Advisor, People

  • Company:
    Govt NZ Jobs
  • Location:
  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    1 week ago
  • Category:
    Govt Jobs
  • Job Type:
  • Category: Human Resources
  • Location: Multiple Locations
  • Date Advertised: 27-JAN-20
  • Job Reference: NZTA/1441404
  • Job Title: Advisor, People
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  • Summary:
  • Join an energetic team who truly partner with our business
  • Help to build our leadership capability
  • Align HR strategies to business needs

About us | Ko wai mātou

At Waka Kotahi, the NZ Transport Agency, it all starts with our people. The organisation’s performance and success depends on the people who choose to make this a great place to work and make a difference for Aotearoa. The Transport Agency has a strong future focus, understanding that new technologies and changing customer expectations mean the transport system we know today will not be the one we deliver in ten years time.

The People Group is focused on creating an awesome place to work, by unleashing people’s potential to enable the Agency to achieve its purpose. They are supporting and developing people who are focused on creating a safe, resilient, well connected and multi-modal transport system that supports inclusive access, economic security and environmental sustainability.


The opportunity | Te Whiwhinga mahi

Our Advisors, People will support our People Partners to deliver the People Groups workforce strategy. You will be a strategic partner, working with business leaders to manage people as an integral part of our business strategy.

We have established a three-year leadership programme and you will be a key part in building people leader capability across NZTA.

About you | Ko koe tēnei

To be successful in this role, you will bring:

  • Experience of aligning HR strategies to Business needs.
  • Experience of championing change, winning buy-in from people leaders and working through resistance.
  • Deep experience in at least one HR specialty area.
  • Able to contribute and challenge the status quo.
  • Proven client management and business literacy skills.
  • Strong interpersonal and negotiation skills.
  • Proven ability to effectively coach employees and leaders to build their capability and through complex and difficult issues.
  • Ability to make recommendations to effectively resolve issues.

 We are looking for People Advisors who can juggle conflicting tension and manage communication of “bad news”. You will role model inclusive behaviours, raise standards, and improve the profile of HR and the People Group.

Applications close | Rā Katinga Friday 14th February 2020

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To be considered for this position you must have a legal right to live and work in New Zealand.

NZ Transport Agency is an equal opportunity employer (EOE). At the Agency we recognise the importance of diversity and inclusion and are committed to providing a working environment that embraces these values. Please let us know if you need any support or have any access requirements that will help you through the recruitment process.