Preparing your application
Your written application is an important first stage in demonstrating your claims in relation to the position.
You should include a covering letter as it allows you to introduce yourself and highlight the reasons you are seeking this position with the Council.
Claims against the selection criteria
You must submit a statement that addresses each of the selection criteria for the position. This document will assist us to establish whether you have the relevant knowledge, skills, qualifications and experience for the role.
In addressing the selection criteria, please provide information about your work history, qualifications, knowledge, skills and experience which is directly related to each selection criterion.
Your resume should cover the following areas:
- your employment history in chronological order, starting with your current employment
- details about the positions you have held including dates of employment, your job title, your employer and a brief outline of your main duties, responsibilities and major achievements
- educational qualifications, training courses, work tickets and professional affiliations which are relevant to the position you are applying for
- the names of two recent work related referees and their contact details. Referees are generally contacted after the interview and you will be advised before we contact your referees. A referee must be able to comment on your work experience and skills specifically relating to the selection criteria.
- Your application should be typed.
- Do not send written applications that are bound, or enclosed in plastic pockets/folders or manila folders.
- Do not send us original copies of any supporting documentation such as educational certificates as we are unable to return your application to you.
Submitting your application
Your application should be marked ‘Confidential position application’ and lodged through the Employment Portal on Council’s website.