Kaitohutohu Mātāmua | Principal Advisor, People Strategy & Organisational Design

Ministry for the Environment

  • Permanent Full Time
  • Multiple Location Options
  • Highly influential role
  • Supportive environment
  • Flexible working

An exciting opportunity to influence innovative ways of working in an organisation where our people are at the heart of everything we do. 

Mō tēnei tūrangi mahi | About this role

We are looking for an experienced Principal Advisor to join our team on a permanent basis. 

You will be a strategic, creative thinker with the ability to work with senior leaders to influence across the organisation to help shape the future of our workplace culture. 

As part of the People & Capability leadership team, you will be responsible for driving our complex HR work programmes, ensuring they are aligned, cohesive and effective.  You will provide oversight and keep us on track to ensure we achieve success. 

You will be confident to challenge our current ways of working, and deliver outcomes that will set us up to become a cutting-edge government agency. 

We need someone who can play in the strategy and planning space and equally roll their sleeves up and support the team directly with key pieces of work. 

This is a rewarding and exciting role which will appeal to someone who is highly motivated, has a drive for success and a commitment to delivering results. 

Our team genuinely care about each other and we operative in a collaborative, fun environment and love a good morning tea! 

Ngā pūkenga me ngā wheako | Skills and experience 

Our ideal candidate will bring: 

  • experience working effectively at CE and Executive Leadership Team level
  • an extensive generalist HR background
  • proven ability to design and execute successful HR strategies and work programmes
  • strong stakeholder management skills with the ability to influence at all levels
  • confidence to challenge the status quo
  • strategic agility, combined with strong analytical, project management and organisational skills
  • commitment to developing your cultural capability and capacity in te ao Māori.

Mō mātou | About us 

The Ministry's purpose - He taiao tōnui mō ngā reanga katoa - a flourishing environment for every generation.  

We offer: 

  • 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, including a Māori staff network
  • opportunities for development and education.          

A key priority for the Ministry is Te Ao Māori. This means we work with our Treaty partner to advance Māori priorities for the environment and for environmental success. We will be confident and coordinated in our ongoing engagement with Māori and lead the natural resources system in engaging for success with tangata whenua. We will grow our capability and capacity to accurately reflect Māori views in our work. 

An organisational priority is that we accurately reflect Te Tiriti o Waitangi and Te Ao Maori into our everyday work, by living our Te Ao Hurihuri Strategy through capability and capacity building. 

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. 

Tono ināianei | Apply Now 

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 Ngaire Howes at Ngaire.howes@mfe.govt.nz 

Salary range: $155,491 to $190,044 pa effective 1 July.  Appointment within this range will be based on skills and experience. 

Rā Katinga | Applications close: Sunday, 16 May 2021

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