Notes for applicants

What to expect from Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington’s recruitment process, how to apply for a role, and preparation for an interview.

The University uses a competency-based recruitment and selection procedure for all staff appointments.

Applicants’ suitability is assessed based on criteria for the education, experience and knowledge they would need in the role. These criteria are included in each role description.

How to apply online

Applications should be made online through the University’s recruitment system.

Step 1

Select the apply now button in the advertisement and complete the online application form. Upload your CV and paste your cover letter into the space provided. The recruitment system permits the upload of one document only.

Step 2

Download and complete the employment application and declaration form word75.5KB. Email it to, along with any additional supporting documentation. Put the reference number and position title from the advertisement in the subject line.

After applying for a role, you will be sent an automatically-generated email confirming receipt of your application.

Alternative option

If you are unable to apply online, download and complete the employment application and declaration form word75.5KB, then email it to along with your CV and cover letter.

Application process

The application process is different for an academic or professional staff position.