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Assistant HR Advisors (2 Fixed Term/Secondment opportunities)

Ministry of Social Development
Job Category:
Human resources, recruitment & training
Wellington - Wellington
Wellington - Wairarapa
Job Type:
Fixed Term Contract
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Job Description

Assistant HR Advisors (2 Fixed Term/Secondment opportunities)


1 x Fixed Term/Secondment until 27th March 2020
1 x Fixed Term/Secondment until 20th November 2020


  • Be part of our dynamic, supportive team
  • Fast-paced environment
  • Starting salary between $50,000 - $66,000


About the Role

We are looking for two enthusiastic Assistant HR Advisors who are keen to learn, share and develop their HR capabilities to cover two members of our team who have secured secondments in support of their development.

In this role, you will be the first point of contact for all HR queries via phone and email and will be responsible for delivering timely advice and support to a diverse stakeholder group.

You will also support our friendly Recruitment team by advertising, booking interviews and preparing offer documentation.  You will manage high volumes of work and be able to plan and manage your working days to prioritise conflicting deadlines.

Our HR Advisors and wider HR Operations team will be on hand to provide you with advice, support and opportunities to attend worthwhile meetings to enhance your breadth of HR exposure.


Skills and Experience


To be successful in the role, you will offer: 

  • a strong customer focus with an exceptional eye for detail
  • working experience and understanding of HR administration and/or recruitment coordination
  • strong interpersonal skills with the ability to collaborate with others to achieve results
  • an ability to juggle and prioritise high volumes of work, often within tight timeframes
  • an interest in continuous improvement of different working procedures
  • a pleasant and professional communication style
  • working experience with SAP SuccessFactors is advantageous
  • experience working within a workflow or case queue (would be a distinct advantage).

Above all of this, you will have a great work ethic, have a reputation for your obliging approach and be an exceptional team player.


About our Team

We are a welcoming, eclectic and inclusive team who pride ourselves on delivering exceptional customer service and getting the job done.  We are committed to providing a quality HR service across the organisation and are continually looking at ways to make our processes more efficient and customer centric.  Our team operates at pace and we are deeply passionate about what we do and equally proud of who we are and what we achieve.


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 Nik La Haye at  


If you want to join a progressive and improvement focused working environment that will keep you busy delivering a premium level of customer service, please get in touch.


Applications close: Sunday 22nd September 2019

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