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Learning & Outreach Officer - Early Childhood & Primary

Closing Date
Contact Officer
Contact Number
AlburyCity Council, NSW


Learning & Outreach Officer - Early Childhood & Primary

  • Reference Number: S100-21-1035
  • Closing Date: 28-11-2021
  • Employment Type: Permanent Part Time
  • Learning & Outreach Officer - Part Time Opportunity

This role provides support to the Coordinator Learning and Outreach and contributes to the development and implementation of effective education, outreach and public programs, workshops and educational resources to support exhibitions and collections at the LibraryMuseum and Lavington Library.

Applications close 28 November 2021

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Librarian Technical Services

Closing Date
Contact Officer
Manager Central West Libraries, Roslyn Cousins
Contact Number
(02) 6393 8126
Orange City Council, NSW


Librarian Technical Services

  • Posted: 26/10/2021
  • Closing Date: 14/11/2021
  • Job Type: Permanent - Full Time
  • Location: Orange City Council
  • Job Category: Advertising, Media, Arts & Entertainment,Other

Grade: 11
Hours: 35
Weekly Rate: Starting at $1,624.59
(plus superannuation)

View the full Position Description HERE (this link will work on Council's website)

About Orange City Council

Orange City Council is committed to making a positive contribution to both our region and our local community. With around 500 employees, we take pride in being both for and part of the Orange community. Our aim - to make Orange a better place to live today and tomorrow.

About the role

Reporting to the Manager Central West Libraries this position is responsible for the development and delivery of high quality collections services and technology functions across all branches of Central West Libraries. This includes:

  • Developing and monitoring the Central West Libraries collections budget
  • Developing and maintaining strategic documentation, policies and procedures
  • Providing support services and training for all Central West Libraries staff
  • Being responsible for the operation and development of the Library Management System (LMS) and other service wide digital platforms
  • Managing and developing staff through implementation of Council’s human resource management systems, policies and procedures

So what do you need?

To be successful in this position you will require:

  • Qualifications as a Librarian recognised by the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) or equivalent
  • Extensive experience in a similar role
  • Demonstrated leadership and supervisory skills that promotes high team performance
  • Demonstrated understanding of current trends and future directions in contemporary public library operations,
  • High level digital literacy skills in the use of a variety of technology
  • Class C Drivers Licence
  • Current NSW Working with Children Check

If this sounds like you, please click Apply. There are screening questions that must be answered to apply for the position. You can also save and return to your job application at any time prior to the closing date.

If you have any queries relating to this role, please contact Manager Central West Libraries, Roslyn Cousins on (02) 6393 8126.

Applications close Sunday 14 November 2021 

Please note: Where additional candidates are found suitable from this round of recruitment a talent list or pool may be created for filling any similar permanent or temporary roles that may become vacant over the next twelve months.


Libraries Business Engagement Team Leader

Closing Date
Contact Officer
Cairns Regional Council Recruitment Team
Contact Number
Contact Number: (07) 4044 3310 Email:
Cairns Regional Council, QLD


Libraries Business Engagement Team Leader

  • Reference Number: 13746
  • Position Title: Libraries Business Engagement Team Leader
  • Employment Type: Fixed Term Full Time
  • Location: Manunda Library
  • Minimum Award/Classification: AA061- QLGO-Lev 6.1 - 36.25 H/W 
  • Maximum Award/Classification: AA063- QLGO-Lev 6.3 - 36.25 H/W 
  • Roster Pattern: 19 day month 

Position Summary

Libraries Business Engagement Team Leader – CU113 (Fixed-Term until 01/07/2022)

Salary Range: $85,928.47 - $91,465.95 pro-rata per annum

Location: Manunda Library

Reference Number: 13746

Close Date: Sunday, 21 November 2021

Are you looking for an exciting career in a Local Government organisation?

Do you enjoy being a part of a team?

Are you seeking an opportunity that offers a Work Life Balance?

If you answered yes to these questions, then we would love to hear from you!

Enhance your career by joining Cairns Regional Council, one of the largest employers in the Cairns region. Our commitment to delivering high quality services to the community means we need talented, committed people – we need you!

