Team Leader, Assistant HR Advisory Team - Wellington

Date: 26 May 2023

Location: Wellington, NZ

Company: Ministry of Social Development


About us

The Ministry of Social Development is a people-centred organisation. We’re in communities across the motu, working with partners to help New Zealanders be safe, strong and independent.
We provide social policy and advice to government and assistance, including income, employment and housing support to people of all ages, families, whānau and communities.
As a Te Tiriti o Waitangi partner we are committed to supporting and enabling Māori, whānau, hapū, Iwi and communities to realise their own potential and aspirations.
Our people are as diverse as the communities we serve. We care about the wellbeing and success of our people and provide a supportive and inclusive working environment where people can thrive and be who they are.



Team Leader - Assistant HR Advisor Team


  • Are you looking for that next step in your career and the opportunity to lead a team of talented, hardworking HR  individuals?


  • Do you have solid coaching, mentoring and training experience you’d like to take to the next level?



As Team Leader to this group of Assistant HR Advisors who focus on supporting and responding to a range of general HR enquiries from managers and staff across our organisation via our internal 'AskHR' facility, you'll oversee their day-to-day workloads and career development. 


The tasks and issues the team face every day are varied and at times can be complex. And as a part of the broader HR Advisory Leadership Team, you’ll have the opportunity to make enhancements and improvements to a 'well-oiled machine'.
Key functions of the Team Leader role include:

  • Ensuring all processes are robust
  • Exploring and championing continuous improvement
  • Ensuring the wider teams within the People Group work together collaboratively 
  • Ensuring resources are managed and coordinated

You’ll be someone who can see the big picture and understand the strategic context of projects and policy and how these apply in the real world.


You’ll understand the role of a team leader and the importance of seeing your team flourish in a supportive work environment.  You’ll be proud of their successes and celebrate these!



Salary range: $100,068 - $124,529 per annum




How to apply


To apply, click the 'Apply Now' button to upload your CV, cover letter and complete the online application form.  


Note: Your cover letter will be a key part of our assessment process, so please highlight how your experience relates to the key responsibilities listed in the position description. 


All applications must be made online.  If this is not possible or if you have any queries, please contact us at


Internal MSD Employees – please apply through your myHR portal at work.  This will ensure that your myHR employee profile is visible as internal candidate.


Closing date: Sunday, 11 June 2023




Joining us

Joining MSD means being part of a whānau that celebrates the diversity each individual represents.  We show manaaki, we care about the wellbeing and success of people and want everyone to thrive, and be who they are in a supportive and inclusive working environment. We work together to make a difference for communities while doing the right thing with integrity. We are a Treaty partner committed to strengthening relationships with Māori, Hapū, Iwi and communities to realise their own potential and aspirations.

If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to tell us when you apply so we can assist you through the recruitment process.


MSD has a COVID-19 vaccination policy that encourages, but does not require, employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 and its variants, unless the role is identified as requiring vaccination at the time.