Senior Employment Relations Adviser at NZ Ministry of Education, Wellington
Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role
- Education sector collective agreements and pay equity negotiations.
- Provide specialist employment relations advice.
- Small,focused and fun team.
- Permanent opportunity, Wellington based.
Help shape the future of Education
He mea tārai e mātou te mātauranga kia rangatira ai, kia mana taurite ai ōna huanga
We work to shape an education system that delivers equitable and excellent outcomes
At Te Tāhuhu o te Mātauranga | Ministry of Education, we work to provide services and support nationally, regionally and locally to the education sector, and in some cases, directly to ākonga and whānau.
We shape the policies, settings and performance of the education system for early learning, schooling and tertiary.
We are making significant changes to how we deliver our purpose
So that we:
- Deliver greater responsiveness, accessibility and integrated services and support
- Take practical action to give effect to te Tiriti o Waitangi
- Give priority to sector relationship, regional and local voice.
Our organisation is made up of talented and committed people around Aotearoa, from a wide range of backgrounds and cultures. While we work in different groups and on different things, we all strive every day to make the biggest difference we can for every child, young person and adult student in our education system.
About our group and team
The Education Workforce Group comprises workforce strategy and planning, contracts and implementation, and employment relations, including collective bargaining and pay equity. The group supports the sector to build a workforce that has the capability and capacity to deliver high-quality practice and can support innovation across the system to lift student achievement.
Our education sector Employment Relations team works to ensure current and up to date conditions of employment are in place for people working in schools and kura around the country. We are a small but focused team of twelve specialists who work closely with schools, education sector unions, and peak bodies to set conditions and resolve employment relations challenges within the education sector.
We also contribute to the business as usual functions of the team. These are diverse and varied, ranging from Covid-19 response to employment policies in schools. Our work connects right across our organisation.
Mō tēnei tūranga | About this role
The Senior Adviser, Employment Relations will be accountable, as a key member of the Employment Relations team, for preparation, undertaking and implementation of bargaining for education sector collective agreements and pay equity negotiations.
This will involve making a significant contribution to related work programmes and working closely with Ministry colleagues and stakeholders to ensure bargaining outcomes strongly support government policy objectives for education.
You will also be responsible for the end-to-end management of issues which require the provision of specialist employment relations advice.
Mōhou ake | About you
You will have experience working in employment relations and/or industrial relations in a large and complex organisation. You will also have;
- Experience developing and implementing bargaining strategies and plans that encompass a broad spectrum of communications activities.
- The ability to work across a number of workstreams and operate in an ever-changing environment.
- Relationship management skills - the ability to influence and advise senior leaders, identify key communications issues, and deliver relevant services.
- the ability to understand and apply the principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi and tangatawhenuatanga.
Kua rite koe mō tēnei mahi? | Are you ready to make a difference?
We need to reflect the diverse communities we serve, so we welcome applications from individuals of all backgrounds, orientations, and identities. As an organisation, we are committed to building racial equity and excellence in the education sector.
We want to provide flexible working environments where everyone feels relevant, valued and supported.
For more information on the role, please take a look at the job description. For additional information on the changes Te Tāhuhu are embarking on, please visit our careers centre. If this opportunity interests you, please submit your cover letter and resume by using the ‘apply' button.
Please review the Job Description and if this opportunity interests you apply now using the ‘Apply Online' button.
The Ministry encourages all employees to be fully vaccinated although currently this is a voluntary requirement. There is no requirement to show evidence of your vaccine status as this role is not covered by the Public Health (Vaccinations) Order.
For further information, please contact Ian Green on ohumahi.recruitment.education.govt.nz
Applications close midnight Sunday 14 August 2022.
Ngā taipitopito tūranga mahi | Job details
|Employer:||NZ Ministry of Education|
|Position type:||Permanent full-time|
|Attachment:||JD - Senior Employment Relations Adviser Job Description (1).pdf (PDF, 248KB)
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