Ngā hua ka puta i te mahi ki Mfe Benefits of working at MfE

We want to support our people in their roles and enable them to create a healthy work-life balance. This page is about the benefits of working for MfE.

Flexible by default

We offer a flexible by default approach to support your work-life balance. 

As a flexible-by-default organisation all roles are suitable for some form of flexibility. This is unless there is a good business reason for a role not to be flexible. Our approach will always be ‘why not?'

Greater flexibility makes it easier for people at all levels of the organisation to:

  • balance their work and other commitments
  • manage their career as they move through the different phases of their life. 

Flexible working includes:

  • flexible hours
  • working remotely
  • working between home and the office
  • having a career break
  • job sharing
  • study leave.

Flexible-by-default helps us to attract and retain a diverse group of people and operate in an inclusive and sustainable way.

What we offer you

Agile working allows you variety and challenges across the organisation as we work together as ‘One MfE'.   

Agile working helps to:

  • provide development opportunities through exposure to different skills and experiences
  • align resources where needed.

Learning and development

We provide professional development and learning opportunities. 

You can get:

  • te reo Māori classes
  • coaching programmes
  • leadership programmes
  • targeted professional development
  • remuneration system with step progression
  • access to online courses via AKO our learning and management system.

Allowance for skills in te reo

If you have been certified by the Maori Language Commission for your skills in te reo you will be paid an annual allowance according to your proficiency. This will not be paid when Māori language/skills/knowledge of culture is a job requirement and is rewarded within the level of remuneration for that position.

Leave entitlements

We provide some extra options for leave including:

  • three additional paid leave days between Christmas and New Year
  • generous study leave provisions
  • generous sick/wellbeing leave provisions 
  • caring for dependents allowance
  • ex-gratia payment on returning from parental leave.

Health and wellbeing

We provide health and wellbeing benefits including:

  • eyecare provisions
  • free annual flu vaccinations
  • free professional and confidential counseling through the employee assistance programme
  • physical and virtual workstation assessments
  • subsidised MfE sports teams

  • active staff networks

  • volunteer groups

  • online resources and tools.