Employment information

We have a range of services available to facilitate Victoria University staff to achieve productive and satisfying careers.

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.

Employment agreements

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.

Facilitator and disputes adviser

In any situation of conflict the adviser provides independent and confidential advice, facilitation and mediation.

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).

Medical insurance

A Southern Cross Group Scheme is available to all permanent staff.

Superannuation scheme

Permanent staff are able to join the New Zealand Universities Superannuation Scheme. Employer contributions are specified in employment agreements.