Careers with Council
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Working for Council
Council’s vision is to be ‘Committed to our people in delivering excellence to our Community’.
As a team, we are passionate about working at Tamworth Regional Council and the contributions we make towards improving our region, today and into the future.
Here at TRC, we endeavour to uphold our values in all that we do:
- Safety and health
- Customer Orientation
We want to work with like-minded people who share our vision and values. If you align with our values, we invite you to explore our current vacancies and learn more about working at Council and living in our beautiful region.
Tamworth is a vibrant and diverse regional city, home to spectacular outdoor landscapes, world-class sporting and entertainment facilities, affordable housing as well as abundant business and employment opportunities. Living in Tamworth means you get all the facilities and services you’d expect in a big city, combined with relaxed country living.
If you’re considering relocating to Tamworth, we invite you to get in touch and request a copy of our New Resident Guide to find out more.
With over 600 staff, Council is one of the major employers in the Tamworth region. We offer a wide range of diverse and interesting positions as well as plentiful opportunities for growth and career development.
Tamworth Regional Council is divided into five Directorates: Corporate and Governance, Regional Services, Water Enterprises, Planning and Community Services and Business and Events.
We value our employees and constantly strive to maintain competitive working conditions for staff, which currently include:
- Annual Leave
- Long service leave (available after 5 years’ service)
- Paid Parental Leave
- Flexible working arrangements including RDOs
- Sick / Carer’s leave
- Leaseback vehicle arrangements subject to Council Policy
- Salary sacrifice for superannuation
- Commitment to Learning and Development
- Education Assistance
- Employee Assistance Program
Recruitment and Selection Process
The recruitment and selection process at Tamworth Regional Council is standardised across all departments and positions. The process is as follows:
After the closing date all applications are reviewed by the Interview Panel. Only those that most closely meet the selection criteria are invited for interview.
Contacting you for interview
If you are selected for an interview, you will be contacted by telephone and sent a confirmation in writing including the date, time and location for interview.
Preparation for Interview
It's important to bring the originals of all qualifications relied on in the application. You’ll also need your driver’s licence and any other licences required for the job. You may also want to bring along other materials that will support claims you have made about your experience and skills, such as copies of reports or examples of your past work.
At the Interview
The Interview Panel will conduct the interview and ask questions relevant to the selection criteria in the position description. The same questions are asked of all applicants.
Applicants will be asked to provide examples of how their past experience meets each of the essential and desirable selection criteria. Be prepared with answers to describe specific examples of past achievements, experiences and projects to the interview panel.
The next stage
After the interview, the Panel will short-list those applicants who will progress to the next stage of the recruitment and selection process. The next stage may include any of the following assessments which vary depending on the role:
- Physical assessment of your ability to perform the work
- Online aptitude test
- Second interview
- Pre employment health screen
- Referee check
It is a good idea to prepare your referees by asking for their agreement to act in this capacity, and giving them details of the position you have applied for with Council. We gain the approval of short-listed applicants before we contact the referees.
No offer of employment will be made until all steps in the recruitment and selection process are completed.
Offer of Employment
At the completion of the recruitment and selection process, a verbal offer will be made to the preferred applicant. When the verbal offer has been accepted the offer will be confirmed in writing with the salary, terms and conditions of employment and the starting date.
Applicants who are unsuccessful in the recruitment and selection process will be advised in writing.
Applying for a job with Council
Our recruitment and selection procedure is based on merit.
To determine the most suitable applicant for a role, we will asses your qualifications, knowledge and experience against the outlined selection criteria of the position. It’s important to remember that the information you provide in your application will determine whether or not you gain an interview.
Read the selection criteria carefully and ensure you’ve addressed all points before submitting your application. All applications are to be submitted on-line, by the closing time and date specified in the advertisement. Late applications will not be considered.