Cairns Regional Council is currently seeking a Libraries Business Engagement Team Leader to join our Community, Sport & Cultural Services Department. 

Primary Objective of the position:

  • Lead and manage the Business Engagement team in the development and delivery of high-quality services and programs.
  • Lead a coordinated business engagement approach to learning, literacy and creative programming and services that engage the community and activate library spaces (including volunteers, first5forever and all outreach events).
  • Support the Library Services Coordinator in managing people and financial resources in the designated area of Library Services to implementing and achieve Council’s strategic goals, objectives and best practice.
  • Work collaboratively and flexibly with the library management team and other colleagues across Council to contribute to achieving strategic goals and objectives and best practice.
  • Provide business engagement support to Client Services team.
  • Participate in the overall planning and delivery of Library Services.
  • Manage the provision of the delivery of library business engagement services and projects to the Client Services team.

To be successful in this role you must have:

  • Eligible for professional (Associate) membership – AALIA of ALIA.
  • ALIA accredited undergraduate (Bachelor) degree in library and information studies; or first degree in any discipline AND an ALIA recognised post-graduate (graduate diploma or masters) course.
  • Blue Card or eligibility to obtain a Blue Card.
  • Current Qld MVDL.
  • Demonstrated experience in inspirational team leadership and the capacity to manage and build a team focussed on high quality engagement services to the community.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and deliver projects including developing clear project plans and timelines, engaging in regular communication with all stakeholders, including team members and monitoring of project progress ensuring the project remains within budget, timelines and meets required standards.

 In return we offer the following benefits:

  • 19-day month
  • Up to 5 weeks’ annual leave
  • 12% contribution to superannuation
  • Annual leave loading
  • Subsidised Corporate Uniform
  • Subsidised health and well-being membership (gym/swimming pool)
  • On-going opportunities for learning and professional development relevant to the position

For a full listing of the Key Duties & Responsibilities and full Selection Criteria please ensure you obtain a copy of the information kit and how to apply by scrolling to the Position Description area, then clicking on "Open" to download the attachment.

How to Apply:

Your application must be submitted online and must consist of the following:

  • Cover Letter addressing the three main elements as detailed in the full selection criteria.
  • Copy of your Resume.

Applications not addressing the full selection criteria will not be accepted.

Pre-Employment Assessment:

As part of the selection process applicants may be required to undertake some or all of the following assessments/checks:

  • Pre‑employment medical assessment, which will include a functional capacity and a drug and alcohol test
  • National Police/Criminal History Check
  • Practical Assessment
  • Numeracy and Literacy Assessment
  • Computer Skills Assessment
  • Qualification/Licence Verification
  • Working with Children & Young People (Blue Card) Verification
  • Right to Work in Australia Check
  • Directorship Check

Employment Eligibility:

To be eligible to apply for a position at Cairns Regional Council, you must fulfil one of the following criteria:

  • Permanent resident of Australia
  • Australian Citizen
  • New Zealand Citizen
  • Entitlement to Work Visa

Selection Criteria

  • Essential: Do you have or are you eligible to obtain a Working with Children - Blue Card?
  • Essential: Do you have an ALIA accredited undergraduate (Bachelor) degree in Library and Information studies or first degree in any discipline and an ALIA recognised post-graduate (graduate diploma or masters) course?

Contact Person: Cairns Regional Council Recruitment Team

Contact Number: (07) 4044 3310

Contact Email:

Closing Date: 21/11/2021

Position Description available above under Documents

Application Guide: View Guide | APPLY

Mobile Library Coordinator

Closing Date
Contact Officer
Kris Abbott, Library Services Manager
Contact Number
(02) 4988 0221
Port Stephens Council, NSW


Mobile Library Coordinator

  • If you’re an enthusiastic and motivated individual, with a passion for serving the community and experience in delivering library and information services – we have the perfect opportunity for you!
  • Permanent full-time opportunity
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The Perfect Opportunity

An opportunity exists for an individual with strong communication and interpersonal skills to lead Council’s Mobile Library team, playing a vital role in supporting staff, whilst planning, developing and delivering high quality innovative services and programs to the community.

