Working at the College
When you work for the College, you work to support Aotearoa’s specialist GPs and rural hospital doctors. We help answer their clinical questions, administer their training programmes, and then help them log and maintain their continuing professional development. We support their mahi, ensure their practices are safe, and keep them up to date with issues, events, news, and opportunities.
We have about 65 staff at our national office in Wellington, and some working from places like Christchurch and Tauranga.
Our national office is right in town
Our national office is right in the heart of Customhouse Quay, a short walk from the Railway Station and Lambton Quay bus stops.
The places we work
We work in a light, bright, central Wellington office that has a lot of plants and overlooks the harbour. We’re a flexible organisation with full-time staff getting up to two days a week working from home, and part-time staff, one. On Thursdays it’s anchor day and we all come into HQ.
Our computers are docked laptops so we can work how we want to - at our desks or in our collaboration or break-out spaces.
Our guiding principles
Our work is underpinned by the values of:
- kaitiakitanga (service and stewardship)
- whanaungatanga (collaboration and respect)
- mana tangata (diversity and inclusion)
- auaha (innovation and creativity).
Wellbeing is important to us
Being healthy at work is important and to us that means ensuring your sit-stand workstation fits you, having a big space for making lunches, annual flu vaccinations, and free fruit available for everyone.
We have a wellness card system where full-time permanent staff (it’s pro-rated for part timers) get $500 every year to spend on health-related purchases that make them feel good. Think: massage, new glasses, active wear, or a haircut.
Our staff can access EAP (Employee Assistance Programme) Services for support for any personal difficulties they may be going through.
Learning is important here
Everyone at the College has an annual professional development budget for growing their skills and progressing their careers.
Everyone also has free access to LinkedIn Learning, and we’re encouraged to dip in and learn regularly, along our own professional interests, and at our own pace.
We like to hang out together. At 3pm each day it’s quiz time as we pull together our niche and unusual knowledge to take on the Dominon Post and NZ Herald quizzes.
Our social club is organised by enthusiastic volunteers and delivers fun activities like Friday drinks once a month, Matariki whānau night (we’ve got a prime view of the fireworks), shared lunches, and a great Christmas party each year.
At our monthly meetings we celebrate successes and show appreciation for each other with our ‘Wonderwall Awards’ – it’s a great way of saying thank you and well done!
Our commitment to equity and diversity
We want our College team to reflect the diversity of Aotearoa New Zealand and the communities that our people serve and work in. We acknowledge the impacts of inequitable health systems and care on Māori as tangata whenua, and on other groups, and we are addressing these as part of our strategic direction. Applicants with additional skills in Te Reo and tikanga Māori and experience in working in Māori contexts are most welcome.
As an employer we also seek to attract staff with diverse backgrounds, experiences, skills, and perspectives, and welcome, value and respect their contributions to our work and workplace
How our College fits together
Our leadership team looks after four divisional teams:
- Corporate Services
- Membership Services