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People & Capability Advisor

HBRC Building 4

About the Opportunity:

We are currently seeking a highly motivated, proactive and experienced People & Capability Advisor to join our team on a permanent fulltime basis. This ‘generalist’ role will see you partnering with two large business units providing day-to-day HR generalist support and advice in relation to employee relations, performance management, recruitment, training, remuneration, and HR policies & procedures.  You will also be involved with your colleagues in operationalising our People Plan.

Based in Napier, the People & Capability Team currently has two Advisors, one Coordinator and also includes the Health, Safety and Wellbeing Team, Payroll Team and a Change Manager.  We’re a friendly, collaborative and supportive team with a leader who is truly focused on supporting, developing and building team capability to ensure each team member achieves success!


About you:

Naturally, you interact and develop strong relationships at all levels with ease and your influential and engaging approach allows you to work with a range of stakeholders as you provide specialist P&C advice.  You’ll have a ‘solution focused’ style, and your resilience and impeccable customer service skills allows you to act with poise in difficult situations.

Ideally you will also have:

  • Demonstrated experience at an Advisory level
  • Outstanding communication skills with the ability to engage, partner, build and maintain strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders
  • The ability to manage competing priorities in a fast-paced working environment with autonomy and independence
  • Demonstrated high level of knowledge and understanding of human resource concepts and practices and how these are applied in the workplace
  • Tertiary qualification at degree level in human resources management, organisational development, business or a related field

The salary range for this role will depend on the qualifications and experience of the successful candidate. Other benefits of working for our team include limited income protection and life insurance, subsidised eye tests and lenses, flu vaccinations, and other well-being initiatives. HBRC also has a strong commitment to developing and upskilling people within a flexible and supportive working environment. To see a full list of our benefits please visit our website:

All applicants must have existing rights to work in New Zealand.

We value diversity and as such we do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, or disability status although applicants must have existing rights to work in New Zealand. HBRC is responsible for Civil Defence emergencies and as such, all staff may be called upon to support the response.

To view the job description please click here

Applications close Friday 1 July however, we will be interviewing suitable candidates as they apply, so don’t delay, apply today!


13 June 2022

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