Victoria University actively encourages staff to achieve productive and satisfying careers. To facilitate that, every effort has gone into providing a safe and supportive environment and ensuring all staff are treated in a fair and proper manner. This is illustrated by the following services which are available to staff.
On this page:
- Employee Assistance Programme
- Equal Employment Opportunities
- Facilitator and Disputes Adviser
- Induction and Orientation
- Medical Insurance
- Occupational Health Nurse
- Staff Development
- Superannuation Scheme
- Employment Agreements
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.
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.
In any situation of conflict the adviser provides independent and confidential advice, facilitation and mediation.
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.
A Southern Cross Group Scheme is available to all permanent staff.
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.
Victoria University of Wellington has an important national and international role as a centre of teaching, research and community service. Our Charter and Strategic Plan signal a commitment to excellence in these areas, to our equity objectives, and to financial sustainability.
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).
Permanent staff are able to join the New Zealand Universities Superannuation Scheme. Employer contributions are specified in 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.