Applying for a position at Richmond New Zealand
NOTES FOR APPLICANTS
Richmond Services Ltd Recruitment Policy
Richmond Services Ltd uses a competency-based recruitment and selection procedure for all staff appointments.
An important part of selecting the person ‘best suited’ for the position is the assessment of an applicant against the competencies (knowledge, skills and experience) critical to effective performance in the position. These criteria are set out in the Position Description.
If you are applying for a position
Complete the Application Form and attach your CV and covering letter if you are providing it separately.
What happens next?
Applicants will be contacted and asked to complete a consent form so that we can obtain a criminal history report from the New Zealand Police.
The Recruitment Panel will shortlist applicants whose applications indicate they best meet the criteria listed under the person specification of the Position Description. In some cases the applicant will be contacted for a preliminary interview which may be by telephone. The purpose of a preliminary interview is to provide the applicant with further information about the position and work environment and for us to gain more information about your knowledge, experience and education before finalising the shortlist for an assessment interview.
If you are unsuccessful in making the shortlist, you will be advised of this by letter. If you are shortlisted, you will be contacted to attend an interview and, in some cases, other kinds of assessments will be used.
If you are asked to attend an interview, you have the opportunity to be supported at the interview by whanau and/or other support. If you intend to bring support, please let the Administrator know in plenty of time. Any expenses involved in bringing support person(s) to an interview are your own responsibility. Further information on the conduct of a whanau/support person(s) at interview should be discussed with the Administrator.
If you are shortlisted, we may contact the referees listed in your Application Form to verify the information you have supplied during the recruitment process.
Please note that Richmond is committed to providing smokefree environments for all clients, staff and visitors to our organisation. This means smoking is not permitted within any Richmond site or place of work.
What can you expect at the interview?
Richmond Services interviews are conducted by a Recruitment Panel. The panel will typically include the manager of the vacant position and one or two people knowledgeable about the skills required for the position. Both genders are represented wherever possible.
Richmond Services style of interviewing is interactive and behaviourally based. Each panel member has an area of questions which will be based on all the key competencies in the Position Description. Behavioural interviewing focuses on your past behaviour in actual work or other relevant situations. Your pre-interview preparation should include examples of these.
The panel will take notes throughout the interview. Behavioural interviews normally take around 45 minutes. There will be time allocated for you to ask questions and for the panel to convey information about Richmond Services as a working environment. Further information about Richmond Services can also be found on www.richmond.org.nz
How long will the process take?
Normally the process takes two or three weeks from the application closing date. If you are the successful candidate you will be contacted by telephone. If you are unsuccessful you will be contacted by email, letter or telephone.
If you are successful then you will be verbally advised you are the preferred applicant and you will be provided with a written offer of employment for your consideration. If an acceptable police check report has been provided, a negotiated and mutually agreeable start date will be established with you. Should a police check report be unavailable at the time of offer, a start date will be confirmed at a time when this report is made available. Please note, should an adverse report come back, your employment may come to an end. Richmond Services will determine the standards.
It is Richmond Services policy that staff do not commence work until a satisfactory police check report has been received.
Contact Details for the HR/Administrator Coordinators:
Telephone: 09 847 9187
Telephone: 04 570 5351