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National Backyard Cricket - Get Involved!

 

Dear PLA members and friends,

In case you haven't heard, National Backyard Cricket is an annual charity event that brings communities together to have fun and raise funds for important educational causes. 

Friends of Libraries Australia (FOLA) has partnered with the LBW Trust - the charity behind National Backyard Cricket - to promote the event to public libraries and to deliver support to chronically underfunded country communities.

50% of the funds raised go to Australia's Country Public Libraries, while the balance supports disadvantaged students in cricket-playing nations.

The idea behind NBYC is as simple as it is powerful. Anyone can register to play a game at the NBYC website, then gather friends, family or colleagues to play a game and encourage everyone to make a donation. 

Last year was the first year of NBYC, and we raised $70,000 in support of education-related projects at 54 country libraries in every state and the Northern Territory!

A summary of last year's campaign, including the impact of the grants for the dozens of libraries that received funding can be found here

To make sure NBYC is a success this year, we are asking public libraries to come on board and show their support for this important cause. It's easier than taking a wicket off England these days. All you have to do is:

There are prizes to be won and lots of fun to be had by all. If you have any questions, please feel free to FOLA president Jack Goodman

Library Assistant

Closing Date
Contact Officer
Wendy Wilkins, Team Leader Library Services
Contact Number
02 4645 5637
Location
Camden Council, NSW

 

Library Assistant

  • Salary: $28.62 - 32.70 ph + Super (+ casual loading as applicable)
  • Work Type: A variety of full time and part time vacancies are available, in a permanent, temporary and casual capacity for current and future vacancies
  • Location: Camden Libraries - Camden, Narellan & Oran Park

Come join an organisation with endless opportunities, where people choose to work because they are inspired by the chance to shape, influence and grow a community. 

Are you an enthusiastic, motivated and passionate Library professional looking to have a direct impact on your community? If so, we are looking for talented Library Assistants to support our rapidly growing library services in our professional, friendly, and dynamic team. With over 50% of Camden’s population being registered as library users, this is a valued service within the local community.

You will have the opportunity to work from multiple state-of-the-art facilities, in a programs based environment that includes alternative lending collections, in a truly customer-focused workplace.

Don’t miss out on being part of something great by joining an evolving, rapidly growing, adaptive and innovative organisation. 

What We Offer

We are committed to offering and supporting development and employment opportunities to help people excel and build a lasting career. We offer generous learning and development opportunities as well as flexi time, access to employee benefits and education assistance.

We promote diversity in the workplace and have a culture that is inclusive, respectful and embraces the unique skills and qualities of all people.

As the community continues to grow, this opportunity will allow you to grow with it!

Essential:

  • Higher School Certificate
  • Current Working with Children Check
  • Demonstrated work experience in a customer service environment
  • Demonstrated experience in marketing and promotional activities
  • Basic knowledge of social networking tools and how they apply to the library
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Sound computer literacy and proficiency
  • General knowledge of library policies and practices
  • Ability to effectively organise and prioritise workloads
  • Ability to work as part of a team environment with a customer focus
  • Ability to adapt to a changing environment including new technologies
  • Demonstrated ability to apply EEO and WHS principles

Desirable:

  • Completed or undertaking Certificate 3 in Library and Information Services or equivalent
  • Demonstrated work experience in a public library
  • Demonstrated experience in the presentation of children’s programs

Note: “The above position has been identified as a Child-Related position under the Child Protection laws in NSW. Applicants will be required to obtain hold a Working With Children Check. For more information visit http://kids.nsw.gov.au/kids/working/newcheck. Prohibited Persons are not eligible to apply.”   

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.

