Positions Vacant

Southern Midlands Councils has a small team (approximately 50 FTE) of people who work with the General Manager in providing services to the Community of the Southern Midlands local government area. To provide the best value in performing the required roles and responsibilities for our Community, this team comprises the following mixture of labour engagement methods, full time employment, part time, permanent part time, casual, contract, along with resource sharing with other local authorities. From time to time vacancies do arise within the team and advertisements are placed in the  Tasmanian Mercury , under Classifieds and Positions section, with position descriptions and associated documents being placed on this web site.

Current Positions Vacant

EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT - Full Time or Part-Time (based on a flexible hours arrangement)

Applications are invited for the position of Executive Assistant which is a key role in Southern Midlands Council. This is a full time position based at the Council’s Oatlands office, although reduced hours may be negotiated under a flexible working arrangement.

The successful applicant must be customer focussed, possess excellent interpersonal skills, be highly self-motivated and have excellent written and verbal communication skills. Previous experience in local government and/or at a senior Executive Assistant capacity would be desirable. Salary will be negotiated with the successful applicant based on skills, knowledge, experience and qualifications in accordance with Council’s Enterprise Agreement.

Enquiries in respect of this position should be directed to Andrew Benson, phone (03) 6254 5050 during normal office hours.

Applications must address the selection criteria and including details of relevant experience plus contact details for two referees should be clearly marked “Confidential – Executive Assistant” and be addressed to the Acting General Manager, Southern Midlands Council at mail@southernmidlands.tas.gov.au or PO Box 21 Oatlands Tasmania 7120.

Applications close at 4.00 Wednesday 18th November 2020.

Click here for a copy of the Position Description & Selection Criteria

pool lifeguard - oatlands swimming pool - expression of interest

Southern Midlands Council are seeking expressions of interest from suitably qualified persons to fill the role of Lifeguard from 30th November 2020 to 28 March 2021.

The Pool Lifeguard position involves supervision of patrons in and around the swimming pool, cleaning of amenities, administering first aid and rescue responses as required, together with basic water testing as well as ensuring that COVID safety practices & procedures are observed.

Details of required qualifications are contained in the position description which is available by selecting the link below.  Further details are available from Wendy Young, Manager Community & Corporate Development on 62545050, or email wyoung@southernmidlands.tas.gov.au

Expressions of Interest detailing relevant experience and qualifications close at 2.00pm on Friday 6 November 2020 and should be marked “Confidential” and be addressed to the Acting General Manager, mail@southernmidlands.tas.gov.au  or PO Box 21, Oatlands, Tasmania 7120

Click here for a copy of the Position Description & Selection Criteria 


Preparing your Application

The attached document will assist you in preparing an application for a position with Southern Midlands Council

Advice on Preparing Your Application 


A career in Local Government is for people with a desire to, work with, assist and improve their local Community. Southern Midlands Council offers an environment of challenge, growth and broad experiences that can benefit your career. More information in respect of LG careers is available from the Local Government Association of Tasmania.

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