Head of People Advice and Partnering
Auckland Council
Auckland, NZ
15h ago

He angitūtanga : The opportunity

Auckland Council’s People & Culture department has a rare opportunity for a passionate leader to join us as Head of People Advice & Partnering (PA&P).

Our exceptional team is currently going through a transformational journey and needs your leadership to ensure we excel in our service delivery.

As an integral and senior member of the People and Culture team, you will provide leadership and strategic direction to the Business Partnering, People Consulting, and People Advisory team.

The PA&P team performance and systems are key to ensuring an optimal operating and service delivery model for our department.

You’ll bring that to life for your team, and for those who utilise our P&C products and services.

We need your strategic thought leadership along with day-to-day management to deliver a fit for purpose service delivery model that is focused on user experience and business needs.

You and your team are the voice of the business’ and we need you to fully leverage that throughout our P&C operating model, to drive employee experience and respond to business need.

You will have 10-12 direct reports and a further 25-30 indirect reports across three departments.

Day-to-day you can expect to work on :

  • Driving an integrated and aligned PA&P team and system
  • Overarching accountability for quality and timeliness of advice across HR advisory and employment relations (in partnership with our internal ER legal team)
  • Supporting Business Partners to play a strategic role in their portfolio’s
  • Collaborating with departmental peers to deliver fit-for-purpose P&C products and services
  • Ensuring a strong focus on your team’s career development, coaching and pathway opportunities
  • This role is also the primary senior P&C liaison for the Council Controlled Organisations (CCO’s).

    He kōrero mōu : About you

    You will be an experienced HR professional with a background working in large and complex business environments where you acted as a trusted advisor to senior leadership.

    We will also be looking for people leadership experience of a functional division.

    A history drawing actionable insights from information and data will be essential. You will need to be capable of setting performance goals and targets, identifying areas of improvement, and drawing detailed recommendations from those assessments to translate into commercial guidance and advice.

    You will be passionate about empowering employees and working with them to develop career development and pathways. It goes without saying that you have the political acumen and sensitivity to be persuasive and influential, as well as resilient with strong conflict resolution skills.

    Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou : What we offer

    Auckland Council is one of the largest local authorities in the South Pacific providing essential services and facilities to more than 1.

    5 million people. We are committed to environmental action and green growth to achieve our vision of becoming the world’s most liveable city.

    In return for your hard work, you can expect a flexible, supportive and fun work environment.

    Ehara taku toa, he takitahi, he toa takitini My success is not mine alone, but the success of many.

    Your own growth and development is important, which we’ll invest in and support you with. You’ll also have access to a range of fantastic Auckland Council benefits, including discounted Leisure Centre membership and a range of other partnership discounts!

    Tono Mai : Apply Now!

    If you have the skills we are looking for, and are passionate about bringing together a strong division, then we want to hear from you!

    Applications close : Sunday 26 September 2021

    Auckland Council is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) and we are committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion.

    If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at the time of application to assist you through the recruitment process.

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