Employment : Information for applicants
All appointments are made on the basis of merit.
Preferred candidates will be required to undertake a criminal record and working with children check clearances.
Prohibited persons as declared under the Child Protection (Prohibited Employment) Act are not eligible to apply for child-related employment.
Employment with SESIH is subject to you having current immunity status that complies with the Screening & Vaccination against Specified Infectious Diseases - Policy Directive (PD2007_006). Your ongoing employment will be subject to your continued compliance with the policy directive.
Our recruitment procedures include:
Before you apply
Prior to applying for a position it is advisable to obtain a job package from the nominated contact person for that position, as listed in the advertisement and on HealthJobs.
The job package will include a detailed description of the role and responsibilities including selection criteria (skills, knowledge and experience) for the position and other documents you will need to provide with your application.
Talking with the enquiries person will also help to decide whether to apply for the job and which of your skills, knowledge and experience to emphasise in your application.
Writing your application
Applications must be in writing. In order to obtain an interview it is important that you application demonstrates how your skills, knowledge and experience match the selection criteria and shows why you are the best person for the job.
The application must include the following three components:
- Job application coversheet or covering letter outlining the details of the job
- Your claim to the position – address essential and desirable criteria
- Your resumé.
Application coversheet / covering letter
If a job application coversheet is included in your job package, you will need to complete it and enclose it with your application.
If no job application coversheet is provided, you will need to include a covering letter stating the title of the position you are applying for and the reference number. You should also indicate any special provisions or interpreter requirements you may have if you are invited to an interview.
Senior Medical Officer positionsYou will need to complete and return the Application form as outlined in the job advertisement (for Senior Medical Officer positions only). Positions vacant can be found at HealthJobs NSW website.
Your claim to the position
The response you provide to the essential and desirable criteria listed in the advertisement is the most important part of the application.
Separate statements are required for each point under the essential and desirable criteria, describing your skills, knowledge and experience and how they could be used in the job - emphasise your major achievements. This claim for the position shows the selection panel you have the right mix of skills, knowledge and experience to do the job. If you do not include this statement you may not be offered an interview.
Prepare a resumé (curriculum vitae) that is clear, concise, up-to-date and includes:
- Personal details
- Education and training
- Employment history (name of organisation, period of employment, job title, major duties and responsibilities, main achievements)
- Skills and experience gained outside of paid work
- Name and contact details of at least two referees
Submitting your application
Send your application to the nominated person or human resources department indicated in the advertisement and job package, and ensure that it arrives before the closing date.
A Selection Committee will assess all applications within a week of the closing date and will invite applicants who meet the selection criteria to the desired level, to attend an interview.
If you require special arrangements such as disabled access or disabled parking, notify the contact person when they call you for an interview.
Unsuccessful applicants will be notified of the results of their application after the selection process is completed, normally within two weeks of the interviews being conducted.
For more information on the South Eastern Sydney & Illawarra Area Health Service’s Recruitment and Selection Policy and Procedure, contact the enquiries person or the Human Resources Department at the facility nominated on the advertisement or job package.