Advisor - People & Capability

Ministry for the Environment

  • Full Time Fixed Term
  • Wellington

Fixed-term or secondment opportunity - parental leave cover (8 months) 

  • Looking for a new challenge?
  • Join a fun and supportive team
  • Flexible working approach

Provide HR advice in an organisation that really values its people! 

About the Role 

We are looking for an intermediate level HR Advisor to join our dynamic team on a fixed-term basis. You will provide high quality HR advice and support to our managers, as well as providing solutions to resolve any issues they may have. 

We are at the early stages of moving towards a more self-service focus for our people and managers. There is lots to do and we need someone who isn't afraid to tackle the challenges head on. 

A key part of the role will be to look at ways to improve our systems and processes, to ensure we provide a fantastic customer experience every time.  You will also have opportunities to support some exciting projects. 

This is a great opportunity to work in an innovative Ministry where we support each other to succeed, and will give you the autonomy and trust to work to your strengths.  

Skills and Experience 

Our ideal candidate will bring: 

  • experience in providing advice and support to managers
  • ideally someone who has worked in a central advisory team before
  • sound understanding of HR principles, procedures and legislation
  • experience working in a public sector organisation
  • outstanding planning and organisation skills
  • the ability to engage with a diverse range of internal and external stakeholders at all levels
  • a strong customer focus with good attention to detail
  • a passion for continuous improvement
  • a ‘can do' attitude and a solutions focused approach to problem solving
  • an understanding and appreciation of Te Ao Maori.


As well as being part of an innovative organisation with an important purpose of making Aotearoa, New Zealand, the most liveable place in the world, we offer you: 

  • a flexible by default approach to support your work-life balance
  • agile working, allowing you variety and challenges across the organisation as we work as ‘One MfE'
  • generous leave entitlements
  • training to competently and effectively engage with Māori as our Treaty Partner, this includes te reo me ona tikanga Māori courses
  • active social club and employee networks
  • opportunities for development and education.          

How to Apply  

Apply directly by completing the online application form and submit your CV and cover letter.  In your cover letter, please highlight how your experience relates to the key skills required for this role. 

If you require further information about this position, please contact Sonia Smith at 

Salary range: $79,621 to $100,094 pa.  Appointment within this range will be based on skills and experience. 

We embrace diversity and inclusion and are committed to equal opportunities. What's important to us is ‘he rau kotahi tangata' - embracing our multiple talents - by harnessing our diversity and being inclusive.  We actively encourage applications from all backgrounds. 

As a flexible friendly employer we are happy to discuss flexible options that may work for you and the business.  We value and care about enabling our people to work in a way that means they can work at their best. 

Applications close: 5.00pm on Tuesday, 29 September 2020


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