Head of Hall (3864) Kelburn, Wellington Central, New Zealand

  • Do you have experience managing administrative and financial systems?
  • Are you interested in creating an outstanding student living experience?
  • Do you understand the importance of pastoral care, in relation to tertiary students?


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

As a result of growth, Te Herenga Waka - Victoria University of Wellington is currently recruiting for a Head of Hall role in the University Accommodation team.

University Accommodation Wellington is responsible for the development and implementation of the university’s student accommodation. We are looking for a Head of Hall for catered hall that service a diverse group of young adults, including Māori and Pasifika, and international students.

As a Head of Hall, you will:

  • Champion community engagement and culture within the hall and as part of the wider hall community and university.
  • Lead a team to provide a high quality and safe residential experience for students.
  • Work with students to plan for their academic and personal wellbeing success.
  • Ensure team training and development and be part of the training programme for staff across all halls.
  • Ensure budgets are met or exceeded, and maintenance requirements are met.
  • Share on-call duties after hours with the Deputy Head of Hall.


Ō pūmanawa - About you

You will have experience working with young people, managing staff, as well as effectively managing financial and administrative systems. You will need to ensure that the residences are appropriately maintained to the required safety and wellbeing requirements of the University, and the budget is well managed. You will have a proven understanding of the duty of pastoral care, and experience supporting student academic success and personal growth. You will have experience as a first-responder for critical incidents and of risk management in a welfare context.

This role requires you to be COVID-19 vaccinated.


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

Student and Campus Living helps to create an outstanding, differentiated, and efficient student living experience across all the areas within the directorate as the University grows and expands. This includes an environment that is safe, fostering a sense of community, inclusion and belonging, and delivering a cohesive, cross-university integrated student experience that protects and enhances the University’s reputation nationally and internationally.

Role Description

This role, (or some of the work of this role that may be performed in this role) is covered by a Government Public Health Response Order, meaning that such work must be done by a person vaccinated against COVID-19.

Close Date for Vacancy: 02 June 2022

Contact Details: If you have any questions regarding this role please get in touch with Catherine Galuszka; catherine.galuszka@vuw.ac.nzBut applicants should follow all steps listed below. 


Important - Application Steps and information

For applicants who are not NZ Citizens or Permanent Residents, we recommend you check the NZ Immigration website for updates related to Covid19 restrictions on entry to New Zealand: https://www.immigration.govt.nz/about-us/covid-19

Download and complete the University Application Form.

Click the Apply Now Button at the base of the advert, follow the process to enter your contact details and add your CV in the online form.

Please include a cover letter in your application, telling us why you’re a great fit for this position then email the completed application form, cover letter and any other supporting documentation to erecruit@vuw.ac.nz stating the reference number and position title from the advert in the subject line.