Reporting to the Library Services Manager, you will play a key role in:

  • managing, developing and promoting the Mobile Library and Home Library Service as innovative, customer-focussed services
  •  effectively supporting and leading your team to deliver high level, relevant and customised services and programs to the community
  • planning, developing, delivering and evaluating services, programs, activities and events
  •  participating as a member of the Library Management Team, contributing to the forward planning, performance and evaluation of Port Stephens Library Service

This position currently works 32.5 hours per week on a flexible working arrangement however, due to increasing service demands, this position will revert to a 35 hour per week position in June 2022.

 View the full position description here.

Your Team
The Mobile Library is a small collaborative team, who are enthusiastic, passionate and dedicated to providing excellent service to the Port Stephens community.

Enough about us, we want to hear about you! So tell us about your…

  • broad range of experience in a similar role
  • ability to lead, support, motivate and mentor team members
  • commitment to continuous improvement and a willingness to embrace change
  • organisational skills in planning and prioritising work, and the ability to adapt to changing situations and priorities

Please note: Only the criteria above needs to be addressed in the application, however you’ll be assessed against the full list of Essential Criteria located within the attached Position Description

We want you to love PSC as much as we do, so here’s what’s included:

  • TRP Range: $75,972 to 88,963 pa per 35 hour week (includes 10% superannuation + retention allowance)
  • Long service leave after 5 years
  • Flexible working provisions
  • Generous leave entitlements
  • Gym discounts and fitness incentives
  • Ongoing training and professional development programs
  • Mentoring in the workplace

Ready to change your outlook and join the team at Port Stephens Council?

  • Please apply by midnight Sunday, 14 November 2021
  • For further information on the role, please contact Kris Abbott, Library Services Manager on (02) 4988 0221
  • We never discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, or marital, veteran, or disability status.
  • We are a 2021 Circle Back Initiative Employer – we commit to respond to every applicant.


Weekend Library Supervisor

Closing Date
Contact Officer
Cheryl Woodward, Customer Experience Supervisor
Contact Number
(02) 9777 7930 
Willoughby City Council, NSW


Weekend Library Supervisor

  • Position Number: S100-21-036
  • Closing Date: 23-11-2021 05:00 PM
  • Salary $36.38 per hour + Penalties + Super
  • 32.5 hours per fortnight

We currently have a great opportunity for a Librarian to supervise the busy Chatswood Library and branches during the weekend. 

When you join Willoughby City Council you join a close-knit team with a big impact. We are dynamic, diverse and future-focused. We value team players who are willing to roll up their sleeves and get the job done. We serve the community and make it our job to make people’s lives better. It’s all in a day’s work. 

In this role you will help ensure that weekend visitors to the Library enjoy the same level of service as weekday visitors, and also allow for consistent feedback between weekday and weekend staff. You will be fully supported and integrated with weekday operations, to ensure that the Weekend Library Supervisors benefit from ongoing professional support and training. 

The hours for the role cover Friday, Saturday and each alternate Sunday – adding up to 32.5 hours per fortnight. Details of the hours can be found in the position description. 

To be successful you will have tertiary qualifications in library/information science which allow professional membership of ALIA together with experience working within a library service. You will also have supervisory experience and demonstrated good customer service skills across a diverse range of customers. 

Enquiries: Cheryl Woodward, Customer Experience Supervisor on (02) 9777 7930 

Applications must address all of the selection criteria outlined in the Position Description.

Apply here online. Please note being fully vaccinated for Covid-19 is a requirement prior to commencement of employment with Willoughby City Council, except where a medical contraindication certificate is provided.

Shortlisted candidates will be required to undertake pre-employment screening including qualification checks. 

Applications close:  23 November 2021 

At Willoughby we believe in a culture of Inspired People; Inspired Performance and demonstrate this through our values of Lead, Learn, Care, Share and Deliver.  

Willoughby City Council is committed to providing a flexible, diverse and inclusive workplace for all employees.

