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Manager People and Culture

Ministry for Pacific Peoples
Job Category:
Human resources, recruitment & training
Wellington - Wellington
Wellington - Wairarapa
Job Type:
Ongoing - Full Time
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Job Description

Wellington location

About us

The Ministry for Pacific Peoples is the principal advisor on policies and interventions that improve outcomes for Pacific Peoples. We bring the Pacific voice, perspective and understanding into policy. We are the guardians and the caretakers of Pacific knowledge, culture and identity, and we support and take stewardship over our Pacific communities and peoples.

We have an exciting and challenging opportunity in our Wellington office for an experienced People and Culture Manager.

The position of Manager, People and Culture exists to lead and manage the delivery of human resource services and organisation development initiatives to ensure the Ministry is well placed to deliver against its vision and goals, now and for the future.

MPP need someone who can hit the ground running and who will know what needs doing in all areas from The Ministry's HR needs and recruitment through to performance management, delivery of high-quality people management advice and support across the Ministry. This role acts as a coach and advises on people management activities, developing and implementing effective best practise HR systems and processes, leading the implementation of policies, programmes and plans that result in high levels of staff engagement across the Ministry.

About you

You will ideally have a Tertiary qualification in Human Resources, Management or a related field and proven experience leading a team. You will be flexible and a brilliant multi-tasker. You may be a Senior Advisor looking for you next break or a seasoned Manager looking for a new career in a values-based organisation. You will be an innovator and excellent at liaising with people and have a helpful, kind, caring approach that would be necessary to make this job work. You must be good with details, ideally but not necessarily you will have the ability to speak a Pacific language and have some knowledge of and empathy for the organisation's journey and values.

To help you succeed, you will be given the opportunity to:

  • lead and manage complex HR Projects and system wide initiatives
  • develop and maintain external networks of significance to ensure relevancy and support of the Ministry's role in areas of People and Culture across the sector
  • build your professional skills, knowledge and expertise across a wide range of HR areas
  • be part of a small, fun and energetic team, focussed on delivering outstanding service
  • work collaboratively with our team and with partner agencies.

If you believe in our purpose and commitment and want to be a part of our close-knit team, come join an organisation where you will be recognised and feel valued for your hard work and success here at Ministry for Pacific Peoples.

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Applications close Thursday, 29 August 2019.

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