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HR Operations Manager

Otago - Queenstown

The most beautiful District in New Zealand is currently experiencing high growth; this growth offers career development opportunities for enthusiastic, motivated and results-driven professionals like you. The Ten Year Plan that is set out in front of us will see significant investment in infrastructure, and a growing requirement for community, support and regulatory services across the board.


The Role

Reporting to the Director, People and Capability, you will develop the team’s capability along with your own, manage and evaluate the HR Team’s workload and priorities in a fast-paced role that demands resilience, commercial acumen and an in-depth employment relations skill set to make well-informed decisions.

This role will lead the HR Operations team, and provide guidance and advice across the business on technical employment relations matters. This role is all about ensuring we operate efficiently, effectively and within the bounds of the legislation that guides us. It will also deliver a range of HR programmes and services to build culture and capability across the business, and to maximise leadership capability.


About You

  • Tertiary (bachelor’s degree) qualification in human resource / organisational development or related discipline.
  • Substantial experience (7 + years) as a senior HR practitioner.
  • Demonstrated understanding of and experience with all relevant NZ employment legislation
  • Proven experience in developing and implementing HR system, policy and process improvements
  • Experience leading and managing a team including all aspects of staff and resource management.
  • Highly developed communication skills including the ability to persuade and influence to obtain optimal outcomes.
  • Highly motivated, achievement-oriented and innovative professional.
  • Organised individual with exacting attention to detail.


The Benefits

  • Competitive market remuneration
  • Career progression and training opportunities
  • Regular working hours
  • Discounted health and fitness club rates at our great facilities
  • Work with, lead and develop a talented HR Team and take them to the next level of performance, engagement and value for our organisation


For more information on this role, or to apply, please visit or get in touch with Meghan Pagey – People & Capability Director on 03 450 1766.


Applications close: Tuesday, 26 February 2019

Job Description

Applications close: 26 Feb 2019