Vacancy Options                                                   

View The Job Description (PD - Weekend Library Supervisor-Oct 2021.pdf)
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Library Technician - Casual

Closing Date
Contact Officer
Gayatri Krishnamurthy
Contact Number
0457 124 539
Ku-ring-gai Council, NSW


Library Technician - Casual

  • Location: Gordon Library
  • Category: Library
  • Date Posted: 09-Nov-2021
  • Application Close Date: 23-Nov-2021
  • Job Reference: KMC/1581478
  • Position Type: Casual

Position Description: Casual Library Technician - Position Description.pdf (PDF, 289KB)

Casual Library Technician

  • $33.92 to $39.35 per hour + super + 25% casual loading
  • Diverse team environment
  • Casual position – up to 35 hours per week  

About Ku-ring-gai Council

Located 16 km's north of the Sydney CBD, the Ku-ring-gai area covers 84km2, is home to 124,000 residents and set in one of New South Wales' most attractive natural environments.

About the role

Reporting to the Library Experience Coordinator, you will be responsible for supporting the effective operation of the Library's lending, reference and information, technical and program services. This role may be asked to work across multiple library locations.


  • Participate in the delivery of events, activities and programs, outreach and specialist services
  • Provide training to library users in the use of Library equipment, services and facilities
  • Respond to customer enquiries promptly and efficiently
  • Assist in the implementation of innovative marketing strategies

Skills & experience

  • Qualification in Library and Information Science
  • Working with Children Check for paid workers
  • Strong Customer Service skills
  • Sound knowledge of library information systems
  • Previous public library experience (desirable)


  • Casual roster
  • Enjoy working across multiple locations
  • Join a strong, supportive team

How to apply

Applicants are required to address all Essential Criteria as listed within the Position Description to be eligible for an interview.

Like to know more Contact Gayatri Krishnamurthy on 0457 124 539

Closes: 11:45pm, Tuesday 23 November 2021

Ku-ring-gai Council is an equal opportunity employer


Library Assistant

Closing Date
Contact Officer
Sue Wylie, Customer Service Team Leader
Contact Number
Sutherland Shire Council, NSW


Library Assistant

Job No: SSC340 | Location: Sutherland Shire

Things We’ll Trust You With:

  • Enrich the community by providing access to information, education and cultural services and promoting learning, literacy and leisure opportunities.
  • Encourage and inspire others’ passion for life-long learning.
  • Assist with the development and presentation of a range of library programs and events to cater for diverse age and interest groups.
  • Be a positive brand ambassador for the Library and Sutherland Shire Council – you will showcase Council’s values in all that you do.
  • Deliver exceptional customer service.
  • Promote collaboration and knowledge sharing for best practice and continuous improvement.

Things You’ll Do:

  • You will be skilled in the use of library systems and in the use and instruction of current and emerging technologies relevant to public library service delivery.
  • Actively promote library resources, services and programs through a range of marketing channels.
  • Assist with the effective running of community programs and initiate programs.

 Things You’ll Be Proud Of:

  • Work for an organisation which has our community at the heart of all that we do.
  • Deliver high quality customer and library services (such as lending, information, reader services, programs, technology and equipment and collection arrangements).
  • Support your team to deliver customer focused, innovative and contemporary public library services.

 The Fine Print:

  • Apply by submitting your resume and a cover letter outlining why we are a great fit!
  • Get your application in by 10pm: Tuesday 23 November 2021
  • Interview date: Interviews will be facilitated week commencing Monday 29 November 2021
  • Package: $54,135 - $57,029 gross p.a. pro rata plus superannuation 
  • Hours of work: Permanent Part time opportunities available - Bundeena: 17.5 hours over 3.5 days per week, rostered across 7 days. Central & Branches: 20.5 hours per week or 17.5 hours per week, both rostered across 7 days.. 
  • To benefit your well being you will have access to fitness passport, corporate membership to our leisure centres, employee assistance program, annual flu shots, health and well being programme and novated lease options.

**To meet Council's WHS requirements and in accordance with Council's Covid-19 Safety Plans, this position has been identified via risk assessment to be required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or provide evidence of an approved medical contraindication, you will be required to produce evidence as part of the application process. Successful applicants are subject to ID checks, Functional Assessment, Reference checks, Working with Children checks and Work Rights verification.

Keen To Learn More?


