Information for Applicants

Information for Applicants

Our  Vision

A collaborative community working together to advance a resilient and robust economy which reflects a strong sense of community, successful businesses and a healthy environment.

Our Values   

Trust. Loyalty. Integrity. Passion

Our Qualities & Behaviours

Customer Service. Initiative. Teamwork. Communication. Reliability. Accountability.

                    Our Mission

To protect and improve the quality of life for our community, and for future generations


Come work with us!

  • Richmond Valley Council is a progressive organisation and will continue to move forward for decades to come.
  • We at RVC believe our culture brings with it tremendous opportunities.
  • We are committed to attracting and retaining the best possible staff. Our goal is to be an employer of choice and we believe this is achieved through the opportunities and support we provide current and prospective staff.

Be part of the change

To help us realise our vision, RVC needs the right people. We are committed to offering a range of rewarding career options for staff who are passionate and dedicated to delivering the highest standard of services.

From corporate and community services to infrastructure and environment, there are many ways to make your contribution.

Working for RVC gives you the opportunity to be part of a dynamic and supportive team with a strong focus on leadership, continuous improvement and innovation.

When you become an RVC employee, you join an organisation charged with delivering the very best outcomes for our customers and our community.

You will be treated as a professional

Our expectations of employees are high because we know outcomes are determined by the quality of actions. We are looking for staff who are on a learning journey - those who are open, continuous learners who want an environment which will not only benefit the organisation, but nurture their own on-going growth and development.

We invite applications from people with all levels of experience, from graduate to expert. We are deeply committed to creating an environment which enables people to thrive in their professional practice.

If you are interested in applying for a role with Council, Positions Vacant page for further information.

A great place to work and play

The Richmond Valley local government area is rich in heritage, lifestyle and opportunities, boasting a large number of natural assets, including beaches, significant river ways and hinterland areas.  This natural beauty and the relaxed and friendly atmosphere of the community has been a major draw card for sea changers and tree changers in recent years.

Casino is in the heart of the Valley and the business hub of the Richmond.  The Richmond Valley Council area extends from the coastline at Evans Head to the foothills of the Great Dividing Range to the west, interspersed with State forests, national parks and nature reserves.  The total population is 22,037, the largest town being Casino followed by Evans Head, Coraki, Woodburn, Broadwater, Rappville, New Italy and smaller rural areas.

Richmond Valley Council (RVC) is a forward-looking organisation undertaking major strategic projects to build a prosperous, connected and sustainable region.  Our long‑term Community Strategic Plan,Richmond Valley Towards 2025, sets out our vision and commitment to our community to deliver successful and sustainable growth.  It establishes a framework to blend economic prosperity, quality of life and environmental responsibility into a style of growth which makes every part of the region better.

Richmond Valley Council has developed a high performance culture of innovation and collaboration with effective business practices for service delivery.  We understand that people deliver strategy and that organisational success is based on our people’s ability to perform.  Our values, core qualities and behaviours guide the way we operate to deliver on our contract with the community.

Is Richmond Valley Council the place for you?

Council is an attractive employer of choice offering a diverse range of career opportunities.  We employ a team of around 250 people who are passionate about delivering quality services to our community.  We encourage people who are aligned to our vision and values with a community focus to come and join us. 

We embrace diversity and inclusiveness and recruit on merit based principles to select the person best suited to the requirements of the role and the best fit for our organisation.   

Applications are assessed for alignment with our core qualities and behaviours as well as qualifications, experience, skills and knowledge required for specific roles.

How to apply to become a member of our team

Click Here for current opportunities available. Clicking on the vacancy will open an online application for you to complete and submit. You will receive an acknowledgement of Council’s receipt of your application.  This will be emailed to your nominated email address.

Selection and Interview 

Council operates a merit-based selection process.

A selection panel will be convened and applications will be assessed. A short list of applicants will be determined, who will be invited for an interview. If you are successful in gaining an interview you will be informed via email or SMS usually within two weeks of the closing date.

At interview, the panel will determine your suitability for the role by asking a combination of technical and experience based questions which relate to the essential and desirable criteria in the role description.  Candidates will also be asked questions to demonstrate the approach they bring to the role in alignment with our corporate values and behaviours.

The interview will follow a structured process and the panel will ask all applicants the same questions. They may follow up in more depth with individual applicants if necessary.

The panel will then rate each candidate's performance against our scoring criteria and determine a preferred candidate listing.

Referee checks

We will advise you before we contact your nominated referees. A number of other verification checks may also be required.  You will be advised of these should you progress to this stage.

Medical Examination

The offer of employment is made subject to satisfactory results of a pre-employment medical examination.  A medical practitioner chosen by Council conducts the assessment and will provide a report recommending your suitability to the inherent requirements of the role.  All medical information is strictly confidential.

Notification of Appointment

The successful interviewee will be notified in the first instance after the selection decision is finalised.  All interviewees will be notified on the outcome of the selection process.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Richmond Valley Council promotes equity and diversity in the workplace and will ensure that all employment practices are free from unlawful discrimination. Council is committed to the development of a culture that is supportive of Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) principles.

Further information:

Can be obtained by contacting Human Resources

Phone: (02) 6660 0239