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Kaitohutohu Matua – Ngā Tāngata Me Te Ahurea | Senior Advisor - People & Culture

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Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role

Kaitohutohu Matua - Ngā Tāngata Me Te Ahurea | Senior Advisor - People & Culture (Fixed Term until December 20 2024)  

 Join an organisation contributing to meaningful outcomes, About Aotearoa, for Aotearoa - data that improves lives today and for generations to come.  

  • Bring your creativity, passion, innovation, and ideas 
  • 6 month fixed term role until Dec 20 2024
  • Work life balance with flexibility

Mōu | For you

Tatauranga Aotearoa Stats NZ are dedicated to diversity, equity, inclusion, health, and wellbeing. We welcome every gender, ethnicity, ability, religion, age, and background and encourage all our people to be their authentic selves.  

Starting salary: $95,972 - $128,391 negotiable + superannuation

We encourage you to go to our careers site to learn more about working at Tatauranga Aotearoa Stats NZ, the Way We Work and our benefits. We want working for us… to work for you!!  

Other benefits of joining our Stats whānau include: 

  • Flexible by default, balance life and work commitments 
  • Develop and grow your career (coaching, training, study support, secondments)
  • Contribute to meaningful work that makes a difference to all people in Aotearoa 
  • City based offices that cater to a variety of working styles and needs

 Ko mātou | About Us

Tatauranga Aotearoa - Stats NZ is a Central Government employer of 1600+ people across Aotearoa. We provide data and statistics to support the decisions of Government, Māori and Iwi organisations, businesses, NGOs, and New Zealanders. Our work is About Aotearoa, for Aotearoa - data that improves lives today and for generations to come. 

Te tūnga | The role

"He aha te mea nui o te ao? He tangata! He tangata! He tangata!"

As a Senior Advisor, you will work in partnership with the P&C Business Partners and other Advisors to provide portfolio support for a specific group(s) within the organisation.  This includes providing all P&C services and advice to organisational and people leaders, with a significant focus on employment relations and performance management.

You will also work closely with our wider P&C team, to support organisational transformation and strategic goals, including involvement in the design, delivery and implementation of P&C solutions, initiatives, programmes and processes.

Nōu te rourou | What you bring

We understand transferable skills can come from experience gained from outside of work. We encourage you to be you in your application. Tell us about yourself in your cover letter, tell us what attracted you to this role, and tell us what you would bring to Tatauranga Aotearoa Stats NZ.  

To achieve great outcomes in this role, you will bring strong generalist HR experience and a solid understanding of best practice and practical application of P&C services, including:

  • Employment Relations
  • Performance Management
  • Change management
  • Union relationships
  • Proven knowledge of employment and related legislation

You will have proven experience building effective relationships, have the skills and experience to advice and influence at all levels of the organisation to appropriately support your portfolio and enable our manager-led approach. You will have solid experience in understanding and identifying key risks to the organisation and provide critical advice on mitigations to People Leaders through people processes.

You will have a sound understanding of what a true customer and service delivery focus is, and pride yourself on your interpersonal communication and value add approach. You can quickly come to grips with our systems, initiatives, policies and procedures to become a champion for them in the organisation, and positively affect our people and culture.

You will also be committed to being a good Te Tiriti partner throughout your work, including understanding the relevance of Te Tiriti o Waitangi in your role and how you can apply Te Tiriti principles through your work. You can demonstrate competency with te ao Māori, tikanga, and te reo Māori or a commitment to starting your journey and taking ownership of your learning and growth.

Our preference would be for someone based in Auckland however, we are open to applicants based in Wellington as well.

Me pēhea te tuku tono | How to apply

If this sounds like you, click on the Apply now button to be redirect to the application page on our careers site. The position description is located on the right-hand side of the page. 

We are truly committed to diversity, equity, inclusion and lifting our cultural capability. You don't need to be knowledgeable in all these areas already, but you do need to be on board with learning and have a genuine interest and willingness to grow on this journey with us. 

We will be screening applications as we receive them to move swiftly to interview shortly after the advert closes. You may be asked to complete a pre-interview screen via phone or video. Please let us know in your application if we need to make any specific accommodations during our process. 

Please reach out to  if you have any questions.  

You must have the right to live and work in Aotearoa New Zealand. Background and various pre-employment checks are part of our recruitment process.  

Note to Recruitment Agencies: unsolicited CVs will not be accepted.