Peer Writer (5204) Kelburn, Wellington Central, New Zealand

  • Do you have excellent interpersonal and academic writing skills?
  • Are you interested in a casual role for approximately 6-10 hours per week?
  • Have you got a familiarity with Microsoft Office 365, other online tools and/or reception-desk experience?

Mō Te Herenga Waka - About Our University

Te Herenga Waka - Victoria University of Wellington is a global-civic university with our marae at our heart. This iho draws off our heritage and is further defined by our tūrangawaewae, in particular Wellington, Aotearoa, and the Asia-Pacific, all of which are expressed in our position as Aotearoa New Zealand's globally ranked capital city university.

Our core ethical values are respect, responsibility, fairness, integrity, and empathy. These core ethical values are demonstrated in our commitment to sustainability, wellbeing, inclusivity, equity, diversity, collegiality, and openness. With, and as, tangata whenua, we value Te Tiriti o Waitangi, rangatiratanga, manaakitanga, kaitiakitanga, whai mātauranga, whanaungatanga, and akoranga.

Kōrero mō te tūranga - About the role

Te Herenga Waka - Victoria University of Wellington is currently recruiting a Peer Writer (postgraduate student leader) to support undergraduate students with assignment writing and academic study skills and undertake front-desk reception duties as required.  The role entails 6-10 hours per week on a casual basis, during the teaching weeks of trimesters 1 and 2.

Key Responsibilities: 

  • Provide one-on-one 50-minute consultations (in-person, by email, and/or on Zoom) on undergraduate assignment-related issues.
  • Deliver front-desk administrative duties (greeting clients, responding to email and phone enquiries, data-entry and record-keeping. 

Ō pūmanawa - About you

You will be a motivated, customer-focused individual who can take the initiative, provide excellent administration and policy compliance. 

You will thrive in this role with an excellent manner with people, an ability to listen and communicate clearly and an awareness of cultural competencies and diverse student needs.

You will be able to work independently and a part of a team. 

Key Requirements: 

  • Currently enrolled in postgraduate studies at VUW (Honours’, Masters, PhD).
  • Outstanding people and communication skills including the ability to adjust to different audiences. 
  • Proven excellence in oral communication and academic writing.
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office 365, other online tools and/or reception-desk experience.
  • Capability to work as part of a team as well as undertaking individual responsibilities.    

Ētahi kōrero hai āwhina i a koe - Why you should join our team

Our team at Te Taiako Student Learning (  is passionate about supporting students to have a positive learning experience at Te Herenga Waka.  We are a culturally diverse team and value building partnerships with students.

Role description

Close Date for Vacancy: 09 December 2022

Contact Details for Vacancy: If you have any questions regarding this role please get in touch with Deborah Laurs (04 463 5908, But applicants should follow all steps listed below. 

Important - Application Steps and information

Download and complete the  University Application Form.

Then, please combine your cover letter, CV and the University Application Form into a single file (preferably in pdf format). 

Click Apply Now Button at the base of the advert. Follow the process to enter your contact details and attach your combined file (CV, cover letter and the University application form) using the “CV/Resume” button. 

If you have any issues uploading your application, please email the completed application form, cover letter and CV to stating the reference number and position title from the advert in the subject line.