Principal HR Business Partner

  • Company:
    Govt NZ Jobs
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  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    3 months ago
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  • Job Type: Fixed Term Contract
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  • Location: Wellington – Wairarapa
  • Date Advertised: 05-FEB-21
  • Job Reference: NZ/1511258
  • Job Title: Principal HR Business Partner
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Principal HR Business Partner


The opportunity

We have an exciting fixed term opportunity for an experienced Principal HR Business Partner to join out HR – People and Capability Business Group to lead some key projects of work until 30 June 2021. 

As Principal Business Partner HR you will be part of a supportive team providing high level, trusted, expert advice and support to Managers within assigned business groups.  You will actively contribute to direction setting and achievement of business strategy.  This is a pivotal and influential role and an opportunity to make a meaningful contribution to building your business group’s capability.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Leading substantial HR related initiatives and developing people strategies
  • Providing significant thought leadership in the areas of business strategy, workforce strategy, people capability (including leadership) and organisational change
  • Communicating HR’s strategy and position on issues with credibility and influence
  • Being the key link between the HR functions and the business to support the development and implementation of the Ministry’s and service line organisational strategies and business plans

What you will bring:

  • High level knowledge of human resource practice and relevant employment legislation
  • Proven ability in the management of HR issues and provision of HR advice and guidance to senior managers
  • Experience in building strategic relationships and being a credible/trusted advisor at a senior leadership level
  • Proven experience in developing, implementing and articulating strategic HR and business plans
  • The ability to articulate the contribution of people plans to strategic business objectives and demonstrate how HR activity can add value to the business performance and outcomes
  • Sound experience in coaching at senior line manager level

If you are a proven, trusted and credible advisor with wide ranging HR experience, we want to hear from you!


How to apply

To apply, click the ‘Apply Now’ button, complete the online application form and submit your CV and Cover Letter outlining your suitability. 

All applications must be made online.  If this is not possible or if you have any queries, please contact

Applications close Monday 15 February 2021.