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Assistant HR Advisors

Date:  03-Aug-2022

Wellington, NZ


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.



Assistant HR Advisors



About the Role



Due to promotion and organisation growth, we are looking for enthusiastic Assistant HR Advisors to join our busy team.  You'll be bright, ambitious, and keen to develop and hone your employment relations and HR knowledge in our growing team. If it’s variety you crave, you’ll have the opportunity to be involved in everything from recruitment, onboarding, flexible working, through to position management and parental leave.



With the support of, and in collaboration with Advisors and Recruitment Partners this role will be responsible for managing and coordinating the day-to-day transactional and generalist HR related requests, enquiries and actions that come from the business, as well as being involved in various continuous improvement activities.



This is a challenging, dynamic yet rewarding opportunity that will provide you with necessary exposure to progress your HR career within a supportive HR team. There is real freedom to take responsibility for processes and projects, supporting the team to truly add value and be seen as a trusted advisor. 



Your relevant experience will include:


•    A degree in HR or a related field
•    Previous experience in a HR administrator/coordinator role 
•    Great written and verbal communication skills
•    Experience using the MS Office suite
•    A proven track record of building strong relationships with stakeholders at all levels
•    Ability to multitask a range of activities with impeccable attention to detail
•    Well-developed organisational skills including the ability to prioritise and manage your time effectively



To be successful in this role, you will be positive, proactive, and willing to roll up your sleeves and get involved. High levels of emotional intelligence and discretion will come naturally to you, alongside a warm personality with a genuine and practical approach to people.




About our Team:



In return, you’ll be supported by a super friendly team who are as committed to your success as you are - we all pitch in to help when someone has a hefty workload for the day. We are a welcoming, eclectic, and inclusive bunch who pride ourselves on delivering exceptional customer service and getting the job done. Our team operates at pace to manage very high volumes and we are deeply passionate about what we do and equally proud of who we are and what we achieve.

Salary range: $62,660.00 - $76,585.00






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:   17 August 2022






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 which requires employees to be fully vaccinated prior to 1 September 2022. From 1 September 2022 MSD's policy will be to encourage, but not require, employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 and its variants unless the role is identified as requiring vaccination at the time.