Business Manager (4126) Kelburn, Wellington Central, New Zealand

  • Do you have proven systems and process improvement experience?
  • Can you work within financial, quality, ethical, and health and safety parameters?
  • Do you have a proven background in managing staff and an ability to positively influence others?

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 for a Business Manager, University Accommodation.

Reporting to the Associate Director – Infrastructure and Services, you will help identify and support process improvement and change with a focus on developing a seamless and responsive student experience. As Business Manager you will continually use and grow your skill in requirements gathering, analyses and reporting on data to enable innovative, future-proofed decision-making.  As a manager of a small team you will provide high quality leadership and support to the staff.

You will bring significant experience within a complex multi-site organization that is expanding and growing and examples of how you made a positive difference to the lives of others and to the success of the organization. This includes the wider community, landlords and their agents.

Ō pūmanawa - About you

As Business Manager you will bring proven systems and process improvement experience together with analytical skills in a complex business environment. You will have examples of innovation while preserving resources, using modelling and forecasting to mitigate risk and create opportunities.  Your ability to listen, positively influence and lead people, as well persuade and support others to focus on value-for-money services that have Victoria the university-of-choice, will have you stand out. 

Key Requirements: 

  • As a member of the management team contribute to and participate in operational and strategic planning activities.
  • As required, lead and support key projects, campaigns and initiatives focused on new and improved service delivery to all accommodation staff, students, and the University.
  • Maintain working relationships with the University including (but not limited to) Finance, Digital Solutions, Wellington University International, Scholarships and the wider Student and Campus Living team.
  • The ability to work within financial, quality, ethical, and health and safety parameters, including accurate and cost-effective pricing of work, reporting, and benchmarking.
  • Experience in problem solving, issues management, and key indicator monitoring and reporting with a client focus.
  • Knowledge of relevant legislation and regulation, particularly Privacy.
  • Experience managing staff.

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. 

In the words of our Directorate team, ‘we need to be brave, ambitious, and people-focused to enable success and growth’.

Role Description

Close Date for Vacancy: 15 August 2022

Contact Details for Vacancy: If you have any questions regarding this role please get in touch with Sandie Wright Dunsford; But 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:

Download and complete the University Application Form.

Click 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 stating the reference number and position title from the advert in the subject line.