Research Contracts Advisor

Victoria University of Wellington

  • Wellington
  • Do you have experience as a senior administrator within a complex environment?
  • Are you someone with excellent communication and interpersonal skills?
  • Do you have knowledge and expertise working with databases, including entering data and running reports?

Mō Te Herenga Waka - About our University

Te Herenga Waka - Victoria University of Wellington is a global-civic university with our marae at our heart. This iho draws off our heritage and is further defined by our tūrangawaewae, in particular Wellington, Aotearoa, and the Asia-Pacific, all of which are expressed in our position as Aotearoa New Zealand's globally ranked capital city university.

Our core ethical values are respect, responsibility, fairness, integrity, and empathy. These core ethical values are demonstrated in our commitment to sustainability, wellbeing, inclusivity, equity, diversity, collegiality, and openness. With, and as, tangata whenua, we value Te Tiriti o Waitangi, rangatiratanga, manaakitanga, kaitiakitanga, whai mātauranga, whanaungatanga, and akoranga.

Kōrero mō te tūranga - About the role

The Research Office of Te Herenga Waka - Victoria University of Wellington is currently recruiting for a Contracts Advisor. The RO supports and assists researchers with funding opportunities, grant applications, and research contracts.

Based at the University's Kelburn campus, the successful applicant will work closely with the team to prepare budgets, contracts and subcontracts, and help manage grants post-award including contract variations, contract monitoring, budget preparation, and reporting.

You'll be the front-line contact for calls and enquiries, communicating with internal staff as well as external stakeholders. There will also be the opportunity to assist other teams and projects, enhancing your career development and industry knowledge.

Ō pūmanawa - About you

You will be a switched-on, fast learner, with an eye for detail.

Your excellent communication, problem-solving and database skills coupled with a genuine customer-focused approach, will be essential to success in this role. Your demonstrated experience as both a team player and a self-starter would be a definite advantage.

You will likely have an interest in research and for the right person, this is a role that could grow in its potential to add value.

Ētahi kōrero hai āwhina i a koe - Why you should join our team

Our team is a friendly, high-performing, well-respected group within the University. We have a very strong and supportive team culture, and we aim to provide a rewarding and fun work environment. The Research Office provides and encourages support for individuals professional development.

Please go to our careers site to view the role description.

Contact details for vacancy:If you have any questions regarding this role please get in touch with Dan Thompson on 04 463 6848 or but applicants should follow all steps listed below.

Important - Application steps and information

For applicants who are not NZ Citizens or Permanent Residents, we recommend you check the NZ Immigration website for updates related to Covid19 restrictions on entry to New Zealand:

Download and complete the University Application Form

Click the apply now button at the base of the advert, follow the process to enter your contact details and add your CV in the online form.

Please include a cover letter in your application, telling us why you're a great fit for this position then email the completed application form, cover letter and any other supporting documentation to stating the reference number and position title from the advert in the subject line.

Applications close Friday, 28 January 2022.

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