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.
One of our key consultants for the Finance, Human Resources and Injury and Risk Management space is Bryony. We’ve provided a little more information on what Bryony does at PSP below; the commitment she makes to her candidates and the current roles she has available.
Can you explain your role at Public Sector People?
I’m a consultant within Professional Services, leading recruitment within Local Government across HR, Safety and Finance.
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?
Applicants with government experience, passion for people, knowledge and understanding of councils and how they operate and a personable and approachable nature.
For active jobseekers, what are the key things your successful applicants have in common ?
Passion and enthusiasm, not all have Government experience however, it is their desire to learn and they have an interest/understanding of how Councils work. Within Finance, specific systems are essential. To name a few; TechOne, Authority, Pathway and Oracle.
What commitment will you make to the active job seekers you choose to work with?
I ensure that they are aware of all opportunities on the market, even those that may not fall to me. I commit to keeping them informed about the market and I have an honest and open approach. It’s about finding them the perfect opportunity both culturally and skills wise. I also aim to help with resumes and applications, trying to provide as much help as possible in a competitive environment.
Why is the aftercare stage so important in the recruitment process- especially in the public sector?
It allows us to help and mediate any challenges which may crop up. It also helps us navigate around any problems and nip them in the bud. Whilst one party may think the new job is going well, it could be a completely different story on the other side. It is vital to manage relationships and have that trust built up so that any positives or negatives can be shared and managed appropriately and in a timely manner.
How do you conduct the aftercare process in the roles you recruit for?
Regular phone calls and texts to clients and candidates. It can take a couple of weeks to settle into a new role, so during that initial stage I am in contact once a week, more if necessary (again both Candidate and Client). From here I judge and will make contact to get feedback from the client to provide the candidate as positive reinforcement is key and can help someone feel more settled. Likewise if there are a few areas for improvement, it helps iron them out in the initial stages. I believe it is good to keep in touch as much as possible but knowing the limits, so as not to seem overwhelming to both the client and candidate!
Contract Type: Temporary
Job Summary: A Local Government is looking for a Systems Accountant (with Magiq/Chameleon Experience) to join their team on a temporary basis. The successful applicant will need to provide training of the Chameleon system to users and constantly ensure accurate and critical data on the system is available to the organisation. Ideal for someone who can start immediately.
Contractor Safety Advisor
Location: South East Melbourne
Contract Type: Contract
Job Summary: Working for a Local Government and reporting to the Corporate Safety Lead, and forming part of the Corporate Safety Team, the successful applicant will deliver focused contractor safety services across the Infrastructure & Environment division, specifically with regard to project delivery involving external contractor operations.
Coordinator Of Risk
Location: North West Melbourne
Contract Type: Temporary
Job Summary: Public Sector People are currently inviting applications for a Coordinator of Risk to join a local council based 55km North West of Melbourne on contract. The successful applicant will deliver upon the key performance criteria outlined in the Risk Management Framework 2019 and review and update the council’s Business Continuity Plan and Policy.
To find out more about any of the roles listed above, or to reach out to Bryony for a confidential chat about the job market within the public sector and her upcoming opportunities within HR, Finance and Risk Management, you can contact her at
Phone: 0481 708 966
Linkedin: Click here for link