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People & Capability Coordinator - Animates


Animates is New Zealand’s leading pet care company with 44 pet specialty retail stores, 29 grooming salons, 17 veterinary clinics and growing!

We are an essential service and put our clients, customers, and their pets at the heart of everything we do. Our values are our ‘PACKT’ – passion, authenticity, caring, knowledge and togetherness – and we really do live our values every day!

About the role:

The People & Capability Coordinator is essential to the success of our People & Capability team. No two days are the same in this fast-paced and varied role. You will be providing crucial support to the business across all aspects of the employee life cycle, including:

  • Providing frontline HR advice to managers, including advising on employment legislation and internal policies
  • Preparing employment agreements, variations, secondments and other HR administration duties
  • Coordinating onboarding and offboarding for all employees
  • Preparing monthly reports on behalf of the P&C team
  • Supporting recruitment processes for the Veterinary division
  • Assisting the People & Capability Advisor with employment relations situations

You will be joining the People & Capability team during an exciting time of digital transformation, where you will also be responsible for assisting with the implementation of a new HRIS!

About you:

You’re a friendly and engaging HR Coordinator, or an HR Administrator looking for the next step in your career. You’ll also enjoy working as part of a team, building rapport with others, and be an effective communicator with great attention to detail.

Our ideal candidate should also have:

  • HR administration experience, or experience in a generalist HR role
  • Sound knowledge of NZ employment legislation
  • An intermediate/advanced skillset in Microsoft Excel
  • Experience working with an HR system is preferable, with the ability to pick up new technology and systems quickly
  • A friendly and positive disposition, with excellent verbal and written communications skills
  • A formal qualification in Human Resources
  • And a love of animals!

What we offer:

  • Ongoing support, coaching, workshops, and development opportunities to support professional growth and help you succeed in your role
  • A generous staff discount for use at our retail stores and veterinary clinics
  • Subsided health insurance for you and your family
  • Access to free counselling and support services through our Employee Assistance Provider
  • An awesome workplace culture where everyone embodies the Animates values – passion, authenticity, care, knowledge and togetherness!
  • Animals in the office regularly – you can even bring your well-behaved pet to work!

Sound like you? If you’re ready to join New Zealand’s leading pet care company, apply today!

Animates is a Rainbow Tick Certified Employer