Careers

Council employs a dedicated team of more than 800 people - from child care staff to accountants; from maintenance crews to IT specialists. See how you could join a skilled and enthusiastic team serving the local community.

Job Opportunities

1 x Temporary Full Time - 38 hours, 5 days per week (across a Monday to Sunday bandwidth) with one day a week in training

Salary: National minimum wage will apply

Location: Bellbird Bar and Dining, Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre

Closing Date: Sunday, 2 December 2018

As the Apprentice Chef at Bellbird Bar and Dining you will be given the opportunity to learn and build experience in all aspects of food preparation and production. The ideal candidate will be fast, reliable, engaging and ensure that our guests receive optimum service every time.

About you:

  • Must have a minimum Year 10 High School Certificate
  • Willing to undertake TAFE cooking studies
  • Excellent presentation, interpersonal and communication skills
  • Above all you have to be passionate about the food industry and service to customers.

About the apprenticeship:

The apprenticeship provides the perfect opportunity to work closely with and learn on the job under the guidance and supervision of two highly skilled Chefs – Bellbird’s Bar & Dining Head Chef and Sous Chef.  Both our Chefs have worked in a hatted restaurant.

Benefits:

The apprenticeship will give you a unique opportunity working in a restaurant housed within an Arts Centre, with its own organic garden.  The Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre is an award-winning, multi-disciplinary Arts Centre that serves as the principal cultural facility of the Liverpool Local Government Authority (LGA) owned and operated by Liverpool City Council at Casula in Western Sydney.

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

For further information about the position please contact Nikita Karvounis, Assistant Director on 8711 7123.

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.

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Liverpool City Council is committed to providing a working environment that supports all employees to reach their full potential.

To be eligible to apply for permanent positions at Liverpool City Council, you need to be an Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident. For Temporary positions, you need a visa that gives you permission to work in Australia

1 x Permanent Full Time – 36 hours, 4 days per week

Salary: $66,278.10 to $72,620.76 pa + super (Salary will be dependent upon skills, competencies and experience)

Location: Level 5, Moore Street, Liverpool & Rose Street Depot

Closing Date: Tuesday, 27 November 2018

An exciting opportunity exists within Council’s Community Facilities Management business unit for a dedicated and innovative person to lead a team of cleaners exhibiting high quality standards, recognise and ability to cater to the diverse needs of Council’s internal and external stakeholders. As a leader, having with the flexibility and adaptability to direct the team in a rapidly growing LGA and ever-changing business environment.

Council is seeking an effective team leader focused on customer care with a ‘can do’ attitude. This position is responsible in leading & supporting the cleaning team in delivering defined services. The team leader will be supervising and coordinating staff to ensure that operational requirements are always met and the cleaning premises such as community centres, libraries, Council Chambers, community buses, depot, parks amenity buildings, administration building, special events and adhoc requests, ensuring that all areas are cleaned to a high standard.

Essential Criteria

  • Certificate IV in Cleaning Management and White Card
  • Extensive years of experience in supervising, leading, motivating a team – creating a positive team environment
  • Extensive experience using computer software applications
  • Experience and ability to undertake manual handling activities
  • Demonstrated experience in working as a leading hand to support the cleaning team when required.
  • Demonstrated ability in leadership skills, conflict resolution skills and time management skills

Class C Driver’s License is required for the position.

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

For further information about the position please contact Fareena Wood, Coordinator Community Facilities Management on 87117605.

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

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Liverpool City Council is committed to providing a working environment that supports all employees to reach their full potential.

To be eligible to apply for permanent positions at Liverpool City Council, you need to be an Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident. For Temporary positions, you need a visa that gives you permission to work in Australia

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

Salary: $60,943.15 to $66,587.89 pa + super

Location: 52 Scott Street, Liverpool

Closing Date: Tuesday, 27 November 2018

An exciting full time position exists in the Community Facilities Management Section providing high level quality administration to support the efficient and effective management of Council’s community facilities.

The Business Unit

The Community Facilities Management Business Unit manages the strategy, planning, operational implementation and evaluation of a broad range of community programs, functions, events and services. The Unit manages community use of Council’s buses, community centre assets and facilities.

The business unit is providing an opportunity for professional development, and is offering challenging and engaging work. The section has a positive and friendly working environment with a commitment to innovation, quality and outstanding customer service and providing much needed services to the community of Liverpool.

The Role and Responsibilities

Reporting to the Coordinator Community Facilities Management, the Administrative Officer is responsible for the daily operational management of bookings for Council’s community centre’s and buses, providing day to day support as part of a team to ensure high service delivery.

