Benefits of working at the PCO
The PCO prides itself in being an office that is unique in New Zealand. Staff enjoy working alongside other professionals with a high level of commitment and expertise, contributing to a service integral to the functioning of government. The atmosphere is collegial, and the office provides a family-friendly environment with good working conditions.
Staff can participate in the active office netball and indoor soccer teams and enjoy regular social club events.
All in all, the PCO is a good place to work.
Staff privileges in the parliamentary complex
PCO staff have access to the following services within the parliamentary complex:
- free 24/7 access to the Parliament gymnasium and indoor swimming pool
- car parking (available on a "first come first served" basis to all staff) in the car park behind Parliament Buildings
- Parliament's restaurants and bar
- childcare centre: the PlayHouse is open from 8 am to 5.45 pm for children aged 6 months to five years (note that there is a waiting list, and that applications should be made early, during pregnancy)
- Parliamentary Library
- Westpac ATM machine
- dry cleaning
- Parliament gift shop
- Post Shop.
The PCO provides an enhanced employer contribution to KiwiSaver members at the rate of 3%.
Staff can take up a Southern Cross medical insurance plan as part of the Parliamentary Service group scheme at a lower cost than is normally available to the general public.