Information for applicants


Employees are recruited using the principles of merit and equity to identify the applicant who best meets the requirements of the position and who aligns with our corporate values. We value diversity and adhere to equal opportunity legislation and are a child safe employer. 

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David Morcom

Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
Communications and Media.

Andrew Pomeroy

General Manager Development
Land Use Planning, Economic Development, Municipal Services, Customer Service.

Clem Gillings

General Manager Community and Culture
Arts and Culture, Communities, Facilities & Emergencies, Leisure Services.

Arthur Skipitaris

General Manager Corporate Services
Finance, Information Services, Organisation Development, Business Improvement.

Chris Hastie

General Manager Built and Natural Environment
Assets and Projects, Built Environment, Natural Environment and Parks.
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What to include

As part of your online application you’ll be asked to provide the following:

Cover Letter

A cover letter serves as way to introduce yourself and should highlight why you believe you are the best person for the position.  You should outline your qualifications, experience, positive work traits and examples to showcase your transferable skills and capabilities.


Your resume should provide an overview of your professional qualifications, including your relevant work experience, skills, education, and notable accomplishments. Please ensure that details such as your telephone number, postal address and any other relevant contact information is up to date.

Key Selection Criteria

Key selection criteria describe the personal qualities, skills, abilities, knowledge and qualifications a person needs to perform a role effectively. We use our key selection criteria to determine which applicants are a good fit for a role. 

When addressing the key selection criteria it is essential that you provide sufficient examples to demonstrate your ability to perform the duties of the role. Break it down into bullet points and provide clear examples that demonstrate how your qualifications or experience help you meet the requirements for each of the key selection criteria.

Lodging your application

When you're ready to apply, please follow these steps. 

Step 1: Submit your application via our Careers Portal

To apply for a role with us please use our online portal.  

Step 2: Apply for the job

  • Click on the apply button on the job you wish to apply for.
  • A copy of the advertisement and details of the position you are interested in will appear. You can download the position description as a PDF via the link at the bottom of the advertisement.
  • Click apply now and follow the prompts.

Step  3: Complete the online application form and Key Selection Criteria

  • Provide your personal details and contact information.
  • Complete questions and answer the key selection criteria.  
  • Read and acknowledge the terms and conditions and select "I agree".

Step 4: Attach Documents

  • Attach your resume and any other supporting documentation.  
  • Remember to include contact details for three professional referees including referee’s name, position title and an up to date contact phone number for each. (We will not contact referees until we have your permission).

Step 5: Submit Application

  • Click the preview button to review your application prior to submitting.
  • Then click the submit button to submit your application.
  • Once you have applied for a position, you’ll automatically receive an email acknowledging receipt of your application, to confirm that it has been successfully submitted.

Application tips

Wellington Shire Council has a wide variety of roles that can be very popular, so it is important to make your application stand out. Below are some application tips to help you with your application.

Review the advertisement and Position description thoroughly    

You’ll find a lot of important information about the position within the job advertisement. The job application will also contain a detailed position description and a contact person in case you have any specific questions.

Contact the hiring manager

If you have any questions, please reach out to the hiring manager. This is also a good opportunity to introduce yourself and to learn more about the role and the services provided by Council.

Do your preparation

We also recommend that you take time to do some research and learn about the great work and services we provide at Wellington Shire Council as well as understanding our vision, goals and company values.  

Please only apply for positions that are currently advertised as unsolicited applications will not be retained.

Selection process

We promote merit-based selection and equal employment opportunities for all positions. All applications received will be reviewed following the closing date of the position. When reviewing your application and shortlisting candidates for interview we will consider your:

  • Resume
  • Key selection criteria responses
  • Experience and qualifications
  • Alignment to our values

You may not be shortlisted for interview if you:

  • Do not satisfy the selection criteria
  • Do not hold the necessary formal qualifications
  • Are not aligned with our values  
  • Are not eligible for employment based on your residency status
  • Provide false or misleading information

Applicants who meet the selection criteria may not always be invited for an interview as we receive a large number of applications for our positions. Our decision to shortlist candidates for interview are based on applicants who best meet the selection criteria.

When will you be contacted 

If you are shortlisted, you’ll be invited to an interview where a panel will assess your skills, qualifications, experience, abilities and the qualities relevant to the position you have applied for.

The recruitment process could involve:

  • Phone or Skype interviews
  • In person (panel Interviews)

If you have been unsuccessful with your application, you will receive and email from our HR Team advising you of the outcome.  

Interview process

The interview panel will generally consist of 3 people:

  • The Hiring Manager
  • Experienced staff member
  • An independent member within the organisation

Questions will be based around the key selection criteria, some roles will require skills testing as part of the interview process. You will be informed prior to the interview to allow time to prepare.

During the interview we want to get to know you better and find out more about who you are and what makes you tick. We have a great culture here at Wellington Shire Council that we work hard to nurture. So it is very important to us that all new recruits fit in with our workplace values.  During our panel style interviews we will also ask you to provide examples of how your past experience meets each of the essential and desirable selection criteria. Be prepared with answers to describe specific examples of past achievements, experiences or projects to the interview panel.

Pre-employment checks

Employment at Wellington Shire Council is subject to the following:

  • A six month probation period.
  • The successful completion of a National Police Record Clearance, Working with Childrens’ Check (if applicable) and Pre-Employment Medical (if applicable).
  • Disclosure of any Declarable Associations.
  • Providing proof and verification of identity, citizenship and relevant qualifications.

Conditions of employment

Wellington Shire Council Enterprise Agreement

Occupational Health and Safety Policy

  • Wellington Shire Council is committed to providing and maintaining a healthy and safe work environment, and to protect the health, safety and welfare of staff, labour hire personnel, volunteers, contractors, customers and visitors.  

Code of Conduct

  • The Wellington Shire Council Employee Code of Conduct sets out the minimum standards of behaviour expected of all employees. It has been developed to reflect Council’s statutory obligations and is supported by our vision and our corporate values.

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