This position will require the delivery of excellent customer service, high level of assistance to hirers and clients, ability to work with a diverse range of individuals, providing information on Council’s procedures, fees, payment methods, services, etc. The role will undertake administrative duties associated with the operation of Council’s community facilities including however but not limited to increasing utilisation through bookings, preparation of outstanding accounts, creating and updating databases, expression of interests and mail outs. Assist in the development and coordination of procedures and templates Proficiency in the operation of various computer packages e.g. Pathways, TRIM, Outlook, Microsoft Office, and Tech One. The position will also assist with the administrative support to the facilities cleaners and coordinate work activities with other team members to achieve targets, optimise work outputs and achievements for the section and Council.

Key Responsibilities

  • Confident in accurately maintaining and updating the facilities booking systems, databases and registers related to all clients utilising Councils community centres.
  • Provide information as requested by the public, community and Council Officers as required.
  • Coordination of booking requests, payments and financial processes.
  • Customer relationship management. Maintaining and improving ongoing relationships with clients.
  • Proven excellent organisational skills with the capacity to manage multiple tasks and work under pressure, maintaining attention to detail whilst meeting deadlines.
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a team in a fast changing environment, to work productively with limited supervision and to work to deadlines.
  • Liaise with other departments of Council and customers on Community Centre issues.
  • Ensure hirers have completed the necessary documentation, payment and complied with the Community Centres Terms and Conditions to confirm a booking.
  • High oral and written communication skills and ability to work in a team environment.

Whilst this position description covers the key areas of responsibilities, this list is not exhaustive. Day to day tasks and responsibilities may vary and be in addition to those listed above (reasonably and within the limits of individual skills, competence and training).

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

For further information about the position please contact Fareena Wood, Coordinator Community Facilities Management on 8711 7605.

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.

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Liverpool City Council is committed to providing a working environment that supports all employees to reach their full potential.

To be eligible to apply for permanent positions at Liverpool City Council, you need to be an Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident. For Temporary positions, you need a visa that gives you permission to work in Australia.

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

Salary: $62,535.14 to $73,077.60 pa + super

Location: 33 Moore Street, Liverpool

Closing Date: Sunday, 25 November 2018

Liverpool is one of Sydney’s progressive urban and regional centres with a population of 200,000 set to reach 330,000 over the next 20 years. It is now positioned as the capital of South Western Sydney with an affordable lifestyle, accessibility by rail, road and a future airport and solid jobs growth.

With local infrastructure projects such as the airport at Badgerys Creek and the proposed M9 link road in the pipeline the region is now poised to unlock its potential for significant investment and new jobs.

In this role you will contribute to the overall assessment of Development Applications, Construction Certificates, Building Program and achieving the objectives of the Community Standards unit, which includes regulatory compliance whilst liaising with the public, developers and consultants and replying to both written and verbal Building related enquiries.

You will have demonstrated experience in inspections to ensure compliance with relevant standards and codes and a working knowledge of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979, Local Government Act 1993, Building Code of Australia and other related legislation and Court procedures. As a good communicator, you will be capable of clarifying requirements and conveying information to a diverse client group.

It is essential you are currently undertaking or hold a qualification recognised by the NSW Building Professionals Board to enable accreditation under their accreditation scheme. Council provides funding for annual renewal of Accreditation and Continuing Professional Development for this position.

Our Council offers excellent employment conditions including a competitive salary, flexi-time, access to the learning and development scheme and employee assistance program and a generous health and well-being program.

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

For further information about the position please contact Robert Bennett, Coordinator Building and Compliance on 8711 7739.

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.

Click here for a copy of the Position Description

Click here to Apply Now

Liverpool City Council is committed to providing a working environment that supports all employees to reach their full potential.

To be eligible to apply for permanent positions at Liverpool City Council, you need to be an Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident. For Temporary positions, you need a visa that gives you permission to work in Australia.

1 x Temporary Full Time – 35 hours, 5 days per week (up to September 2019)

Salary: $60,943.15 to $66,587.89 pa + super

Location: Rose Street Depot, Liverpool

Closing Date: Sunday, 25 November 2018

We are looking for temporary Stores Person to join our team for a temporary contract with the possibility of permanency.

This positions purpose is the provide services on the purchase, delivery, holding and issue of all stores inventory, to ensure a safe, cost-effective, and on-time quality stores service to Council staff.

As the Stores Person you will be responsible for:

  • Accurately recording the issue and return of stock items into the store’s inventory system
  • Generate purchase requisitions for stores replenishment
  • Receiving and checking all deliveries
  • Cross checking quantities against orders
  • Loading and unloading store items and other duties as required.

