Benefits of working at Victoria
There are many benefits to working at Victoria, including being part of New Zealand’s top research university.
Victoria is one of New Zealand’s leading universities, officially ranked number one in the country for our research.
By joining the Victoria community you will be part of an organisation dedicated to strengthening New Zealand’s position in the global knowledge economy. Our commitment to the creation and dissemination of knowledge, and the development of graduates who will shape and lead our country’s future, is supported by the excellence of our academic and general staff.
Living and working in Wellington
Take advantage of the capital city’s position as central to New Zealand’s culture, creative arts and science endeavours, as well as the home of government and many international businesses. Explore the facilities and services on Victoria's campuses.
Induction and orientation
In order to ensure staff feel welcome and are able to carry out their roles effectively, the University has an integrated induction and orientation programme. It involves induction in schools as well as orientation and welcome programmes for all staff.
Equal employment opportunities
Victoria University is committed to equity and diversity, and makes a determined effort to develop an inclusive environment, to achieve a balanced gender representation, and increase the number of Māori and other under-represented groups on staff, including people with disabilities.
The majority of permanent staff are employed under collective employment agreements. The University endeavours to work closely with union representatives from the Tertiary Education Union (TEU), the Public Sector Association (PSA), and other unions. It negotiates annually regarding employment conditions.
Health, safety and wellbeing
Victoria University is committed to being a safe, vibrant and welcoming environment. The University aims to provide safe and sustainable campuses and facilities which recognise the needs of a diverse community. Visit the Health and Safety website for more information.
Employee assistance programme
The Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) is available to permanent staff who have personal problems which may be affecting their work performance. This professional confidential assistance programme is provided without cost by the University.
Occupational health nurse
A nurse, working closely with the University's Health and Safety Officer, is available for all staff to resolve workplace health concerns. The role is centred around the 1992 Health and Safety in Employment Act. There is a fully equipped medical centre on campus for emergencies.
Professional development and training
The focus of the Performance, Development and Career Planning Process (PDCP) is the development of staff, both academic and general, and ensuring that all staff work together to achieve the overall goals of the University. It provides an appropriate framework for positive and useful discussions between staff and their managers, leading to a common understanding of objectives and personal and professional development.
Advice on staff development programmes is provided through Human Resources or the Centre for Academic Development (CAD).
Staff excellence awards
Victoria believes in rewarding excellence in all areas of our organisation. One of the more high-profile, and prestigious, ways of doing this is the annual Excellence Awards. The awards have categories for academic and general staff, public contribution and excellence in health and safety.
Staff discounts and benefits
As a Victoria staff member, you can enjoy many benefits, including discounts at a range of suppliers. Benefits range from a staff banking package to a discount at Resene. There's more information here (login required).
A Southern Cross Group Scheme is available to all permanent staff.
The University is part of Unisaver. Unisaver is a recognised scheme for the purposes of Kiwisaver. Most University employees are entitled to join UniSaver.