Staff Benefits

Our people are our most important asset and as an employer we want to support and acknowledge their contribution.

Learning & development opportunities

Rotorua Lakes Council has a huge range of different roles. Regardless of where you are in your career, and even where you work – we have the tools and resources to help you think about and plan your career. We can offer financial and other assistance for courses, certification programmes and examinations that directly relate to your day-to-day job, and in some cases, for wider career development.

Flexible working options

Where appropriate, flexible working arrangements can be agreed to with your manger. We understand that life doesn’t always fit neatly into a nine to five work day and are happy to work with employees to find arrangements that suit.

Workplace health and wellness programme – WorkWell

At Rotorua Lakes Council we are committed to improving, promoting and protecting the wellbeing of our workforce. We want you to lead a healthy working life. We operate a workplace wellness programme and provide many health and wellbeing initiatives, such as free access to the Aquatic Centre, monthly occupational health nurse visits providing free health checks and advice, healthy eating options, quit-smoking support, communal bikes, and various other physical and mental wellbeing activities.

Flu vaccinations

Council offers an annual flu vaccination for all staff at no cost.

Eye tests for VDU users

Staff who work for at least three hours per day with VDU equipment qualify for a paid eye test and possible subsidy for glasses upgrade.


Bicycles are available for staff use during the working day to encourage cycling rather than using a Council car to travel short distances. Our fleet also includes e-bikes.


A subsidised superannuation scheme is available to all permanent staff members. SuperLife’s superannuation scheme is council’s preferred provider. New staff are able to join KiwiSaver in line with current legislation.

Health insurance

Permanent staff are eligible for discounted Southern Cross membership or SuperLife’s Medical Plan through Council.

Fuel discounts 

By applying for a Fuel Discount Card, Council staff have access to the same special petrol and diesel discounts Rotorua Lakes Council gets from its contract with participating providers.

Social club

Our social club is open to all staff. Monthly happy hours provide an opportunity for members to get together over a few drinks on a Friday evening. Special events are held during the year including interdepartmental challenges and farewell parties for retiring/resigning members, and a six monthly and annual social event. New staff members are encouraged to join the social club as a way to meet new friends, get to know your work mates and enjoy numerous social activities during the year.

Chamber of commerce member to member (M2M) discount programme

This card entitles you to various fantastic discounts.

Free admission into the Aquatic Centre

To enhance your health and wellbeing Council staff have free access to the pools at the Rotorua Aquatic Centre.

Purchasing privileges

Staff of the Rotorua Lakes Council are entitled, through the Council’s membership with various organisations and programmes, to discounted goods and services with various local suppliers.

Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) – “Benestar”

Rotorua Lakes Council recognises that personal problems or work issues can affect the lives of employees both at home and at work. Our EAP is a confidential, professional coaching and support service that can help you and your family successfully deal with life’s challenges. Benestar can support you with:

  • Personal Relationships
  • Children and family support
  • Alcohol and drug problems
  • Personal legal advice
  • Gambling and addictions
  • Health and Lifestyle issues
  • Work pressure & problems
  • Personal development
  • Separation and divorce
  • Budgeting and financial management
  • Grief and bereavement
  • Conflict and tension
  • Anxiety and depression
  • Emotional stress
  • Trauma

You also have access to a wide range of health and well-being resources and self-help tools.


To start your career with us, view our current vacancies and apply today.