• Strategic and Broad HR Leadership Role
  • Advance Thriving Whānau
  • Inclusive and Welcoming Team

Te Whiwhinga Mahi | The opportunity

In this new Director, People & Capability role, we are seeking a strategic people leader who is after an opportunity to lead best practice people initiatives – supported by research and a pragmatic delivery pathway. You place a strong focus on driving behaviour and culture change, with and through your peers, that leads to measurable improvements in engagement, capability and performance of teams and the organisation. Reporting to a Deputy Secretary, you will be a member of the leadership team and you will be responsible for:

  • Providing direct advice to ELT, shaping our strategy, and supporting our important mahi. 
  • Defining and articulating the People and Capability strategy, and supporting us to deliver an empowered, performance-driven organisation that focuses on our customers and employees. 
  • Developing the people capability of leaders to manage people issues in ways that build our brand and add to our reputation as a great place to work. 
  • Providing the business with a trusted advisor service that connects to the business strategy and delivers a consistent, accurate and tailored people experience with a streamlined and seamless service. 

Ko wai koe | About you

As the successful candidate you will have:

  • Experience leading in contexts of comparable complexity, both strategically and operationally.   
  • A sharp eye for standards and continuous improvement which you implement in a collaborative manner.  
  • Broad expertise in all areas of HR, ideally including experience within unionised environments.
  • A tertiary degree in a relevant field or equivalent knowledge, skills and experience and a commitment to ongoing professional development.

Ngā uara ka whiwhi koe ki Te Puni Kōkiri | Working at Te Puni Kōkiri

Te Puni Kōkiri is the Principal Policy Advisor to the Government on Māori wellbeing and development and we have an important contribution to make to impact Māori wellbeing outcomes.  To do this, we must exert leadership and influence on the public sector system to enable and support the Government to deliver positive wellbeing outcomes for Māori.

Our commitment to ‘Whānau Taurikura’ – ‘Thriving Whānau’ enables whānau, hapū and iwi to succeed and underpins everything that we do. 

Our people are at the heart of achieving this vision and it is our people who contribute to supporting Māori collective success by creating and maintaining relationships with iwi, hapū and whānau Māori, and Government at both a local and national level.

We are guided by our values of excellence, valuing people and relationships, working collectively and being creative and innovative. We invest in our people and you will be encouraged to develop and contribute to your fullest potential. We believe strongly in work/life balance and understand that your whānau is important. We are also committed to your wellbeing, and ongoing learning and development. In-house Te Reo Māori training is available to our employees as well as the opportunity to join Te Puni Kōkiri Kapa Haka group.

For an initial information pack and to arrange a discussion please contact Raewyn Brown at raewyn@amytea.co.nz.

Apply Now

We are actively reviewing talent and an appointment will be made once a suitable candidate is identified. We encourage you to make your application today or get in touch to discuss more about how this great opportunity will fit with your career goals.

To apply please send your cover letter and CV to apply@amytea.co.nz. Applications close Monday 7 February.


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