DPS Australian Parliament House Catering and Events Temporary Employment Register 2023/2024

Are you what Australian Parliament House Catering and Events team are looking for?

  

Do you want to work at an award-winning tourism venue and enjoy free parking, free gym membership and a competitive salary? 


The Department of Parliamentary Services (DPS) is seeking customer focused, passionate and hardworking people, to support and grow the catering and events businesses at Australian Parliament House. APH Catering and Events is an in-house food and beverage operation in Parliament House. The operation delivers premium services to multiple event venues ranging from small private dining rooms to large spaces such as the Great Hall. There are also several cafes and restaurants, including a public café, staff dining room, private dining areas, coffee venues, in-room dining and corporate catering. 


Our ideal candidates will:

 

  • have proven success in the hospitality industry
  • have a can-do attitude and strong work ethic
  • be customer focused 
  • enjoy working in a team, and 
  • thrive in a dynamic and fast-paced environment.


If you believe that you are a good fit for DPS and have the requisite skills and aptitude to contribute to the delivery of exceptional services and experiences, we want to hear from you.
 

The Temporary Employment Register

  

This register is designed to establish a database of appropriately skilled and experienced hospitality individuals, who may, at short notice, be further assessed to fill temporary non-ongoing positions for up to 18 months. Non-ongoing (temporary) employment opportunities may be offered on a full time, part time or intermittent / irregular (casual) basis.


You will only be contacted regarding your application if a vacancy arises that matches your skills and experience. There is no guarantee that an offer of employment will be made whilst your application remains on the register.

 

Back of House Positions

 

Are you a skilled culinary professional looking for a back of house position in the catering and events industry? Join the APH Catering and Events Team at the Australian Parliament House and play a vital role in our dynamic and fast-paced Back of House operations, supporting high-end functions and ensuring seamless execution.
Roles vary across APH Catering and Events, classification levels and may include the following:


•    Chefs (all levels) 
•    Pastry Chef
•    Apprentice Chef – Commercial Cookery/Patisserie 
•    Steward
•    Kitchen Assistant 
•    Logistics, stores and purchasing officer

 

Requirements:


•    Demonstrated relevant experience in culinary arts and back of house operations, ideally in high-end venues (fine dining, hatted restaurants) or catering/banqueting environments.
•    Strong knowledge and understanding of safe food handling practices, HACCP principles, and compliance regulations.
•    Qualifications in hospitality, commercial cookery, or related fields are highly desirable, reflecting your dedication to culinary excellence.
•    Adaptable and resourceful nature to effectively manage inventory, equipment, and supplies while ensuring compliance with food safety standards (logistics/stores positions) 
•    Attention to detail, strong work ethic, and a passion for delivering exceptional culinary experiences.

 

If you are a talented chef or a skilled professional in logistics and store management, enjoy working in a fast-paced environment, and have experience supporting high-end functions, apply now to be part of our Back of House team. Submit your application before the specified closing date, and you may be considered for upcoming temporary positions where you can showcase your culinary skills and contribute to the success of prestigious events at the Australian Parliament House.
 

Barista and Front of House Positions

 

Attention coffee aficionados and customer service champions! Are you an experienced and skilled barista who knows how to create coffee masterpieces? Do you thrive in delivering exceptional guest experiences? Join the APH Catering and Events Team at the Australian Parliament House and provide exceptional service to our building occupants and visitors.
Roles vary across APH Catering and Events, classification levels and may include the following:


•    Barista
•    Head Barista
•    Café Attendant
•    Retail Supervisor

 

Requirements:


•    Minimum 2 years' experience as a skilled barista, with a passion for coffee and knowledge of various brewing techniques.
•    Demonstrated relevant experience in a customer service role, with a keen ability to anticipate and meet the needs of both internal and external guests.
•    Qualifications in hospitality or retail catering are highly desirable, showcasing your dedication to the industry.
•    Impeccable communication skills, friendly demeanour, and a commitment to delivering exceptional guest service.
•    A current Responsible Service of Alcohol certificate. If not currently held, this certificate must be obtained and be maintained.

