Deputy Head of Hall

  • Kelburn
  • Permanent
  • Fri May 13 00:19:27 2022
  • 4054

  • Do you have experience in a role supporting student academic success and personal growth?
  • Are you a problem-solver?
  • Do you have experience with budgeting, administration, event planning, and conflict resolution?

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.

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 requires 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

This role, (or some of the work of this role that may be performed in this role) is covered by a Government Public Health Response Order, meaning that such work must be done by a person vaccinated against COVID-19.

Close Date for Vacancy: 02 June 2022

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

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 the 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.