Further Information: Wendy Wilkins, Team Leader Library Services on 02 4645 5637

Closing Date for above position: 31 January 2022

Position Description: For full position description details click here

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Library Programs Officer

Closing Date
Contact Officer
Robyn Syphers, Team Leader Library Programs
Contact Number
02 4654 7953
Location
Camden Council, NSW

 

Library Programs Officer

  • Salary: $1,223.30 - 1,401.90 pw + Super 
  • Work Type: Permanent Full Time
  • Location: Camden, Narellan & Oran Park

Come join an organisation with endless opportunities, where people choose to work because they are inspired by the chance to shape, influence and grow a community. 

As our Library Programs Officer, you will partner with all areas of our Library, Council and external organisations to deliver programs that connect the community and develop community learning. You will assist in the development, implementation and coordination of contemporary and dynamic programs to deliver high-quality customer experiences.

Working in state of the art facilities, in a programs-based environment that includes alternative lending collections and opportunities to think creatively to reach our growing community.

With over 50% of our population library members, in Australia’s fastest growing council, this is an exciting opportunity to join our friendly, customer-focussed team.

Don’t miss out on being part of something great by joining an evolving, rapidly growing, adaptive and innovative organisation. 

What We Offer

We are committed to offering and supporting development and employment opportunities to help people excel and build a lasting career. We offer generous learning and development opportunities as well as flexi time, access to employee benefits and education assistance.

We promote diversity in the workplace and have a culture that is inclusive, respectful and embraces the unique skills and qualities of all people.

As the community continues to grow, this opportunity will allow you to grow with it!

Essential:

  • Qualifications in Library and Information Science or equivalent, and/or experience
  • Demonstrated experience in coordinating and delivering innovative and inclusive programs, including outreach programs
  • Knowledge and experience in cataloguing, Libraries Australia and TROVE
  • Demonstrated experience in providing excellence in customer service with the ability to confidently and proactively engage with library customers and value-add to the customer experience
  • Proven ability to engage with all library customers and communicate effectively to provide high quality customer service and conduct customer service shift supervision
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively organise and prioritise workloads
  • Current high level digital literacy skills, with the confidence to support customers with diverse technology including online and virtual collections and services, across multiple devices, platforms, apps and software
  • Proven ability to work in a team environment
  • General knowledge of library policies and practices, and current trends in libraries
  • Ability to adapt to a changing environment including new technologies
  • Demonstrated ability to apply EEO and WHS principles, and to proactively act with discretion

Desirable:

  • Experience in the delivery of programs to children, youth and adults
  • Experience in the delivery of staff training

Note: The above position has been identified as a Child-Related position under the Child Protection laws in NSW. Applicants will be required to obtain hold a Working With Children Check. For more information visit http://kids.nsw.gov.au/kids/working/newcheck. Prohibited Persons are not eligible to apply.

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.

Further Information: Robyn Syphers, Team Leader Library Programs on 02 4654 7953

Closing Date for above position: 07/02/2022

Position Description: For full position description details click here

Apply here

Children's Librarian

Closing Date
Contact Officer
Robyn Syphers, Team Leader Library Programs
Contact Number
(02) 4654 7953
Location
Camden Council, NSW

 

Children's Librarian

  • Salary: $1,383.90 - 1,585.90 pw + Super 
  • Work Type: Permanent Full Time
  • Location: Camden, Narellan & Oran Park

Come join an organisation with endless opportunities, where people choose to work because they are inspired by the chance to shape, influence and grow a community. 

As our Children’s Librarian, you will partner with all areas of our Library, Council and external organisations to deliver innovative and inclusive programs that connect the community and develop learning. You will develop, implement and coordinate contemporary and dynamic programs to deliver high-quality customer experiences, in particular for children 0 to 12 years and their families.

Working in state of the art facilities, in a programs-based environment that includes alternative lending collections and opportunities to think creatively to reach our growing community.

With over 50% of our population library members, in Australia’s fastest growing council, this is an exciting opportunity to join our friendly, customer-focussed team.

Don’t miss out on being part of something great by joining an evolving, rapidly growing, adaptive and innovative organisation. 

What We Offer

We are committed to offering and supporting development and employment opportunities to help people excel and build a lasting career. We offer generous learning and development opportunities as well as flexi time, access to employee benefits and education assistance.

