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Principal Advisor - Employment Relations

Hutt Valley District Health Board
Job Category:
Human resources, recruitment & training
Wellington - Hutt Valley
Wellington - Wairarapa
Job Type:
Ongoing - Full Time
Posted Date:
Closing Date:
File Attachment:
JD Principal Advisor ER HVDHB Final 2019.pdf (PDF, 380KB)
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Job Description

New opportunity for an experienced Advisor to provide IR and ER expertise across our DHB.

  • Senior ER focussed role
  • Full-time, permanent position
  • Based at Hutt Hospital

About the role

The Principal Advisor Employment Relations is an important role at the DHB providing advice, coaching and support to DHB managers and the HR team in the area of NZ employment relations legislation and practice, employment agreements, collective agreement negotiations, policy development, investigations, PGs, and policy and process development. 

You may be already doing this sort of work at a senior level and want a change of environment or wanting to step up to a more senior ER focussed role – whatever your motivation, if you are keen we want to hear from you.  

The right person will have:

  •  Knowledge of NZ employment related legislation and practice
  • Experience in an ER or HR advisory role
  • The ability to develop and maintain effective relationships with colleagues, managers, staff, unions, and others
  • Proven capability in providing timely advice, together with excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Knowledge of the NZ state sector and some affinity with the health sector in particular

How to apply

Please complete an online HVDHB application form by clicking the 'Apply Now' button or through our careers website:  Please note: We are unable to accept applications via email.

For further information on this role, please email and indicate the vacancy number 8111380-19 and job title in the subject line.

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