Free job description template

Create a job description with this easy-to-use template.

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Download the free job description template

Fill in the form to get a free job description template as an editable PDF. We’ll also throw in our guide to Hiring Employees.

Getting started with the job description template

Use this free job description template to fully outline the role you’re hiring for. When you start receiving job applications, you can share this document with your candidates as a PDF. Each field contains prompts on what to include for that section. Replace the prompts in the template with relevant details about the job you’re describing. You can delete any fields that aren’t relevant - for example, if you’re not ready to share the salary or wage for the job. Or change a section header to something more appropriate for your needs.

Use this free job description template to fully outline the role you’re hiring for. When you start receiving job applications, you can share this document with your candidates as a PDF. Each field contains prompts on what to include for that section. Replace the prompts in the template with relevant details about the job you’re describing. You can delete any fields that aren’t relevant - for example, if you’re not ready to share the salary or wage for the job. Or change a section header to something more appropriate for your needs.

You can use the information you’ve added into this job description template to create an advert when you’re ready to promote the role. Some online job posting sites may allow you to attach the full job description to the advert. This is a good idea; posting the advert with the full job description gives jobseekers more information upfront to help them decide about applying.

You can use the information you’ve added into this job description template to create an advert when you’re ready to promote the role. Some online job posting sites may allow you to attach the full job description to the advert. This is a good idea; posting the advert with the full job description gives jobseekers more information upfront to help them decide about applying.

Replace the info in the template with relevant details about the job you’re describing. Make sure to review employment regulations closely when filling out your job description template. This should include any relevant equal employment considerations. You can use the link below to check legal obligations for job descriptions and equal opportunity considerations. Make sure your job description and advert shows your intent to hire people fairly, and check that it meets their rights as employees. For example, you can’t discriminate against applicants based on any of the prohibited grounds under the Human Rights Act 1993. If you aren’t an accredited employer to hire migrant workers in New Zealand, you may also want to communicate that applicants should be legally able to work in New Zealand.

Human Rights Act 1993

Replace the info in the template with relevant details about the job you’re describing. Make sure to review employment regulations closely when filling out your job description template. This should include any relevant equal employment considerations. You can use the link below to check legal obligations for job descriptions and equal opportunity considerations. Make sure your job description and advert shows your intent to hire people fairly, and check that it meets their rights as employees. For example, you can’t discriminate against applicants based on any of the prohibited grounds under the Human Rights Act 1993. If you aren’t an accredited employer to hire migrant workers in New Zealand, you may also want to communicate that applicants should be legally able to work in New Zealand.

Human Rights Act 1993

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Download the free job description template

Fill in the form to get a free job description template as an editable PDF. We’ll also throw in our guide to Hiring Employees.