Employee benefits

As an employer we’ll help you manage a healthy work-life balance — with flexible working options, healthcare and financial benefits, along with sports teams and social activities.

Career development

We are a large diverse organisation and there are plenty of opportunities for you to be challenged. As an employee, we will strongly support your personal and career development through:

  • on-the-job learning
  • training courses
  • conferences and seminars
  • development programmes
  • secondments
  • study opportunities.

Celebrating success

Celebrating our everyday wins is an important part of our culture. It’s what makes the Ministry such a great place to work.

Our teams, branches and groups regularly get together to recognise and celebrate colleagues who demonstrate our character - shape, collaborate and deliver - and go the extra mile to make us successful.

Employee benefits

As an employee, you have access to a range of employee benefits that help ensure a healthy work/life balance.

Flexible working hours

We’ll work with you to ensure that the hours you work benefit you, your family and our organisation.

Southern Cross Healthcare Insurance

Through our Southern Cross Healthcare Insurance Scheme you can access reduced health insurance premiums for you and your family.

Westpac banking package

As an employee you can access Westpac’s Government Employee Pac(external link) which offers special rates on personal banking for government employees.

ACC Partnership Programme

We are part of the ACC Partnership Programme. This means we take on the role of ACC for the management and costs associated with any work-related injury claims you make. A major benefit of this programme is that you will receive 100% of your average pre-injury earnings (under ACC you would receive 80%).

Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)

Work is a big part of our lives. Under our Employee Assistance Programme you can access free confidential, professional and independent guidance to help you deal with personal and work related issues.

Charitable giving

As an employee, you can opt to donate directly from your salary to a charity of your choice. We make this easy for you through our “Payroll Giving” scheme where you can set up automatic payments from your regular pay – all the tax work is done for you.