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Category: HR Advisor - Generalist
Region: Wellington

Human Resources Advisor/Senior Human Resources


People and Culture



Reporting to the GM HR (Deputy Vice-Chancellor People and Culture), you will join a dedicated and experienced team of HR Advisors and specialists across the full-range of HR disciplines.  


You will be the trusted business partner to an assigned Senior Leadership Team member and their management team, and will be their primary point of contact into a diverse team of HR specialists with whom you will partner to deliver results for your portfolio.

A key focus will be on supporting managers to optimise their team culture; build the capabilities of staff; achieve high levels of staff engagement; manage employee conduct and performance; and making sure the full range of people-related services are delivered with a strong customer focus. 


Supported by your accomplished HR peers, you will identify strategic and operational people issues in your client groups and broker solutions, drawing on both a range of frameworks and your specialist colleagues in the wider HR team.


You will have opportunities to contribute to a range of developments across the HR group and will be expected to travel on occasions to service your client group and to engage with the wider People and Culture team.


We particularly interested in receiving applications from HR practitioners with some experience or an interest in organisational design and change.


Consideration will be given to highly experienced HR practitioners who may prefer a substantial part-time role.

Achieving success in this role will require you to be:


  • proactive in establishing trusted relationships – both with your client group and the wider HR team
  • visible and actively engaged with your client group
  • focused on solutions and results and with a project orientation
  • have affinity with the Te Tiriti o Waitangi-led direction of the University
  • thrive on juggling competing priorities and operating with a high level of autonomy and self-direction
  • initiative and ability to operate with a level of independence while keeping connected with colleagues.


Massey University is a dynamic and outward-looking organisation with campuses in Auckland, Palmerston North and Wellington, making a lasting difference in the lives of the many thousands of students that study at Massey, here in NZ and internationally.

Massey offers a flexible, enabling and inclusive environment, with superior superannuation employer contribution, additional University holidays, study fee concessions, and a commitment to being te Tiriti o Waitangi-led. 

For more information about the role, contact Alan Davis, Deputy Vice-Chancellor People and Culture on 027 246 2466.

Closing date: 22 January 2020
Reference number: PC_PC_729_12/19

For further information and to apply online, visit: