Nga painga / What we offer

We’ve got a unique culture that we are proud of and think it’s one of the benefits of working with us. Additional benefits of working here are:

Work/life balance

Work/life balance is important to us, and we understand that people need flexibility to support their interests, their whanau or simply do the things they love outside of work. So whether that means working flexible (or reduced) working hours, working outside ‘regular’ working hours patterns or working from home, we’re committed to finding a solution that works for both you and the Bank.

Planning a holiday? Need some extra time for DIY around the house? Whatever the reason, the Bank allows employees to purchase up to an additional 4 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 subsidy: reimbursement of up to $800 for the cost of equipment to enable a safe and functional home office set-up.


Parental leave

Expecting mums and dads are provided 5 days of paid leave by the Bank (at the time of birth or adoption), and a one-off additional five days of sick leave, as we know those first few years can be busy!

We offer an ex-gratia payment of 11 weeks remuneration for eligible employees who return from a period of at least three months approved parental leave who then complete a minimum of six months service. Our Wellington office also has onsite facilities such as a parent’s room and car parks to meet one-off business or personal needs.


Learning and development

We want to invest in you and your career development by providing different learning and development opportunities. One way we do this is by providing an average of 20 hours’ training for everyone each year.

We offer courses and coaching to support development of interpersonal, professional and leadership skills and we assist our people to build and develop their skills in their area of expertise. We run in-house Te Reo and Tikanga training. We love sharing our internal knowledge and run seminars to support internal understanding of what’s going on at the Bank. In addition, our in-house mentoring programme will support you in your personal and career development.

New employees will attend a Bank orientation programme which includes a Mihi Whakatau ceremony and presentations from our leaders. This gives you a chance to meet colleagues that you may not necessarily work with regularly.

Sometimes we offer our people secondment opportunities to other central banks, offshore organisations, New Zealand government departments or private sector organisations. These secondments typically last between one and two years.

These amazing opportunities provide employees with the opportunity to develop their expertise while experiencing what it’s like to live and work in other cultures, as well as building an international network of colleagues. We value the diversity of thought that this brings to our organisation.


Kiwisaver

The Bank will 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

Wellness package

Your wellbeing matters to us. We have a substantial* wellbeing package which includes:

  • Wellbeing initiative: reimbursement of up to $500 each financial year to spend on your wellness – that could be anything from replacing your running shoes to purchasing new prescription lenses
  • In-house wellness seminars
  • Annual health checks
  • Flu vaccinations
  • First-aid training for first-aid volunteers
  • Access for you and your immediate family members to the Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)
  • Individual workstation assessments
  • Discounted medical insurance via Southern Cross

* Eligibility criteria applies


Social scene

We have a friendly and open environment that encourages not only working together but also celebrating our achievements together. Social club activities like our Mid-Year Ball, Quiz Nights, Melbourne Cup night, and a Christmas party for employees’ children, are just some of our social highlights that are organised by the Bank.

Sports lovers at the Bank organise indoor netball and touch rugby sports teams, in addition to the ‘Trot around the Bot’ where you can run or walk around the beautiful Wellington Botanical Gardens.


Dress code

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


International candidates

We welcome international candidates and are recognised as an accredited employer by New Zealand Immigration. We understand the magnitude of an international relocation and can provide appropriate support to ensure your preparation and move goes as smoothly as possible.

We have offices in CBD locations in both Auckland and Wellington and are happy to discuss working from either location with you.

Read more information about moving to Wellington or Auckland.


Car parking

For Wellington based people who want to avoid the hassle of finding a parking space every morning, you have the option of purchasing 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! In addition there are two casual parking spots available for occasional use across the Bank, for both business or personal needs.

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

Both of our Wellington and Auckland offices are based in the central business district, conveniently located close to public transport and all handy amenities.


Bicycle parking

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 more!