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Recruitment Experience Team Leader – Community Health & Engagement - Hato Hone St John


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  • Fast-paced, fun, and collaborative team culture (hybrid work environment)
  • Newly created role - great stakeholders - strong leadership 

The Hato Hone St John People Experience team are committed to delivering outstanding experiences through collaboration, continuous improvement, and technology and process enhancements. To deliver strong recruitment leadership and business partnering to our Community Health and Engagement Team, we've created a brand-new Team Leader role. 

Reporting to the Recruitment Experience Manager, this role will be responsible for:

  • Delivering a business partnering approach to Senior Leaders within our Community Health & Engagement directorate,
  • managing and mentoring our small but mighty recruitment team that support our Community Health and Engagement portfolio;
  • leading recruitment related projects and initiatives, and change occurring within this portfolio,
  • recruiting senior and governance positions; and,
  • keeping abreast of market trends and applying a continuous improvement approach to how the team operates. 

We're looking for someone with a strong background in Recruitment Leadership who can bring fresh approaches to attracting and engaging talent, including passive applicants. You'll have proven experience in managing a recruitment team with a diverse portfolio, leading key projects, continuous improvement of processes and ways of working, and business partnering at all levels up to and including Executive team members. A qualification in HR or related discipline is desirable, but more important will be your ability and experience in applying knowledge of NZ employment law in pragmatic, 'best practice' and 'best fit' approaches and advice, specifically in relation to recruitment. 

On offer is the opportunity to enhance pivotal moments in the recruitment experiences we deliver. You'll get to be part of a fast-paced, fun team that love to hustle and deliver awesome outcomes. A career at Hato Hone St John is more than just a job. It's your chance to work with a team of over 12,000 paid and unpaid likeminded individuals, making a real difference to the lives of people and communities. Our kaupapa/purpose, is to make life-changing differences with our communities, is more than just words on a page. It's a promise to change lives for the better, and it inspires our culture and is brought to life every day by our people. 

If this sounds like the opportunity you have been waiting for, apply on our website - - or reach out to Sara Symons, Recruitment Experience Manager with any queries: [email protected]

Applications close Tuesday 6 June 2023. We'll be reviewing CVs and proceeding with interviews swiftly, so don't wait to apply!

We welcome and encourage diversity in our workforce and adhere to best practice equal employment opportunity principles as well as commitment to delivering equitable outcomes in all aspects of our recruitment and our ways of working.    

Haramai ngā tai o te animalia, he kāhui rangatira tēnei, he kāhui whakamana tāngata whaimahi, e te iti, e te rahi e.  

Employment Type: Permanent / Full-time

Capability Level: Leads

Domains of Knowledge: Attraction, Recruitment and Selection

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