Our recruitment process

There are three stages to the recruitment process.
Interview stage

If you have been selected for interview you will be contacted by phone and advised of the date and time of interview which will be followed up with an email confirming the details. Interviews are conducted by a panel (of usually three members) who will ask you questions based on the selection criteria and person profile which are both found in the role charter.

Recommendation stage

Once all interviews have been held the panel will make a recommendation to progress the preferred candidate/s through to the next stage of the recruitment process which is completed prior to an offer of employment being made. The next stage in this process includes the following:

  • Reference checks
  • Employment history and/or qualification checks
  • Other employment checks e.g. Working with Children Check
  • Pre-employment medical (includes drug and alcohol testing and is kept strictly confidential)

Please note it may take a few weeks after the interview stage to have all paperwork signed off and employment checks to be completed.

Offer of employment

Once all pre-employment checks have been successfully completed, if you are the preferred candidate you will be contacted by the Manager/Coordinator regarding an offer of employment. A formal letter of offer will then be sent to you in the mail.

If you are not the successful candidate you will be notified via email once the preferred candidate has accepted the role. Council does appreciate the time and effort all candidates put into the application process and encourages applicants to apply again for any position which match their skills and experience. You are welcome to request personalised feedback on your application/interview if you have been unsuccessful.