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  • Our recruitment process

    Stage 1. Short listing

    The Selection Panel assess all applications against selection criteria and decide who will be interviewed.

    Stage 2. Interview

    If you are selected for interview, Council will advise you by phone of the date, time and location of the interview. You will be informed if you need to provide documentation or evidence of your work and if additional practical exercises will be conducted. Please advise us if you have any special requirements (e.g. accessible parking space, wheelchair access) so we can make appropriate arrangements.

    The Panel includes a Convenor and at least 2 other members that work as a team to recommend the most suitable person for the job. Interview questions are based on selection criteria advertised for the position.

    Stage 3. Reference checks

    Your referees will be asked questions based on the selection criteria to confirm your application and interview responses.

    Stage 4. Medical examination and Working with Children Checks

    In line with Council policy, preferred candidates undertake a medical examination. You will also need to complete a Working with Children Check if the position is child-related.

    Stage 5. Final decision

    The Panel will carefully evaluate your application, interview, reference checks and any practical exercises to make its final decision. We will then contact the preferred candidate to arrange your starting date at Council.

    Recruitment timeframes

    Please allow 4 weeks from the closing date for processing your application. We will contact short listed candidates by phone to advise if they have been successful for interview. If you are unsuccessful you will be notified by email or in writing. If you attend an interview and your application is unsuccessful, you will be notified by email or in writing. Unsuccessful applicants may contact the Convenor to get feedback and discuss ways to improve their application or interview performance for future jobs.

Penrith City Council (02) 4732 7777 (02) 4732 7958 council@penrithcity.nsw.gov.au 601 High St Penrith NSW 2750 Australia