I am in the midst of a maddeningly long recruitment process and I'm not sure if I should be doing anything more to speed the process along. Here's a timeline:
Feb 8: Submit application for support position in Higher Education institution
Feb 20: Receive automated notification that I've been shortlisted
Feb 29: Enquire with HR as to progress of application
Feb 29: Receive interview date of March 10
March 10: Attend interview; find they are interviewing for three slightly different positions; one interviewer is away sick
March 18: Notice two missed calls from a withheld number, made at around 5:15pm (on a Friday?!); someone also called my home number and spoke with my husband but wouldn't leave a message but had all my contact info
All weekend: Freak out
March 21: Email HR to enquire as to interview outcomes; indicate that I am aware I might have been contacted on Friday
March 21: Receive email from one of the interviewers, asking me to call her. I do so. She tells me that the interviewer who couldn't attend was the one who called me on Friday evening and would like to meet with me in person. I agree to be contacted by email.
March 23: Hear from the missing interviewer. She will not be in for the next two weeks but suggests I meet with her colleague. Schedule meeting with colleague for March 31.
March 31: Meet with colleague. Am told that they are not meeting with any other candidates, but am advised not to give notice at my current job just yet. They were unsure about me because on paper this position looks like a step down for me. I explain I'm very interested in changing sectors and want a fresh start in a new role. We have a brief discussion about salary, wherein I enquire about starting one or two points above starting salary. Colleague says she'll speak to the mysterious missing interviewer and get back to me on April 5.
April 6: Today. Still nothing.
So I have a few questions:
Is this a bad sign?
Have I mismanaged something?
At what point should I get in contact with them?
Edit: This question seems to be about another sector and is not quite as detailed about what has transpired.
Edit: I ended up emailing on Thursday afternoon as suggested by Richard below. This led to a phone call this morning wherein I was formally offered the job.