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HR Advisor

Ministry of Social Development
Job Category:
Human resources, recruitment & training
Wellington - Wellington
Wellington - Wairarapa
Job Type:
Ongoing - Full Time
Posted Date:
Closing Date:
File Attachment:
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Job Specification

hr-advisor-jun18.doc (Word, 111KB)
Job Specification

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Job Description

HR Advisors (2 positions available) – Wellington


1 x Permanent
1 x Fixed Term/Secondment – up to 12 months (to cover secondment)


About MSD

The Ministry of Social Development (MSD) is the lead agency for the social sector. MSD provides policy advice, and delivers social services and assistance to young people, working age people, older people, and families, whānau and communities. We work directly with New Zealanders of all ages to improve their social wellbeing.


About our Team/Culture

This is an exciting time for our new team as we move to a more agile way of working. We are committed to providing a quality HR service across the Ministry and are continually looking at ways to make our processes more efficient. We are a fun, friendly and supportive team, who pride ourselves on delivering exceptional customer service and getting the job done!


About the Role

We are looking for two experienced and motivated HR Advisors, who have a passion for HR and for setting high standards of service and quality. 

Key responsibilities will include:

  • proactively working with internal and external customers to support managers with HR information, advice and guidance to deliver their business operations effectively
  • supporting the annual performance and remuneration review process
  • proactively identifying inefficient processes and suggest improvements and opportunities to streamlines processes
  • supporting the HR Business Partner team.


Skills and Experience

You will have very good knowledge of general HR practices and experience in one or more in the areas of change management, performance appraisal processes, remuneration, job design and evaluation, and employment relations.

In addition, you will need:

  • strong influencing and relationship management skills and be able to quickly establish credibility and trust
  • excellent verbal and written communication skills and be confident dealing with managers at all levels
  • the ability to effectively prioritise work and consistently meet deadlines
  • to be pro-active and take initiative; be a solution seeker
  • to be innovative, have energy, drive and enthusiasm with a “can do” attitude.

In return, you'll be part of supportive, customer centric team who are committed to promoting and developing continuous improvements to enhance our service provision.

If you have the necessary skills and experience and enjoy working in a challenging and diverse environment, we want to hear from you!


How to Apply


To apply, click the 'Apply Now' button to upload your CV and cover letter, and complete the online application form. Note – your cover letter will be a key part of our assessment process, so please highlight how your experience relates to the key accountabilities listed in the position description.

All applications must be made online. If this is not possible or if you have any queries, please contact us at

Note – staff applying for secondment opportunities should seek the approval to be released from their manager prior to applying.


Applications close: Wednesday, 25 July 2018

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