Position: Mid-Senior level

Job type: Full-time

Salary: Negotiate

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  • Knowledgeable & supportive team
  • Wellington based role
  • Permanent role, with flexible working to support work life balance

Springboard your Human Resources career with an exciting opportunity at Oranga Tamariki

Mō mātou | About us

Oranga Tamariki—Ministry for Children has a commitment to putting tamariki and rangatahi at the heart of what we do. In our work, we aim to demonstrate these values:

  • We put Tamariki first
  • We believe Aroha is vital
  • We respect the Mana of people
  • We are Tika and Pono
  • We value Whakapapa
  • We recognise that Oranga is a journey

Our purpose is to ensure that all tamariki are in loving whānau and communities where oranga tamariki can be realised. We believe that by getting involved early in their lives and showing love and care, we give children the best chance of growing into happy thriving New Zealanders. We are committed to putting children first, we believe aroha is vital, we respect the mana of people, we are tika and pono, we value whakapapa and we recognise that oranga is a journey.

Mō te tūnga | About the role

We have an exciting career opportunity for an HR Advisor in our People and Leadership team in Wellington. The HR Advisor role is responsible for providing sound advice and support to our people leaders on all aspects of people management in accordance with best practice and relevant NZ legislation. This role has a broad scope and will touch on many aspects of HR.

The focus of the HR Advisor is to provide systems, processes, and HR information to enable the delivery of work. Your day-to-day mahi will include providing general HR guidance and support to people leaders and with a strong emphasis on change management, strategic priorities and workforce planning such as talent management and succession planning.

Having the opportunity to work in the Strategic HR team will enable you to develop and gain knowledge in the wider aspects of a generalist HR role at a strategic level.

You will also work alongside an exceptional, supportive & knowledgeable team with opportunities for regular training.

At Oranga Tamariki we want to empower our people with flexible working arrangements to be their best at both work and home, and ultimately better meet the needs of our tamariki. That is why we are embracing flexible working by default. Our approach is that all roles are treated as flexible unless there is a good business reason not to be and working flexibly does not undermine career progression or opportunities.

Ngā pūmanawatanga ōu | What you will bring

Key requirements of the role include:

  • A qualification in Human Resources or related discipline is desirable
  • Previous experience in HR or a related field at an advisory or senior coordinator level
  • Experience navigating change management processes is highly desirable
  • Excellent customer focus with the ability to manage multiple and competing demands of a diverse range of stakeholders
  • Detailed knowledge of current NZ employment law and HR practices and can relate this to an organisational context
  • Awesome communication skills tailored for your audience
  • An inclusive and approachable working style, you understand that diversity adds value
  • A willingness to occasionally travel within New Zealand to fulfil the requirements of the role
  • Understanding and appreciation of cross-cultural practices in particular; knowledge of tikanga Māori, and Pacific peoples’ culture

Nōu te rourou | What’s in it for you

Oranga Tamariki offer an impartial remuneration package, that offers progression annually for experience through tenure. We offer a vibrant and supportive team, flexible work options and a genuine commitment to wellbeing. We offer significant training and professional development so that you can thrive and grow. We welcome diversity and are committed to working in an inclusive and respectful way. This is your opportunity to apply your skills and experience to the wellbeing of tamariki and rangatahi.

To see all the benefits of working for Oranga Tamariki, please visit https://mahi.orangatamariki.govt.nz/working-with-us/employee-benefits/

Me pēhea te tuku tono | How to Apply

Apply online with your CV and Covering Letter. If you are an Oranga Tamariki employee already, please ensure you apply with a log in using your Oranga Tamariki email address.

If you have any questions about role, please contact Info_recruit@ot.govt.nz

Applications close: Thursday 11th August 2022

At Oranga Tamariki—Ministry for Children, our highest priority is the safety and welfare of our kaimahi and the tamariki and whānau we support. Many of our roles require our kaimahi to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, in line with the COVID-19 Public Health response 2021 and in accordance with Oranga Tamariki’s Vaccination Policy.

As an employee with Oranga Tamariki you may also be asked to undertake COVID-19 tests during your employment.

We will require evidence of your vaccination status or a valid exemption if it is required for the position you have applied for.

If you have any questions around whether vaccination is required for this role please contact

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