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HR Opportunities – Various Roles Available - Ministry of Social Development


The Ministry of Social Development (MSD) is a people-centred organisation. We’re in communities across the motu, working with partners to help New Zealanders be safe, strong and independent.

We provide social policy and advice to government and assistance, including income, employment and housing support to people of all ages, families, whānau and communities.

As a Te Tiriti o Waitangi partner we are committed to supporting and enabling Māori, whānau, hapū, Iwi and communities to realise their own potential and aspirations.

Our people are as diverse as the communities we serve. We care about the wellbeing and success of our people and provide a supportive and inclusive working environment where people can thrive and be who they are.

1.HR Opportunities - various roles available

  • Permanent opportunities.
  • Fixed term or secondment opportunities.
  • Wellington based.

This is an exciting time to be part of our People Group. Due to new projects and promotions, we have a number of positions available, both permanent and fixed term/secondments.  We’re looking for experienced new staff who can hit the ground running in 2022.

2.Senior HR Advisor

  • Deliver informed and value-added HR and employment advice and guidance.
  • Play a key role in in the delivery of HR Advisory services to our diverse stakeholder group as an experience generalist.
  • Coach and mentor our team of HR Advisors to grow and develop their understanding of delivering an exceptional HR Service.

There is one permanent opportunity and one fixed term/secondment opportunity to 31 August 2023

Salary range:  $94,834 - $115,908

3.HR Advisor

  • Support and lead key projects focused on continuous improvement, change management and other exciting HR initiatives.
  • Develop close working relationships with managers at all levels and position yourself as a valued and trusted HR Advisor.
  • Mentoring our Assistant HR Advisors to build team capability and collaborate with the wider HR group to develop broader HR expertise.

There are two permanent opportunities and three fixed term/secondment opportunities to 30 June 2022, 28 February 2023 and 31 August 2023

Salary range:  $71,231 - $87,060

4.Assistant HR Advisor

  • Be the first point of contact for all HR queries via phone and email.
  • Deliver timely advice and support to a diverse stakeholder group.
  • Support our recruitment team by advertising, booking interviews and preparing offer documentation.

There are two permanent opportunities 

Salary range:  $53,502 - $65,392

These HR positions will utilise your proven skills at building strong relationships, coupled with the ability to identify pragmatic and relevant solutions to a variety of people issues. You will have excellent verbal and written communication skills and be confident dealing with managers at all levels, creating partnership focused relationships across the organisation.

How to Apply

To apply, click the 'Apply Now' button to upload your CV, 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 competencies listed in the position description. 

All applications must be made online.  

Internal MSD Employees – please apply through your myHR portal at work. This will ensure that your myHR employee profile is visible as internal candidate.

Closing date: 26 January 2022

Please note clearly in your cover letter the position(s) you are applying for and if you are interested in permanent and/or fixed term/secondment.

Position Description:

Joining us

Joining MSD means being part of a whānau that celebrates the diversity each individual represents. We show manaaki, we care about the wellbeing and success of people and want everyone to thrive, and be who they are in a supportive and inclusive working environment. We work together to make a difference for communities while doing the right thing with integrity. We are a Treaty partner committed to strengthening relationships with Māori, Hapū, Iwi and communities to realise their own potential and aspirations.

If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to tell us when you apply so we can assist you through the recruitment process.

MSD has a COVID-19 vaccination policy which requires employees to be fully vaccinated. 

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