Do you want to apply for a job with our Ministry? Then check out our vacancies. Once you find the job you want to apply for, make sure you read the position description carefully and check that the salary range, location and start dates work for you. If it’s all looking good, then start your journey with our Ministry! Head to our online vacancies site, press apply and register your details.
When filling out the job application, make sure you:
When we receive your application, we’ll send you a confirmation email.
It will take up to two weeks after the application closing date to know if you’ve been shortlisted for an interview. If you have, we’ll call or email you to arrange an interview and/or give you information about our assessment centres.
If your application was unsuccessful, we’ll call or email you to let you know. You can also ask us for feedback on why your application wasn’t successful. This information can sometimes be helpful for when you’re preparing your next application.
Our interviews are usually 45 minutes to an hour long. There’ll be two to four people on the panel, including the hiring manager.
Some roles have ‘assessment centres’ instead of interviews. These include a group activity, an interview and a role play. They’re around 2–3 hours long and also include a panel.
Whether it’s an interview or an assessment centre, think about the questions you might get asked and examples you can use to illustrate your answer. Be ready to tell us why you want the job and why you’re the best person for the role. Also, make sure you have one or two questions to ask us at the interview – we want this to be a two-way process.
Other suggestions to help you prepare for the interview include practising giving your answers out loud and reviewing the Ministry of Justice website. Ensure you’re on time, dress smartly and be professional. Turn off your mobile. Make sure you bring along anything you’ve been asked for. This might include photo ID or forms you’ve been asked to fill in.
The panel will tell you when you can expect to hear back. It will usually be within a week.
If the panel is considering you for the role, the hiring manager will check with your referees and do other background checks.
If these raise no issues, the hiring manager will:
You’ll be sent an offer pack. You’ll need to fill this in and return it as soon as possible. This will let your hiring manager set you up as a new employee and help welcome you to Tāhū o te Ture – the Ministry of Justice.
If you have any questions about our hiring process or a particular role, please contact us – we’d love to hear from you.