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Senior Organisational Development Advisor

Ministry for the Environment
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Job Description

  • Influential new role – showcase your skills
  • Supportive and inclusive team
  • Varied, interesting work programme

An opportunity to make a huge impact on our workforce now and into the future.  If you are passionate about driving change and being at the forefront of creating an amazing employee experience for our people; and implementing new and different ways of working, then this role could be exactly what you are looking for. 

About the role 

We are looking for an experienced and creative Senior Advisor to lead and contribute to interesting projects which will deliver real outcomes.   Our focus is on: 

  • Developing and implementing a capability framework
  • Workplace culture
  • Diversity and inclusion
  • Wellbeing and engagement 

Our ideal candidate will offer 

  • strong technical skills
  • relevant experience in the design, development and implementation of OD projects
  • an appreciation of and interest in Te Ao Māori perspectives.
  • excellent stakeholder management skills with the ability to influence at all levels
  • the ability to see the "big picture" and understand the strategic context of projects
  • a pragmatic and collaborative approach
  • motivated, enthusiastic and keen to achieve results.

This role could suit an experienced Senior HR Advisor looking to work more in the OD space.


As well as being part of an innovative organisation with an important purpose of making Aotearoa, New Zealand, the most liveable place in the world, we offer you:

  • flexible by default approach to support your work-life balance
  • agile working, allowing you variety and challenges across the organisation as we work as ‘One MfE'
  • generous leave entitlements
  • Te Reo Maori language courses (and te Reo Maori competency allowance)
  • an active social club and employee networks
  • opportunities for development and education.

How to apply  

Apply directly by completing the online application form and submit your CV and cover letter.  Note: your cover letter will be a key part of our assessment process, so please highlight how your experience relates to the key skills required for this role.   

If you require further information about this position please contact Jan Polaschek at 

Salary range: $100,645 to $130,247.  Appointment within this range will be based on skills and experience. 

Applications close: Thursday, 20 February 2020 

We embrace diversity and inclusion and are committed to equal opportunities. What's important to us is ‘he rau kotahi tangata' - embracing our multiple talents - by harnessing our diversity and being inclusive.  We actively encourage applications from all backgrounds.

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