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The Application Process

Welcoming Diversity 

Council is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer and we use a merit based approach to select the best person for the job.

The selection process at Campbelltown City Council  is merit based, meaning we review and compare candidates application. We will select the person whose skills, knowledge, personal qualities and experience best match what we need a person to be successful in the job.

Throughout our recruitment process we ensure the principles of equal employment opportunity are adhered to and ensure our selection committees reflect a gender balance and include an independent member not from the recruiting.

We value the unique contributions of all people. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and people with a disability are encouraged to apply for any roles at Council.

We also recognise the skills and attributes of veterans and welcomes applications from ex-service personnel.  

Child Safety Commitment Statement

We are committed to acting in the best interest of the children in our community. We believe children have the right to be safe, listened to and respected. We have zero tolerance for child abuse and will take allegations very seriously, responding quickly and consistently in line with our policies and procedures. We aim to provide a safe space for all children, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children, children from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, children who identify as LGBTIQA+, and children with  disability.

 

 

Before you apply
  1. Read the job advertisement
  2. Have a clear understanding of what’s written in a job advertisement is the key for you to determine if the job, or even the organisation, is the right fit for you. Our advertisements are designed around culture, motivation, technical ability and include a brief description of the role, a key contact for further information, details on how to apply and a closing date for applications. Review the Job Description and Position Requirements. From reviewing and reading the job advertisement, you will gain a great understanding of the role and position. If you have any additional questions or role related queries, you can contact the listed hiring manager for any future details.

Understanding the role, what is required and whether you have the right skills and experience is important in deciding whether to apply or not.

 

Preparing your application

When submitting an application at Campbelltown City Council you will be required to provide additional information, including writing responses to targeted questions to demonstrate your ability to do the role. You may be asked to answer these questions as part of your covering letter or part of your online application. Your answers to these questions need to detail your experience in sentences with examples.

What is required in your application:

  1. Full name, address, telephone contact numbers and email address.
  2. Cover Letter outlining your cultural and motivational fit, with a brief summary of your employment history.
  3. Resume highlighting a summary of your employment history and timeline of employment detailing the positions you have held, including dates of employment, capacity in which you were employed and a brief outline of the main duties.
  4. Relevant educational qualifications and professional affiliations. Copies of your qualifications can be attached. Veterans, did you know ADFTCR can assist you with understanding how your military skills and qualifications translate to Local Government?
  5. Details of relevant training courses attended.
  6. The name and contact numbers of at least two work-related referees.  Council will contact and confirm with you prior to contacting your referees.

Your application should clearly explain how your skills and experiences show that you are the best person for the role. Please be aware that any statement on an application that is found to be deliberately misleading could make you, if employed, liable for dismissal.

Some tips to remember

Have you:

  • Updated your resume? 
  • Addressed how you meet the requirements of the job description within your cover letter?
  • Used spell-check?
  • Identified the position title and position number as stated in the advertisement if not applying on-line)

If you wish to apply for more than one position at the same time, please complete a separate application for each position.

Once submitting your application, you will receive an acknowledgement letter or email confirming we have received your application.

 

How to submit your application

Online applications are to be submitted to the role you are applying for,  via the positions vacant page.

If you are having issues applying online, please contact People and Performance via peopleperformance@campbelltown.nsw.gov.au.

Please ensure you clearly identify yourself and your contact details and provide reference to which job you are trying to apply for. 

Applications must be received by the closing date.

Notification of an interview

You will be contacted by Council’s team if you are selected to the next round of our recruitment process to confirm:

  1. The venue, date and time
  2. If there will be an interview task/assessment at the time of the interview
  3. Any additional materials or preparation required by the selection committee, for example samples of work, evidence of qualifications etc.

If you require any assistance throughout the interview process, please advise our team on peopleperformance@campbelltown.nsw.gov.au. We offer a number of services to support you. 

 

 

Preparing for your interview

Through the interview process, the panel will be seeking to identify your strengths and weaknesses for the role. Some tips to prepare for an interview include:

  • Researching Council and understanding who we are
  • Learn about Council's values and why you should join our team
  • Review the job advert and position description 
  • Prepare recent examples that are relevant for the position to prove you are the best for the role.
  • Practice interview questions. Please click here(114KB, PDF) for examples of general interview questions. 

 

Our Selection Process

 Our selection process may vary depending on the specific role, but in general it includes:

  • Shortlisting applications
  • Behavioural Interview
  • Assessment task (if needed)
  • Second Interview (if needed)
  • Reference checking
  • Pre-employment health and functional assessment
  • Evidence of Right to Work in Australia
  • Working with Children's Check (if relevant)
  • Check of qualifications
  • Sighting of COVID Vaccination as per Council’s Policy
  • Notification of the outcome of your application

All applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application via email by Human Resources. 

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