Unley Publications : Unley Life Winter 2018
UNLEYLIFE 25 When it comes to finding the perfect job, flexibility is often high on the wish list and it is something the City of Unley is proud to offer its workforce. Mark Clarke, Manager of Operational Services at the Unley Depot, says the department offers flexible working arrangements for its employees. “ We have spent a lot of time ensuring that as a Council we can of fer at tractive maternity leave and flexible working hours that account for things such as school pickup and drop offs, which we offer our female and male employees,” Mr Clarke says. City of Unley Leading Worker of the Horticultural Team Kelly Hegarty, is expecting her first child and says she values the flexible working environment. “ T he whole team has been very supportive as I prepare to take maternity leave and I’m comforted by the fact that when I’m ready to return to work, I have a job that will allow me to balance work and family commitments,” Ms Hegarty says. And there must be something in the water at the Unley Depot with three out of the four female staff in the Horticulture Team about to head off on maternity leave. The Council has also seen a recent shift in employment trends with more women applying for and securing positions that were once thought of as male dominated roles. “ We have seen a large increase in women working in field roles such as horticulture and arboriculture as well as technical roles,” Mr Clarke says. For information about career opportunities at the City of Unley, visit unley.sa.gov.au. Flexibility key to happy workforce Kelly Heggarty and Kate Grigg.
Unley Life Autumn 2018