criteria (listed above) as a part of their initial application. Applicants who do not meet the essential criteria will not be considered.

Completed applications must be received by 11.55pm on the closing date. Please allow 4 weeks from the closing date for the processing of your application.

For further information about the position, please contact Kerry Hiatt, Information Management Coordinator, on 4732 7777.

Council practices EEO and WHS principles.

Penrith City Council is committed to ensuring the safety of our people and community during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Many of our employees are currently working remotely or in a way that is different to normal, which may impact our recruitment processes including time to respond to applicants and conducting online interviews instead of in-person. Some roles may also require temporary remote working arrangements; if applicable, this will be discussed with you at the time of interview.

We thank you for your patience and understanding during this time.