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Business Partner, People and Capability - Nelson City Council


  • Keen to join a close-knit team focused on growing the capability of others?
  • Bring your expert HR knowledge and coaching approach to a flexible and supportive workplace
  • Be part of making Nelson an even better place

Do you love going to work each day knowing you’ll be working with people dedicated to making their community an even better place? As an organisation delivering critical services to our community, we’re nothing without our people.

We need a business partner to work alongside our business and provide hands-on operational services and support, as well as strategic advice. You will work with leaders and staff, providing generalist support in recruitment, performance management, employment relations, and learning and development. You will also play an important role, along with other team members and leaders, in implementing a number of people related strategies across the organisation.

This is a part time position of 32-36 hours per week (you choose) however a full-time appointment can also be considered.

You will have a strong focus on coaching and developing our people leaders. Your background in providing expert HR support and advice to all levels of an organisation, coupled with your ability to self-organise and deliver great results, will ensure you stand out. A strong background in one or more of remuneration, performance, HR systems and technology, leadership development, organisational development, business improvement and project management will be an advantage.

Amazing communication skills, integrity, resilience and a sense of humour are essential.

If you are an experienced HR practitioner seeking a flexible and professional role which allows you to balance work with other commitments, this could be the job for you! We are open to discussions about the work arrangements, including hours and hybrid work options that work for you.

View the job description here

"Working together to make Nelson an even better place"

Nelson City Council is an organisation filled with supportive people who love this beautiful city of ours. We have amazing weather and gorgeous natural environment to play in, excellent schools and community facilities, and our city always has something going on. Nelson offers an enviable lifestyle and is located in close proximity to three national parks. It is easy to enjoy the outdoor life with kayaking, swimming, mountain biking and walking tracks on our doorstep.

Applications close midnight Monday 4 July 2022. 

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Enquiries may be made to Andrea King, Acting Manager People & Capability on 022 059 8046.