Working for us

We have around 200 people working for our office on either a full or part-time basis. These people are an energetic and diverse mix of experience and skill and come from a range of backgrounds – including investigations, law enforcement, community and social work, law, planning, child protection and teaching. This diverse set of skills and experience gives us insight into the agencies we keep accountable and helps us to be a persuasive advocate for change.

Recruitment activity at the NSW Ombudsman Office is guided by the principles of Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and of selection on the basis of merit. EEO is a policy which ensures that people with equal probability of success have equal probability of being considered for a job for which they are skilled and qualified. Selection on the basis of merit is fundamental to this policy. The merit selection principle ensures that:

  • all eligible members of the community have a fair chance to gain a job
  • selection is based only on a person’s ability to perform the work, and
  • the best person is selected.

For the purpose of determining the applicant with the greatest merit for appointment to a vacant position, the following factors are considered:

  • the nature of the duties of the position, and
  • the abilities, qualifications, experience, standard of work performance and capabilities that are relevant to the performance of those duties.

Employment opportunities

NSW Ombudsman vacancies can be found by accessing one of the following sites:

General information about recruitment and selection process can be obtained by accessing the below sites:

Graduate recruitment and university placements

From time to time we receive inquiries from university students about work experience placements or graduate recruitment.

We occasionally accept requests for students to undertake their compulsory work experience placement at our office, but only when our work allows us to provide the appropriate level of support and guidance to students.

Any request for a work experience placement should include a statement of support from your university.

We do not have a graduate recruitment program but we encourage university graduates to apply for advertised vacancies.

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