2019 has been a great year for Sarah Kettlewell... A year full of milestones and great achievements such as the launch of Public Sector People and winning awards for ‘Best Consultant for Candidate Experience’ - and it looks like 2020 is going in the same direction with her promotion to Team Leader.
Congratulations Sarah, what does the promotion to Team Leader mean to you?
This is really exciting for me; I have really enjoyed by time with D&B/PSP and have been provided so much trust and support in order to develop into where I am today. To be given the opportunity to continue to grow individually along with the growth of PSP, whilst mentoring and leading other staff is something that I am really proud and excited to be a part of.
How has your first year within the new PSP team been? Are there any stand out moments from the year you can think of?
The first year with PSP has been AMAZING, watching the team grow and develop, bringing more consultants on board, and starting up in both QLD & NSW along with branching into a lot more sectors and seeing how positively received this has been.
It has also been a standout seeing how passionate all the consultants are to genuinely do the best they can for their clients, candidate and colleagues, which is reflective in the success and growth of PSP in the last 12 months.
You also won ‘Best Consultant for Candidate Experience’ at the Recruitment International Awards earlier this year. What did winning this award mean to you?
I take so much pride in making the candidate experience a positive one, having been a candidate in the market myself in the past it can be tough place to be, so being able to act as an honest, transparent and caring point of contact in this process and be recognised for it is something very special.
It has been amazing to see Sarah’s growth over her 4 years with Public Sector People, her development into a leader in our business is due to her strong ethics and a want to lead by example in all things she does. Her continuous candidate and client feedback continue to amaze us. I am sure the energy she brings to the role every day will make her a huge success and it is that infectious energy which makes the people around her really push themselves to do their best.
- Tom Dumper, Managing Director
What can we expect from you and your team in 2020?
My team and I will be working hard to continue to be trusted advisors within the Victorian Local Government space to our clients and candidates.
Public Sector People (PSP) are currently looking to speak to Government Communications specialists to join a Local Government on Melbourne's city fringe on temporary, full time basis for the next 3 months with potential to extend. ASAP contract for 3 months Band 6 hourly rate 38 hours week Council based in Melbourne's south east Communications | Media | Graphic Design | Engagement Communications Advisor Working within a high performing, stable and collaborative team as the successful candidate you will develop a partnership with a dedicated business unit within council to develop & deliver engaging communications, media, content and publications. As the Communications Advisor you will be well versed in building & maintaining strong working relationships with key stakeholders including internal staff, Councillors, community, residents & media outlets. Experienced in Communications, Media, Engagement & Graphic Design Relevant degree or diploma qualification Posses excellent written & verbal communication skills whilst following corporate guidelines Produce compelling, concise and clear a range of communications for a range of audiences Understanding and working knowledge of communication planning and outputs Understanding and confidence with various social media platforms Ability to conduct interviews and write relevant and engaging stories for Council website and other publications Previous experience communicating with the media Understanding of the relevant legislative and regulatory requirements in which Local Government operates For a confidential discussion regarding this opportunity or other positions within Local Government, please contact Sarah Kettlewell on (03) 8535 3111
Benefits Include: Apply today, Start tomorrow Work close to home in Melbourne's east Contract through until 26th August 2022 Attractive hourly rate Further develop a career in Local Government Administration Officer As the successful candidate you will be responsible for a supporting the System Administrator and wider corporate and PMO team. As the generalist Administration function to the team your responsibilities will include; data entry, data cleansing, end of month reporting, monitoring the departments inbox & assisting the coordinator as needed. Key Requirements: Proven experience providing excellent high level administration support Capability to learn systems and programs including MS Suite, TechOne, OneCouncil, Pathway, Computron or other similar CRM, documents management & finance systems Demonstrated ability & passion to provide excellent customer service, respond to customer issues and propose areas of improvement in processes An innovative and proactive mindset with excelled attention to detail and the ability to work supporting a range of teams and functions Interest in either finance or project management systems would be advantageous Advanced with the use of Excel For a confidential discussion regarding this opportunity or other Administration or Customer Service roles in Local Government please contact Sarah Kettlewell on (03) 8535 3111.
