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Manager - Workforce Relations

Stats NZ
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Human resources, recruitment & training
Wellington - Wellington
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Ongoing - Full Time
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Job Description

Manager Workforce Relations

  • Employment Relations specialist 
  • Lead a dynamic, customer focused team
  • Opportunity to drive initiatives and deliver value to the organisation

Who we are 

Stats NZ, Tatauranga Aotearoa, is New Zealand s only government agency that lives, breathes and dreams data. We re the home of the Government Statistician and the Chief Data Steward and we think data has the power to change lives.  We re doing this by taking the lead on the tools, policy and evolving digital world of data and statistics. 


The purpose of the role

As Manager Workforce Relations, you are accountable for leading and managing a team of HR Advisors in the delivery of generalist operational and specialist support. You will be responsible for the organisation s Employment Relations function and Health; Safety and Wellness programme and your team will be expected to provide advice and direction to the organisation and their associated portfolios on these subjects. You will also have responsibility for managing the payroll team.

In this role, you will ensure that the necessary support and expertise is available to underpin the overall services delivered by your team.

The particular areas that make all the difference in the outcomes we seek are your ability to:

  • Ensure advisory services are fit for purpose
  • Ensure high level of customer service and engagement
  • Enable the organisation to drive and deliver value

Person specifications

To be successful in this role, you ll have:

  • Experience in leading an ER function within a complex unionised organisation 
  • In depth knowledge of employment law and relevant acts related to employment relationships

A tertiary qualification, or equivalent professional knowledge gained through the significant experience working as an ER specialist or as an HR generalist with a problem resolution focus; membership of the HRINZ desirable.

What s in it for you?  

You ll be joining an inclusive environment in which all people, regardless of gender, race, religion or background can come do their best work. Our goal is to provide our staff with a working environment that provides them with the opportunity to:

  • have challenging, varied and interesting work 
  • develop and grow their careers
  • balance life and work, and 
  • work in an agile, dynamic and flexible manner.  

We care about our people, and value your drive, energy and inquisitive nature. Bottom line, we are in search of real people that don t believe in the status quo and seek to add value every day.

If you are a passionate and talented person relishes the idea of becoming part of NZ s data ecosystem, then come join our team!


Contact details

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For more information about this role please contact Terry McCaul on email
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Applications close: 21st March 2019

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