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Human Resources Advisor - Waimakariri District Council


About us
Waimakariri District is one of the fastest-growing Districts in New Zealand and it's a really interesting time to be involved with Local Government with abundant challenges across a diverse range of areas. We serve a community of over 60,000 people providing a broad range of services to the public.

About the role
Based in Rangiora and reporting to the HR Manager, this newly created 3-year fixed-term role (40hrs /week) will provide the right candidate with a supportive and diverse role. You will be sourcing talent for some of our specialist roles and business partner with our manager to support them as part of our people services function. You will also be providing HR and ER advisory support and leading our Performance program, as well as other people initiatives. Working across our 28 business units, you will be kept busy with no day being the same.

Key responsibilities include the following:

  • Attract and source talent for our specialist recruitment campaigns using internal and external platforms including social media, through proactive sourcing
  • Provide first level ER Advisory support to Managers and our key stakeholders
  • Review our Performance program make enhancements as required
  • Provide Generalist HR advice and support including drafting contracts and assisting managers with Position Descriptions
  • It would be of benefit if you are SP10 trained

About you
It's important that you enjoy the variety that comes with working as an HR Generalist, with skills in ER, recruitment, IEA preparation and projects. You will be someone who likes to be operational, hands on and detail oriented. You'll have sound judgement, resilience and be able to work well with ambiguity and complexity. You'll thrive on pace
and change, be flexible and pragmatic in your approach and able to deliver to deadlines. Your ability to communicate and build relationships to become a trusted partner will be critical. We like creativity and courageousness, and you can really make an impact and help to improve our HR service offering to the organisation.

Experience / qualifications required:

  • Strong and demonstrable experience as a Generalist HR Advisor (2 or more years) ideally in a fast paced, dynamic business
  • Degree/qualification in Human resources is desirable
  • Proven working experience in providing HR advice to stakeholders and building trusted relationships
  • Passion for innovation and growth mindset 
  • Outstanding communicator with strong stakeholder management skills
  • Resilient & comfortable juggling multiple priorities
  • Self-motivated and driven to succeed

What we offer:

  • Working as part of a great time that works hard but shares lots of laughs along the way
  • Value-driven culture
  • Ongoing support and training opportunities for personal and professional development
  • Competitive salary
  • Flexible working

Apply now
This is a great opportunity for you to join a great team and increase your experience and exposure to a wide range of HR practices. To apply for this job go to:  & enter ref code: 5781110. Feel free to contact Lara McConville - HR Manager on 0800965468 for a confidential discussion.
Applicants for this position will need to be a NZ citizen or resident. We complete MoJ criminal background checking as part of our selection process.
Applications will be reviewed as they come and will close on Sunday 6th February 2022.
The Council is an equal opportunity employer.

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