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How to apply

Applying to work at Council is a simple process.

Once you have reviewed the information regarding the position you are interested in, you are required to complete an online application. This enables you to provide us with your personal details and career information, while also ensuring our recruitment team can quickly and effectively communicate with you.

We will notify you via email to confirm that your application was successfully received. We will send regular emails during the process, so it is important to ensure your details are correct prior to submitting your application.

If your details change mid-recruitment (i.e. your phone number, email address or even your skills and experience), you can log on to update them at any time. Just make sure you make a note of your login credentials when preparing your application.

If you are having technical difficulties in submitting your application, you can contact our Employment Coordinator on 02 4980 0123.

Our service

As an employer of choice, Council consistently deals with receive high levels of interest in almost every position advertised. To maximise efficiency and deliver professional service to all, we:

  • Write job advertisements that include detail of the job and its minimum selection criteria. Detailed explanation is included in the position description, which is included in the information pack and on our website
  • Only accept online applications
  • Communicate via email to keep you informed of your application status

How you can help

To help us deliver an efficient and effective recruitment service to you we ask that you:

  • Provide your current resume and cover letter
  • Address all selection criteria
  • Ensure your email address and phone numbers are up to date
  • Check your email regularly once your application has been submitted

Recruitment FAQs

Q. I’m interested in working at Port Stephens Council in a temporary position. How can I apply?

A. Council has appointed the following labour hire service providers for all temporary employee requirements. If you are interested in working in a temporary position please contact one of the habour hire service providers listed below:

Forsythes Recruitment - Honeysuckle
Ph: 02 4935 3500

Peoplefusion - Newcastle
Ph: 02 4934 2666

Complete Staff Solutions - Wallsend
Ph: 02 4941 9800

Corestaff NSW - Newcastle
Ph: 02 4044 0412

Whipper Recruitment - Newcastle
Ph: 02 4962 1877

Forsythes Recruitment - Honeysuckle
Ph: 02 4935 3500

Complete Staff Solutions - Wallsend
Ph: 02 4941 9800

Corestaff NSW - Newcastle
Ph: 02 4044 0412

Q. I want to make a general application for future positions. How can I do this?

A. We do not consider or keep on record applications that are not directed towards a current vacancy.

To all recruitment agencies:

If you would like to let us know about your agency and the services you can offer please email us with your details and we will contact you when we need a hand.

Please note we will not accept resumes from an agency unless the agency has been engaged beforehand for a specific vacancy and an appropriate agreement is in place.