Your Candidate Journey

Submitting your application:

If you’ve seen a position you would like to apply for on our careers page – fantastic! We look forward to hearing from you.

Applying for a role with us only takes a few minutes online. You’ll be asked to attach a copy of your CV, covering letter and answer some quick questions before submitting your application.

Once you’ve submitted your application, you’ll receive an email to confirm we’ve received it. We aim to contact all candidates as soon as possible after the closing date of the advertisement.



If your skills and experience are suitable for the position, we will be in touch to arrange an interview, have a quick chat about the role and if we need to ask for a few more details about your application.

Use the phone call with us as an opportunity to introduce the sort of person you are and why you might be great in this role.


Your interview:


  • Be 5-10 minutes early and allow plenty of time for parking. Give yourself plenty of time to find exactly where you need to be.
  • You will find parking out the front of the Council Building on Guyton Street, alternatively there is plenty of street parking on St Hill Street.


Reference check:

If you’ve reached this stage, you’re one of our top candidates – congratulations! We’d love to know more about you by speaking with someone you’ve reported to. 

When completing your application form, please nominate three people able to comment on your ability to perform the duties of the position applied for. Where possible, these should be your current or most recent Supervisors or Managers.

Don’t worry, we will always confirm with you before we speak to any of your references.

Sometimes the reference check stage of the process can take time. Rest assured, we will keep you updated on what stage your application is at. 


Employment offer and pre-employment checks:

Congratulations on making it to this stage, we’re as excited as you are!

All Council roles require that we undertake a criminal records or police check. 

Your employment offer will be sent to the email address you used to apply for the role. If this has changed, please let us know so we can make sure you receive the information.

Once all relevant documents and pre-employment checks are complete, you’ll receive an email to confirm your start date.

Welcome on board, we're thrilled you'll be joining us! 


Your first day:

Your manager will contact you before your first day to ensure you know where to go, what time you will be starting and let you know what to expect on your first day.

This usually involves meeting your team, being shown around the organisation and taking a look at the systems you will be using. This may look different depending on your role but ultimately we want to ensure you are supported and have the tools you need from day 1!