What is the recruitment process?

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Stage 1: Short Listing

The Selection Panel assess all applications against the selection criteria, and decides which applicants will progress to the interview stage.

Stage 2: Interview

If you are selected for an interview, Council will advise you via email or phone of your interview date, time and location. We will also advise you if you need to bring any work examples or documentary evidence with you.

Stage 3: Reference Checks

As part of the recruitment process, your referees will be asked questions to support your application and interview responses.

Stage 4: Medical Examination and Working with Children Check

As part of the recruitment process, preferred candidates will be required to undertake a medical examination and also drug/alcohol test.

Additionally, if the position is child-related you will be required to complete a Working with Children Check.

Stage 5: Final Decision

The Selection Panel will carefully consider your application, interview and reference checks prior to making a final decision.

Council will then contact the preferred candidate to make a job offer.

A probation period applies to new employees.



Unsuccessful applicants may contact the Selection Panel Convenor to get feedback on their application or interview.

Please allow four weeks from the closing date of the job advertisement for processing your application.

  • If your application is unsuccessful you will be notified via email or mail.
  • If you attend an interview and your application is unsuccessful, you will be notified by email or mail.