Benefits for our employees

Here are some of the benefits and opportunities that are available to you when you work with us. We aim to create an environment where people feel safe and confident bringing their whole self to work.

Work-life balance

Annual leave – a minimum of four weeks and three days annual leave.

Flexible working – over a third of our people have a flexible working arrangement, such as reduced hours or a compressed working week.  

Parental leave – includes 18 weeks top-up at 100% pay for eligible primary carers. Read our full policy on Crayon.

Onsite facilities – wellness rooms, showers, parents’ rooms and bike cages. 

Diverse groups and networks – see more on Life at Toitū Te Whenua.

Health and wellbeing 

Employee Assistance Programme – access to free, confidential and professional help to overcome personal problems affecting your wellbeing. 

Eye and ear care reimbursements – multiple reimbursements available each year.

Health insurance – access to reduced health insurance premiums.

Flu vaccination available annually.

Professional development 

Interesting work which impacts Aotearoa as we care for whenua, moana and arawai.

Learning and development – we offer a range of courses and workshops, starting with your induction. From there you can select training to develop your knowledge of government, leadership and engagement skills, and technical expertise. 

Whakawhanake is our approach to performance and development. Our approach is built on te ao Māori principles that are outlined in Manaaki Tangata, our diversity and inclusion policy. 

Further learning – we offer internal mentorship, coaching, scholarships and study assistance.