Job application and recruitment process
Applying for a job
All job applicants are required to register their interest through the online career centre where you can provide relevant personal information, and upload your curriculum vitae along with any supporting documentation in order for your suitability for the position you have applied for to be assessed. All applicants will be required to provide information about their legal entitlement to work in New Zealand, educational qualifications and declare any criminal convictions, unless covered by the Criminal Records (Clean Slate) Act 2004. For certain positions, additional specified information may also be required.
Recruitment and selection process
The recruitment and selection process ensures that the best suited applicant for a position is selected. Selection is based on the assessment of each applicant's skills, knowledge, abilities and experience.
The selection process includes short-listing, interviewing and reference checking. Depending on the position applied for, there may be a pre-interview assessment by telephone to decide which candidates will proceed to the selection interview stage. Additional assessments such as work presentation or work-based exercises and/or psychometric testing may also be required.
All short-listed candidates will be advised of the assessments to be used for selection to the position applied for. If you are selected for interview you will be contacted with the details of the interview and advised about anything you may be required to bring with you to the interview.
If you are a successful candidate, you will be required to confirm the details of your referees. Your referees will not be contacted without your permission and it is expected that at least one of your referees should be your current manager or someone you have worked for recently.
All reference checks will be conducted prior to any offer of employment.
Pre-employment checks are mandatory for all successful candidates.
If you provide incorrect or misleading information, or if any important information is omitted during the appointment process, you may be disqualified from consideration, your appointment annulled, or your employment terminated.
You will be asked to provide the following:
- if you are not New Zealand citizen, a residence visa or a valid work visa which entitles you to legally work in New Zealand;
- evidence of your tertiary qualifications;
- proof of your identity in two forms e.g. birth certificate, valid passport or a valid New Zealand Driver's Licence.
All successful appointees to a position must undergo a Ministry of Justice criminal record check.
For some positions (where specified by the Chief Ombudsman) a New Zealand Security Intelligence Service check and/or a New Zealand Police check may be required.
For positions involving significant financial risk (eg, finance and payroll positions), candidates will be subject to a credit check.
On appointment to a position, all employees are required to take an oath or affirmation of secrecy to comply with secrecy provisions.
Offers of employment are provisional until satisfactory clearance has been obtained.