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Team Leader - People Group

Date:  24-Nov-2021

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.



Team Leader - People Group



• Fantastic opportunity to lead a busy, energetic team
• Operational and customer centric focus
• 12-month secondment / fixed term

We are looking for a highly motivated team leader to lead our HR administration, advisory and vetting teams.  Under a shared services model, these teams provide support across the Ministry to internal customers to provide a integrated, seamless delivery solutions.

Day-to-day you’ll be proactively managing workloads, priorities and solving problems!  No two days are the same.  As 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 include:

•    Ensuring advice and guidance provided by the team is consistent, high quality and legislatively compliant
•    Ensuring all processes are robust and inputting to continuous improvement
•    Ensuring the wider teams work together collaboratively 
•    Ensuring resources are managed and coordinated


We’re seeking an experienced Team Leader.  A person who leads by example and can make the tough calls when needed.  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.


Complementing this is your broad understanding of HR and ER policies and proven project/change management experience.  Excellent interpersonal and communication skills are a given.



Salary range: $85,749 - $128,623






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 competencies 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:  8 December 2021






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.