Senior Advisor, Organisational

  • Company:
    Land Information New Zealand
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  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    2 days ago
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Job Description

It’s an exciting time for us here at Land Information New Zealand (LINZ). We’re growing significantly as a business and are tackling several high-profile and interesting pieces of work. To ensure we continue to provide quality support to our people as we continue to grow, we’re looking for 2 Senior Advisors to join our Organisational Development team . We have one 12 month fixed term and one open-term position available. 

What will help you succeed?

As a Senior OD Advisor at LINZ, you’ll join us with the energy, skill and enthusiasm to lead and champion our work programme and capability focused continuous improvement initiatives, with the aim of positioning us as a high-performing organisation. With your strategic oversight, sharp analytical skills and understanding of “the big picture,” you’ll quickly develop a comprehensive understanding of what our OD objectives are, what an ideal outcome will look like and then will proactively and efficiently work towards achieving them.

We have a busy work programme planned for the next 12 months in the OD Team. As an organisation, we’re shifting the way we work and putting an adaptable and flexible spin on how we move towards our key focuses and goals. You can expect to lead projects that uplift the development of our capabilities and culture, including the development and maintenance of our jam-packed annual corporate L&D calendar, contributing innovation and ideas to the instructional design and implementation of our new e-learning modules and developing internal and external leadership development programmes.

Using your insight into strategic operational matters and well-developed experience in Organisational Design, you will proactively identify risks and areas within OD that could impact and/or improve organisational performance. Drawing on this insight, you’ll work with our team and key business leaders to role model strategies for the effective design, development and facilitation of innovative solutions that align with our strategic objectives and will help us overcome business challenges.

Given our ambitious business aspirations, you’ll need to be a delivery-focused individual who challenges themselves to go beyond just getting the job done. We’re looking for a person who has an agile, continuous improvement focused mind-set, combined with the courage to challenge the status quo. You’ll pair this with your tenacity and resolve to work through challenging and complex situations to actively contribute to our culture of open and honest communication and information sharing with our people.

Who are our people?

LINZ is what you’d call a “mid-sized” government agency. The cutting-edge work our business units are doing will result in fantastic, long term practical applications for the people and land of New Zealand, both now and in the future. Our people are made up of an interesting and varied blend of technical specialisations and we’re well known for having a positive, collaborative and highly engaged culture.

What this means for you

With your ability to communicate with credibility, influence and integrity, you’ll position yourself as a pragmatic and practical expert that our Leaders can trust to provide a sense of strategic vision and a clear OD focused perspective that consistently encourages and motivates others to participate in making LINZ a great place to work.

As a team, we’re passionate about using our expertise to solve problems and provide the best level of customer service possible to our peer group and our customers. We’re focused on streamlining our service offerings to ensure they add genuine value and are user friendly and fit for purposes. Within the team we share a friendly, collaborative style of engagement and support each other to operate smoothly and effectively as a team and as individuals. You’ll leverage your excellent communication skills and willingness to work collaboratively to build strong relationships within our team, the wider business unit, across LINZ and with your key stakeholders. 

At LINZ we aim to set our new staff up for success and long-term opportunities for professional development and enjoyable career pathways with us. To ensure your success in this role, you’ll need:

  • Previous experience operating as a Senior OD Advisor and an enthusiastic approach towards achieving strategic outcomes and championing people-positive organisational direction and change
  • An open and willing approach towards cross-team collaboration and engagement combined with a delivery and outcome focused attitude
  • The ability to translate and convincingly communicate the “what we do” and the explain the “why we do it” piece appropriately to key stakeholders at a variety of levels
  • A good sense of humour, patience, perseverance, and strong resilience
  • How to Apply

    To apply, please click  “Apply Online.”  You’ll be taken through to our LINZ Careers Centre where you’ll be able to review further information about the responsibilities and accountabilities of this role in the Position Description. You’ll be able to complete your online application form and upload a copy of your CV and Cover Letter. 

    Advertising closes Sunday 27th September 2020

    If you have any questions about this role or working at LINZ, please email [email protected] and our Senior Recruitment Advisor will be in touch with you. All applications and enquiries will be treated as strictly confidential.