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Senior HR Advisor

Ministry of Social Development
Job Category:
Human resources, recruitment & training
Auckland - Auckland
Job Type:
Fixed Term Contract
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Job Description

Senior HR Advisor - Fixed Term


  • Opportunity to join the lead government agency for the social sector
  • Be part of an experienced, multi-disciplinary Regional HR team, based in Ellerslie
  • Fixed term until 30 June 2020 - available immediately


About the role


We are looking for experienced generalist Senior HR Advisor to play a critical role in supporting and building the capability of our managers. You will be providing informed and value-added HR and employment advice and guidance covering a range of people issues. This opportunity will suit you if you enjoy working in a fast paced environment, where you have the opportunity to shape the way we work, and no two days are ever the same.


The role is based in our Ellerslie office working alongside our regional HR team. In this role you will be supporting the Northland and Waikato region and some travel within this region will be required. This is a fixed term / fulltime position available immediately until 30 June 2020.


Skills and experience


We are looking for an HR professional with planning, change management and employment relations experience. You will be skilled at building strong relationships, coupled with the ability to identify pragmatic and relevant solutions to a variety of people issues. To be successful in the role you will be able to demonstrate the following:


  • a high level of experience delivering operational human resource services effectively and efficiently, in a challenging environment within a large organisation.
  • a proven ability to quickly develop, foster and maintain excellent working partnerships with stakeholders and management at all levels
  • A genuine passion for coaching and building managers capability.


At MSD we have a strong focus on people's wellbeing and work life balance. Our team consists of passionate individuals who are supportive and encouraging of one another. We pride ourselves on having a friendly and fun working environment and focus on developing our staff to reach their full potential.


How to Apply


Internal MSD Employees – please apply through your myHR portal at work.  This will ensure that your myHR employee profile is visible as an internal candidate.


External applicants (including Oranga Tamariki, Ministry for Children employees) – please apply through the apply button and upload your CV and cover letter to our applicant tracking system.


All applications must be made online. If this is not possible or if you have any questions please contact us via email at


Your cover letter will be a key part of our assessment process, so please highlight how your experience and capability relates to the competencies listed in the position description.V


Applications close: 12.00 pm Thursday 29 August

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