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Careers at City of Gold Coast

The City offers many exciting and diverse careers for skilled workers, as well as a range of student placement opportunities.

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Careers

Working for City of Gold Coast is both challenging and rewarding, whether you are starting a career or looking to enhance your existing experience and skills.

City of Gold Coast uses eRecruit, a self-serve portal which enables you to apply for jobs with us online, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, from anywhere, using a range of electronic and mobile devices.

You can also set up job alert notifications, view the status of jobs you have applied for, track the progress of your application through the recruitment process, and receive updates from us as your application reaches various milestones.

View City jobs and register with eRecruit to apply for advertised vacancies

Register on eRecruit to view and apply for current vacancies, including apprenticeships and student work experience.

Find answers to frequently asked questions about eRecruit below.

Inclusion and diversity

Inclusion and diversity are more than just words at City of Gold Coast. We celebrate an inclusive workplace culture that promotes and values diversity. Diverse in age, gender identity, race, sexual orientation, physical or mental ability, ethnicity and perspective, where employees feel empowered to share their experiences and ideas. At the City of Gold Coast all forms of diversity are seen as real value for the City and a reflection of our community.

Employment with the City

Find out about apprenticeships, student work experience and some of the benefits of employment with the City.

Apprenticeships

As an employer, the City recognises the importance of attracting and nurturing people through apprenticeship opportunities.

The City advertises apprenticeship opportunities on eRecruit when positions become vacant. These opportunities can cover a number of trades such as mechanical, painting, sign writing, plumbing, boiler making and fitting and turning. An apprenticeship term generally lasts for four years.

Anyone considering an apprenticeship with the City is encouraged to create a new account in eRecruit and register for job alerts for apprenticeship opportunities.

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Student work experience

City of Gold Coast’s Student Placement Program aims to help University and TAFE students gain real world skills to complement their study. To be eligible, students must meet the following criteria:

  • you must be currently studying
  • the placement must be a requirement or relevant to your course
  • your University/TAFE must provide insurance coverage for the duration of the placement.

Register your interest to be considered for a placement by creating a new account/profile in eRecruit and submitting an expression of interest in the 'Student Work Experience' vacancy listed in the 'Latest jobs' section of this portal.

Select the expression of interest for your field of study. You will then need to register and create a profile. This will involve uploading your resume and a cover letter. Ensure your letter covers details such as your current course, the date you are available from, the total number of days you require and, most importantly, the reason/s why you want to complete your placement at the City of Gold Coast.

The number and timing of placements offered depends on the capacity of the work area to provide effective on-the-job experience. The City of Gold Coast endeavours to accommodate as many students as possible but is unable to guarantee that all or any applicants will be placed.

You will be notified by our Training Administration team regarding the outcome of your placement. For enquiries regarding the process or the outcome of your application please email TrainingAdministration@goldcoast.qld.gov.au.

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Employee benefits

Flexible work options which enhance work and life balance, generous superannuation and a social club are some of the benefits. Find out more below.

Working hours

City of Gold Coast is committed to providing employees access to flexible work options that enhance their work life balance (where operational requirements permit), including:

  • nine day fortnights based on 36.25 hours per week
  • flexible work arrangements.

Salary

  • City employees receive a generous superannuation payment - nine (9.5) per cent in the first year and 12 per cent thereafter, or 12 per cent from the first year if the employee also contributes six (6) per cent.
  • The City's current Certified Agreement contains provisions for increases in pay commencing 1 July each year. See the City's current Certified Agreement for relevant increases.
  • Salaries and wages are paid weekly into a nominated bank account.

Vehicles

  • Senior executives receive vehicle allowance.
  • All employees have the option to purchase a vehicle under our novated leasing scheme.

Other employee benefits

  • salary sacrifice provisions, vehicles on novated lease and superannuation
  • study allowance provisions (up to $1250 per semester plus time off to study), plus a strong emphasis on developing our people
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) - the employee assistance program provides 24-hour nation-wide confidential counselling services for employees and their families going through personal or work related problems
  • employee gyms based at the Nerang and Bundall offices
  • active Social Club with weekly raffles and various events throughout the year, for example weekend shopping trips, movie nights and more
  • corporate health plan with BUPA
  • Commonwealth Bank (corporate bank) discounted home and personal loan rates
  • provision for employees to apply for mid career breaks after seven (7) years service
  • reimbursement and salary sacrifice of relocation expenses by negotiation (prior to commencing employment)
  • standard four (4) weeks annual leave each year (plus 17.5 per cent loading, not including Executive positions), three (3) weeks of personal leave per annum (including leave to care for family) and a range of other generous leave entitlements
  • paid maternity leave - up to twelve (12) weeks, and paid paternity leave - one (1) week
  • ability to take long service leave pro-rata after seven (7) years of service.

Related information

Jump to key information
  • What is eRecruitment?

    eRecruitment is a best practice software solution that supports the entire recruitment lifecycle. City of Gold Coast launched an eRecruitment system on 30 January 2014.

  • What do I do if I need help using eRecruitment?

    There is a Job Applicant Guide available to assist you with the application process.

    If you require further assistance after reading through our Frequently Asked Questions, please call the City of Gold Coast’s Contact Centre on 07 5667 5980 between the hours of 8am and 5pm (Eastern Standard Time).

    If you require assistance after hours, please send an email to jobs@goldcoast.qld.gov.au and our first available representative will respond on the next business day. Please include your contact details, reference number of the position, and a full description of your query.

  • What do I do if I need help accessing the information on eRecruitment?

    Our Contact page has information on contact options, including language assistance if you need an interpreter and the National Relay Service for people who are deaf or have a hearing or speech impairment. More information on accessibility including converting PDF documents to more accessible formats is available from our Accessibility web page. 

  • I don’t have access to a computer – where can I submit my application?

    Most City of Gold Coast libraries have public access computers with internet access and staff trained in how to use eRecruitment, who will be happy to assist you.

    Please check the opening times of our Libraries via the following link - cityofgoldcoast.com.au/libraries

    It is advisable to book in advance to avoid disappointment if all facilities are fully utilised. In addition, the following customer service centres have a PC that can be used by members of the public:

    Bundall
    8 Karp Court
    Bundall QLD 4217
    Telephone: 1300 GOLDCOAST (1300 465 326)

    Nerang
    833 Southport Nerang Road
    Nerang QLD 4211
    Telephone: 1300 GOLDCOAST (1300 465 326)

    City of Gold Coast Customer Service Centres are open from 8am to 5pm, Monday to Friday.

  • My computer skills are limited and I need some assistance to apply via eRecruitment. Who can help me?

    All City of Gold Coast libraries have public access computers with free internet and staff trained in how to use eRecruitment who will be happy to assist you. Please check the opening times on our Libraries website – Library Opening Times.

    In addition our libraries run regular basic computer and job seeking courses. The latest listing of library programs can be found at Library Programs.

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