Senior Human Resources Advisor 1 Year Fixed Term

Fire and Emergency New Zealand

Senior Human Resources Advisor 1 Year Fixed Term

We have an excellent opportunity for a Senior HR Advisor to replace our current team member who is going on Parental leave. Put your diverse skill set to use in an organisation dedicated to helping our communities.

  • Exciting role within Fire and Emergency New Zealand
  • Opportunity to utilise your knowledge and make a real difference your community
  • 12-month Parental Leave cover

Fire and Emergency New Zealand is a Crown Entity established on 1 July 2017 under the Fire and Emergency Services Act 2017. The role of our new organisation is to reduce the risk of unwanted structural and vegetation fires, respond to emergencies including fire, motor vehicle crashes, medical emergencies, hazardous substance related incidents, natural disasters and support increased community resilience.

We have an excellent opportunity for a Senior HR Advisor to replace our current team member who is going on Parental leave.  Put your diverse skill set to use in an organisation dedicated to helping our communities.

The role:

This hands on role will see the successful candidate adapting to the ever-changing environment and diverse needs of the organisation across the next 12-months. You will be supporting approx. 1700 volunteers and approx. 200 paid team members in all HR related matters, where no two days will be the same.  

This role's primary focus is on building the capability of our managers and leaders by coaching and supporting them to work through their people issues, but there is also scope to get involved one-off projects that will allow you to bring your expertise and perspective to Fire and Emergency’s transformation journey.

You'll need to be able to think at an organizational level and work with people from a diverse range of backgrounds.

Essential to your success will be your analytical and problem solving skills, ability to see the 'big picture', collaborative working style and superior relationship management skills.  It goes without saying that computer literacy is essential. 

The successful candidate will also have:

  • A strong understanding of current NZ employment law and HR practices coupled with the ability to relate this back to the organisation.
  • Tertiary qualification – HR Management and ER or relevant experience.
  • The ability to hit the ground running applying sound judgement and taking an appropriate approach given the situation, policies, guidelines and legal requirements.
  • Sound planning and organisational skills.
  • Experience in coaching and mentoring managers to enhance overall capability in people management.
  • Proven experience influencing in a comparable and sizeable environment.
  • The ability to work confidently and in a mature way with staff at all levels of the organisation.
  • A community focused or volunteer background although this is not essential.

How to apply

If this sounds like you, please download an application form and the position description. For more information about this role please email glyn.kessell@fireandemergency.nz or call 027 8392408.

Send completed application form along with supporting documents to Glyn Kessell at  glyn.kessell@fireandemergency.nz

Applications close 5pm 15th November 2019 with interviews scheduled very soon after.