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At South Taranaki District Council we know that having a fantastic culture is vital to serving our community and to creating our vision of Making our Communities Better. Everything we do is guided by our six key values, Courage, High Performance, Integrity, Passion and Pride, Spirit of Oneness and Trust and Respect. We always look for these values within our potential employees.
Courage - we have the courage to communicate open and honestly
High Performance - we provide high quality solutions-focussed customer service
Integrity - we do what is right and take responsibility for our actions
Passion and Pride - we are passionate about we do and take pride in making a difference
Spirit of Oneness - we work as one to deliver outstanding service
Trust and Respect - we respect each other and value everyone's worth
What are you waiting for?
Our career and recruitment pages are hosted on a separate website. If you are excited about the prospect of working for the South Taranaki community - click here.
Is there anything I need to have organised before I apply for a job?
Before starting your application online, be sure you've got your CV and Cover Letter ready to go in a PDF format (2Mb or less). There is also an option for you to create these within the system should you wish to do so.
How do I apply?
Click here to visit the South Taranaki careers page and click on the specific vacancy you wish to apply for (can be found at the very bottom of the page).
To enable us to manage your application efficiently and effectively, we require you to complete an online questionnaire. This is designed with questions targeting specific requirements for the job you are applying for, your contact details, the level of experience you have, if you've had any criminal convictions, and to confirm that you have the right to work in New Zealand. It's about 20 questions long, each designed to provide us with a little more information about you. If you have previously applied for a job with South Taranaki District Council, you will need to submit a new application.
You will also be asked to upload your cover letter and curriculum vitae, so please have these documents ready.
The whole application process should take no longer than 20 minutes to complete.
What happens if I don't have a computer?
There is free computer access at all of our LibraryPlus centres throughout the district. If you are still unable to submit your application online via our website, please contact the People and Capability team on (06) 278 0555 or 0800 111 323.
What happens once I submit an application?
Once you've applied for a job with us online, you will receive an email acknowledging that we've received your application. This email outlines the process and time frames for managing applications (ie shortlisting, interviewing and outcome.)
What are the next steps?
If you've been unsuccessful with your application, you'll be advised by email. If you've been shortlisted, we'll contact you to advise you of the next steps which may involve an initial phone interview and/or a formal interview.
An interview will take place for shortlisted candidates, generally with a panel of three people. At the interview you will hear more about the position and will be asked questions about your relevant skills and experience, along with some competency based questions to help us understand how you work.
What happens after an interview?
Following your interview, a “preferred applicant” will selected where possible. When selecting this person, the panel takes into consideration how they presented during the interview, the quality of answers provided, but most importantly the team fit. If you’re this person, we'll let you know that you will be progressing to the next stage of our process which includes reference and background checking.
What is pre-employment screening?
You will be required to undergo pre-employment screening ie drug and alcohol testing and criminal and driver history checks prior to being employed or engaged. If you fail the test, you may not be considered for appointment or, if you have already been appointed, the employment/engagement may be cancelled or terminated.
Upon clean results being returned for the pre-employment screening, you will be invited to meet both the Chief Executive and relevant Group Manager and an offer of employment will followed depending on approval.