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Consultant Focus: Meet Wallentina

Consultant Focus: Meet Wallentina

over 1 year ago By Emily Harris
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At Public Sector People we have a number of consultants who specialise on recruiting for a particular  industry within the public sector and therefore have an extensive knowledge on the market they recruit for and what organisations are looking for when hiring new talent. Our consultants can then utilise this knowledge to ensure their candidates have the best and most-up-to-date information when applying for roles as well as guiding them to roles that will best match their needs.

Public Sector People have been lucky enough to welcome a new consultant, Wallentina Simmons to our Sydney team. Within NSW, Wallentina focuses on the professional space, recruiting for roles within Finance, Human Resources, Workplace Health and Safety (WHS) and Learning and Development to name a few. We’ve provided a little more information on Wallentina's recruitment process, the relationship she develops with both her clients and candidates and the current roles she has available.

Can you explain your role at Public Sector People?

I’m a Business Leader specialising in HR, Finance and Safety recruitment across the public sector

What are the types of positions you recruit for?

People Business Partners, Talent Acquisition Partners, Health Safety & Wellbeing Officers, Accountants, Revenue, Payroll and Safety Coordinators.

What are the types of candidates you ideally look for to fill these roles?

The ideal candidate will have public sector experience, are adaptable and able to hit the ground running as the majority of my roles will be contract roles. 

For active jobseekers, what are the key things your successful applicants have in common ?

A want to working in the public sector is key, my candidates often enjoy the variety that comes along with that role.

What commitment will you make to the active job seekers you choose to work with?

I will work hard to find you a suitable role based on your experience and our client's requirements. I aim to be open and transparent with job searches and give as much information on your experience. I work honestly and will give you guidance on the market.

Why is the aftercare stage so important in the recruitment process- especially within finance and HR?

Aftercare is so important for both the candidate and client. It builds relationships, trust and creates an open and honest conversation about how the role is going, if both parties are happy or if they are facing any challenges which can be rectified sooner rather than later.  

How do you conduct the aftercare process in the roles you recruit for?

Regular phone calls. I will check in with them on their start date, ensuring the candidate has had all of their inductions, office introductions and WHS. From there on I keep in contact every few weeks with both the candidate and client. Covering off on performance, fitting in with the team, WHS, contract extensions etc. Face to face aftercare is done quiet regularly as well – personally I enjoy this process the most.


Wallentina's Current Roles Available:

Governance Coordinator

Location: Sydney

Contract Type: Contract

Job Summary:To coordinate Council’s governance functions to ensure business papers, Council and Committee Meetings, Briefings, Councillor Support, Corporate Policies and Delegations meet best practice standards and legislative requirements and to provide sound governance advice to Councillors, Executive Team, staff and the community.

Experience with working at a council and knowledge of insurance is desirable.

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HR Expression of Interest

Location: Sydney

Contract Type: Contract

 Public Sector People are currently looking to speak to HR Professionals who are considering a new opportunity within locla government.

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Finance- Expression of Interest

Location: Sydney

Contract Type: Temporary 

Job Summary: After entering the new finacial year, opportunities are on the rise within NSW Government and Public Sector People are currently looking to speak to Finance Professionals who have had exposure to Technology One, Oracle or Authority.

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Contact Us

To find out more about any of the roles listed above, or to reach out to Wallentina for a confidential chat about the job market within the public sector and her upcoming opportunities within the professional space, you can contact her at


Phone: 0412 102 322

Linkedin: Click here for link

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