Principal Recruitment Adviser – Systems and Tools

  • Company:
    New Zealand College of Clinical Psychologists
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  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    3 weeks ago
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Vacancy Number: APA/1515963

Closing Date: 14th March 2021

Location: Wellington (Te Whanganui a Tara) 

Recruitment Contact: – 

About the Job

  • Industrial/Organisational Psychology role
  • 12 month maternity leave cover
  • Be the SME we need during this time of transformation
  • Kotahi ano te kaupapa: ko te oranga o te iwi: There is only one purpose to our work; the wellness and wellbeing of people

    Ara Poutama Aotearoa is New Zealand’s largest and most complex government agency. Our purpose is to keep New Zealand safe, to achieve the government’s vision for wellbeing and reduce the over representation of Māori in our care and management.

    Hōkai Rangi, our organisational strategy, expresses our commitment to the wellbeing of those under our management, and their whānau. As Principal Advisor Recruitment Systems and Tools your role is to support the organisation to select staff who will thrive in our values led environment and contribute positively to the kaupapa of our transformation.

    Success in the next 12 months will look like:

  • A nationally embedded values led recruitment process, currently in pilot phase
  • Continued development of the tools (including technology) used in recruitment to ensure valid & robust selection
  • Incorporating the Te Ao Māori framework across all recruitment processes
  • Manage our contract partners in the delivery of psychometric assessment
  • You can see there is a lot to do while Victoria is on maternity leave. I believe this work is critical to the recruitment team’s ability to continuously improve the services we offer. Hōkai Rangi asks us to embed our values into the work we do, it also asks us to ensure we are recruiting for competency working with and for Māori. We need your expertise to help take us on this journey.

    Ideally you will be an I/O Psychologist confident in your ability to add a Te Ao Māori lens to the work you do. In this role you’ll enjoy the opportunity to support the ‘business as usual’ recruitment activity on a day to day basis while also collaborating on new initiatives designed to meet our strategic commitments under Hōkai Rangi.

    While it is a busy and varied role, working alongside recruiters, OD and HR teams, you’ll also need to work alongside our frontline business developing selection processes that are fit for purpose. While this role is based at National Office in Wellington (currently Freyberg House but we will be moving back to Mayfair House in June 2021) there may be some travel required. We work flexibly but enjoy coming together as a team to learn and support each other.

    Victoria, our current Principal Adviser, describes the team as “a values-lead group of bright professionals. They are a bubbly, courageous and determined team who provide amazing recruitment support to our business.”

    This role will suit an I/O Psychologist at any stage of their career – as long as the mahi resonates with you there is plenty of support, expertise and talent to enable you to make a positive impact on this organisation.

    Please don’t hesitate to call me with any questions or for more information – Jo Evans, National Manager Recruitment, 027 886 6813.

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    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 .

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