Trainee Procurement & Contracts - Clarence Valley Council - GovernmentCareer - Local

First listed on: 18 September 2020

Trainee Procurement & Contracts

When life speeds up and becomes more complicated we yearn for simple things, like time, a sense of connection, stability, belonging to a community. We’ve had a good close up look and reckon that this is what Clarence Valley can deliver to your life and your family.

So, if you want what others have - that’s great. But just maybe we’re what you need.

Either way it really can’t hurt to check what living in the Clarence is all about.... right! 

Clarence Valley Council has reputation in the community for providing quality service and this is a credit to the teamwork, dedication and skill of our employees. We value our employees and provide a progressive, rewarding and flexible working environment. 

So... come join us in the Clarence Valley where we work, rest & play!

Checkout about living in the Clarence Valley here.

What you need to know...

  • temporary full time - 70 hours per fortnight
  • salary - $1,427.60 - $2,123.00 per fortnight, plus superannuation
  • location - South Grafton
  • full payment of course fees and other associated costs
  • access to study leave
  • following the period of the traineeship, the trainee may be considered for the permanent position of Procurement/Contracts Officer

About the role

We’re looking for a highly motivated individual to join our busy and dynamic team. You’ll be able to live and work in the Clarence Valley where we have a work/life balance that is exactly as it should be – balanced.

Our Procurement Team is looking for an ambitious Trainee Procurement & Contracts to assist with a wide range of procurement and contracts administrative functions. As part of this Career Path Trainee role, Council will provide on the job training, cover all course fees and provide future opportunities as a qualified Procurement/Contracts Officer. To be successful in the role you will need a passion for procurement and contracts administration and a willingness to learn and help others.

The role will include:

  • Assisting in procurement and contracts administration for Council.
  • Assisting with compliance with the relevant legislation, guidelines and Council policies.
  • Assisting in the procurement and delivery of Council’s stationary ordering function.
  • Acquire the skills, experience and qualifications necessary to join the Procurement team.

If you want to become part of our team and gain invaluable experience in procurement and contract management, then Clarence Valley Council wants to hear from you.

Download the position description here.


Trevor Pate, Procurement Coordinator on (02) 6640 3523.

Closing date

Wednesday, 12 October 2020 at 11.30 pm (NSW time).

Other important information

This position is located at Council's Rushforth Road Works Depot, however, this may change should business needs identify other work locations to be more appropriate to deliver our services in the future.

Trainees must be eligible to enrol in, or transfer to, the study program offered or an equivalent as approved by Council.

Following the period of the traineeship, the trainee may be considered for the permanent position of Procurement/Contracts Officer, subject to meeting the required eligibility criteria.

A probation period applies to this position.

How to apply:

  • All applications must be lodged online via Council's website
  • Once you start your online application you cannot save and return later. 
  • You may wish to prepare your responses in a Word document, and then copy and paste into the fields below.
  • Attachments such as certificates and licences must be combined into one document before you attach them to your application.
  • You must use your own email address and not one used previously by another person that has applied for a position with Council.
  • For further information about the selection process including tips on how to address the selection criteria please refer to the Careers page on the Clarence Valley Council website. 

For this application you will be required to supply a resume and relevant certificates and licences.


Council is an EEO employer and First Nations people are encouraged to apply.