This position is accountable to ensure the stores function is conducted at a high level of safety, efficiency and effectiveness.

Experience and knowledge in stores and/or warehouse management that includes stock control, stores layout, stores programs and obsolescence inventory control would be essential for this position.

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

For further information about the position please contact Margaret Diebert, Manager Operational Facilities on 8711 7038.

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.

Click here for a copy of the Position Description

Click here to Apply Now

Liverpool City Council is committed to providing a working environment that supports all employees to reach their full potential.

To be eligible to apply for permanent positions at Liverpool City Council, you need to be an Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident. For Temporary positions, you need a visa that gives you permission to work in Australia.

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

Salary: $60,943.15 to $66,587.89 pa + super

Location: 52 Scott Street, Liverpool

Closing Date: Sunday, 25 November 2018

We are looking for an experienced Administration Officer to join our energetic, fast-paced team to provide a high level, reliable and timely business and administration support to the Civic and Citizenship Coordinator and associated activities.

About you:

  • You must have Certificate III in Administration or relevant event experience
  • High attention to detail and the ability to apply these to the workplace and events
  • Excellent presentation, interpersonal and communication skills
  • Good time management skills

What we offer in return:

  • Flexible work arrangements
  • Equal Employment Opportunities (EEO)
  • Reimbursement of fees for health and fitness related activities
  • Employee Assistance Program

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

For further information about the position please contact Alyson Infanti, Civic and Citizenship Coordinator on 02 8711 7680.

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.

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Liverpool City Council is committed to providing a working environment that supports all employees to reach their full potential.

To be eligible to apply for permanent positions at Liverpool City Council, you need to be an Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident. For Temporary positions, you need a visa that gives you permission to work in Australia.

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

Salary: $80,735.70 to $88,465.71 pa + 9.5% super + leaseback vehicle

Location: 33 Moore Street, Liverpool

Closing Date: Sunday, 25 November 2018

Liverpool is fast becoming Liverpool’s third CBD as the Gateway City to Western Sydney Airport and is going through rapid change and growth. Nearly 100 new residents are arriving every week. Liverpool is now positioned as the capital of South Western Sydney with affordable lifestyle, accessibility by rail, road and a future airport and solid jobs growth.

We have some amazing local infrastructure projects such as the Western Sydney Airport at Badgerys Creek and the proposed M9 link road in the pipeline, the development of our growing community in a mix of high rise urban, green field, residential and rural situations the region is now poised to unlock its potential for significant investment and new jobs.

The successful applicant will have:

  • A Degree, Graduate Diploma or Diploma in Building, Engineering, Construction field or equivalent.
  • Accredited at A4 under the NSW BPB Accreditation Scheme (Council provides funding for annual renewal of accreditation and continuing professional development for this position).
  • WHS White Card and Class C Drivers Licence.
  • Proven experience in conducting inspections, approvals and certification services in accordance with statutory requirements.
  • Proven and demonstrated compliance with relevant standards and codes and a working knowledge of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979, Local Government Act 1993, Building Code of Australia and other related legislation and Court procedures.
  • Demonstrated well developed written and verbal communication skills including ability to communicate with a wide range of stakeholders, both internal and external.

For further information about the position please contact Robert Bennett - Coordinator Building and Compliance on 8711 7739.

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.

Click here for a copy of the Position Description

Click here to Apply Now

Liverpool City Council is committed to providing a working environment that supports all employees to reach their full potential.

To be eligible to apply for permanent positions at Liverpool City Council, you need to be an Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident. For Temporary positions, you need a visa that gives you permission to work in Australia.

3 x Permanent Full Time - 36 hours, 4 days per week

Salary: $60,630.93 to $66,238.94 pa + super

Location: Rose Street Depot, Liverpool

Closing Date: Sunday, 25 November 2018

Liverpool City Council is looking for three Waste Services Operatives to work in the Recreation, CBD and Cleansing Department located at Council’s Operation Centre. This section of Council is responsible for maintaining the cleanliness of the Liverpool Local Government area in a timely and cost effective manner. This position in particular is responsible to the maintenance of this cleanliness by the removal of waste, recycling, litter and bin servicing.

As a Waste Services Operative, you will require a HR driver’s license and have experience in general truck driving within residential areas. You will have demonstrated experience working as part of a team and knowledge of Work, Health and Safety (WHS) practices, the principles of Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO), ethical practice and multi-cultural diversity. Manual handling skills are also required and the successful applicant must have a flexible attitude towards responsibilities and hours of work.

