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Careers at Council, has been created by your Local Government State Associations to assist councils to connect with talent across Australia. Careers at Council showcases the unique proposition of working for council through a mixture of information and engaging aspirational content.

Marketing campaigns will be conducted by the Careers at Council team to attract candidates who may not have considered council as a career. Candidates who have hard to fill skills in engineering or planning for example. Younger candidates looking for graduate, traineeship or apprenticeship opportunities. Candidates looking for a lifestyle change and considering a career in regional Australia.

With the inclusion of a jobs portal for councils to advertise all vacant positions, including secondments, volunteer roles and student internships, this website is designed to be the destination of choice for career opportunities in councils.

Subscribing to Careers at Council will mean that your council will be included in these campaigns and your council’s jobs are being seen by candidates visiting Careers at Council.

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Today’s candidates like to research their future employer and the opinions of employees rate more highly than
any other form of content.

So, what’s your council story?

Do you have any testimonial videos, images or employee success stories? If yes, please reach out today we’d love to hear from you. If not, NeonLogic can assist you with copywriting and creative to
start telling your council story to a national audience.

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With over 189,000 people working across 394 occupations in 537 councils nationally, Local Governments are experiencing some major challenges within their workforce.

Councils have a much higher proportion of workers above 45 years of age (53.7%) than the Australian workforce (40.6%). Conversely, only 13.6% of council employees are under the age of 30, compared to 25.5% of the Australian workforce (ALGA 2018). This means councils need to do more to attract and develop younger employees to replace retiring workers.

In a survey conducted, in partnership with the 7 state associations in 2019, skills shortages in professional areas like engineers, town planners, building surveyors and environmental health were being experienced in 87% of councils across both urban and regional areas nationally.

To access further insights about hard to fill trends, view the Skills Shortage Survey 2019. If you would like to learn more about how council employees feel about working in local government, view the Career Insights Survey 2018.

If you would like a more detailed report about your state contact NeonLogic.



The Local Government State Associations engaged NeonLogic to develop the Careers at Council platform, managing the ongoing marketing and content development for the Careers at Council initiative.