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30 May 2022

Full-Time Senior HR Advisor

The Salvation Army  Wellington City, Wellington $77,405 - $111,270

Job Description

  • Unique, challenging and rewarding opportunity
  • Busy and fast paced fun HR environment
  • Based in Cuba Street, Wellington – home of café culture

The Salvation Army Te Ope Whakaora is a world-wide evangelical Christian church and human service provider that assists over 120,000 New Zealanders every year providing a wide range of community services, such as food banks, family stores, early childhood centres and addiction treatment centres.

The purpose of the HR function is to enable the Territory (New Zealand, Fiji, Tonga and Samoa) to recruit, resource, pay and support appropriate staff to fulfil the mission of The Salvation Army – “caring for people, transforming lives and reforming society”. 

We are seeking a motivated individual to join our dynamic HR team, where you will have the opportunity to have significant input and influence into the work we do.

The team of six is small in relation to the size of the organisation – we provide a wide range of operational and strategic HR support to around 2000 employees and 300 Salvation Army Officers across over 150 locations nationwide.  

Reporting to the HR Manager, the Senior HR Advisor is responsible for both HR generalist advice and services as well as providing advice on a range of ER topics.  We value the importance of providing a prompt and quality service to our managers. We have built good working relationships and trust with our managers and work well together to work through HR/ER issues. The successful candidate will be relational and solutions focused.  Being a team player is a must, as you will be joining a supportive and close knit team who work in an open plan environment and work together to achieve desired results.

Empathetic, consultative and yet firm in your approach, you will know your craft well and will possess a strong understanding of relevant HR legislation and its practical implications. This is a pivotal role within a busy and diverse environment, which will provide the opportunity to work with a wide variety of interesting, talented and highly committed professionals.  

Ideally you will have studied HR related papers within your degree qualification and have gained HR/ER related work experience and are keen to develop both your HR/ER advisory and project experience while journeying with us as we embrace and embed principles of biculturalism and inclusiveness.

Person Profile:

  • A track record of excellence in HR in an advisory role, ideally with an ER focus
  • Sound working knowledge of everything HR, with the confidence and ability to deliver advice and guidance at all levels of the organisation
  • A collaborative approach with exceptional relationship management skills with both internal and external stakeholders
  • Team player
  • Superior communication, problem solving, negotiation and conflict resolution capabilities
  • High level of initiative with effective planning, project management and organisational abilities
  • Understanding and empathy towards the mission and values of the Salvation Army

In return the successful candidate will be joining a supportive HR team with a relaxed approach, but who work hard to get results.  Additionally, you will be joining an organisation which is empathetic and caring for each other as well as the community.

If this sounds like you, and you would like to join an iconic organisation with a passion for making a real difference to those in need, please apply.   

Please note, when applying for a role with The Salvation Army you will be asked to disclose your vaccination status and provide proof.

Job Expired June 29, 2022

Job Category: Human Resources. Job Type: Full-Time.

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