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Human Resources Team Leader

NZ Defence Force
Job Category:
Human resources, recruitment & training
Wellington - Wellington
Wellington - Wairarapa
Job Type:
Ongoing - Full Time
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Job Description

What you will do
As the Human Resources Team Leader (Site Lead), you'll be a senior advisor and member of the site leadership team, responsible for providing proactive advice and counsel to both military and civilian (non uniformed) managers on all people related matters.  You'll bring generalist HR knowledge, good practice and advice to the management of all HR issues.  

What we need

We're looking for an experienced Senior HR Advisor / Team Leader who can hit the ground running and make a positive difference.
We want to hear from you if you have demonstrable generalist HR experience at a Senior or Business Partner level in a large multi-faceted or complex organisation with multiple customer and stakeholder expectations.

In addition to a customer portfolio, as a leader in our team, you will be responsible for effectively leading, building and developing a small and dynamic team. The vital skills required to succeed in this role are your influential leadership, management, relationship management and ability to challenge and influence at a senior level whilst remaining flexible and diplomatic.

You will be a confident self-starter who has experience in ER and mediation, delivery of quality and timely HR service with a strong client focus. You will bring up to date knowledge of good practice HR methodologies, techniques and contemporary HR management trends and issues. 

This roleis located at our Headquarters in Central Wellington. Don't miss this opportunity to dive into a role with a large and diverse portfolio in a unique environment.

Who we are
HR Advisory Services (HRAS) is part of Defence Human Resources, within the HQ New Zealand Defence Force (HQ NZDF).  HRAS is focused on the delivery of strategic, high quality, timely, accurate HR management support and advisory services.  It is responsible for the development and implementation of local HR strategies and initiatives as well as advising NZDF commanders and managers, enabling them to lead their people effectively.
Every hour of every day, 365 days of the year, the New Zealand Defence Force is contributing to the defence, security and well-being of Aotearoa / New Zealand.  As a modern, professional military, it is our goal to maintain well trained, equipped and disciplined armed forces that can react to crisis at short notice. 
Why Us
By joining our team you are making a great career decision.  A recent staff satisfaction survey highlighted why:

  • Be part of an effective team with freedom and flexibility to do my job;
  • Able to maintain a balance between my personal and working life;
  • Inspired to go the extra mile to help NZDF succeed. 

Check out the great benefits for you and your family when you join NZDF! 
How to Apply
To view the Position Description and to apply online please visit our Defence Careers website, or use the links on this page.
Please note: If you are an existing NZDF employee (excluding contractors) you must apply through our Internal Vacancies site, via the HR Toolkit.

Applications close on Sunday 29 September 2019.

Please note: Applicants must be legally entitled to work in New Zealand (NZ) and be able to obtain and maintain the required level of NZ Government security clearance for the position applied for. The minimum citizenship and residency criteria for security clearances to be granted by the NZ Defence Force are as follows:

Higher level Security Clearance

  • most preferably a NZ citizen who has resided continuously in this country for the last 10 years, OR
  • is a citizen of, and/or has resided continuously in one or more of the following countries for the last 10 years: either Australia, Canada, NZ, UK or the USA; and has a background history that is verifiable and can be assessed as appropriate by the NZSIS towards a recommendation of suitability for a security clearance at a higher level.

If you do not meet these minimum criteria, we will not be able to accept your application.

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