Human Resources

Human Resources is an internal service provider with a strong focus on ensuring that Council has the people & performance capacities necessary to fulfil its corporate objectives.

The goal of the Human Resources Group is to provide quality information and support services in all aspects of people & performance management. Core services include:

  • Recruitment
  • Training and Development
  • Industrial and Employee Relations
  • Work, Health & Safety 
  • Workers Compensation & Injury Management

Applying for a Position with Maitland City Council

Positions with Council are generally advertised on and in the Newcastle Herald on Saturday.

To apply for an advertised position, intending applicants can obtain further information by following:

  • The Jobs @ MCC page click here
  • Click here to view the Local Government Award.

If an applicant requires additional information after they have read the package, they can contact the officer listed in the advertisement.

It is essential that applicants:

  1. Quote the position number and provide details of their abilities, qualifications and experience, together with contact details of two (2) current referees.
  2. Submit their application using Councils online recruitment system.
  3. Address the selection criteria outlined in the Position Description/Role Charter.
  4. Ensure that Council receives their application no later than the closing date.

Selection of staff is based on the merit of each applicant in relation to the selection criteria.

Please note all applications must be received through Councils online recruitment system to be considered.

Apprenticeships and Traineeships

Maitland City Council offers apprenticeships in the areas of:

  • Painting
  • Gardener/Greenkeeper
  • Carpentry
  • Plant Mechanics

If you are interested in obtaining information regarding an apprenticeship, monitor the Jobs @ MCC page and please register your interest at the following websites:

Maitland City Council also offers Traineeships in the following areas:

  • Business Administration
  • Accounting
  • Information Technology
  • Engineering
  • Town Planning
  • Health and Building Surveying

Traineeship positions are advertised as required on the Maitland City Council website. Please review the website and forward your application as positions are advertised.

Work Experience with Maitland City Council

Maitland City Council offers students and other members of the community the opportunity to develop relevant work experience and gain vocational skills that complement their education or their skill base.

Work experience students will be provided with on the job training, support, guidance, feedback and direction in a positive and enthusiastic manner, and will ensure the student's time at Council is meaningful and that their experience is positive.

Interested parties who would like to undertake work experience with Council must complete the Work Experience Application Form at least 4 weeks prior to the required commencement date and complete all required sections.

Please forward this form to:

Human Resources PO BOX 220 MAITLAND NSW 2320

Please note granting of work experience will be based on the ability of the relevant department to accommodate the placement.

Maitland City Council and EEO

Maitland City Council is committed to ensuring that in the application of its policies, procedures and practices, no discrimination takes place and that all employees enjoy equal access to opportunities within the organisation.

Council has adopted a comprehensive Equity, Diversity & Respect Policy and EEO/Diversity Management Plan, and will be supporting a number of activities in the current year as part of the plan.

Organisation Structure

Click here to view Maitland City Council's Organisation Structure.