We promote diversity in the workplace and have a culture that is inclusive, respectful and embraces the unique skills and qualities of all people.

As the community continues to grow, this opportunity will allow you to grow with it!

Essential:

  • Tertiary qualifications (Degree or Graduate Diploma) in Library and Information Science or equivalent, and/or Education
  • Proven ability to develop and coordinate programs for children and knowledge of child development
  • Demonstrated knowledge of literacy/numeracy in early education and of the NSW Primary curriculum requirements
  • Experience in the use of library systems and information technology including social networking technologies
  • General knowledge of library policies, practices and relevant legislation
  • Demonstrated ability to provide quality customer service and conduct customer service shift supervision
  • Ability to work as part of a team with the ability to adapt to a changing environment including new technologies
  • Highly developed communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to effectively organise workloads and prioritise workloads
  • Demonstrated ability to apply EEO and WH&S and ethical practices principles

Desirable:

  • Eligible for professional membership of ALIA
  • Experience delivering children’s services in public libraries
  • Grant writing experience

Note: The above position has been identified as a Child-Related position under the Child Protection laws in NSW. Applicants will be required to obtain hold a Working With Children Check. For more information visit http://kids.nsw.gov.au/kids/working/newcheck. Prohibited Persons are not eligible to apply.

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.

Further Information: Robyn Syphers, Team Leader Library Programs on (02) 4654 7953

Closing Date for above position: 07/02/2022

Position Description: For full position description details click here

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Librarian

Closing Date
Contact Officer
Sita Chatterjee
Contact Number
02 9424 0100
Location
Ku-ring-gai Council, NSW

 

Librarian

  • Location: Gordon Library
  • Category: Library
  • Date Posted: 21-Jan-2022
  • Application Close Date: 06-Feb-2022
  • Job Reference: KMC/1598705
  • Position Type: Permanent Full Time
  • View Position Description Attachment: Librarian - Position Description.pdf (PDF, 289KB)

Librarian

  • $71,622.20 - $83,081.44 pa + super
  • Flexible working arrangements available
  • Permanent Full-Time - 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 Team Leader, you will be responsible for providing high quality customer-focused readers' services including reference, circulation and participation in the development and delivery of events and activities.

Duties

  • Provide readers' services including information and circulation services
  • Participate in the delivery of events, programs and activities, outreach and specialist services
  • Actively participate in the delivery of library displays and regular programs for all age groups
  • Assess items for collection maintenance, treatment or withdrawal
  • Supervise a small team in providing services to library customers
  • Desk shifts as required at any branch of the Ku-ring-gai Library Service, including nights and weekends as required

Qualifications, 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)

Benefits

  • 35 hour working week
  • Flexible Working Arrangements available
  • Health & Fitness $100 yearly reimbursement (conditional)

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 Sita Chatterjee on 02 9424 0100

Closes: 11:49pm, Sunday 6 February 2022

Apply here

Ku-ring-gai Council is an equal opportunity employer

Manager Libraries and Learning

Closing Date
Contact Officer
Judy Jaeger, Group Manager, Culture, Community and Recreation
Contact Number
02 4939 1040
Location
Maitland City Council, NSW

 

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Manager Libraries and Learning

Maitland is one of the fastest growing cities in Australia with over 90,000 residents forecast by 2023. With a diverse and growing economy Maitland is rapidly gaining a reputation as a dynamic place to invest and do business. It’s also a desirable place to visit that is matched with idyllic liveability.

At Maitland City Council we are focused on investing in innovative and authentic leaders who are passionate about impacting the local community and contributing to Council’s strategic vision.

The organisation is going through an exciting period of change, with a focus on exceptional Customer Experience, both now and through planning for the future.

