Bio Summary

Karen has more than 15 years’ experience providing Human Resources Management and Recruitment Management across WA Department of Education and Australian Federal Government (Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet).  Since joining Beilby Downing Teal in 2017, as the Senior Consultant of the Darwin Government Practice she is responsible for the majority of the face to face delivery in the Northern Territory.

Providing recruitment support at varying levels of seniority with a range of public sector agencies Karen has successfully supported recruitment and selection processes across the Northern Territory.  As a panel member and adviser for government recruitment projects, Karen has developed an extensive understanding and experience working within the public sector regulatory framework and applicable standards whilst providing advice and support to her clients.  The variety of assignments include Executive Officer appointments, Graduate Programs and bulk recruitment processes in addition to the delivery of advice and coaching to selection panel members. 

Karen has provided recruitment support at a range of levels to various NT public sector agencies including the Department of Education; Department of Treasury and Finance; Department of The Attorney – General and Justice; Department of Tourism Sport and Culture; Northern Territory Police, Fire and Emergency Services; Department of Health; Department of Local Government, Housing and Community Development; and Power and Water Corporation.

Associate Fellow  (AFAIOP) – Australian Institute of Office Professionals

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Karen Whitesmith

Senior Consultant – Government
0410 921 766


Recruitment process outsourcing

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