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Manager HRMS Administrator

Ministry of Social Development
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Wellington - Wellington
Wellington - Wairarapa
Job Type:
Ongoing - Full Time
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Job Description

  • Newly created role
  • Lead a passionate team to service excellence
  • Challenging and diverse role where you can utilise your management expertise


About the Ministry of Social Development 

The Ministry of Social Development (MSD) is the lead agency for the social sector.  We help the Government to set priorities across the sector, coordinate the actions of other social sector agencies and track changes in the social wellbeing of New Zealanders.  


About our Team 

The HRMS Group is part of the wider HR Shared Services Group.  We are a newly created team with a varied and diverse skill set.  We are a supportive team who work under pressure and pride ourselves on providing excellent customer service, and getting the job done!


About the Role 

You will lead a team of HRMS System Administrators, responsible for maintaining the ongoing reliability, performance, management, and support of the HRMS system environments including training, research, and analysis.


Key responsibilities will include:

  • leading, managing and motivating staff to develop a high performing team, with a culture of continuous improvement and customer service
  • developing and delivering best practice advice on HRMS policies to support the operational and strategic plans and best practice
  • project managing and participating in all HR integration, reporting and data warehouse projects in strong  partnership with IT, and vendors
  • ensuring the HRMS Systems Administrators understand the technical infrastructure standards and requirements for the integration of specific HRM and associated downstream impacts to the CHRIS Payroll, and IT provisioning system.


Skills and Experience 

To be successful in the role, you will need:

  • proven leadership skills with the ability to inspire and motivate
  • sound working knowledge of project methodologies at a technical and business level
  • advanced understanding of HRMS/Payroll systems
  • extensive knowledge of relevant legislation that impacts on the operation of HRMS/Payroll services
  • sound understanding of the collection, interpretation and uses of HR information in the HRMS space with the  ability to convey this to a variety of audiences.


The most important aspect of this role will be to provide strong people leadership!


How to Apply 

To apply, click the 'Apply Now' button to upload your CV, cover letter and complete the online application form.  Note: Your cover letter will be a key part of our assessment process, so please highlight how your experience relates to the competencies listed in the position description.


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


Applications close: Wednesday, 18 October 2017

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