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FREO MAY DAY AT A GLANCE

Posted in city of fremantle, employment, politics, Uncategorized, unions by freoview on May 5, 2019

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LOTS OF FREMANTLE MAY DAY PHOTOS

Posted in city of fremantle, employment, politics, Uncategorized, unions by freoview on May 5, 2019

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The traditional May Day parade marched through Fremantle and what a noisy, colourful and important event it is.

More than 2,000 people, including WA Premier Mark McGowan attended the march while many watched on.

The Maritime Union of Australia diverted from the normal route to pay respect at the Kings Square fountain to Tom Edwards, a port worker who was killed 100 years ago.

Roel Loopers

 

GET A JOB VOTING FOR THE GOVERNMENT

Posted in city of fremantle, election, employment, Uncategorized by freoview on March 30, 2019

Looking to earn some extra cash in Fremantle and surrounds?

Working at elections

Have you thought about working at an election?
Did you know the AEC employs around 80,000 Australians to deliver a federal election?

The majority of work is on election day only. However, there is a wide range of casual roles and opportunities to work throughout an election period, typically around eight weeks, including roles in early voting centres, mobile polling and after election day.

Why work at elections?

Elections are a fundamental part of our democratic process in Australia.

Every person working at a federal election makes a valuable contribution to Australia’s democracy.

At the AEC we are focused on delivering trusted, reliable, high quality and high integrity federal elections and other electoral events. Working at elections offers:

  • competitive pay rates
  • on the job training and support
  • a unique work experience
  • an opportunity to engage with the community, make new friends and expand your networks.

Register your interest

The AEC maintains a national register of people who may be offered temporary work during elections, including federal elections, by-elections, plebiscites and referendums.

If you wish to be considered for temporary election work, please submit an online Registration of Interest (ROI).

People from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

In the lead up to an electoral event, the AEC will assess your application and may contact you, if suitable opportunities become available in your preferred locations. Please note, the AEC cannot guarantee employment.

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CITY OF FREMANTLE STAFF COST DOWN

Posted in city of fremantle, employment, local government, Uncategorized by freoview on February 24, 2019

 

Critics of Fremantle Council will argue that there are not many positive stories coming out of the City, but today’s article about council staff costs in the Sunday Times is well worth a mention I believe.

While staff cost at the Town of East Fremantle were up by 8 per cent the staff cost at neighbouring City of Fremantle went down 0.9 per cent.

Mosman Park’s staff cost also went up 8.8 per cent, so Freo is doing something right.

Roel Loopers

COMMITTEE FOR PERTH LATEST WA STATISTICS

 

Committee for Perth WA stats

The Committee for Perth released its latest Fact Sheet with this easy to read graphic.

Interesting to note that the huge state of Western Australia only has 10% of Australia’s population, so over-population is not something we have to greatly worry about here in the west.

While the unemployment rate is 6.3% in WA the forecast for employment growth is 2%, so let’s hope that will be at least the case as the nation’s average is 5%.

Roel Loopers

FREO CHAMBER OF COMMERCE LOOKING FOR NEW CEO

 

olwyn willams

 

The position for a new CEO for the Fremantle Chamber of Commerce is advertised on SEEK, so that means that the vivacious Olwyn Williams will be leaving the Freo Chamber.

Williams took over from Tim Milsom three or four years ago and was a very strong voice for Fremantle’s traders.

From the Seek.com website:

The Fremantle Chamber of Commerce (FCC) is focused on economic development across the Fremantle region and its purpose is to build, support and sustain strong business activity and growth. As an advocate for business, FCC has been part of the fabric of Fremantle for well over a century and is committed to its future.

Fremantle has an eclectic mix of economic sectors including one of the Western Australia’s major tourism destinations, main street retail and commercial centre, a key hub for port, marine, trade and logistics, a university town, an innovative industrial zone and a centre of creative economies.

A strong and robust business sector is a conduit to develop Fremantle’s economy and workforce and grow its community

About the role

The Chief Executive Officer is to promote the Chamber as a recognised voice and forum for business opinion on matters affecting the retail, tourism, commercial and industrial base of the City of Fremantle.

Key Responsibilities include but not limited to:

Leadership:

Making Fremantle the place for business and include representing the business community to influential stakeholders.

Leading the region’s business community by promoting a robust environment and enhancing economic activity throughout the Fremantle region.

Identify new avenues for future economic growth.

Prepare a strategy on how to deliver the Greater Fremantle Action Plan (GFAP) with key stakeholders.

Sustainability & business growth:

Strengthen FCC’s three business revenue streams, namely membership, building management and export documentation.

Prepare a comprehensive business development strategy which connects all three revenue streams.

Business operations & finance:

Responsible for the finance performance of the organisation.

Prepare annual budgets, monitor and control expenditure.

