Local Government Recruitment Specialists

Looking for local government candidates with specific skills? Find the right talent with our efficient recruitment process, tailored to your talent acquisition needs.

  • Hire people with specialist skills
  • Save time through an automated hiring process
  • Make multiple hires at once
  • Track and monitor compliance requirements

Find your talent

Why Outsource Your Local Government Recruitment Process to Scout?

Attract & secure top Local Government talent

  • Advertise in just a few clicks onto multiple job boards simultaneously.
  • Identify top local government candidates quickly with screening questions, automated filtering and rate and ranking functionality.
  • Showcase your employer brand with custom-branded local government recruitment pages.

Local Government experience & expertise

Our local government recruitment specialists offer expertise in:

  • Recruitment marketing and advertising.
  • Candidate shortlisting and selection.
  • Employer branding.

Streamline & automate your processes

  • Work faster, smarter and your way with recruitment software that moulds around your internal processes.
  • Manage your local government recruitment from advertising all the way through to offer in one place.

Recruitment Services

The Scout team offers support to:

  • Review & shortlist applications
  • Send batch communications to multiple candidates
  • Reference check

Tap into our recruitment services when you need, with no lock-in contracts.

Local Support

  • You’ll never be alone if you run into technical challenges, with our helpful, knowledgeable, and local Australian-based team on hand.
  • Get access to the latest industry news, from webinars and newsletters to blogs and guides.

Integrate with your tech

  • Don’t sacrifice functionality with a “one-size-fits-all” HRIS.
  • Our talent acquisition platform integrates and connects with your existing recruitment, HR and wider business tech.

How Does the Recruitment Process Work?

80% of councils are currently experiencing skills shortages. Get a step ahead of the game with a talent acquisition platform that will help you to find local government candidates with the specific skill sets you’re looking for. 

Here is how we support you:


Marketing & Advertising

Attract only the best Local Government workers

Never write a job ad again – our in-house recruitment marketing and advertising specialists design and execute powerful Local Government recruitment campaigns. We do this through effective copywriting that will cut through to reach the right local government workers. The campaigns are tailored to your job specifications and advertised through the right channels where your ideal candidates hang out (from job boards to social and other media)

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Talent Engagement

Find your ideal Local Government worker sooner

Only spend your time on the very best candidates – our Talent Engagement Specialists identify the top talent in your applicant pool to streamline your process (saving you time). This includes:

  • Candidate Management
  • Interviews
  • Testing and Checking

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Case Study: Gunnedah Shire Council

After experiencing the difficulties of trying to recruit with a short-staffed team, Gunnedah Shire Council wanted a way to expand their talent acquisition capabilities efficiently and to a high standard.

Through Scout Talent, they received support from recruitment specialists who handled the process for them from start to finish. “Since using Scout Talent, we’ve improved our time to recruit by 66%.”

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Tweed Shire Council
South Gippsland Shire Council
Dubbo Regional Council
Cumberland City Council
Clarence Valley Council
City of Newcastle
City of Ryde
City of Canada Bay
Bundaberg Regional Council
Blacktown City Council
Bega Valley Shire Council
Bathurst Regional Council
Armidale Regional Council
Alpine Shire Council
Moreland City Council
Manningham Council
Gunnedah Shire Council
Northern Grampians Shire Council
Southern Grampians Shire Council
Burke Shire Council

Only spend time on the very best candidates by using our proven screening techniques

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Our Local Government Recruitment Services are backed by industry experts

A Targeted Approach

Our recruitment marketing specialists leverage local government recruitment SEO to create job advertisements that target the right local government candidates.

Tailored Messaging

Our recruitment marketing and employer branding specialists will tailor your local government recruitment campaigns to highlight your organisation’s culture, purpose and values.

Proven Screening Techniques

Our shortlisting and selection team screens qualified candidates through group assessment days, interviews, tests and checks to find the right local government talent for your organisation.

How can Local Government Recruitment help you?

Save Time

A lack of time can have you cutting corners and not achieving the results you want. Our local government recruitment specialists will maximise your recruitment capabilities and streamline the process.

No More Ad Copy Writing

Our recruitment marketing specialists will craft custom, effective job advertisements with SEO best practices to attract the local government talent you need.

Reduce Staff Turnover

Enjoy better quality hires (who will last) from a pool of candidates who are vetted and well-matched to your company values, openings and culture.

Client Feedback


“If you want to do good work, you really need good people. I’ve been at Hanson for 10 years and Scout Talent has been part of that journey with me. We want to make sure we attract the best possible candidates, and Scout Talent helps us achieve that. It’s been an enormous help to me to know that they’re always there and I can rely on them when I get busy.”

Jeff Burns,
Regional HR Manager


“There are very few ways to differentiate the end product but what we can change is the customer’s experience. And the only way we can do that is through our people. Having Scout Talent embedded in the organisation really helps.”

Karl Yunker,

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