Application Process
Submitting you application    |    Interviews    |    Equal Employment Opportunities

Whanganui DHB application form

Below is an outline of the Whanganui District Health Board's application process which will provide you with information about submitting your application and the interview process.

If you have any queries regarding the application process please phone +64 6 348 3418.

Submitting your application
All applicants are required to complete an official Whanganui District Health Board application form. You can choose to submit your application via email or by post. 

Please note that the WDHB’s preferred manner for communicating with job applicants is via email.
Applicants are encouraged to provide more than one contact address (email) and a mobile number in case of undelivered emails.

Click here for a WDHB application form

Please email applications to

(Please only send vacancy enquiries or applications to the email address above, please click here for additional contact details)

Please post applications to:
Recruitment Coordinator
Whanganui District Health Board
Private Bag 3003
Whanganui 4540

When submitting your application, please include as much information as possible about your qualifications, including academic, professional or trade training and provide examples of how you consider you meet each of the essential job specific and behavioural competencies set out in the position description.

The option to submit a covering letter is also available.  Please include anything else you would like to tell us about yourself that you feel is relevant to the position you are applying for, such as voluntary work or hobbies.

It is important to note that the time to process applications can vary for each position advertised.  All applicants will receive an initial acknowledgement of their application via the post or electronically.

Once all applications have been considered, short-listed applicants will be invited to attend an interview.  Interviews are usually panel interviews with two to three interviewers, however for some senior positions a presentation may also be requested and work assessments may also be requested for certain administration positions.

If shortlisted, you will be required to complete a Pre-employment Health Screening Declaration and if you are the preferred applicant a Criminal Conviction and Charges Pending declaration form.

If you are applying for a position as a Specialist, Medical Officer, Registrar or House Officer/Senior House Officer you will also be required to fill in a Declaration of any Loss or Surrender of Medical License to Practice or Hospital Suspensions form and Release of Liability form.

All unsuccessful applicants will be notified post interview, with an unsuccessful letter. If you would like your CV returned at the completion of the recruitment process please include a stamped self addressed envelope with your application.

Equal Employment Opportunities
Whanganui District Health Board is a member of the Equal Employment Opportunities Trust (EEO Trust) promoting EEO practice within the District Health Board, including encouraging diversity by promoting the recruitment and development of people on the basis of merit and generating awareness of the business benefits and rewards of an inclusive workplace.