HR Adviser

  • Company:
    Govt NZ Jobs
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  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    17 hours ago
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  • Category: Human Resources
  • Location: Canterbury (Waitaha)
  • Date Advertised: 22-JAN-21
  • Job Reference: APA/1508011
  • Job Title: HR Adviser
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  • Are you looking to take the next step in your career or want to build on your existing experience?


Mō te tūnga | About the role

Our HR team is driven and committed to delivering key initiatives to improve performance, raise capability and engage with all areas of the organisation across multiple business units and service streams – most notably Prison Services, Community Corrections and Rehabilitation & Employment. We support our stakeholders through the provision of quality HR services.

We are looking for a confident, results orientated, Human Resource professional to be part of our Southern Regional HR Team. Reporting to the Manager Regional HR Southern, you will work as a trusted advisor to our managers within the region, drawing on your previous experience to coach, guide and advise your customers on a broad range of issues. These will include; employment relations, HR policy and procedure and performance development.


Mōu | About you 

Do you have a can do attitude, work as equally well in a team and by yourself, have exceptional relationship management skills and want to work in an environment where no 2 days are the same?

As the successful applicant you will be able to demonstrate:

  • A proven ability to proactively develop, foster and maintain excellent working partnerships with stakeholders and management at all levels
  • Strong employment relations skills and a demonstrated knowledge/application of sound employment law principles
  • A proactive approach that enables the successful management of people issues supported by the ability to identify opportunities for improvement.

We can offer you a work load that is full of variety, interesting ER challenges and the opportunity to showcase your HR skills.

This position may require travel depending on the portfolio groups to which you will be supporting. A Full Driver Licence is required.


Mō mātou | About us

Ara Poutama Aotearoa is a name that has been gifted to us and is our commitment to improving the oranga and safety of the people, whānau, and that of the communities we serve across the motu. 

As a values-led organisation, we use the principles of rangatira (leadership), manaaki (respect), wairua (spirituality), kaitiaki (guardianship) and whānau (relationships) to shape how we work and deliver the outcomes in our strategy – Hōkai Rangi (


Tono ināianei | Apply Now

To apply, please submit a tailored CV and a cover letter (PDF) describing your motivation for joining the department highlighting relevant skills and experience. Alignment to our kaupapa is critical to our success – we ask that you provide examples which reflect and demonstrate our organisation values. 

It is an exciting time to join us and we continue to seek out talented individuals who are committed to an inclusive, vibrant workplace. We recognise and celebrate the uniqueness of individuals, and that of the collective talent in our whānau.  All applications must be submitted through our careers site to ensure transparency. Applications received via email will not be considered. 

If you want to find out more about a career with us, visit or email our team at