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People and Culture Manager - Community Living Ltd


Community Living is a for-purpose organisation that is on an exciting transformation journey. This leader in New Zealand’s disability support sector is seeking a People & Culture Manager within the Organisational Capability & Development team. This pivotal role will be involved in guiding Community Living in its change journey as it repositions its brand and service offerings to focus on its new purpose - people with disabilities thriving as part of the community.

Given the organisational growth in the past year, this role is responsible for leading the People & Culture (HR) function across the organisation. 

Key Responsibilities

  • People & Culture Leadership:  Champion best practice people and culture leadership across our values based organisation.
  • Relationship Management: Proactive partnerships are developed and maintained with key stakeholders, ensuring buy-in and organisational cohesion.
  • Change Leadership: Effective organisational change leadership through empowerment and collaboration.

Candidate Profile

  • At least 7 years’ experience providing people & culture/HR advice to leaders
  • Excellent stakeholder management skills
  • Significant change leadership experience
  • A relevant tertiary qualification
  • Pragmatic, solution focused approach with well-developed critical thinking and judgment
  • Ability to engage, challenge and inspire with strong communication and influencing skills
  • A team player
  • Well-developed planning and organising skills
  • Understanding of Government and how the NGO sector funding operates (desirable)
  • Resilience, integrity and commitment to social justice
  • Understanding and appreciation of cross cultural matters, in particular knowledge of tikanga Māori and Pacific peoples’ culture
  • Holder of a full, clean NZ drivers licence
  • Ability to satisfactorily meet a Ministry of Justice check
  • COVID-19 vaccinated, in line with the COVID-19 Public Health Response (Vaccinations) Order 2021

Join a fun, values-based organisation that offers rewarding work with plenty of variety and challenge.

If this sounds like you, visit to submit your cover letter and CV. 

For further information regarding the role, please contact Claire van der Most on 07 834 3700.

Applications will be considered as they come in, so don't delay your application!