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.
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.
HR Expression of Interest
Contract Type: Contract
Public Sector People are currently looking to speak to HR Professionals who are considering a new opportunity within locla government.
Finance- Expression of Interest
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.
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
PSP are working with a large Government organisation who are looking to engage a DA Planner. ROLE: Providing technical advice Assessment of Development Applications (DA's) Deliver high quality customer service to applicants, residents and other stakeholders in the City through the provision of expert advice on relevant processes, polices and regulations. Deliver evidence and appear as an expert witness on behalf of Council in the Land and Environment Court and Local Court in accordance with legislative requirements and regulations. Undertake the project management of development related applications from lodgement to determination and manage DA matters arising during construction, including co-ordination of input from other Units and Government authorities. KEY REQUIREMENTS: Degree qualifications in Town Planning Excellent written and verbal communication skills Knowledge of local government and environmental legislation Strong time management and problem solving skills For a confidential discussion regarding this opportunity or similar roles in Local Government, please contact Wallentina Simmons on 0412 102 322 | email@example.com.
Permanent Position Public Sector People are working with a Local Government organsation looking to engage a Coordinator Contributions Planning on a permanent basis. Role: Coordinate and provide high level expert advice on a diverse and complex range of strategic and operational contributions funding and delivery activities (including planning for local infrastructure funded by developer contributions, Voluntary Planning Agreement (VPA) policy and negotiation, monitoring the administration and delivery of works as part of .Works in Kind and Voluntary Planning Agreements in a pro-active and efficient manner. Leading a small team through a period of continuing change and growth to achieve innovative and best practice strategy for infrastructure funding and delivery, against Council’s strategic directions. Evaluate current and future organisational needs, and develop creative infrastructure funding and delivery strategies that enable alignment with Council’s strategic land use planning. Qualifications/Licences Relevant degree or equivalent and leadership experience, combined with extensive practical experience in a relevant area. Current Class C Driver’s Licence Benefits Generous flexi time policy allowing up to 2 flex days per month; Learning and Development opportunities; Comprehensive and flexible study assistance program; Access to Long Service Leave after 5 years; Health and Wellbeing access including, leave, free counselling, and gym subsidy; If you would be interest in having a confidential discussion please get in touch on 0412 102 322 or alternatively email a copy of your resume across to firstname.lastname@example.org
Immediate Start Contact Role Local Government Organisation PSP are working with a large Government organisation who are looking to engage a Senior Town Planner. ROLE: Providing technical advice Assessment of Development Applications (DA's) Deliver high quality customer service to applicants, residents and other stakeholders in the City through the provision of expert advice on relevant processes, polices and regulations. Deliver evidence and appear as an expert witness on behalf of Council in the Land and Environment Court and Local Court in accordance with legislative requirements and regulations. Undertake the project management of development related applications from lodgement to determination and manage DA matters arising during construction, including co-ordination of input from other Units and Government authorities. Key Requirements: Degree qualifications in Town Planning Excellent written and verbal communication skills Knowledge of local government and environmental legislation Strong time management and problem solving skills For a confidential discussion regarding this opportunity or similar roles in Local Government, please contact Wallentina Simmons on 0412 102 322 | email@example.com.
Marketing & Communications Advisor Initial 4 Month Contract $62.54 to $68.84 per hour + super ORGANISATION: Our client is a large Local Government organisation, looking to engage a Marketing & Communications Manager for a 2 year contract role. Role Specific Create and manage tactical and operational marketing, communications, promotions and branding initiatives with internal and external stakeholders to achieve strategic marketing objectives. Proactively identify opportunities to promote Council services and initiatives and build relationships with key internal and external stakeholders to maximise promotion opportunities. Deliver marketing and promotional activities with a data-driven and digital first mindset, optimising communications, content and creative development suitable for multiple channel applications. Create high quality, well researched and written content for agreed programs for multi-channel application, including web copy, email, social media, council publications, newsletters/enewletters and articles to deliver on communications and promotions objectives. Experience: Experience with Local Government Council and Government Communications is preferred. A proactive and systematic project management approach and capacity to manage competing resourcing needs. Demonstrable experience in developing tactical marketing, promotion and communication programs to engage and capitalise on target market segments. Tertiary qualifications: Marketing, Communications or other related discipline and extensive or relevant experience. If you would be interest in having a confidential discussion please get in touch on 0412 102 322 or alternatively email a copy of your resume across to firstname.lastname@example.org
GIPA Officer - Local Government $47 - $52 Per Hour Initial 6 Month Contract Role About the Role: This position is responsible for provision of technical advice and effective access to information under the Government and Public Access Act (GIPA) and associated legislation. This will be working with our local government client and it will be based in Parramatta. Key Responsibilities: Attend to formal applications from member of the community and other stakeholders for documentation held in Council records. Maintain appropriate records of all applications received and prepare correspondence as required under the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009. Attend to requests from the Public Officer for the retrieval of files, records and other documentation including photocopying where required, associated with subpoenas serviced upon Council. Respond to enquiries and investigations arising out of privacy referrals and statutory review requirements. Enhance community confidence in Council services through the provision of effective access to information under the Government Information and Public Access Act (GIPA) and associated legislation. Ensure to take reasonable care of the health and safety of yourself, staff, visitors, contractors and volunteers whilst at work, and cooperate with Council to comply with WHS legislative obligations. Ensure EEO, the principles for a culturally diverse society, and Council policies are complied with at all times. Contribute to improved customer service and organisational effectiveness, by acting ethically, honestly and with fairness. If you meet the above criteria and are looking for your next contract opportunity please apply via the appropriate link with a CV attached. For a confidential discussion regarding this opportunity please contact Wallentina Simmons 0412 102 322 or email email@example.com
PSP are working with a large Local Government organisation looking to engage an Executive Planner to join their Strategic Planning team on a permanent basis. Role: The Executive Planner is one of two within the Strategic Planning team who lead a passionate and dynamic team of strategic planners. In this role, you will lead various strategic initiatives and promote Council through high-level advocacy with all tiers of Government and key stakeholders. They are seeking a person with enthusiasm and experience in strategic planning to lead, inspire and mentor staff and progress an ambitious work program. This is a great opportunity to take that next step in your planning career and join an organisation that is at the forefront of planning in one of the most exciting and dynamic regions in Sydney. Benefits: Generous flexi time policy allowing up to 2 flex days per month. Learning and Development opportunities. Access to Long Service Leave after 5 years. Health and Wellbeing access including, leave, free counselling, and gym subsidy; and A brand-new council administration building under construction. Salary: An attractive salary package is available for the suitable candidate and includes a lease back vehicle or a vehicle allowance. Would this role be of interest to you, or someone you may know with a similar background to you? For more information call 0412 102 322 or email cv firstname.lastname@example.org
Public Sector People are inviting expressions of interest from Town Planning professionals seeking Local Government opportunities. As an approved supplier to councils within NSW, we are actively seeking industry experienced planning professionals to fulfill long and short term contract roles. We work with a number of leading public sector organisations in both metro Sydney and rural NSW and have positions at all levels. If you have already had public sector experience and are seeking your next contract opportunity, please register with us today! Requirements include: Tertiary qualifications, at degree level in Urban Planning or related discipline. Experience in the assessment and resolution of planning, heritage and urban design issues associated with development applications, preferably in local government. Strong communication skills and an ability to balance a broad range of stakeholder needs and customer expectations. Benefits include: Flexible working hours, secure the elusive work/life balance. Attractive hourly rates. Gain valuable experience within progressive councils. Work with a recruitment consultant who has been recruiting planners in Local Government for the last three years. For a confidential discussion or to register your interest in planning roles, please contact Wallentina Simmons at PSP on 0412 102 322. Alternatively, please e-mail your current resume in Word format to email@example.com