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Principal Adviser, Employment Relations

Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Trade
Job Category:
Human resources, recruitment & training
Wellington - Wellington
Wellington - Wairarapa
Job Type:
Ongoing - Full Time
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Job Description

  • Provide strategic employment relations guidance to the business
  • Be part of a large HR team
  • Permanent role with a leading government agency

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade is seeking a full-time permanent Principal Adviser, Employment Relations based in Wellington.

The Principle Adviser, Employment Relations is the subject matter expert responsible for providing advice and guidance on employment relations (ER) matters to the HR Business Partners that so that they can operationalise the ER strategy. This role will develop and manage the key strategies ensuring they align to the Ministry's values and culture.   

This is an exciting role for an ER champion to work across a range of work streams such as collective bargaining, development of ER strategy, contract management and being the in-house ER expert. 

Maintaining relationships with key stakeholders will be an important aspect of this role. You will foster a strong working relationship by building trust and credibility with the unions so that any issues are dealt with fairly.

We are looking for someone with a strong background in dealing with complex ER issues, is a star influencer and has the ability to negotiate at a senior level. You will have extensive knowledge and experience in understanding and applying employment legislation, working with unions and have the ability to build positive working relationships.

You must be able to obtain and maintain an appropriate NZ Government Security clearance.

Applications close 5.00pm, Thursday 18 October 2018

To apply for this role, and view a position description, please visit our website to complete an application form and submit along with your CV and cover letter.

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