Digital Services Librarian 

Closing Date
Contact Officer
Despina Swain, Library Services Coordinator
Contact Number
(08) 9273 3609
City of Nedlands, WA




Digital Services Librarian 

  • Location: City of Nedlands
  • Rewarding Local Government position
  • 5 weeks Annual Leave
  •  Onsite parking
  • 12% superannuation contribution (conditions apply)

About the City of Nedlands

The City of Nedlands is located 7km from the Perth CBD and includes a diverse range of features from the beautiful river foreshore of Dalkeith and Nedlands to the crisp white sands of Swanbourne beach.  

With a dedicated workforce of professional service providers, we are committed to ensuring the City of Nedlands is a vibrant, safe and inclusive community with a high standard of local services and facilities.

About the role

The City of Nedlands is seeking an experienced Librarian to contribute professional and supervisory support enabling the efficient operation of library services.

This position will be based primarily at our Nedlands Library and will be required to work 152 hours over a 4 week roster (Monday to Sunday) with a focus on overseeing the operation of the Library Management System (LMS) and promotion of the Library Service’s online resources.

About the successful candidate

The successful candidate will have;

  • A tertiary qualification in Library and Information Services or equivalent experience;
  • A thorough working knowledge of and interest in the provision of digital and reference services to Library clients;
  • Experience troubleshooting and resolving LMS issues and queries;
  • High level customer service skills with the ability to use initiative to resolve customer queries;
  • High level interpersonal and communication skills with supervisory or mentoring experience; and
  • A current Provide First Aid Certificate and Working with Children Check.

Knowledge of and experience using Spydus will be highly regarded.

What we offer

This position offers a cash salary of $73,500 to $85,500 per annum (dependent on skills and experience) plus superannuation and penalty rates as outlined in the applicable Enterprise Agreement.

  • Healthy workplace initiatives
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Additional 2% Superannuation contribution (conditions apply)
  • Novated Leasing
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Private Health Insurance discount

Additional details

Please read the position description to ensure a full understanding of the role.

Applications must include a covering letter and a current curriculum vitae (CV).

Confidential enquiries can be directed to Despina Swain, Library Services Coordinator on (08) 9273 3609.

How to apply

Applications can be submitted online via the City of Nedlands website before 5pm AWST, Monday 22 November 2021.

Please note that the City reserves the right to appoint a candidate prior to the closing date



Library Assistant

Closing Date
Contact Officer
Jody Rodas
Contact Number
02 9083 8701
Waverley Council, NSW


Library Assistant

  • Reference Number: S100-21-614
  • Closing Date: 21-11-2021
  • Employment Type: Permanent Part Time
  • 2 x Permanent Part-Time 21 hours per week
  • $33,623 - $38,666 (gross) p.a. plus superannuation
  • Family friendly policies and other great employee benefits

Waverley is a diverse and innovative Council located in the heart of Sydney's Eastern Suburbs. With a broad range of services, programs and initiatives, Waverley is one of the leading local government areas in NSW.  Taking in some of Sydney's most beautiful beaches including the world famous Bondi Beach, and encompassing a part of Sydney's global economic corridor at Bondi Junction, Waverley Council is an enriching place to broaden your career.

We have a great opportunity for you to unleash your creativity in our busy library assisting in a range of activities including answering reference, children’s library and readers’ services enquiries, assisting customers at our service desks and assisting in the delivery of public programs.

You will be involved in organising and preparing library materials to ensure easy access by our patrons, develop and deliver programs, activities and events for children and young adults, and work in an environment which offers great customer service to its local community.

If you have excellent interpersonal skills, a great attention to detail, and are committed to the highest standard of customer assistance, then we would like to hear from you.

Waverley Council is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all candidates.  We encourage applications from people from diverse groups, including , but not limited to, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island people; people from culturally diverse backgrounds; young people, older workers, people with disabilities, LGBTIQ, and other minority groups.

Please refer to the position description below for detailed information on the position and required skills and experience. 

For more information contact Jody Rodas on 02 9083 8701.

Note: Candidates using mobile devices are strongly advised to use a desktop computer to complete the application forms as they require extensive amounts of typing.


