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    Ref: 2017/4000

    Procurement Coordinator
    1 x Permanent Full Time – 35 hours, 5 days per week

    Closing Date:
    15 December 2017

    1 x Permanent Full Time – 35 hours, 5 days per week

    Salary: $90,509.70 to $99,175.49 pa + 9.5% super

    Location: Liverpool City Council, 33 Moore Street, Liverpool NSW 2170

    Liverpool City Council is seeking applications from experienced Procurement and Purchasing Professionals to fill a vacancy in a key area of Council operations.

    The role of Procurement Coordinator is a strategic role focused on leading the purchasing function of Liverpool City Council. With annual capital and operational budgets of well over $100 million, this role is critical in delivering value for the ratepayers of the City of Liverpool.

    In addition to managing a team of three Procurement specialists, the role requires a strategic focus to identify and respond to areas of strategic opportunity in procurement and purchasing.  As convenor of Council’s Strategic Procurement Working Group, the role will lead innovation in consolidating purchasing across the business, creating economies of scale in purchasing, and delivering on the needs of business units focused on creating a fantastic city in the Great South West.

    To be successful, you must have extensive relevant qualifications and/or experience in purchasing and procurement, strong leadership skills, highly effective stakeholder management skills, and experience in strategic procurement initiatives resulting in measurable organisation wide improvements.

    Salary will be dependent upon the relevant skills, experience and capabilities of the successful applicant.

    To view the position description please click here. Alternatively, for further information about the position please contact Elizabeth Espinosa,General Counsel, Manager Governance, Legal and Procurementon 98219268.

    How to Apply: Please click the 'Apply' button below. Applicants must submit a covering letter, current resume and response to the essential and desirable selection criteria as set out in the position description. Applicants who do not meet the essential criteria will not be considered.

    Closing Date: 15 December 2017

    To be eligible to apply for positions at Liverpool City Council, you need to be an Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident.


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    Ref: 2017/3997

    Head of Curatorial – Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre
    1 x Permanent Full Time – 35 hours, 5 days per week (over 7 days)

    Closing Date:
    15 December 2017

    1 x Permanent Full Time – 35 hours, 5 days per week (over a 7 day band-width)

    Salary: $80,442.28 to $88,144.17 pa + super 9.5%

    Location: Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre, 1 Powerhouse Road, Casula NSW 2170

    Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre is a multi-faceted arts centre that serves as the principal cultural facility of the Liverpool Local Government Area (LGA) and is owned and operated by Liverpool City Council. The Centre comprises of 6 galleries with rotating exhibitions, a 321 seat theatre, 2 artist studios, a 3 bedroom fully furnished artist residency, a ceramics studio, permanent public artworks, a national standard climate controlled gallery and storage facilities, cafe and bar and green open spaces. The Head of Curatorial manages the curatorial team to ensure the delivery of an innovative, inclusive and progressive curatorial program.  The role’s purpose is also to lead and manage the curatorial development and implementation of an exceptional program of visual arts exhibitions and experiences, oversee art prize exhibitions and travelling exhibitions as well as overseeing exhibition logistics and planning.

    Salary will be dependent upon the relevant skills, experience and capabilities of the successful applicant.

    To view the position description please click here. Alternatively, for further information about the position please contact Nikita Karvounis, Assistant Director – Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre on 9824 1121.

    How to Apply: Please click the 'Apply' button below. Applicants must submit a covering letter, current resume and response to the essential and desirable selection criteria as set out in the position description. Applicants who do not meet the essential criteria will not be considered.

    Closing Date: 15 December 2017

    To be eligible to apply for positions at Liverpool City Council, you need to be an Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident.


    Click here to Apply Now



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    The STAR technique can help you form your answer.

    • Situation: Must be specific and actual. It is important that the example provided lets the Selection Committee know ‘why’ the action took place. The situations or tasks from which actions result are often created by changes in work procedures, job responsibilities, etc.
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    Submitting your application 

    Submit your application by the advertised closing date and time. Late applications may not be accepted. 

    Applicants who do not meet the essential criteria will not be considered.

    STEP 2 : Interview

    If your application progresses through initial shortlisting, the next stage(s) will involve face to face interview, sometimes combine with a practical exercise.

    The interview may involve a single interview panel consisting of three or more assessors. The interview will include a series behaviour-based questions designed around the selection criteria to enable you to demonstrate how you have successfully meet the requirements of the role.  

    You can prepare for the interview by reviewing the position description and reflecting on how you’ve demonstrated these capabilities in the workplace or through your studies.

    STEP 3 : Pre Employment Checks

    Reference Checks

    If you’re being considered for the role, we will contact you to obtain 2 referees. Ideally, your referees should be your current and previous supervisors who can discuss your suitability for the role based on the job requirements.

    Reference checks will be completed prior to offering you employment.

    Pre-employment medical assessment

    All preferred applicants are required to attend a pre-employment medical assessment. The medical will take place at one of Council's chosen providers, and will be conducted at the Council's expense.

    Working with Children check

    If required, a working with children check will be conducted in accordance with the Child Protection (Working with Children) Act 2012 for applicants applying for a position at council, which has been identified as child-related role.

    You will be asked to provide a Working With Children Check (WWCC) number at the time of application. This number will be confirmed at the time of interview.

    For information on how to apply for a WWCC number please refer to the Office of the Children's Guardian website www.kidsguardian.nsw.gov.au/check.

    STEP 4 : Offer

    Offer of Employment

    If successful, you will be offered the role verbally, followed by a written ‘Letter of Offer’ via email explaining your terms and conditions of employment.

    Eligibility Lists

    Candidates who are assessed as meeting the requirements for the role but aren’t successful in their application may also be offered a placement on the eligibility list for similar future vacancies.

    Unsuccessful Applicants

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