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

For further information about the position please contact Graham Hope, Coordinator Cleansing and Waste on 8711 9701.

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.

Click here for a copy of the Position Description

Click here to Apply Now

Liverpool City Council is committed to providing a working environment that supports all employees to reach their full potential.

To be eligible to apply for permanent positions at Liverpool City Council, you need to be an Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident. For Temporary positions, you need a visa that gives you permission to work in Australia.

1 x Permanent Full Time - 38 hours per week across a 7 day Monday to Sunday bandwidth

Salary: $65,275.05 to $71,486.49 pa + super (+ Council Leaseback Vehicle)

Location: 33 Moore Street, Liverpool

Closing Date: Sunday, 25 November 2018

Do you have a regulatory qualification or extensive experience as a ranger within a customer focussed environment? Look no further this is the job for you! We are seeking an individual who can demonstrate initiative, have the ability to work within and contribute towards team success, have a commitment to continuous quality improvement, and who are prepared to work flexible hours in providing community protection and education in regulatory and compliance matters.

You will possess skills that ensure that breaches of various legislation are rectified, whilst maintaining good order and amenity of the Liverpool Local Government Area. This includes but is not limited to parking enforcement, abandon vehicles and illegally placed article/goods on Council land.

You must have strong conflict resolutions skills and preferably demonstrate comprehensive knowledge in the following: Local Government Act 1993, Protection of the Environment Operations Act 1997, Impounding Act 1993, Roads Act 1993, Environmental Planning and Assessment Act, NSW Road Rules and other relevant Acts and regulations administered by Council.

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

For further information about the position please contact Ben Krkach, Team Leader Regulatory Service on (02) 8711 7621.

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.

Click here for a copy of the Position Description

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Liverpool City Council is committed to providing a working environment that supports all employees to reach their full potential.

To be eligible to apply for permanent positions at Liverpool City Council, you need to be an Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident. For Temporary positions, you need a visa that gives you permission to work in Australia

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

Salary: Negotiable includes Council Leaseback Vehicle

Location: Rose Street Depot

Closing Date: Sunday, 18 November 2018

Welcome to Liverpool City Council one of the fastest growing and New South Wales’s third CBD also known as the Gateway City to Western Sydney Airport.

Here we like to do things differently, our focus is on effective solutions to everyday issues, finding innovative ways of servicing our City and providing outstanding customer service to all our residents and visitors.

We are looking to appoint a highly motivated and established Cleaning and Waste Manager to drive and lead the waste and cleansing unit. The main objectives of the role will be providing expect advice on a diverse and complex range of strategic and operational activities in a proactive and efficient manner.

Our desired candidate will have a clear understanding of the importance to create a comprehensive long-term strategy for managing and reducing waste, while simultaneously focusing on the day to day of operations. High exposure within waste management with a focus on solutions and business improvements will be highly regarded along with a clear understanding of the importance of business sustainability and commitment to the environment.

To be successful in this role, you must have demonstrated skills in leading and inspiring exceptional performance from teams, implemented long term strategic solutions, private or public-sector experience, result focus and driven.

In return we offer a wide range of benefits: competitive salary, lease back vehicle, flexi time and health and wellbeing options. We take great pride investing in our people and provide access to leading “in-house” learning and developing programs.

This is a high profile, challenging and rewarding position leading a passionate and driven team. To be successful you will need to demonstrate your skills and experience relevant to this role, in particular how you meet the following three key criteria:

  1. Demonstrated achievements in leading and facilitating project and change management initiatives, including proven ability to lead and motivate others in working collaboratively in the delivery of strategic objectives
  2. Demonstrated experience in the development and delivery of strategic business plans and budgets, and generating innovative approaches to more effectively deploy resources in delivering solutions and services
  3. Demonstrated experience in working across all levels of an organisation and including other high level stakeholders to initiate and manage complex projects or resolve high priority often sensitive and complex waste and cleansing matters, by leveraging advanced problem solving and decision making skills

For further information about the position please contact David Brodie, Manager City Works on 8711 7037

How to Apply: Applicants must submit a covering letter, current resume and response to the three key criteria as set out in this advertisement

Applicants who do not meet this criteria will not be considered.

Previous applicants need not apply.

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Liverpool City Council is committed to providing a working environment that supports all employees to reach their full potential.

To be eligible to apply for permanent positions at Liverpool City Council, you need to be an Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident. For Temporary positions, you need a visa that gives you permission to work in Australia

1 x Temporary Full Time 2 year contract - 35 hours, 5 days per week with provision for study/exam leave

Salary: Salary will be dependent upon year of study and competencies of the successful applicant.

