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Benefits of working at Massey , Ngā hua hei mahi ki Te Kunenga ki Pūrehuroa

Find out about the many advantages to becoming part of the Massey team.

Massey is New Zealand’s defining university. We are known for:

  • our ground-breaking research
  • our distinctive mix of campus-based, distance and international teaching
  • our commitment to innovation
  • our close links with the local communities.

We currently employ over 3,500 people, both full and part-time, at our three main campuses in Auckland, Palmerston North and Wellington.

We look for the best and brightest individuals to join our team. We are committed to our staff and we offer them a wealth of opportunities for a rewarding career – not just a job.

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Flexible working arrangements

We may offer flexible work options where practical and suitable for the role:

  • part-time hours
  • temporary and casual work
  • flexi-time
  • job sharing
  • working from home and remote working
  • generous leave allowances.


In addition to minimum legal leave entitlements, in many cases (depending on your employment agreement) Massey offers a number of additional entitlements.

Superannuation and KiwiSaver

Massey offers the UniSaver superannuation, made up of two schemes. Massey also offers the KiwiSaver savings scheme. Depending on your eligibility, Massey will make contributions of up to 6.75% to the UniSaver scheme or up to 3% to the KiwiSaver scheme.


As a Massey employee, you can enrol in courses and programmes for approved Massey study. Tuition fees may be paid for by Massey provided you:

  • meet the New Zealand government criteria for domestic fees rates
  • have a term of employment of at least three years duration or are employed as a Graduate Assistant or Assistant Lecturer
  • Have made satisfactory progress in previous study when Massey has met tuition fees

Professional development and training

We are committed to continuous employee training and development. Employees, with their manager's support, are able to access a wide variety of opportunities.

Professional development is available to support:

  • on-going teaching
  • research
  • leadership development
  • technology.

Benefits and support for parents

Massey is pleased to offer a range of benefits and support for parents. This includes:

  • 6 weeks of parental leave on full pay to employees who are expecting a baby or about to adopt, in addition to that provided by the government
  • parents’ rooms on all campuses
  • time and private facilities in the workplace for breastfeeding (or expressing milk), wherever possible.
  • We offer high-quality early childhood education on the Manawatū and Auckland campuses for children of Massey staff. After school childcare and holiday programmes are also available on the Manawatū campus.
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Our culture

We embrace diversity, talent and performance, and provide our employees with an extensive range of opportunities to develop intellectually, professionally and personally.

Our employees are passionate ambassadors for Massey and we ensure that they are well supported to do this.


We are deeply committed to being a Tiriti-led university, demonstrating authentic leadership in contemporary Aotearoa New Zealand.

Rainbow Tick certified

We are proud to be a Rainbow Tick certified organisation. This achievement confirms our commitment to the Rainbow community.

Smoke-free campuses

Massey is committed to providing a healthy and safe work environment for all staff and students.

Employee Assistance Programme

Employee Assistance Programme Services (EAP) provide professional and specialist assistance to Massey employees for a wide range of issues that can affect work performance.

This confidential service is available to all employees of 0.5 FTE (Full Time Equivalent) or greater who have an employment agreement of 12 months or more.

Staff discounts

As a Massey University staff member, you'll get access to many staff discounts and other benefits.

Purchase discounts

Many local retailers including PB Tech, Noel Leeming, JB Hi-Fi and Mitre 10 Mega offer Massey staff discounts on their products.

There are also lifestyle and travel benefits, including discounted Koru Club Membership, weekly credit on Flamingo Scooters, car rental, banking, real estate discounts and additional promotional packages that you will be notified about.

Eye tests

After one year of employment, if you are engaged in computer-related work for at least half of a full-time position, you can get a free eye test.

You can get further tests every two years or more by applying through your manager.

Depending on your circumstances you may also qualify for the cost of standard lenses or contact lenses, and/or glasses frames.

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Massey has excellent recreation centres on all three campuses and offers competitive discount membership rates to all employees.

Workplace insurance

Workplace insurance gives financial security for you and your family if you are unable to earn an income through illness, accident or premature death.

This special plan has been established with the Universities of New Zealand to offer Massey employees reduced premiums. New staff members who enrol with the scheme within 75 days of starting employment will be automatically accepted (some conditions apply).

For more information phone 0800 467 637 or email

Health insurance

Southern Cross health insurance is available for you and your immediate family at significantly reduced rates through the Massey University group scheme.

For more information call 0800 GET COVER (0800 438 268) or visit


Massey University has a free bus service for students and staff travelling to the Palmerston North campuses from within Palmerston North.

All permanent and fixed-term Massey staff can use their confirmed Bee Card to get free bus travel around Palmerston North City.

Relocation and immigration support

Massey University is an Immigration NZ accredited employer. To support you in your move to New Zealand, we have contracted the services of licensed immigration advisors and a specialist relocation supplier. The level of relocation and/or immigration support will be provided to those who are eligible to receive these services on a case-by-case basis. Eligibility and conditions will be confirmed in your ‘Offer of Employment’.

To discuss immigration and relocation, and what support we could offer you as an employee, please contact the Staff Recruitment team at

Jobs list – current vacancies at Massey

Go to our vacancies website to find academic and professional staff vacancies.

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Applying to work at Massey

Learn about how to apply for work at Massey, including using our application system and how long the application process takes.

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Campus guides & maps

Massey has three campuses – Auckland, Wellington and Manawatū campus in Palmerston North.

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