Director Employee Relations and Remuneration

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    Govt NZ Jobs
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  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    2 weeks ago
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  • Job Type: Ongoing – Full Time
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  • Location: Wellington – Wairarapa
  • Date Advertised: 06-JAN-21
  • Job Reference: NZ/1504822
  • Job Title: Director Employee Relations and Remuneration
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  • Summary:

Director Employee Relations and Remuneration

  • Are you looking to lead key programmes of work? 
  • 2021 will be a busy and exciting year 
  • Make a real difference in the work you do


The opportunity:

As the Director Employee Relations and Remuneration, you will provide strategic thinking and leadership in the design, development and delivery of the Ministry’s employee relations and remuneration strategies. 

2021 will be an exciting year for the team, and will see them lead some key, high-profile programmes of work including: 

  • Work to create pay equity
  • Collective Bargaining
  • Performance and Remuneration frameworks

An overview of your responsibilities includes: 

  • Develop and lead a highly effective team of ER, Remuneration and HR Consultancy specialists.
  • Develop strategic employee relations and remuneration strategies and approaches.
  • Leadership and oversight of collective bargaining and individual negotiations.
  • Build constructive and proactive relationships with union representatives 
  • Champion contemporary employment relations approaches and influence to drive innovative solutions.
  • Lead and shape the development and implementation of remuneration, performance frameworks and processes.
  • Lead and manage change projects as part of delivering ER and remuneration strategies.
  • Identify and manage organisational risks to minimise their impact. 

What you will bring to the role:

  • Extensive experience working in a large HR function specialising in Employee Relations and Remuneration. 
  • Comprehensive knowledge and experience of people related strategic planning and implementation.
  • Experience working as a senior manager in a large, complex and diverse organisation.
  • Demonstrated experience developing productive relationships with unions to negotiate sound outcomes successfully.
  • Ability to lead and develop a high performing team. 
  • Outstanding communications / mediation / negotiation skills.

How to apply: 

Applications close Friday 22nd January 2021. 

All applications must be made online, if this is not possible please contact 



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