Mature Age Staff


Information for Employees


Dr Melenaite Lolohea Taumoefolau explaining something to a student

The University is committed to providing a high quality work environment, providing information and resources and developing measures that recognise and respond to the needs of our mature work force.

The growth in the number of older New Zealanders provides significant benefits and opportunities for New Zealand. People are living longer and healthier lives and are thus continuing to work longer. However they may have different needs than they did in their earlier working years.

In 2015, 42% of academic staff and 32% of professional staff at our University were 51 years of age and over.

Within our academic staff, 44% of men were over 50 years old, compared to 41% of women. 14.8% of women and 20.9% of men were 61 years and over.

There is less gender differentiation in the age groups for professional staff, with 32% of women and 32.5% of men over 50, and 10% of women and 11% of men being 61 years and over.

These resources for Mature Age Employees are designed to provide practical information for older staff and their managers. Specific information for managers of staff who are mature age employees can be found here.

  • Health and wellbeing

    Find out how the University is committed to the health, wellness, and safety of all staff

  • Menopause

    Menopause usually occurs in women between the ages of 45 and 55 and may result in a variety of symptoms lasting from four to eight years.

  • Other resources

    Other organisations and initiatives that may be of interest to mature age staff