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Senior Advisor, People and Culture

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

  • Bring your generalist knowledge, a positive attitude, and plenty of initiative
  • Join a collaborative professional supportive team
  • Enjoy flexible work and lots of variety


Who we are

At Stats NZ, Tatauranga Aotearoa, we unleash the power of data to change lives. We re doing this by taking the lead on the tools, policy and evolving digital world of data and statistics. We provide insights that help everyone, from government agencies to individual New Zealanders to make decisions that make a difference.

Stats NZ is New Zealand s lead data and statistics agency. We are paving the way for the country s data future, and we re looking for passionate people to help us do this. 


The purpose of the role

Reporting to the Workforce Relations Manager, working alongside the Business Partners and Advisory team, you will be the Senior Advisor, People and Culture (P&C) supporting, coaching and advising our leaders and people to enable them to make people decisions and manage operational matters as they arise (across our Wellington, Christchurch, and Auckland offices). Providing exceptional P&C advice and support in a busy and fast-paced organisation, you will also liaise and collaborate with the wider P&C team (including Organisational Development and People Capability team, Payroll team, and Health Safety and Wellness) to drive innovative solutions that meet the needs of our customers.


Person specifications

To be successful in this role, you will need minimum of 7 years P&C experience, alongside a proven knowledge and experience of generalist P&C processes, including:

  • Performance Management
  • Employment Relations
  • Recruitment and Onboarding
  • Reward and Recognition
  • Change management
  • Union relationships
  • Generalist proactive P&C advice and policy interpretation
  • Excellent knowledge of employment, health and safety, and payroll legislation


We need you to have the skill and confidence to manage change and ambiguity by using your refined ability to build effective relationships, advising and influencing at all levels of the business. You will understand what true customer and service delivery focus is, and pride yourself on your communication skills.  You quickly come to grips with new systems (our HRIS is Ci Anywhere), policies and procedures; to become a champion for them in the organisation. These are essential for us, as you will be assisting us to progress our People and Culture strategies and programmes.


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 Suzi Paese on cell 021 479 439, or email For more about working for us see,


Applications close:  5pm Monday 29 July 2019.

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