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Senior Adviser – Diversity, Inclusion & Wellbeing - RBNZ


•    Organisation-wide strategic position
•    Influential role to speak to people’s hearts and minds
•    Auckland or Wellington location with flexible work arrangement options

This is a highly influential role to develop and implement RBNZ’s diversity and inclusion strategy. Bringing expertise in best practice, you’ll engage and champion diversity, inclusion and wellness. 

Te tūranga – The role
We are committed to creating and maintaining an environment that is diverse, inclusive and welcoming for all people. This is a newly created positon to promote and embed initiatives that enrich our diversity and inclusion and employee experience across the organisation. 

As Senior Adviser, you’ll lead and develop our organisation-wide D&I strategy, and play a central role in the design, communication, implementation and monitoring of the D&I work programme. 

You’ll champion our vision of Great Team and Best Central Bank, which embraces a diverse workplace where individuals can flourish. Having the courage behind your convictions, you will engage and constructively challenge people to have honest conversations and go beyond their comfort zone to make a real impact.

With a strong data driven approach, you will establish a system to capture and monitor data on diversity characteristics. Using this insight, you’ll drive the Bank’s D&I programme of work, including coordination of internal working groups to encourage people to embed these practices in their daily work. Working with key stakeholders up to senior levels and teams throughout the organisation, you’ll instil an achievement focussed, energised and resilient workforce who are emotionally connected to our outcomes and to each other’s success. 

The Reserve Bank’s senior leadership is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive working environment, where everyone can thrive.  Juliet Tainui-Hernandez, GM Transformation and People says: “Diversity and inclusion is not only the right thing to do, but it generates innovation, attracts the best talent, and leads to better strategy, better risk management, better debate and better outcomes”.  

Ō pūkenga – About you
To be successful in this role you’ll bring:

•    Existing knowledge and experience developing and embedding best practice strategies in the D&I, employee experience and wellbeing space
•    Top notch written and verbal communication skills, and a proven ability to present, engage and champion new ideas and initiatives including the facilitation of workshops
•    Sound understanding of Te Ao Maori and Te Tiriti o Waitangi and how this merges with D&I in Aotearoa
•    Critical-thinker with excellent analytical skills
•    Great self-awareness, drive, initiative and a willingness to learn, improve and “lead by example”
•    Sensitivity to the need of individuals to be treated with respect and fairness and competent in your understanding of Equal Employment Opportunities.

Ngā painga – What we offer
We offer an inclusive and flexible working environment to enable our people to bring their whole selves to work and embrace each other’s uniqueness. Our benefits include flexi-leave, wellness package, working from home subsidy, generous parental leave provisions, a range of learning and development opportunities, and access to numerous social, networking and sporting activities.

Ko wai mātou - Who we are
All New Zealanders have dreams, hopes, plans and goals. To achieve them we need a stable economy and safe banking system built on integrity, innovation and inclusion. And that's exactly what we at the Reserve Bank of New Zealand - Te Pūtea Matua enable. A trusted system that gives Kiwis the confidence to make the spending and savings decisions that matter most to them.

We have a clear goal: to improve the economic wellbeing and living standards of all New Zealanders so that we, and the generations to come, continue to enjoy this great country.

We are hugely passionate about what we do and the impact it has on Kiwi businesses, communities and whānau. Enabling New Zealand’s financial system takes expertise, determination and a strong commitment to working collaboratively with our partners. We carry this responsibility with great pride and encourage you to apply if this resonates with you.

To find out more please review the position description, and for specific queries contact Lorraine Archbold, Senior Recruitment Adviser at 04 471 3793.
Please submit your application online by Sunday 31st January 2021

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Please note - With the New Zealand border being closed and new visa applications not being considered until further notice, we are only able to consider candidates who are currently residing in NZ or who already have NZ Citizen / Perm Residency status.