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HR Advisor - Te Whatu Ora Nelson Marlborough


Te Whatu Ora Health New Zealand (Nelson Marlborough) formerly NMDHB is looking for an enthusiastic HR champion to work on our Holidays Act Compliance project on a fixed-term basis until December 2024.

Ngā mōhiohio e pā hānga ki tēnei mahi (About this position)

The Holidays Act Compliance Project team has been brought together to rectify identified areas of non-compliance with the Holiday Act 2003. This is part of a national programme of work. The team is tasked with reviewing current policy, practice and processes and redesigning where necessary to meet legislative compliance.

This position will work with the HR Business Partner and other members of the Holidays Act Compliance team to identify, recommend and implement internal HR processes, so that our internal business processes and payroll system comply with the Holidays Act.

This fixed-term role will be based in our Richmond office on Oxford Street (Richmond, Nelson). Ideally, we are looking for someone to work 80 hours a fortnight (1.0 FTE) Monday to Friday 8.30am to 5pm. However, if you are looking for a part-time role, we would also consider 64 hours a fortnight (0.8 FTE).

Ko wai he kaitono tōtika? (Who is an appropriate applicant?)

We are looking for an enthusiastic experienced HR practitioner who can confidently work with key stakeholders to review, update and implement best practice end to end HR processes.

You will be ready to jump into a stimulating role and support our project team and managers to deliver exceptional health care. We operate in a challenging and ever changing environment so we are looking for a positive person with a can-do attitude and a sense of humour.

The successful candidate must be eligible to work in New Zealand or hold a valid NZ work visa at the time of applying.

Te Whatu Ora staff must have completed their primary course of two NZ approved Covid-19 vaccinations.

Ā mātou rōpū (About our team)

Te Whatu Ora (Nelson Marlborough) is the main health provider for Te Tau Ihu, the top of the south. With nearly 3000 employees, we are Nelson and Marlborough's largest employer, which means the opportunities here are endless. Our main locations are Nelson and Wairau Hospitals, and the Richmond and Marlborough Health Hubs, but we are spread across the region and service all parts of the community. Our work can be challenging, but we are up for it. We have a great team and we work hard to make a difference. We value integrity, innovation, respect and teamwork.

Ētahi atu mōhiohio (More information)

Ngā huanga o tēnei mahi (The benefits of this position)

We provide a great place to work with professional development, job security, and workplace wellness programmes. You will grow your experience and skill set in this role as you will be mentored and supported by experienced and capable HR practitioners.

Nelson is one of New Zealand's top lifestyle destinations and offers an amazing variety of leisure pursuits, beaches, rivers and national parks with great opportunities for outdoor activities such as kayaking, mountain biking, tramping, skiing, golf, sailing, as well as abundant sunshine and outstanding scenery. For more information on the Nelson/Tasman region visit

Me pēhea ahau e tono ai? (How do I apply?)

For general enquiries please contact our recruitment team on [email protected] or 03 539 5748.

For role specific information please contact Jackie Kerr - HR Business Partner on [email protected] 

Apply now, it's easy. Please fill in our online application form and include a cover letter explaining your interest in this position.


Applications close: Open until filled. Applications will be reviewed as they are received, so we encourage you to apply early.

Te Whatu Ora strongly endorses Te Tiriti o Waitangi.

We believe that to achieve equity in health outcomes for Māori we need a workforce reflective of the population it serves. We strongly encourage applications from candidates who identify as Māori and we recruit for cultural competence.

He waka eke noa. We are all in this together.