About the role
This is an exciting opportunity to take the lead in a reimagining of Maitland Libraries to facilitate contemporary and impactful services for our community. The Manager, Libraries and Learning will lead the delivery of the library strategy, operational plan and delivery program to ensure services and programs reflect community interests and priorities, promote connection, learning and growth, and encompass the evolving cultural and social needs of our growing community. Reporting to the Group Manager for Culture, Community and Recreation, this role provides a unique opportunity for an accomplished people leader to guide and develop the team in the delivery of positive experiences and programs for our community.

About you
To be successful in this role you will possess a degree qualification in Library Science, Information Studies or Information Management, Business Administration, Social Science, Education, Community Development or equivalent, coupled with extensive contemporary leadership and management experience.

You will have demonstrated experienced in delivering customer-centred service programs, leading organisational change and supporting a culture of continuous improvement. Your strong coaching, leadership and stakeholder management skills will be complemented by your ability to develop and execute the strategic vision for our Library and Learning team.

Benefits

This is a permanent full-time role with a competitive salary package on offer (including a vehicle), which will be negotiated at time of offer with the successful candidate. Managers are entitled to take special paid leave during the period of Council’s annual shutdown over the Christmas period (typically 3-4 days), and an additional five days special paid leave each year for professional development.

Council also offers its staff a range of other benefits, including access to flexible work arrangements, study assistance as well as health and wellbeing programs.

Questions?

If after reading the role charter you have any questions, please contact Judy Jaeger, Group Manager, Culture, Community and Recreation, on 02 4939 1040.

Applications close: Sunday 13 February 2022

Please note, prior to an offer of employment being made, recommended candidates will be required to undertake a medical assessment (including drug and alcohol testing). Council also completes a range of other pre-employment checks which may include reference checks, psychometric testing or a criminal history check. For more information about the recruitment process, visit our website and search ‘work with us’.

We are a 2021 Circle Back Initiative Employer – we commit to respond to every applicant.

 Role Charter PDF 702.59 KB

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Executive Manager Library Services

Closing Date
Contact Officer
Stephanie Twomey
Contact Number
02 8495 6303 during business hours 
Location
Northern Beaches Council, NSW

 

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Executive Manager Library Services

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  • Location: Northern Beaches Council
  • Division: Community & Belonging
  • Business Unit: Library Services
  • Title: Executive Manager Library Services, TRP Contract - Full-time Role
  • Competitive Salary Package, subject to skills and experiences

Stretching from Palm Beach to Manly, the Northern Beaches boasts more than half of all the beaches in Sydney and a population of more than 270,000. Northern Beaches Council was created in 2016 through the three councils of Manly, Pittwater and Warringah coming together to deliver the highest quality services to the community. Exciting new infrastructure projects and community programs have quickly demonstrated the positive impact the new council is having.

Northern beaches Council is seeking a dynamic, focused leader to join the Award winning Library Service. As the Executive Manager Library Services you will bring fresh strategic thinking, a strong business management portfolio and a desire to continuously improve  the service. Northern Beaches Council Library Service is a National Award Winning operation and a leader in the provision of local government Library Services.

This position is responsible for the delivery of high quality library services to the community, drive the continuous improvement of the library service and implement change management strategies. The incumbent will develop and implement policies, programs and marketing plans to meet the information and cultural needs of the community in relation to Library Services and ensure compliance with all relevant legislation.

Leading a team of 100 staff and operations from six major branches, the role is customer focused and a driver of strategic direction. Operational experience in a Library service whilst an advantage is not a requirement of this role. We are looking for an innovative and progressive leader who is supported by a team of dedicated library professionals. Strong interpersonal skills are required to be successful in this role.

Please refer to the Position Description for more information.
 

