People & Culture Business Partner - Scion
Science New Zealand
Rotorua, NZ
21h ago
  • Fixed term business partnering role in a specialised and unique environment
  • Support progressive research in forestry and the circular bio-economy
  • Enviable work environment and lifestyle on the edge of the Whakarewarewa forest
  • Who are we :

    Scion specialises in research, science and technology development for the forestry industry, wood products, and wood-derived materials and chemicals.

    We lead new technology development for renewables, bioproducts and energy and the establishment of a broader-based circular bio-economy.

    About the team

    Our People, Culture and Safety team are committed to partnering alongside our leaders to create a positive and sustainable change within our organisation, to optimise our capability and performance to deliver on our 2030 strategic outcomes plus support and develop talent that is helping change the future of Aotearoa, New Zealand.

    We are reshaping the PCS function to support our newly embedded Science structure and because one of our fantastic team are heading off on parental leave, we have a one year, fixed term opportunity to join our team .

    We care about providing a great place for our people to work and endeavour to attract and retain the best people.

    About the role :

    You will work alongside a team of HR professionals, assisting in delivering a range of HR services including generalist advice on people policy and frameworks, employee relations, organisational development, and change management.

    About you :

    You will be a self-starter with an eye for detail and good organisational skills to balance competing priorities. Additionally, you will be an excellent communicator, with the ability to demonstrate empathy and creativity to quickly establish rapport and build lasting relationships.

    You will have the confidence and capability to operate at all levels across the organisation; plus have a minimum of 3 - 5 years' working experience in a partnering role.

    Attention to detail and strong analytical skills are also desirable.

    Scion is home to creative science minds, and we have a vibrant culture ensuring employees can pursue innovation and excellence in their science delivery.

    With our head office based on the edge of Rotorua's world famous Whakarewarewa Forest, Scion also offers an enviable working environment with excellent work / life balance initiatives.

    Rotorua is one of New Zealand's leading tourist destinations owing to its outstanding natural environment and proximity to coastal beaches and inland lakes, native forests, geothermal areas and volcanic ski-fields.

    Scion is proud to offer :

  • A stimulating research environment aimed at replacing oil derived products with environmentally friendly natural alternatives
  • Cutting-edge research developing new functionalised chemicals, polymers, fibres and composites derived from bio-based materials and renewable resources
  • An fantastic work environment and a demonstrated commitment to Good Employer / EEO principles.
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