Principal Employment Relations (ER) Advisor

  • Company:
    Govt NZ Jobs
  • Location:
  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    3 days ago
  • Category:
    Govt Jobs
  • Job Type: Ongoing – Full Time
  • Category: Human Resources
  • Location: Wellington
  • Date Advertised: 31-OCT-18
  • Job Reference: MBIE/1365048
  • Job Title: Principal Employment Relations (ER) Advisor
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  • Summary:
  • Highly influential role
  • Unique opportunity to make a difference
  • Be part of a highly motivated team of HR professionals!


About the role

We have a great opportunity for a Principal Advisor – Employment Relations, reporting to the Manager People & Workplace.  In this pivotal role you will be responsible for the provision of high-level strategic and tactical advice, coaching and training in the areas of employment relations, change management, performance, wellbeing and HR policy.  In addition to your day-to-day case work you will be responsible for leading collective bargaining, the annual performance review round and managing MBIE’s competency framework.   

To be successful in this role you will need to demonstrate a high level of attention to detail and experience in managing large projects from end-to-end.  You will also be proactive, as this role has great scope for you to develop and run your own employment relations initiatives.


Skills and Experience

  • Proven track record of experience and achievement across all areas of employment relations, with a  pragmatic and solutions-focussed approach
  • The ability to work at a strategic as well as an operational level
  • Confidence to apply your skills across a breadth of HR disciplines, including performance management and competency frameworks
  • The ability to build relationships and influence at all levels of an organisation
  • A strong customer service ethos
  • Preferably a tertiary qualification in law


Why work for us:

MBIE is one of New Zealand’s largest, most influential and most diverse public sector agencies.  This means that we are able to offer significant opportunities for developing experience across a broad variety of areas.

We aim to create a culture where our people are empowered to bring fresh ideas and perspectives and to develop new approaches.

We also take the time to foster a work environment that is enjoyable for all.  This means we like to collaborate, support and encourage our people, encourage excellence and innovation and take the time to have some fun and celebrate our successes.


How to apply:

Click on the APPLY button below in order to be directed to our on-line careers website.  You may view a position description at this site, as well as complete the on-line application, and upload a CV and cover letter. For tracking and evaluation purposes, all applications must be submitted via our on-line process.

Please e-mail Sarah Frost at quoting reference MB 1365048 if you have any further questions.

Applications close on Sunday the 11th of November 2018.