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Applying for jobs

Before commencing our on-line application process, you will need to be prepared!  You will need a CV and Covering Letter in a ‘PDF’ format to upload into our system. If you don’t have these documents, we suggest you spend some time preparing these before starting the application process. There is an option available for you to create these within the system should you wish to do so. Please ensure your file is no larger than 2MB.


To enable us to manage your application efficiently and effectively, we require you to complete an on-line 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. This is approximately 20 questions which are designed to provide us with a little more information about you. If you have previously applied for a job with STDC, you must submit a new application.

Covering Letter

We recommend that you include a covering letter with your application.  Your letter should highlight how your skills and experience relate to the role you are applying for.


Your CV should be up to date and include each role you've held, the dates and a summary of responsibilities and key achievements you're particularly proud of. The whole application process should take no longer than 20 minutes to complete, however you need to be prepared before you start.

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.


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.

Assessments and Reference Checking

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.

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.

Offer of Employment

If you're successful in being offered the role you've applied for, we will be in touch and then follow up with a written offer. If you weren't successful, we will let you know as soon as possible and will be happy to provide you with feedback.


Total Record(s): 5

Events Co-ordinator

The South Taranaki District Council is seeking an enthusiastic, well organised and motivated individual to fill this key position which is part of the Tourism and Events Unit.

Location: Hawera | Job ID: 4863152 | Closing Date: 29 Sep 2019

Assets Engineer

Do you want a change in lifestyle? If so, here's your opportunity! The South Taranaki District Council is seeking a well-organised and motivated individual to join the Strategic Assets Team.

Location: Hawera | Job ID: 4863017 | Closing Date: 29 Sep 2019

Aquatic Services Team Leader

The successful candidate will manage and promote aquatic sport and recreation programmes and events at the Hawera Aquatic Centre and the Council's six Rural Pools to achieve maximum facility usage.

Location: Hawera | Job ID: 4862819 | Closing Date: 27 Sep 2019

Freedom Camping Ambassadors/Kaitiaki

The South Taranaki District Council is seeking two Ambassaors/Kaitiaki to welcome, engage and educate freedom camping visitors to the many freedom camping sites across the district.

Location: Hawera | Job ID: 4862117 | Closing Date: 29 Sep 2019

Group Manager Corporate Services

Reporting directly to the Chief Executive, you will be an integral member of the Senior Leadership Team participating in the formation and execution of STDC's strategy.

Location: Hawera | Job ID: 4857017 | Closing Date: 10 Oct 2019