Executive & Specialist Recruitment

Local Government Management Solutions (LGMS) has been providing members with executive level recruitment services for over 20 years. LGMS' networks and experience allow us to identify and place the right candidates in general manager, executive, senior management and specialist roles in local government.

We offer a complete end-to-end service based on best practice methods and ensure that every aspect of our approach meets the requirements of the Local Government Act, including equal employment opportunity and merit principles.

LGMS’ cost effective end-to-end service includes negotiating the total remuneration package (TRP), drafting the contract of employment and assisting Council in the drafting of the annual performance review document.

The Recruitment Process: end-to-end

We follow a proven and established method which includes:

  • Developing the recruitment and advertising strategy
  • Managing applications and creating a shortlist
  • Developing interview questions
  • Coordinating interviews with council
  • Undertaking reference checks
  • Communicating with unsuccessful candidates
  • Providing a selection report to council
  • Negotiating the contract of engagement
  • Establishing the performance agreement

For more information, please contact our team.

Unbundled Recruitment

By choosing to manage the recruitment of the general manager, senior staff and manager/specialist roles internally, councils may inadvertently miss the target market or make a poor hiring decision.

LGMS provides the option of an ‘unbundled’ recruitment process which:

  • Provides a cost effective alternative to outsourcing the end-to-end recruitment process
  • Allows councils to maintain control and ownership of the recruitment process
  • Allows councils to tailor the process to meet internal work demands
  • Enables councils to gain access to LGMS’s recruitment expertise and market intelligence at critical milestones in the recruitment process
  • Minimises the risks associated with a poor hiring decision.

The Recruitment Process – unbundled

Councils may choose any of these services as part of an unbundled recruitment package:

  • Developing the recruitment and advertising strategy
  • Managing applications and creating a shortlist
  • Developing interview questions
  • Coordinating interviews with council
  • Undertaking reference checks
  • Communicating with unsuccessful candidates
  • Providing a selection report to council
  • Negotiating the contract of engagement
  • Establishing the performance agreement.

For more information, please contact our team.

Current Vacancies

Executive and specialist staff positions now available

Council jobs now available