Your candidate journey

Your candidate journey

Below is your step-by step guide on what to expect at various stages of your application process. It is a thorough process, including health and security checks.

Working at the BOPDHB is a rewarding career so please be patient with your process. The recruitment team is here to help you through the process and will answer any questions as you go.

So, you have seen a position advertised with the BOPDHB that you are interested in applying for, fantastic. All applications are to be made online, this is to ensure your applications does not get lost or sent to the wrong person. When you apply online you are directly linked to the position you are applying for.

You will be required to attach a copy of your CV and Cover Letter and answer some quick questions before submitting your application. Please ensure you have all your documents ready before starting your application process.

You will receive a confirmation email acknowledging and thanking you for your application. If you do not receive one, please follow up by making contact with the recruitment team.

We endeavour to contact all candidates as soon as possible after the closing date of the advertisement. It is worth keeping a copy of the advertisement you applied for and making a note of the closing date.

If your skills and experience are suitable for the position, you will be contacted by one of our Hiring Managers or Recruitment Team members to arrange an interview. Applicants who have not made the shortlist will be notified by email.

Shortlisted applicants will be invited to attend a panel interview with a minimum of two panel members. Or if you are based overseas or living outside of the Bay of Plenty, don’t worry we do have the experience and ability to conduct video interviews via Zoom or Skype.

Congratulations on getting to this stage. An interview is an opportunity for us to learn more about you and for you to learn more about us. Everyone gets nervous, it’s natural, and we will do our best to put you at ease.

Our interviews are behavioural, and competency based, asking you to call on relevant examples of your prior experience in line with the competencies we are recruiting for in the position. Take some time to prepare some specific work examples to discuss.

If you have any access needs and would like to know more about how we can support you during the recruitment process, please contact us on careers@bopdhb.govt.nz and one of our team will be in contact with you to ensure that you have all the support you need.

Well done if you have reached this stage and getting towards the end of the process. We will ask to speak to your references to help verify everything we have learnt about you up until this point, and information based on your past work experience. We will always contact you first to gain permission from you before contacting any of your referees. We will usually carry out two or three reference checks. We prefer referees who you have reported to in your current and most recent positions.

Sometimes this part of the process can take time, however rest assured we are working on moving this forward as quickly as possible and please if you have any queries contact the Recruitment Team.

Congratulations on making it to this stage!

Your employment offer will be sent to the email address you used to apply for the position. All the relevant documentation you will need to complete will be within your offer of employment. As part of the Bay of Plenty DHB policy all our people are required to complete police vetting and health clearance.

Pre-employment checks can take up to four weeks, so we suggest getting them underway as soon as you have accepted your offer.

Once all the relevant documents and pre-employment checks are complete and returned to us, you will receive an email to confirm your start date and orientation information.

Welcome on board, we are pleased you will be joining us!

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