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Human Resources Team Leader

NZ Defence Force
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Human resources, recruitment & training
Manawatu - Wanganui - Palmerston North
Manawatu - Wanganui
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Ongoing - Full Time
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Job Description

What you will do

As the Human Resources Team Leader, you'll be a senior advisor and member of the site leadership team. You will be responsible for providing proactive advice and counsel to both military and civilian (non uniformed) managers on all people related matters. You'll bring your generalist HR knowledge, good practice and advice to the management on 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, 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 influential leadership management, relationship management and ability to challenge and influence at a senior level whilst remaining flexible and diplomatic.

We are seeking someone with 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.

You'll be adaptable, curious, and a great problem solver.  Other key attributes are outstanding communication and interpersonal skills and enjoy developing strong relationships with stakeholders, building and maintaining trusting relationship.  You will have the ability to liaise and present yourself confidently and professionally as you work across various levels of hierarchy.

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

NZDF is an inclusive organisation that is open to flexible working arrangements and welcomes applications from people regardless of gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, age, beliefs/opinions, or family circumstances.

In return for your expertise, dedication and hard work, NZDF is offering remuneration reflective of your experience, along with:

  • Great benefits for you and your family;
  • Fully funded life cover up to $300,000;
  • Access to holiday accommodation across NZ;
  • Discounts Handbook for selected retail, entertainment and service providers;
  • Free onsite parking and great nearby amenities;
  • Variety, challenge and a chance to influence.

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. For further information, contact Kerri Sterling on (021) 936 372.
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 20 October 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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