Remuneration Specialist

  • Company:
    Govt NZ Jobs
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  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    1 month ago
  • Category:
    Govt Jobs
  • Job Type: Fixed Term Contract
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  • Location: Wellington – Wairarapa
  • Date Advertised: 11-FEB-20
  • Job Reference: NZ/31143
  • Job Title: Remuneration Specialist
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  • Summary:
Remuneration Specialist – Oranga Tamariki
  • Newly created role
  • Design, implement and administer our remuneration and reward strategy
  • Influence and manage our remuneration policies, programs and practices


About the Role:

Reporting to our Manager Employment and Industrial Relations, the Remuneration Specialist will be a key role within our HR Group helping to design, lead and influence the remuneration and reward strategy and align our performance management and key metrics with policy across Oranga Tamariki. We seek someone who can take an agile and flexible approach to their work and who is comfortable with providing new insights while respecting our remuneration history.


As an organisation we are entering an exciting new phase as we work to embed our key policies and procedures and create a centre of expertise. This role will be will provide the guidance of building on and enhancing the capability across the organisation whilst continuing to provide credible advice.


To be considered for the role you must have proven experience working within a complex environment where you can advocate on behalf of HR with a high learning agility and strong conceptual and analysis skills. A relevant tertiary qualification in HR or a related discipline along with the ability to be able to engage and communicate with key stakeholders will be paramount to the success of this role


Key skills required for this role include:
  • Demonstrated experience in remuneration and benefit design and implementation that supports beneficial commercial outcomes
  • Strong stakeholder management and business partnering skills with effective and engaging communication in matters of confidential and sensitive nature
  • Experience in shaping, influencing, and executing remuneration a policy, process and system changes
  • High level conceptual, research and data analysis skills, coupled with high attention to detail
  • Have a results-oriented mindset and an ability to work to tight timeframes
  • Proven experience participating in external remuneration surveys and understand trends in the market
  • A high aptitude for collecting, analysing and reporting of metrics
  • Excellent ability to partner with the business and HR to ensure data integrity
  • Advanced excel skills and manipulation of data


Who are we?

Putting children first guides everything we do here at Oranga Tamariki – Ministry for Children. Along with that, we value fairness and sincerity. We treat whānau with respect and we think long-term. We believe that by getting involved early in their lives and showing love and care, we give children the best chance of growing into happy thriving New Zealanders. We work alongside our community partners to bring about positive outcomes for our children, young people and their whānau.



What will you get out of it?

We offer a collaborative and innovative culture where our people thrive to adhere to best practice while constantly challenging the status quo making each workday interesting.  We value work life balance so flexible work options are available.


There will also be the opportunity to find creative solutions to challenges in a role where accountability, integrity, courage, respects for self and others, and striving for excellence are highly valued.


How to apply?


Apply online with your CV and cover letter. If you are a current Oranga Tamariki employee, please apply through your myHR portal.


To discuss this role confidentially, please contact or


Applications close on 25 February 2020. #LI-ORG


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