There aren’t many employers who offer career and lifestyle in a single package, but Northern Beaches Council does. We offer an attractive workplace, including:

  • genuine work-life balance and flexible working arrangements
  • employee wellness program and a range of lifestyle benefits
  • values based culture and a teams oriented working environment
  • a culture of supporting continuous professional development
  • high level of technological innovation and systems

How to apply:

Apply online and upload the following information

  • Click on the 'Apply' link to complete your online application.
  • You will have the opportunity to attach your resume and any supporting documentation.
  • Please read the Position Description. You will be required to respond to the selection criteria questions online when you apply. Your response to these questions should demonstrate how you meet the requirements of this role.
  • For further information, please contact Stephanie Twomey on 02 8495 6303 during business hours 
  • Applications close on 03/02/2022

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Library Customer Support Officer

Closing Date
Contact Officer
Damian Tyquin, Library Coordinator
Contact Number
(03) 9209 6576 
Location
City of Port Phillip Council, VIC

 

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Library Customer Support Officer

  • Salary Range Band 4 $65,269 – $69,990 (pro rata) plus 10% Super
  • Permanent part-time role available –28 hours per week.
  • Located at Library branches – St Kilda library, also Albert Park, Middle Park, Port Melbourne, and Emerald Hill.  

About the Organisation

The City of Port Phillip is an inner-city council with around 1000 employees who deliver more than 100 programs and services to our residents, businesses and visitors. These range from childcare and immunisations, to libraries, management of parks and open space, rubbish collection, road maintenance and more. City of Port Phillip has zero tolerance for child abuse and is a committed Child Safe organisation.  

About the Role

·    The role will provide excellent customer and information services as part of a dynamic frontline team, across the five branches of the Port Phillip Library Service. It will actively contribute to the delivery of circulationservices, customer support and resource maintenance. This position is required to work flexibly across 5 library branches, on weekend and evening shifts as needed to deliver service to our community.

·    Permanent Role available – Part time 28 hours per week. 

Duties:    

  • Initiate customer engagement to maximise access to library and Council resources and information
  • Resolve library user concerns and queries in a friendly, courteous and well-informed manner
  • Use systems and resources to enable customers to access library materials appropriate to their needs
  • Contribute to maintaining an accurate circulation database through various duties including issues, returns, status changes, and standard report production
  • Undertake library branch desk shifts, including a weekly evening and weekends as rostered

Skills and Experience:

  • Year 10 or equivalent level of secondary education
  • Driver’s licence or independent alternative mode of transport
  • Current Working with Children Check
  • Experience in a high-quality and fast-paced customer service role
  • Experience in accessing information resources to meet a user’s needs
  • Demonstrated experience with a Windows environment and Microsoft office 

Culture

People enjoy working at the City of Port Phillip because we are a welcoming, healthy and inclusive workplace. We offer a vibrant and diverse work environment where our employees can develop both professionally and personally whilst planning and delivering a range of important services and programs to the community. 

Benefits

  • We offer a workplace which accommodates your working style and needs.
  • Be supported and empowered by a leadership team that is community focused, with a strong desire for change and a culture that encourages teamwork and innovation.
  • Training and development opportunities, study assistance, flexible working conditions, paid parental leave, an active social club, a health and wellbeing program, and a well- regarded Employee Assistance Program (EAP). 

Security Requirements and Professional Obligations     

Pre-employment screening will apply to all appointments. 

Prior to a formal letter of offer, preferred applicants will be asked to provide:

  • Evidence of mandatory qualifications/registrations/licences
  • Sufficient proof of their right to work in Australia                                                 
  • Sufficient proof of their identity
  • Complete a National Police Check completed via City of Port Phillip’s Provider.
  • Evidence of a Working with Children Check (employee type with City of Port Phillip registered as the organisation).
  • Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate in line with CHO Direction.

How to Apply

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All applicants must provide a Cover Letter in response to the key selection criteria located on the last page of the position description. The Cover Letter should be no longer than 2 pages and include each heading in the Key Selection Criteria. 

Note: Only applications submitted via the online Recruitment Portal will be considered and only shortlisted candidates will be provided feedback. 

Further information can be obtained by contacting Damian Tyquin, Library Coordinator, Damian.tyquin@portphillip.vic.gov.au, or (03) 9209 6576 

Applications close 11.59pm, Sunday 30th of January 2022 

The City of Port Phillip is an equal opportunity employer, committed to an inclusive and accessible environment where diversity is valued. 

