People and Capability Advisor

We are looking for a People and Capability Advisor who has a modern approach to employee experience. This is a fantastic opportunity to apply your broad HR expertise to a new P&C function at the Trust.

Who we are

Trust Tairāwhiti is the regional development trust for Tairāwhiti. The Trust has a vision that our people, whānau, and communities of Tairāwhiti can live the lives we value in ways that matter to us. Our aspiration is for a region of Te Mana - Shared Pride, Te Ihi - Shared Prosperity, and Te Wehi - Shared Opportunity.

About the opportunity

We are looking for a People and Capability Advisor who has a modern approach to employee experience. This is a fantastic opportunity to apply your broad HR expertise to a new P&C function at the Trust.  Reporting to our GM Shared Services, you will support the development and implementation of progressive people policies and organisational development initiatives that are aligned to our values and inspire our people.  Your skills will help equip our business with highly motivated, talented team members, where every person receives recognition for their efforts and is engaged and successful in their mahi.  This is a busy role where the work is varied and no day will be the same, so it’s important that you thrive on challenges and have a proactive approach to resolving them. 

About you

You are a passionate and experienced People & Capability professional with a minimum of 5+ years’ experience at Advisor or Senior Advisor level and who is looking for more autonomy and ability to own HR projects, embedding them successfully into our organisational culture.

Your highly tuned communication and EQ ability will support you to build strong and trusted relationships and you are able to give sound advice and guidance on the full remit of end-to-end HR processes with a solid knowledge of NZ legislation and HR practise behind you.

Your capability ranges from involvement in daily transactions such as recruitment and helping staff with HR questions, through to planning training initiatives, supporting performance development, writing policies, and onboarding new staff. You will have experience creating fit-for-purpose people initiatives, policies, and systems and have a sharp eye for standards and continuous improvement which you implement in a naturally collaborative manner. 

Why work for us

Trust Tairāwhiti is an inclusive and collaborative workplace, and we value that each person in our team plays a huge part in the work we do for our community. We take pride in our mahi and offer you a culture where we work together to achieve our goals. With a whānau-friendly and flexible approach, we understand the value of work/life balance and enjoying the many benefits living in Tairāwhiti offers.

We can offer you:

  • permanent role with competitive remuneration
  • a workplace with a clear vision and drive to make a difference every day
  • an environmentally focussed culture where we try to minimise our footprint
  • professional development opportunities to enable you to learn and grow with us
  • a modern workplace environment.

We want someone to join our team who shares our vision, lives our values and is passionate about working with our communities. You will appreciate the cultural identity of Tairāwhiti, including an ability to understand or desire to learn te reo Māori me ōna tikanga, which we will support you with.

In accordance with health and safety procedures at the Trust and our community facing roles here in Tairāwhiti, this position has been risk assessed and requires full vaccination to keep you, our team and our community safe and protected from COVID-19 – Tātau Tātau.

Applications close Friday 13 May, however, we may reach out to candidates as applications are received.

If this sounds like you, and you have the skill set outlined above, step through our waharoa and apply now!


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