Location: 33 Moore Street, Liverpool

Closing Date:  Sunday, 18 November 2018

Liverpool City Council is rapidly transforming to lead the Liverpool Community through a period of immense change and growth. These changes bring an exciting opportunity for a full time legal and governance Cadet to join the Legal, Governance and Procurement team.

Your main purpose will be to assist the Legal Services and Governance teams. You may be directed to attend to various tasks including, but not limited to, research, drafting, brief preparation, administrative duties (such as filing), proof reading, policy review and report writing.

To be successful in this role you must be:

  • enrolled in a tertiary program relevant to law, governance, politics or business
  • entering your last two years of study, and
  • motived and enthusiastic to learn.

For further information about the position please contact Michael Knight, Deputy General Counsel, on 8711 7803.

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.

Click here to Apply Now

Click here for a copy of the Position Description

Liverpool City Council is committed to providing a working environment that supports all employees to reach their full potential.

To be eligible to apply for permanent positions at Liverpool City Council, you need to be an Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident. For Temporary positions, you need a visa that gives you permission to work in Australia

Great People Great Workplace

"Be part of something greater"

Meet Our People

Working for us is about more than just a job, it’s about the community we serve.

Working in diverse roles, our staff contribute to making our city vibrant, engaging and connected so the community and it's visitors can enjoy all Liverpool has to offer.

We contribute to improving the lives of this generation and generations to come, whether we’re shaping policy or handling enquiries, we all share the common goal of being a part of something bigger and contributing to the changing needs of our local community both now and into the future.

We are committed to encouraging diversity in the workplace and developing a workplace culture that is inclusive, respectful and promotes diversity and embraces the unique skills and qualities of the workforce.

That’s why we have put the necessary programs & initiatives in place to enhance our workforce mobility to grow your career.

Working together

You will be part of a productive, effective and harmonious workplace, where your full potential can be realised. Our Dignity and Respect in the Workplace Program promotes your right to be treated with respect in our workplace and also your obligation to treat others at work with respect.

We are committed to valuing diversity in the workplace.

  • Value Staff
  • Show Leadership
  • Respect People
  • Communicate Effectively

Great employee benefits

You can enjoy a range of Great Employee Benefits. We aim to support you both personally and professionally and help you balance your unique needs and career aspirations through a range of employee benefits:

  • Flexible Work Arrangements: we offer different types of leave and competitive salaries;
  • Equal Employment Opportunities (EEO);
  • Work Health and Safety: we are committed to health, safety and welfare of all our people.

Work/life balance

You will have the opportunity to look at ways to improve your health and create a sense of personal well being, enabling you to reach your potential in all aspects of your work and personal life.

Our Health and Well Being program offers a range of tools, resources and services to motivate and assist managing physical health and well being:

  • Reimbursement of fees for health and fitness related activities;
  • Fitness passport;
  • Employee Assistance Program;
  • Influenza Vaccination Program.

Grow your career

Our People Achieving Program encourages managers and employees with achievement planning to meet regularly to discuss progress, capabilities and development opportunities to get where you want to go and put a plan in place to develop your skills and knowledge.

Our program consists of three simple stages:

  • Achieve career goals;
  • Enabling employees to further develop their skills;
  • Engage in meaningful feedback.

Our Hiring Process

Found a job you want to apply for? Carefully review the job advertisement and position description to determine if the role is right for you.

The position description will help you understand the responsibilities and tasks required in the job.

Cover Letter

Your application must include a cover letter. A Cover letter is a brief introduction about yourself and your relevant skills, qualifications and experience.

Resume

Your application must include an up to date copy of your resume. The resume should provide all the relevant information about your education, employment history, achievements and abilities.

Selection criteria

To be considered for the job, you will need to respond to each of the essential & desirable criteria which are shown in the position description. You will need to write at least one to two paragraphs explaining how you have demonstrated the particular criteria being asked for.

It is important to provide evidence to back up your claims. Use actual examples of what you have done, how well you did it, what you achieved, and how it relates to the requirements of the job you are applying for.

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.
  • Task: The purpose of the task must be realistic and specific.
  • Action: The “what” and “how”. Actions are what people say and do. They are steps taken in completing a task, how someone lays out work or interacts with others.
  • Result: Outcome or what happened as a result of the action. It is essential that the Selection Committee understand whether the ‘actions’ taken were effective in changing or somehow effecting the identified situation.

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.

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.

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.

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

Unsuccessful interviewed applicants will be advised via email. Applicants may contact the chairperson of the selection panel for post-assessment feedback.

Career Pathways