When you apply for a job with Northern Beaches Council using our online application form, following a few guidelines will give you the best chance. Our simple advice is to be prepared, pay attention to detail, and take your time.

Have this information ready 

Apart from your contact details, including email, we also ask for the names and phone numbers of two or more current referees. We won’t contact them without telling you, but your referees should already know about the position you’re applying for.

Documents you need to attach

There are two important documents you’ll need to upload:

  • a covering letter telling us why you think you’re suitable for the role, including your responses to our selection requirements
  • your resumé.

Prepare these before you start your online application. Recommended formats are .doc, .docx, .pdf, .txt, .rtf or .html, no larger than 2MB. 

Cover off the Essential Criteria 

Jobs may have essential criteria listed in the advertisement. If you don’t show how you meet these criteria in your covering letter, your application may not be considered. Please spend the time to answer them carefully. Focus on your qualifications, knowledge, skills, abilities and relevant work experience.

Give yourself enough time

The online application form you need to complete at Careers at Northern Beaches Council should take around 30 minutes. Make sure you have the details and documents described above at your fingertips before you start, because you won’t be able to save your application and come back to it later.

Lodge by 11.59pm on the closing date

Make sure you get your application in to us on the closing date. We can’t accept late applications. When we receive your application, we’ll send an acknowledgement email to let you know your application has been received and that we’re considering it.