In association with the FCC Book Keeper and Treasurer ensure that accurate financial reports are submitted, on time, monthly to the FCC Board.

 

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JOBS AT NEW FREO SOCIAL MUSIC VENUE

Posted in bar, city of fremantle, concerts, employment, entertainment, hospitality, music, Uncategorized by freoview on January 17, 2019

 

Want to be a part of one of Perth’s biggest and newest hospitality venues? Freo.Social is opening soon and they need crew to man the ship.

Between the Entertainment Hall, Brewshed, in-house food trucks, extensive beer gardens, 4 bars, 58 beer taps and other offerings, the 800-capacity venue has something to excite everyone.

Freo Social are after the best Managers, Supervisors, Floor staff, Bar Staff and Kitchen Hands out there.

“We understand that hospo is a two-way road and we plan on investing time, training and energy into you!”

Read more about Freo.Social and the available positions and apply here >>> https://www.seek.com.au/job/38106183…

You can also apply directly to jobs@freo.social

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FREMANTLE ABORIGINAL TRAINEESHIP SUCCESS

Posted in aboriginal, city of fremantle, employment, local government, Uncategorized by freoview on September 27, 2018

 

The City of Fremantle Aboriginal Traineeship Program has been a big success, with four of the six trainees being offered a 12-month position at the City.

Trainees were employed at a variety of departments, such as records, IT, communications, media, culture, etc. and said that personal growth was the most positive aspect of the traineeship for them, while learning different skills.

The trainees said they were guided and supported well by CoF staff and that it was good to have a group of Aboriginal trainees, so that they could support each other.

The City hopes to get some Aboriginal elders as mentors for future trainees.

Applications opened three days ago: http://www.fremantle.wa.gov.au/council/career-opportunities/traineeships-and-apprenticeships.

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GREAT ROTTO JOB!

Posted in city of fremantle, employment, rottnest island, tourism, Uncategorized by freoview on September 5, 2018

 

Rottnest Island Authority
Famils Coordinator
RIA3123673
PSGOCSAGA, Level 4, $78,452 – $82,797 p.a. plus 9.5% Superannuation
Use your experience and passion for tourism to help promote Rottnest Island as a “must see” tourist destination.

Similar appointments may be made from this process in locations throughout Western Australia within a 12 month period to positions that may be permanent or contract, including contract appointments with the possibility of subsequent permanency.

THIS IS A PERMANENT, FULL-TIME POSITION

APPLICATIONS FOR THIS POSITION CLOSE AT MIDDAY ON TUESDAY, 11 SEPTEMBER 2018

Job Description

This position plans, coordinates and executes familiarisation activities to promote visitor experiences and Rottnest Island as a must-see destination. This includes liaison with island stakeholders and related agencies to attain appropriate support to facilitate the activities.

Selection Criteria

Applicants should address the following three (3) essential criteria. These should be addressed in no more than three (3) pages.

  1. Knowledge and experience in public relations or communications with the proven ability to develop, coordinate and implement famils programs involving multiple participants, contractors and venues.

  2. Sound understanding of the tourism industry and current issues and trends impacting on the environment.

  3. Strong organisation, project and teamwork skills and capacity to co-ordinate multiple projects under tight deadlines.

Note: In accordance with relevant legislation and departmental policy, the successful applicant will be required to possess or obtain a current and satisfactory National Police Check prior to commencement.

For the full role description, including detailed responsibilities and a full list of criteria including those that are not required to be addressed in the application please refer to attached Job Description below.

For Further Job Related Information: Please contact Ms Danielle Ayres on (08) 9432 9125, or for further information about the Rottnest Island Authority please visit www.rottnestisland.com.

Application Instructions:

Applicants should submit a written response addressing the above three (3) requested criteria (in no more than three (3) pages) together with a current resume. Failure to do so may jeopardise the selection panel’s ability to make an assessment of your application.

For detailed assistance to ensure that you submit all of the required and appropriate information in your application, please ensure that you read the attached Job Application Kit carefully. All documents attached with your application must be in Word or PDF format.

No late or proforma applications will be accepted.

To avoid last minute congestion of the system, please endeavour to submit your application well before the closing time.

Applicants are encouraged to apply online.

A search for additional applicants may be conducted for this position where necessary in order to provide a more diverse and/or competitive field.

Substantive Equality Statement

Rottnest Island Authority supports and values diversity and aims to build a workforce that is representative of the community we live in. We strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people from culturally diverse background and people with disabilities.

 

Attachments: DBCA Job Application Kit.docx
Job Description RIA3123673.pdf

You can view and print these PDF attachments by downloading Adobe Reader.

 

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FREMANTLE MAY DAY PHOTOS

Posted in city of fremantle, community, employment, may day, Uncategorized, unions by freoview on May 6, 2018

 

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I love the tradition of the MAY DAY parade through the inner city of Fremantle, so took a lot of photos today.

Roel Loopers

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