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When preparing your application, read through the Key Selection Criteria thoroughly and organise your information under the headings of the Criteria. You can use the selection criteria to help you identify which skills, abilities, knowledge and experience are most relevant. A member of the selection panel may then contact you for further clarification during the short listing process.
What is required
Some important tips to remember when preparing your application are:
Your application should ideally include:
The selection criteria listed in the Position Description must be addressed in order for your application to be considered.
“Demonstrated” or “proven ability” mean that you should have successfully performed the duty or used the skill in the past. Actual experience rather than the potential to perform the duty is required. Use specific examples.
“An ability to rapidly acquire” means that if you do not already have the skills, knowledge or abilities you may demonstrate your potential to acquire these by comparing them to relevant tasks or responsibilities you have undertaken in previous positions or through study.
“Thorough”, “sound” or “a high level” indicates that advanced skill or knowledge is required.
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Skills and abilities
These can be gained on or off the job and can include all manner of transferable skills. For example, a person who has worked serving in a take away food franchise may have developed a high level of customer service skills and abilities.
Underpinning knowledge (including qualifications)
This criterion relates to qualifications of any kind that might support your ability to perform the role required. It might also include information learned on the job but without qualifications. For example, a person working in a library for 10 years doing shelving work is likely to have a working knowledge of the Dewey Decimal Classification System. In short, this criterion relates to anything that can be taught or learned.
Relevant work experience
Relevant work experience is any experience that increases your potential to be able to perform the role required. It does not have to be industry specific. For example, a person who has worked as a secretary for a solicitor may have significant experience in records management using a document management system.
Components of the shortlisting process can include any or all of the following:
All appointments are made based on merit principles.
If you are shortlisted for interview, the interview will be conducted against the Selection Criteria contained in the Position Description.
Submit your application
Please send your resume and covering letter to:
or email firstname.lastname@example.org by the closing date.