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Human Resources Advisor, Palmerston North

NZ Police
Job Category:
Human resources, recruitment & training
Manawatu - Wanganui - Palmerston North
Manawatu - Wanganui
Job Type:
Ongoing - Full Time
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Job Description

Human Resources Advisor

New Zealand Police

Palmerston North, Central District,

Remuneration range: $67,261 - $91,000

Permanent, Full Time

Job Requisition ID 4628



New Zealand Police is the lead agency responsible for reducing crime and enhancing community safety. We work in partnership with individuals, communities, businesses and other public sector agencies to achieve our vision of Safer Communities Together. The HR Advisory function exists to deliver people centric outcomes that support the business to align to their strategic objectives and deliver "Our Business".  The team you would be supporting is responsible for connecting with key stakeholders, including managers and leaders with the objective of delivering end to end People related services.  New Zealand Police has just undergone a significant change programme with the implementation of MyPolice our enterprise resource planning tool.


We currently have an exciting opportunity for an experienced HR Advisor to join our organisation and support the HR Advisory function, based at Central District Headquarters, Palmerston North. Responsible for delivering HR services across the Central District, which covers Taranaki, Whanganui/Ruapheu and Manawatu Areas, this challenging role will see you successfully engaging with managers and leaders in a fast paced, dynamic environment, where your ability to quickly build solid and credible working relationships will be critical. Through carefully prioritising a busy workload and working in collaboration with other team members within the wider HR Advisory group, you will provide a wide variety of HR advice and support, including managing ER cases to completion.  Reinforcing the philosophy of the "manager at the heart of the employment relationship" you will have a critical role in enabling managers to deliver on their objectives.


This is a great opportunity to be part of a high performing and driven HR team. If you are up for the challenge and have a background in Human Resources Management we encourage you to apply for this vacancy and join us on this exciting journey.


Competencies – Level 1 Individual Contributor

  • Communicate
  • Solve
  • Deliver

 *To view the description of the above Core Competencies, visit Our Values on our website.


Skills and Experiences

The successful applicant must be able to demonstrate the following:

  • A successful track record working as an HR specialist within a complex operational environment, including managing risks and issues.
  • HR advisory experience including providing advice on complex ER issues.
  • Demonstrate ability to build and maintain positive working relationships across a broad range of stakeholders.
  • Demonstrate ability to prioritise a busy workload ensuring high levels of service are maintained.
  • Experience supporting others and contributing to a positive team environment.


Special Requirements

Applicants must hold relevant tertiary qualification


Additional Information

Successful applicant must reside in Palmerston North


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If this position sounds like you, please visit our Police website: select ‘Current vacancies' to apply today! You will be required to submit a Curriculum Vitae (maximum 4 pages) which provides a brief account of your relevant education, skills and experience. In addition, you must complete an application form telling us why you are interested in the position and how you meet the above Core Competencies of the role, using no more than 650 words for each section.


IMPORTANT: Applications submitted directly through the Government Jobs Website are no longer considered. Please visit our Police website:      and select ‘Current vacancies' to apply for this position.


PLEASE NOTE: If you are an existing Police Employee, you must apply through our internal Careers site and include your QID number in your application.


If you have any questions about this vacancy, please contact the hiring manager, Shelley Heatherwick by email at Shelley,


Applications close at 4pm, Tuesday, 20 March 2018.

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