Applying for jobs

How to apply for a job with Council

We pride ourselves on our transparency and equality in all matters, including recruitment. You will be treated with respect and fairness throughout the recruitment process.

We live and breathe our ICARE values, they bring our large, diverse organisation together to create a sense of community and connection. Before you choose a job opportunity with us, have a look at our values video to see if you too share our values.

To give yourself the best opportunity for securing a job with us please include:

  • All requested information completely and accurately
  • A brief covering letter (optional)
  • Your resume
  • A response to the selection criteria questions in the application template. You must meet the criteria to be considered for the job. We recommend you explain how you meet it through your skills, knowledge and experience.

If your application is shortlisted, you will be invited to attend an interview.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Randwick City Council embraces diversity and inclusion. We are committed to making reasonable adjustments to provide a positive, barrier-free recruitment process and supportive workplace. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at time of application. We will then work with you to identify the best way to assist you through the recruitment process.

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I apply?

All our applicable vacancies and opportunities are via online application through our internet and external job websites. If you experience any technical problems please do not hesitate to contact us:

NOTE: Our online job application forms include selection criteria questions specific to the job advertised, our applicants are assessed against these selection criteria so please ensure you include all required answers in your application. Applicants that do not address the selection criteria will not be considered.

NOTE: Our Hiring Managers are likely to get in touch with shortlisted candidates via email, please ensure you check your junk mail in case it gets directed there.

Do I need to create an account to submit an online application?

Yes, our recruitment system requires this. Randwick City Council is committed to protecting and respecting your privacy and personal information. We take appropriate measures to ensure that all personal information is kept secure including security measures to prevent personal data from being accidentally lost or used or accessed in an unauthorised way. We limit access to your personal data to those who have a genuine business need to know it.  Please read the privacy policy when applying for a job to understand how your personal information will be used, stored and accessed.

Do I have to be an Australian resident or citizen to apply?

For permanent roles you must be an Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident. Occasionally some temporary or casual roles may allow for certain visas to be accommodated. Please indicate your current Right to Work on the job application form.

How do I know if my application has been received?

A pop-up message will display on your screen advising that your application has been submitted. This means your application has been received. Shortly after you will also get sent a confirmation email. If you do not receive the confirmation email please let us know.

Why am I am having trouble submitting my online application?

Either the position closing date is passed, or you have not completed all required fields.

If you are experiencing problems, please call (02) 9093 6850 for assistance.

Can I submit a general expression of interest for jobs that can be kept on file?

No, you must apply for specific jobs as they are advertised.

When should I expect to hear back about my application?

Under normal circumstances you will be contacted within 2 weeks of the closing date if you have been shortlisted for an interview. If you are not contacted to attend an interview, please understand that your application is not going to be progressed.

How do I address the selection criteria?

The selection criteria outlines the minimum level of qualifications, skills and experience required to do the job. It is recommended that you tell us how you meet it through your skills, knowledge and experience.

What if I don't meet some of the selection criteria?

The selection criteria is the essential minimum requirement for a job. If you have a query related to the selection criteria for a specific role, please call the nominated contact person.

Can I change my questionnaire answers or upload a supporting document after I have submitted my application?

Once your application has been submitted you will not be able to amend it. If the job is still within the advertising period, you may email your changes or additional documents to the contact listed on the advert or Changes to your application will not be accepted after the job advertising period has closed.

What if I need to update my details after I’ve submitted my application?

Applicants can update their own personal details (contact number, email address) in My Profile section of their candidate account.

What if I want to withdraw my application?

Please email your intention to withdraw your application to the contact listed on the advert or

What if I am an internal employee?

Internally employees should apply for opportunities in the Careers feature of the HRMS. Internal only opportunities will also be advertised here.

Is the advertised salary negotiable?

Council has a graded salary system with each position identified within that scale. Accordingly, a role will be advertised with the relevant salary within the scale. The annual performance review process can be linked to salary progression, if applicable.

A salary may be negotiated if the position is advertised as a Total Remuneration Package (TRP).

My question wasn’t listed here?

For questions relating the position, please contact the nominated contact person on the job advertisement.

For other questions, please contact our Human Resources team on:

Last Updated: 6 February 2023
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