Weekend Library Assistant x 2 ( Permanent Part time)

Closing Date
Contact Officer
Marilyn Taylor, Operations Manager Library & History Services
Contact Number
Inner West Council, NSW


Weekend Library Assistant x 2 ( Permanent Part time)

  • Location: Marrickville, New South Wales, Australia
  • Job Identification: 1000376
  • Job Category: Library Service
  • Posting Date:11/04/2021, 04:20 PM
  • Apply Before 21 November, 2021, 11:30 PM
  • Job Schedule: Part time

Job Description

About Inner West Council

Inner West Council is among Sydney’s larger local government agencies looking after a vibrant community of 201,000 people living in some of the inner city’s most vibrant, creative, liveable and diverse suburbs.

As we continue to deliver quality, innovative and inclusive programs and services, we would love it if you can join in our journey towards becoming the best council for our community.

We are committed to the principles of Equal Employment Opportunity, WHS, sustainability, continuous improvement and business excellence. The community is at the heart of the organisation and Council puts its ‘Values First’ with flexibility, integrity, respect and the spirit of team as a set of values and associated behaviours for all levels in the organisation.  We expect commitment to these values from all employees in performing their respective roles

We offer flexible career life balance with hours that allow you to relax and recharge. We offer a variety of flexible work arrangement options (e.g. flexible hours and working from home) where appropriate giving you even greater quality of work life balance.

Permanent employees benefit from our great value gym membership from $15.50/week giving access to a vast network of gyms in Sydney.

About the role

Wonderful opportunity for an outgoing, friendly and engaging individual with excellent customer service to join our incredible Library Services Team.

As the Library Customer Service Assistant, you will support the effective provision of library services to our customers. You will provide high quality customer service to our library patrons; assist at the service desk and with activity and promotional programs, daily cash management and circulation duties.

You will work on the library floor at both the branch and neighbourhood libraries.  You will be required to participate in a number of library team meetings and activities arranged annually.

Reporting to the Weekend Co-Ordinator, you will assist in ensuring Inner West Libraries delivers an outstanding library service to our customers. 

*We have 2 X permanent part time roles on offer (14 hrs and 28 hrs)*

Please read the Position Description to familiarise yourself with all the requirements and conditions of the role. 


$27.29 per hour to $31.61 per hour + Super

Some of the required skills, experience and qualifications

  1. Higher School Certificate or equivalent and willingness to obtain library or information qualification
  2. Proficient computer and technology skills
  3. Demonstrated ability to deal effectively with the public and a proven commitment to customer service
  4. Ability to work and plan effectively as an individual and as a team member


Marilyn Taylor, Operations Manager Library & History Services

Closing Date

We encourage you to submit your application as soon as possible. Due to the anticipated high number of applications for this role, this position will close as soon as an adequate volume of applications is received.  

How to Apply

We recommend you read the Position Description for the role to make sure your application addresses the requirements of the position. Council is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes all applicants. Please advise us within the application if you need support, reasonable adjustments to participate successfully in the recruitment process.

Inner West Council follows Public Health Orders in respect to the travel and work of our employees in our various service areas. Council will expect the same compliance from its staff in as far as their employment or work with Council is concerned. Inner West Council expects all applicants to this position to be aware of the COVID-19 related rules and restrictions that apply to this position in accordance with prevailing Public Health Orders.

All applicants should recognise the fact that Public Health Orders may change in the future and may apply new measures to additional job groups or occupations which may include a COVID-19 vaccination. In addition to this, Council may in the future also introduce its own measures and policies that may include COVID-19 vaccination in consultation with its workforce. These measures and policies will be informed by risk assessments and be guided by Council’s priority to ensure the safety and wellbeing of its staff and community. Once adopted, Council will expect its employees to comply with these measures and policies if any applies to them.

Eligibility for employment/Pre employment Checks

Successful applicants must be eligible to work in Australia and agree to provide information for pre-employment checks as required for the position. This may include police records checks, certified copies of relevant qualifications, Driver’s Licence and proof of work rights in Australia (please refer to the Position Description for the specific qualifications/requirements for the role).  Copies of any sighted documents will be kept by IWC for its records as proof of verification.

For more information about work rights in Australia please visit the Department of Home Affairs website.

Inner West Council is a Diversity employer. We encourage applications from all candidates.

Council is committed to reconciliation and strongly encourages Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people, people with disability, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and mature aged workers to apply.

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