If you have accessibility requirements or require an adjustment to participate in our recruitment and selection process, please contact David Crichton (HR Business Partner- Recruitment) on 0466 859 533 or email: recruitment@portphillip.vic.gov.au 

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Library Services Support

Closing Date
Contact Officer
Jonathan Gosden
Contact Number
(03) 9896 4320
Location
Whitehorse Manningham Libraries, VIC

 

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Library Services Support

Applications closing on 02 February 2022, 11:00 PM

This role assists in the efficient and effective operation of branch library functions.  The successful applicant will have excellent customer service skills and be comfortable working with a range of different technologies.

 The successful applicant will:

  • be committed to providing an excellent customer service environment
  • have the ability to supervise staff, students and volunteers
  • good organisational skills
  • have strong communication and influencing skills
  • demonstrate the ability to liaise with a diverse community
  • have general administrative skills
  • possess a strong interest in public libraries and community programs
  • have the ability to work remotely if required
  • have ALIA recognised library technician qualifications or relevant work experience

The successful applicant must hold or be willing to acquire a Working with Children Check card and must be willing to undergo a National Police Record Check. 

Rostered weekend work and evening shifts are an essential component of this position. The position is currently located at the Box Hill Library.

WML offers the following benefits:

  • Access to professional development opportunities that support our commitment to life-long learning and a skilled workforce
  • Purchased leave arrangements and carry-over arrangements from the Local Government sector
  • Employee Assistance Program for staff and their immediate family members
  • Annual free flu vaccination
  • Ability to salary sacrifice superannuation

All applicants are required to read the position description and candidate information pack prior to applying. Access these documents via the provided links. 

All applications must be submitted via the Apply Here Link below.

For further information, contact Jonathan Gosden on (03) 9896 4320.

Applications close Wednesday 2 February 2022.

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Librarian - Part Time

Closing Date
Contact Officer
Jonathan Gosden
Contact Number
(03) 9896 4333
Location
Whitehorse Manningham Libraries, VIC

 

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Librarian - Part Time

Applications closing on 06 February 2022, 11:00 PM

Librarian
Ongoing
Part Time (0.6)
$74,995 - $86,559 (Pro rata) 

Whitehorse Manningham Libraries is one of the most actively used public library services in Victoria.  Our services are available to the whole community through eight physical locations, Outreach, Home Library Services and the library website.

About the Role
Whitehorse Manningham Libraries invite applications from qualified librarians who are committed to providing an excellent customer service environment.

The successful applicant will:

  • Engage with a diverse community and stakeholders
  • Be committed to the delivery of information services
  • Have the ability to deliver quality and customer focused information and reader guidance services
  • Have the ability to assist in the management and delivery of library events, programs and digital literacy training
  • Have strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Be committed to strengthening community partnerships and connections
  • Provide services via in-house, outreach and online platforms, dependent upon customer needs. 
  • Enjoy working as part of a team
  • Have recognised tertiary qualifications conferring eligibility for professional membership of the Australian Library and Information Association 

The successful applicant must hold or be willing to acquire a Working with Children Check card and must be willing to undergo a National Police Record Check. 

This position is currently located at The Pines Library in East Doncaster but may be required to work at any of the Whitehorse Manningham Library locations in accordance with operational needs. Rostered weekend work and evening shifts will be required. 

All applicants are required to read the position description prior to submitting an application.  For instructions on how to apply and a copy of the position description click on the links provided. All applications must include a cover letter, resume and a response to the Key Selection Criteria. Applications that do not address the Key Selection Criteria as detailed in the position description will not be considered.

You may also upload a short 2-minute video outlining your key skills and experience if you wish to further enhance your application.

Please submit your application via the Apply Here link below.

For further information contact Jonathan Gosden on (03) 9896 4333

Please note that only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

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