All positions are advertised on Council‘s website and other forms of advertising may be used depending upon on the position - e.g Seek.
Initial inquiries should be directed to the Contact Officer whose details are shown in the advertisement. All inquiries will be dealt with in the strictest of confidence.
To apply for a position online you will need to have a ‘unique’ email address (not a shared email address).
Submission of all applications is done by using Council’s on-line recruitment system, not via post or email. (If you can’t apply online, contact the relevant Contact Officer to discuss options).
Using Council’s on-line recruitment system you can upload up to three (3) documents.
You will need to provide:
A cover letter should be a short introduction of yourself, why you applied for the position and any additional information you believe is relevant or important. You should highlight your qualifications, skills and experience relevant to the position you are applying for.
Resume/ Curriculum Vitae
A resume should include the following:
- Your full name, address, email and daytime telephone contact details.
- A summary of your employment history starting with your current employment. In reverse order, it should detail the positions you have held including dates of employment and a brief outline of the main duties.
- Your relevant educational qualifications and professional affiliations. Copies of your documents should be attached.
- Details of relevant training courses attended
- The names, position titles, name of employer and contact details of two recent work- related referees, preferably your current or most recent manager/supervisor. (You should ask the referees whether they are willing to act as referees prior to supplying their details).
Ideally your resume should be no more than 3-4 pages long, so it should be clear and concise.
Points to Remember
- Be positive in the language you use
- Include examples of achievements and level of responsibility
The selection criteria are the most essential aspect of your application - this is your chance to shine.
Please provide a written response that demonstrates how your skills and experience are relevant to each selection criteria. It is important to be clear and concise.
A good way to address the selection criteria is to provide a specific example of where you have performed a particular task which is relevant. For example, if the selection criteria states ‘excellent communication skills’, you need to provide an example of a time you have used your communication skills to complete a task. You should set the scene, list the actions you took in performing the task and summarise the result. You could use the STAR method which is set out below;
Describe the back ground of the position
What was your role in the situation?
What were your responsibilities?
What did you do?
How did you overcome the challenges along the way?
What did you achieve?
How long did it take?
By outlining a specific example from start through to the end result, you are providing evidence of how you meet a particular selection criterion. This is important as it means the selection panel can see how your skills relate and could be applied to the position.
It is important to remember that you are competing with other applicants for the position. If you do not provide details on how you meet both the Essential and Desirable Criteria in your application you limit your potential to be considered for an interview.
For Outdoor Operational Roles
For most outdoor or operational positions, you do not need to provide a written response to the selection criteria. Make sure your resume has listed all your skills and competencies.
Instead, you may be required to complete a practical test to demonstrate that you can operate the machinery, vehicle etc that are used to perform the tasks of the position you are applying for.