Deputy Head of Hall (4785) Kelburn, Wellington Central, New Zealand

  • Do you have budgeting and administration experience?
  • Are you passionate about providing students with a healthy and fun Hall experience?
  • Do you have conflict resolution and problem solving skills?

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 Deputy Head of Hall to join the Student and Campus Living Directorate at the University. 

As Deputy Head of Hall, you will support the Head of Hall in an acting capacity when required, lead and supervise a team of Residential Advisors and undertake a range of operational/administrative tasks. You will help build a healthy Hall experience for our students, which supports successful academic progress and general life skills. 

You will be primarily based at one of our Halls of Residence which operates 24 hours per day, seven days a week, and you will typically be on call every second week. As this role interacts with students and runs events, you may be required to work outside normal office hours. Flexible start date can be arranged for a successful candidate (January 2023).  

 Ō pūmanawa - About you 

You will have an understanding of the duty of pastoral care, and experience supporting student academic success and personal growth. Ideally you will have a tertiary qualification. Problem solving, budgeting and administration, event planning and conflict resolution will be a particular skill set. Experience applying restorative justice principles would be beneficial. Experience as a first-responder for critical incidents and of risk management in a welfare context would also be an advantage.  

This role may require 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

Closing Date:  12 January 2023

Contact Details: If you have any questions regarding this role please contact: Catherine Galuszka; 

Important - Application Steps and information

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