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Senior HR Advisor - Civil Aviation Authority


Working at our organisation you will have the opportunity to contribute to safe and secure skies, for New Zealand.

About the role

The Senior HR Advisor will be the first point of contact for local management and staff to provide Human Resources advice and support. They are responsible for ensuring a high level of service and support is provided through advising, coaching and appropriate tools and processes. They will work proactively to ensure managers understand and are able to deliver their people management accountabilities effectively.

This is a permanent role, based at Wellington Airport and the salary range is $108,171-$127,259, depending on your skills and experience.

What we are looking for

  • Minimum 5 years of experience in human resources
  • Tertiary qualification with emphasis in human resource management and/or employee relations and/or organisational psychology
  • Relationships and stakeholder management skills
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and confident in decision-making
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Customer oriented with the ability to coach and guide the managers
  • Pragmatic, flexible and adaptable

About us

As a safety regulator, the Civil Aviation Authority exists to enable safe flight for social connections, and economic benefit for New Zealand. We believe in keeping people safe and secure in the air, enabling participation in the aviation system, and making a difference to New Zealand aviation. We achieve this through regulatory oversight of the aviation industry and frontline security at our airports.

The Authority embraces diversity and is committed to providing an inclusive environment where our people feel respected, safe, and valued for their unique contribution.

The foundation for achieving this is our values, which guide how we work and the behaviours we expect from each other.

  • Me mahi tahi – Collaboration

We work together to achieve and succeed.

  • Me mahi pono – Transparency

We are open and honest communicators.

  • Me mahi tika – Integrity

We do the right thing.

  • Me manaaki – Respect

We treat all people with consideration and kindness.

  • Kia tū rangatira ai – Professionalism

We act in a way that brings credit to ourselves and our organisation.

Why join us?

As a flexible friendly employer, we are happy to discuss solutions that may work for you and us.  We value and care about enabling our people to work in a way that means they can work at their best.

We embrace diversity and inclusion and are committed to equal opportunities.  What's important to us is ‘he rau kotahi tangata' – embracing our multiple talents – by harnessing our diversity and being inclusive. We actively encourage applications from all backgrounds.  We recognise the diversity and uniqueness of our workforce and reaffirm our commitment to create a safe and inclusive environment for everyone.

We invest in our people by supporting development within the organisation. To support the health and wellbeing of our employees we offer flu vaccinations, contributions towards eyewear and a flexible working environment by arrangement.

We offer 5 weeks of annual leave and can match your Kiwi Saver contribution up to 4%.

Apply now

Apply directly by using the link Senior HR Advisor ( along with your CV and Cover Letter.  Note: your cover letter will be a key part of our assessment process, so please highlight how your experience relates to the key skills required for this role.   

We want to ensure accessibility needs are well supported, so the recruitment process is fair and equitable for all.  Therefore, please let us know if there is any support, we can provide to ensure the recruitment process is fully accessible to you.  

For more information on the role please view the position description or contact the Recruitment team at [email protected]

The Civil Aviation Authority National Office is usually located in modern offices opposite the Wellington railway station. As a result of remedial earthquake strengthening work that needs to take place, our National office staff are currently working remotely and in temporary offices in central Wellington.

Applications close on Thursday, 30th March.

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Employment Type:  Permanent Full-time

Capability Level:  Designs

Domains of Knowledge:  Policy & Process Design, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Attraction, Recruitment and Selection, Employment Relations, Change Management, Health, Safety and Wellbeing

This employer recognises the value of Professional Accreditation with HRNZ. 

Find out more about Professional Accreditation and The Path - the Capability Framework for HR Professionals