Business Partner People and Culture
Ministry of Housing and Urban Development
Wellington, NZ
2d ago

Job Description

Te Tūāpapa Kura Kāinga - The Ministry of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) leads Aotearoa - New Zealand's housing and urban development work programme.

Mō te tūnga About the role

The role sits within a small, but highly interactive team that is consistently sharing ideas, brain-storming issues, and looking for better ways of doing things.

There is also a continuous undercurrent of good-humour, story telling and the odd Stuff quiz.

In this role you will embrace whanaungatanga, working alongside our P&C practitioners and the wider business to support the development, implementation and embedding our tāngata initiatives.

You will be a trusted advisor, providing practical and meaningful solutions to issues and support the development and implementation of people-related policies across a portfolio of groups who work to respond to the housing crisis and how to review and reset the system so that whānau can live in a way that connects them to their identity, language and culture, their whenua and whakapapa.

The role has plenty of scope to build on your existing experience, with the opportunity to get involved with project work to support the operational and strategic goals of Te Tūāpapa Kura Kāinga.

We offer an interesting and rewarding environment where the work you do can make a meaningful difference for people. We value diversity in our workforce as well as alignment with our values, Wānangatia; Arohatia; Kōkiritia.

Ō wheako, ō pukenga About you

Key to your success in this role will be your pragmatic, level-headed approach to problem solving and effective partnering focus with the business to ensure outcomes make a difference for Tangata Whenua and Tangata Tiriti.

You will be self-directed, motivating and influencing others within the advisory team to ensure the successful delivery of our work programmes across the Ministry.

We are looking for natural relationship builders, capable of working across diverse stakeholders to understand varying perspectives and reflect them in advice that you give.

Your experience thus far has equipped you with strong problem-solving skills and the ability to see the bigger picture.

You will bring a multi-disciplinary approach to the role and draw on your knowledge and expertise of delivering a wide range of HR and people initiatives.

With a proven track record of success in a similar type role, you will inspire and influence others to drive successful people and business outcomes.

What you'll need to bring to the role :

  • A sound understanding of, and experience in, Te Ao Māori (Te Reo, tikanga, te Tiriti o Waitangi)
  • Comprehensive programme / project management methodology and skills
  • Proven experience working collaboratively across an organisation and within a team to deliver on shared goals and vision
  • Experienced making quality decisions using analytically sound, well-rounded, informed and inclusive approaches
  • A proven track record of being able to influence at all levels of an organisation
  • The ability to be adaptable, agile and flexible within a fast-moving environment
  • Strong ability to synthesise complex information and ideas and articulate to wide audiences in a simple, compelling way
  • Well-developed understanding of the machinery of government with demonstrated business savvy
  • We have exciting mahi ahead of us including the implementation of a new HRMIS, the bedding-in of a new organisational structure, and supporting MAIHI Ka Ora the National Māori Housing Strategy ensuring all whānau have safe, healthy, affordable homes with secure tenure, across the Māori housing continuum.

    Mō mātou About us

    Te Tūāpapa Kura Kāinga reflects the intention of the foundation for a treasured home'. The name comes from the Māori whakatauki (proverb) he kura kāinga e hokia, he kura tangata e kore e hokia', - a treasured home will endure, not so a treasured person'.

    It carries with it a strong connection to our purpose : he kāinga ora, he hapori ora thriving communities where everyone has a place to call home.

    The importance of ensuring the wellbeing of people within the home, and our connection with the land acknowledges the generations of people who have always called this place home' and affirms our commitment to delivering for future generations of New Zealanders.

    What we can offer you :

  • Flexible working policy to give work / life balance
  • Engaging employee-led people networks that celebrate diversity, provide safe spaces, and encourage thought-leadership
  • Close to the railway station, recently refurbished office space and cloud -based technology that allows for joined up, cohesive collaboration
  • Wellbeing initiatives, tools and courses, and a discounted health insurance scheme
  • Open minds we aren't afraid of change and encourage fresh approaches and ideas from people who want to make a difference
  • We work to make sure the aspirations of whānau, hapū and iwi are enabled
  • We have a stepped remuneration framework where salary movement happens though defined step increases within a role salary band.

    Appointment to a step within the salary range will depend on the experience and skills the person brings to the role which will be better known following a recruitment process including an interview.

    Salaries automatically move up a step on an annual basis.

    Step 1 - $115,975 to Step 16 - $141,747.

    Me pēhea te tuku tono How to apply

    Please click on the APPLY button to be directed to the application page, from here you can upload your CV and cover letter.

    Please note, while applications close 29 June 2022 , we will be reviewing applications as they are received and may progress with suitable applicants prior to the application closing date.

    Therefore, please apply as soon as possible if you are interested in this position.

    For tracking and evaluation purposes, all applications must be submitted via our on-line process. You must have the legal right to live and work in New Zealand to be eligible for this position.

    For further inquiries please contact James Brodey james.brodey hud.govt.nz.

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