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
Public Sector People (PSP) are currently looking to speak to a Return To Work Support Officer to join a Local Government on a temporary basis. Monday 25th January – Friday 16th April North Eastern Suburbs $30.68 per hour plus super Key Responsibilities: Provide system administration support to the Return to Work Function and the broader People & Culture team as required. Assist in Return to Work projects. Update Return to Work, procedures and resources with assistance from more senior P&C team members. Undertake research, analysis and reporting. Provide assistance throughout the return to work process as required. Provide assistance with the coordination of meetings and similar processes Other reasonable duties as directed by the Risk & OHS Coordinator Requirements Include: The following qualifications and/or experience are required for the position: Knowledge and understanding of the Return to Work Function Experience with systems and excellent desktop skills Police Check Get in touch for more information! For a confidential discussion regarding this opportunity or other positions within Local Government, please contact Bryony Reid on (03) 8535 3111.
Public Sector People (PSP) are currently looking to speak to a Safety Project Officer, to join a Local Government on a temporary basis. Monday 18th January – Friday 5th March Northern Suburbs $38.36 per hour plus super Key Responsibilities: To assist in the delivery of Parks and Open Space Department safety deliverables in accordance with Councils safety management framework. Within the Parks & Open Space Business units, in conjunction with team members Review and / or develop Task Risk registers for all tasks. Review and / or develop Safe Work Method Statements (SWMS) for high risk tasks, in conjunction with team members Review and / or develop Safe Work Procedures (SWPs) for tasks, where To liaise with stakeholders to achieve the best outcome for the organisation. Requirements Include: The following qualifications and/or experience are required for the position: Cert 4 minimum OHS or WHS (minimum) Project Management Safety Documentation Ability to work in a multi-disciplinary team environment. Get in touch for more information! For a confidential discussion regarding this opportunity or other positions within Local Government, please contact Bryony Reid on (03) 8535 3111.
Public Sector People (PSP) are currently looking to speak to a Management Accountant to join a Local Government on a temporary basis. Monday 18th January – Wednesday 30th June South Eastern Suburbs $41.07 per hour plus super Key Responsibilities: Provide professional and technical advice to Department Managers and Coordinators on day to day financial management and reporting. Meet with business units on a monthly basis and evaluate actual performance against budget identifying trends and projections to maximise resource utilisation. Contribute to continuous improvement in financial processes to improve the performance of the Financial & Corporate Reporting Department. Assist in the preparation of Council’s annual and mid-year budgets. Prepare and monitor Department’s financial KPI’s where applicable on an ongoing basis. Prepare and assist with the completion of various funding acquittals as requested in consultation with the relevant Department who were in receipt of the grant. Analysis and rectification where required of monthly accrual journals and relevant balance sheet accounts. Undertake financial analysis, benchmarking, financial modelling, cost benefit analysis and ad hoc reports as required. Requirements Include: The following qualifications and/or experience are required for the position: A degree in Accounting or related discipline or several years relevant experience in an accounting position. Demonstrated experience with budgetary and costing procedures in a similar sized organisation. Eligibility for membership of CPA Australia (or equivalent) or substantial accounting experience in a medium sized business organisation, or equivalent Police Check Working with Children Check (Employment) Get in touch for more information! For a confidential discussion regarding this opportunity or other positions within Local Government, please contact Bryony Reid on (03) 8535 3111.