 

If you have a talent and passion for delivering outstanding service, enjoy engaging with guests, and possess a knack for coffee or retail operations, apply now to be part of our Front of House team. Submit your application before the specified closing date, and you may be considered for upcoming temporary positions.
 

Banquets and Events Positions

 

Are you passionate about event coordination and management? Do you thrive in a dynamic environment where you can showcase your banquet delivery and management skills? Join the APH Catering and Events Team at the Australian Parliament House and contribute to creating exceptional event experiences.
Roles vary across APH Catering and Events, classification levels and may include the following:


•    Event Coordinator
•    Banquet Operations Staff:
•    Manager
•    Supervisor
•    Food and Beverage Attendant

 

Requirements:


•    Demonstrated relevant experience in event coordination and/or banquet operations.
•    Strong organisational and communication skills to ensure flawless execution of events.
•    Qualifications in hospitality or event management are highly desirable, showcasing your dedication and expertise in the field.
•    Ability to thrive under pressure and adapt quickly in a fast-paced, dynamic banquet environment.
•    Impeccable attention to detail, exceptional problem-solving skills, and a commitment to excellence
•    A current Responsible Service of Alcohol certificate. If not currently held, this certificate must be obtained and be maintained.

 

If you are enthusiastic about orchestrating successful events, managing banquets with finesse, and have a talent for creating memorable experiences, apply now to be part of our banquets and events team. Submit your application before the specified closing date, and you may be considered for upcoming temporary positions where you can contribute to delivering remarkable events at the Australian Parliament House.
 

Conditions of Employment

 

Employment opportunities at Department of Parliamentary Services are subject to a range of conditions prescribed in the Parliamentary Service Act 1999 which include:

 

•    Australian citizenship – to be eligible for employment with DPS, applicants must be an Australian Citizen. 

 

•    Security clearance and character clearance – the preferred applicant will be required to obtain and maintain a security clearance at the level specified, as well as complete and be deemed suitable through a Nationally Coordinated Criminal History Check. 

 

•    Health assessment – a pre-employment health assessment will be required where there are physical or medical requirements for the role. 

 

How to apply

 

To register your interest for these positions, you will need to:

  • Click 'Apply'
  • Complete the application form which includes uploading a copy of your CV and a pitch (500 words maximum), addressing the following 2 questions:
    1. Why do you want to work at Parliament House?
    2. What hospitality experience would you bring to this role?

 

Closing Date

  

Your registration for the Temporary Employment Register will remain active until 11:30pm, 30 June 2024. After this time you will need to renew your registration by re-applying.

 

Contact Details

 

Name:                   DPS Recruitment
Phone Number:   (02) 6277 5200
Email:                   dps.recruitment@aph.gov.au

 

Our purpose and values

 

We proudly provide innovative, unified, and client-focused services to the Australian Parliament and parliamentarians. We are a values driven department, placing our values at the heart of everything we do; from our service offerings and decision-making to our interactions with stakeholders and each other.  

 

Our people are employed in a broad and unique range of professional, customer service and trade-based roles, all joined by a shared purpose: to make an enduring contribution to Australia’s parliamentary democracy. We have an inclusive workplace that reflects the diversity of the community we serve. While we come from all walks of life, we share a commitment to care for and protect our iconic workplace. 

 
Every year, almost one million people visit Australian Parliament House to experience the parliamentary process, the building’s architecture, nationally significant art collections, events, tours, and food and dining experiences – all made possible by our people, who are active participants in an environment where no two days are the same.

 
At DPS, we acknowledge the value diversity brings. We are committed to building a diverse and inclusive workplace that ensures all our people can contribute to our shared purpose. We welcome applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, mature age people, people from diverse backgrounds and people with disability.