Job Opportunities at the Australian Consulate-General
Diversity and Inclusion
Guidelines for applicants
Selection for interview
Job Application Form (fillable pdf)
- please rename the file and include your last name and first name.
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All locally engaged staff (LES) job opportunities are advertised on our website as they arise. We do not accept general or unsolicited jobs enquiries.
We encourage suitably qualified people with disability to apply for our advertised vacancies. We aim to provide a work environment which is inclusive, supportive and safe for employees with disability. It is our policy to make reasonable adjustments for employees with disability and for people with disability who are applicants for employment.
If you need assistance or adjustments to fully participate in the application/interview process, please contact our Office Manager on 2827 8881.
LES do not have diplomatic or consular status, privileges or immunity. Wages and conditions of service for LES are based on local labour laws and local labour market conditions. Prospective applicants also need to demonstrate that they are eligible to work in Hong Kong by meeting the local citizenship/permanent resident requirements or being in a position to obtain a work visa. We do not fund relocation costs for LES positions.
The Australian Consulate-General, Hong Kong is committed to building a diverse workforce and to ensuring equal opportunity for all staff. We foster inclusiveness and embrace the diversity of our staff. We respect and value differences in characteristics such as cultural backgrounds, religion, race, ethnicity, disability, age, gender identity, gender expression and sexual orientation.
Promoting workplace diversity creates a more inclusive and supportive work environment, resulting in recruitment and retention of the best possible staff, higher employee engagement, improved performance and more effective service delivery.
The consulate will establish a Selection Advisory Committee (SAC) to consider applications for each advertised vacancy. The SAC is comprised of a Chair and two other members, all of whom are consulate employees.
We aim to complete our recruitment activities around four weeks after the closing date of applications.
Your application should consist of:
- A completed "Application for Locally Engaged Staff Employment", including your one-page pitch (see below); and
- A one-page Curriculum Vitae (attached separately) outlining your current and previous employment, knowledge, experience and qualifications relevant to the advertised role.
Please note that applications which do not include these documents (or which exceed the page lengths) may not be considered by the SAC.
Applications should be submitted by email to [email protected] (email size less than 5mb) before the deadline.
Should you have questions regarding the position, please email [email protected]
Late or incomplete applications will not be taken into consideration. Data collected will be used only for recruitment purposes.
Your one-page pitch is a chance to tell the SAC why you are the right person for the job. The committee wants to know why you want to work at the consulate, why you are interested in the role, what you can offer them, and how your skills, knowledge, experience and qualifications are applicable to the role. In a nutshell - why should we hire you?
Try not to duplicate information that can already be found in your Curriculum Vitae, but make sure you support your claims to the position with specific examples or achievements wherever possible.
Selection criteria are set for each vacant position in order to identify the key skills, abilities, experience, knowledge and qualifications which are required to effectively and efficiently perform the functions of the position. Selection criteria are a key determining factor in our recruitment process.
The best applicants will be notified to attend an interview. Interviews seek to provide the SAC with additional information to assess your suitability for the position. This is also a chance for you to gain more information about the position if anything is unclear from the application process.
Only applicants selected for an interview will be notified of the outcome of their applications.
The consulate maintains a register of applicants who wish to be considered for casual work. Generally, this is for work less than three months and could involve any part of our business including assistance with administrative work or Australian elections. If you wish to be included on our casual register, please email [email protected] a 500-word one-page pitch and a one-page CV which includes specific qualifications, relevant skills, previous work experience and availability with “Casual Work Register” in the subject line.
The Australian Consulate-General does not currently offer an internship program.