Ko wai matou / Who we are

Wherever you work at the Reserve Bank of New Zealand, your efforts will touch the lives of all New Zealanders. As well as delivering on our core mandate of maintaining a strong and resilient economic and financial system for NZ, we are deepening our understanding of the changing world around us and our interactions with it. We focus on where our work intersects with climate change and financial inclusion, and other areas where we can have an impact.

Both of our Wellington and Auckland offices are based in the central business district, conveniently located close to public transport and all handy amenities. We are an inclusive and diverse workplace and are committed to providing growth opportunities for everyone working here. We value our people and offer a healthy work/life balance and a range of flexible working options.

Prioritising teamwork and collaboration, we provide the opportunity to thrive in a high-profile environment and influence policymaking at the highest level.

Are you intrigued and want to know more about us? Check out further details below:

What we do

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Our culture

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, various Quiz Nights 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. We also have other local or team-led events. For instance, one of the floors organised a floor-wide sweepstake for the RWC, other teams held a Melbourne Cup night, and recently there was a fiercely competitive table tennis tourney set up in one of the seminar rooms.

Continuing to invest in your career is important, so we support this by providing an average of 20 hours training for everyone each year, on top of offering courses and coaching to support development of interpersonal, professional and leadership skills or other areas of expertise.

We are on a journey to celebrate and increase our diversity and have initiated some internal networks that support our focus. We are excited about our diversity networks increasing partnerships and welcome new participants.

We have a unique culture that we are proud of and think it’s one of the benefits of working with us.