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FAQs - frequently asked questions

Q. Do our potential employees ask some typical questions? 

Yes, they do and below are some of the most popular questions and answers we want to share with you. Our aim is to give you a better understanding of the Hawke's Bay DHB recruitment process.

If you have any compliments, concerns or questions please contact the Recruitment Team.

Q. Where can I find out about job opportunities at the Hawke's Bay DHB? 

Most of our job opportunities are available online. We also advertise regularly in local and national New Zealand newspapers and occasionally overseas.

Q. How do I apply for a job with Hawke's Bay DHB? 

Applications are available online. Simply view the position you are interested in and at the end of the information you will find a link to Hawke's Bay DHB’s on-line application form. All applicants must fully complete the Application Form.

A printable application form is also available in the event you experience difficulties with the on-line form. Please let us know if there are problems with the on-line application form, as we want your experience to be as smooth as possible.

Q. Is it helpful to have a curriculum vitae (resumé) prepared?  

It is helpful if you have a curriculum vitae (resume) prepared which contains relevant work experience, educational information and personal achievements able to be submitted with your job application.

This helps us to employ people who can contribute to the quality of services the Hawke's Bay DHB provides. We may request further evidence of your skills and experience.

Q. The on-line form contains a series of pre-screening questions? 

All questions on the form must be completed. You will receive an email to the email address you provided on your application once you click on the submit button - this may take 24 hours. You will not receive another acknowledgement at this stage in the process.

Q. How do I request a job description? 

Job descriptions or Position Profiles as we call them can be obtained on-line when you view the vacancy on our web site or you can email vacancies@hbdhb.govt.nz 

Q. How long before I hear about my application? 

Although we strive to choose candidates for interview as quickly as possible, sometimes the process may take a few of weeks. If you have not received a response from the hiring manager or the Recruitment Team as to the status of your application within three weeks of the closing date, you are welcome to contact our office.

Q. Is it possible to apply for multiple positions at the same time? 

Yes, you may apply for any position you feel you qualified for. You will need to complete a separate application for each of the positions as your details will be forwarded to the hiring manager which in most cases are located in separate departments.

Q. After I have emailed you my application, should I send you a hard copy of my resumé? 

No. Our online application process is highly effective, therefore you do not have to send us a hard copy of your resume, unless we ask you to.

However, if you are concerned that your application has not reached us, contact the Recruitment Team.

Q. How would I know the progress of my online/offline application? 

You will be sent notification by email or mail as to the outcome of the shortlisting process. If you are selected for interview, the hiring manager or a member of the Recruitment Team will contact you to arrange the time and place.

Q. Is it possible for a new graduate to apply for a job at Hawke's Bay DHB? 

Yes. We encourage all adequately skilled people to apply for jobs at the Hawke's Bay DHB.

Q. Is it possible for me to send a Hawke's Bay DHB job to a friend? 

Yes. As you view the job opportunity, if you scroll below that page, you will see a button that will permit you to email the job details to a friend.

Follow the instructions on screen and within seconds, that particular job opportunity will be sent to your friend.

Q. Why did the Hawke's Bay DHB implement an online application? 

Our aim is to attract highly skilled professional both locally and globally to provide excellent service to the wider community. We implemented an online application to make it easier for you to apply and to process your application more efficiently and effectively.

Q. If I have a question relating to hours, salary or other terms and conditions? 

Information related to hours of work and salary will be detailed in the Position Profile.

General terms and conditions will also be covered in the Position Profile but full details would be part of the employment agreement.

Q. What if there is not a post I am interested in at the moment, can I still submit my CV? 

Yes, we are always interested in receiving expressions of interest so feel free to email your CV with a covering note to vacancies@hbdhb.govt.nz