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Our benefits

This page lists the substantial benefits we currently offer to our employees.

Working with us at the Reserve Bank of New Zealand – Te Pūtea Matua will give you meaningful work with an inclusive, supportive and friendly bunch of people. But that’s not all we’re about.

We want our people to know they’re valued and have the resources, flexibility and support they need to thrive and succeed. Read about our range of benefits and get a feel for our culture and way of working.

Flexibility and work/life balance

What does work/life balance mean to you? Join the team and you’ll have the flexibility to support your interests and your whanau or simply do the things you love outside of work. Whether that means working flexible or reduced working hours, working outside regular working hours or working from home, we’ll find a solution that works for you and for us.

Five weeks annual leave and flexi leave

We offer five weeks paid annual leave each year. But that’s not all. We allow employees to buy up to an extra three weeks of flexi leave in a calendar year. The cost of each additional week’s leave is 2% of your total remuneration.

Working from home equipment subsidy

We’ll contribute up to $800 for equipment to help you set up a safe and functional home office. This benefit is available to permanent employees and fixed term employees with an employment agreement of 12 months or more.

Comprehensive wellness package

Your wellbeing matters to us. It’s unique and individual to you. We want all our people to feel their optimal best. We have a substantial wellbeing package to help support you for when you need to recover, re-energise or rest.
  • 15 days wellness leave per year
  • reimbursement of up to $500 each financial year to spend on your wellness
  • in-house wellness seminars and morning teas
  • annual health checks
  • flu vaccinations
  • first-aid training for first-aid volunteers
  • confidential counselling for you and your immediate family members through the Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)
  • individual workstation assessments

Generous parental leave

Expecting mums and dads are provided 5 days of paid leave (at the time of birth or adoption), and a one-off additional 5 days of wellness leave upon return. We offer an ex-gratia payment of 11 weeks remuneration for eligible employees who return from a period of at least 3 months approved parental leave. 

KiwiSaver

We contribute an employer subsidy to KiwiSaver for eligible employees, matching and exceeding legislative requirements as follows:

  • 3% employee contribution = 3% employer contribution
  • 4%, 6%, 8% or 10% employee contribution = 4% employer contribution.

Grow. Connect. Learn.

It’s about unlocking our full potential

We offer a range of learning and development opportunities to grow, connect, learn and experience. On our orientation programme, you’ll learn about what we do and connect with our leaders and others across the business right from the start.

It’s about unlocking our full potential

We have courses, coaching and an in-house mentoring programme to develop your interpersonal, professional and leadership skills, with an average of 20 hours’ training for everyone each year.

We host in-house seminars and local and international events with leaders in their field to help you build your knowledge and your networks.

We run in-house te Reo and Tikanga training. Building cultural and language awareness of Te Ao Māori is important to us and achieving our goals.

And if you want to broaden your professional expertise, networks and life experiences even more, we sometimes have rewarding secondment opportunities to other central banks, government departments or private sector organisations.

Social scene

We’re friendly and social. We work together and celebrate our achievements, having fun at every opportunity.

Whether you’re into sports, fitness, lunchtime walking, gardening, coffee or singing, you’ll find something to suit. 

Other facilities and amenities

In our Wellington office, you can have your dry cleaning organised, access in-house showers, changing rooms and a dedicated parents’ room, or have some downtime in our wellness room.

Relaxed dress code

We want you to be comfortable at work. We encourage a tidy-casual dress code, with a step up to business attire when you go to external meetings or events with stakeholders.

CBD locations

We have offices in CBD locations in both Auckland and Wellington and in many cases are happy to discuss working from either location with you. Both of our Wellington and Auckland offices are based in the central business district, conveniently located close to public transport and all handy amenities.

Car and bicycle parking

If you are based in our Wellington office, you have the option of buying an affordable car park as part of your remuneration package. You’ll be allocated a parking space just for you, that you can use 24/7.

We also have two casual parking spots in Wellington available for occasional use, for business or personal needs. 

In Auckland, there are several public car parking facilities near the Auckland office.

Looking to cut down your carbon footprint? Our buildings offer sheltered, off-street parking for your bike during your working day, as well as shower facilities and lockers to safely store your helmet and biking gear.