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People and Culture Advisor

  • Wellington based
  • Full-Time position
  • Salary range $70,900 – $95,900

About the Human Rights Commission

The Human Rights Commission was created to provide better protection of human rights in Aotearoa. The Commission was formed in 1977 and works under the Human Rights Act 1993.

We are funded through the Ministry of Justice but operate independently of the New Zealand Government as an independent Crown Entity.

Our values:

Our values guide how we behave as an organisation and as individuals to achieve our mission:

  • Mana Tangata – human dignity
  • Māia, tika pono – courage and integrity
  • Whanaungatanga – relationships

About the role

As a new role within the Commission you have the opportunity to make this role your own. You will be responsible for all aspects of the employee life cycle – from recruiting and onboarding through to departure. Working closely with the People and Culture Manager, you will provide high-quality advice and assistance to managers and staff across all aspects of human resources (HR), including recruitment, remuneration, performance management, training and development, and employment relations. With a passionate team of 60 people working to make a difference in the lives of New Zealanders there is the potential to create a culture and working environment that is an exemplar to other organisations. Your problem-solving ability and talent for developing new approaches to standard HR processes will contribute significantly to this.

To be successful in this role, you will have

  • A relevant tertiary qualification(s) in HR is highly desirable and/or equivalent experience.
  • Experience in HR management, including the ability to provide support and advice to managers on a range of human resources issues, in a small to medium public sector organisation. 
  • Knowledge of employment legislation and relevant policies.
  • Ability to carry out generalist HR support in a professional and confidential manner.
  • A sense of humour and demonstrated success in building relationships.
  • Understanding and experience in the application of diversity and inclusion to workplace practices.

Click here for the job description.

To apply - send your CV and Cover Letter to the Manager – People and Culture: 

[email protected]

Applications close at COB on 22nd January 2019.

Applicants must have legal working rights in New Zealand. 

The Human Rights Commission has four major statutory functions: to advocate and promote respect for, and an understanding and appreciation of, human rights in New Zealand society; to encourage the maintenance and development of harmonious relations between individuals and among the diverse groups in New Zealand society; to provide an enquiries and complaints service, and to promote equal employment opportunities.

We do not discriminate in our hiring practices and, to build a strong and diverse workforce, actively seek a diverse applicant pool including those with lived experience.