Benefits include: Contract 3 months, working on large Council project, potential to extend Negotiable hourly rate dependent on experience ASAP start - apply today, start tomorrow! Work with prestigious inner metro council About the role: Public Sector People are currently inviting applications for the role of Engagement advisor to join a local council based on the Melbourne CBD Fringe on an initial 3 month contract. Seeking professional with extensive community engagement & communications experience as part of the Strategic Engagement team you will be responsible for planning & delivering community engagement programs along with developing communications to support these. This position requires you to build constructive & long lasting working relationships, providing advice and support to managers, coordinators and staff on developing and implementing community engagement and communication strategies across the organisation. Duties include: Provide specialist advice, research and support to the Strategic Engagement team in delivering the objectives of the organisational Communications and Engagement Framework Provide specialist advice and support to staff and managers along with relevant project teams in the development, implementation and evaluation of community engagement strategies Identify engagement risks and collaborate within Council to develop and implement strategies to reduce the risk Promote cross-collaboration across Council in order to meet objectives and get best outcomes for the organisation Explore and implement new ideas, innovations and market research to improve community engagement practices Analyse and report on engagement findings to project managers and key stakeholders If this sounds like you, then email me or hit apply! For a confidential discussion regarding this opportunity or other roles in Local Government, please contact Sarah Kettlewell on 03 8535 3111. firstname.lastname@example.org
Public Sector People (PSP) are currently looking to speak to experienced Change & Project Management professional to join a Local Government on Melbourne's city fringe on temporary, full time basis for the next 3 months with potential to extend. ASAP contract for 3 months Daily rate up to $1000 a day 38 hours week Council based in Melbourne's inner west Change Management | Project Management | Lean Six Sigma Business Improvement - Project Manager Working as part of council's Innovation Team, this role be responsible for the management & implementation of complex business improvement initiatives. To achieve success you will partner with various business stakeholders in understanding the "current start" and utilising best practice business improvement, change management & project management methodologies to deliver "future state". Key Requirements Tertiary qualification in Business or related field OR 8+ YEARS of experience in successfully transforming key high volume business transactions Lean Six Sigma (Black Belt Certified) High level of understanding and experience in the use of best practice Project and Change Management Frameworks Ability to lead, negotiate and influence key stakeholders in the delivery of projects on time, to budget and specification Highly developed communication skills, particularly the ability to liaise and consult with key stakeholders, and colleagues and build networking relationships and to prepare summaries, reports and submissions across varying levels Strong business analytical skills; including process reengineering, value chain mapping, business impact matrices and ROI models For a confidential discussion regarding this opportunity or other positions within Local Government, please contact Sarah Kettlewell on (03) 8535 3111
Public Sector People (PSP) are currently looking to speak to experienced Event Management / Project Delivery professional to join a Local Government on Melbourne's city fringe on temporary, full time basis for the next 3 months with potential to extend. ASAP contract for 3 months Hourly rate negotiable 38 hours week - weekend work on occasion as required Council based in Melbourne's prestigious inner suburbs Event Management | Project Management | Stakeholder Engagement Project Manager - Events & Activation Working within a high performing team, within one of Melbourne's most prestigious council's operating within Economic & Place Development team to drive the strategic development of place activation supporting strong economic development, cultural & social outcomes, whilst assisting in the development, delivery, promotion & measurement of place based activations and events! Key Requirements Tertiary qualification or diploma in the areas of event planning and management, stakeholder relations, project management or equivalent and/or substantial experience in a related field or industry Excellent customer service and engagement skills, with experience in designing and delivering events and activations in busy commercial and community environments at a variety of scales Demonstrated experience in managing and negotiating with complex stakeholders who have competing priorities Ability to analyse and investigate problems and search for new and creative solutions for public realm activations For a confidential discussion regarding this opportunity or other positions within Local Government, please contact Sarah Kettlewell on (03) 8535 3111
Public Sector People are currently accepting applications for the role of a Community Grants Officer within a Local Government in the North West. ASAP - September 2022 with potential extension until June 2023! $43 per hour plus superannuation Full time | Temporary contract Skills: Demonstrated experience setting up and coordinating a community grant program Experience in managing an online grant system - smarty grants with the capacity to analyse data/trends Well developed community grants administration skills Well developed writing and speaking skills and able to navigate staff and community through a grant program Understanding of community grants in a community development framework Understanding of community grants in local government context If you are interested in finding out more about this position, please contact Sarah Kettlewell on 03 8535 3111 or APPLY via the link TODAY!
Public Sector People (PSP) are currently looking to speak to an experienced Media & Communications Officer to join a Local Government on temporary, full time basis for an initial 3 month period. ASAP contract for 3 months with potential to extend $50 p/h + super 38 hours week Council based in Melbourne's west Flexible working arrangements Media & Communications Officer Looking for experienced Media & Communications professional to join Council on a temporary basis. As the successful candidate you will be responsible for enhancing the reputation of Council through strategic and responsive media and communications initiatives. Tertiary qualification in public relations, journalism, marketing and/or communications (or a related discipline) with some relevant experience or lesser formal qualifications with extensive relevant experience. Competency in social media and digital platforms Demonstrated ability and experience in the development and implementation of creative marketing materials and strategies, across diverse mediums Proven experience providing high level Media relations and Communications advice within political environment Understanding of Local Government or political working environment advantageous For a confidential discussion regarding this opportunity or other positions within Local Government, please contact Sarah Kettlewell on (03) 8535 3111