Finding a job and applying
How do I search for a job
Select the vacancies menu entry under "Your Council". You can browse any of the categories available at the bottom of the page. Alternatively you can also use the search button at the top of the same page.
How do I apply for a job?
You apply by submitting a Curriculum Vitae to the address in the advertisement. It is very important that the reference number on the advertisement is stated on the Curriculum Vitae or covering letter. No late applications will be accepted. No e-mailed or faxed applications are accepted, unless so stipulated in the advertisement.
Can I apply for more than one job at a time?
Yes. A separate Curriculum Vitae must be submitted for each vacancy applied for.
How will I receive a response to my application?
If you are on the short list, you will be contacted by a HR official and invited to the interview. If you do not hear from us within six weeks after the closing date, then you should consider your application as having been unsuccessful. All interviewed candidates will receive a letter of regret if not appointed.
What happens after I have submitted my application?
After the advertisement has closed your Curriculum Vitae is sent to the appropriate department for consideration. Short listing is done on the basis of qualifications, experience, skills and the equity targets applicable to the specific position.
May I fax you a copy of my application?
No. All Curriculum Vitaes are to be posted or hand delivered to the address on the advertisement.
Who will see my application? Is it confidential?
The HR officials and officials from the applicable department see the applications. If you are invited for an interview then the short list and interview panel will also see your details. However, all applications are treated as confidential.
Are my personal details safe?
Yes. Curriculum Vitaes are destroyed after the appropriate time period has expired, therefore do not attach original certificates.
For other questions, who can I contact?
For any queries you can contact the numbers on the advertisement or, alternatively, you may visit an HR office dealing with recruitment and selection issues.
Do I need to attach copies of qualifications and identity document?
Applicants will be required to provide proof of original qualifications and identity documents when their appointment has been recommended. Certified copies of all certificates and identity documents must be attached to the Curriculum Vitae or application form.