HR Advisor & Senior HR Advisor


Location: Auckland, Waikato, Wellington

Job Type: Full time


Te kōwhiringa | The Opportunity

Downer New Zealand is a leading provider of integrated services. Our commitment to building long term relationships and supporting our customers with high calibre services and solutions; the talents of our people; and consistent excellence in operational delivery sets us apart.

We are looking for an experienced HR Advisor and Senior HR Advisor to join the Downer Facilities, People and Culture team. This role can be based in Wiri Auckland, Hamilton or Wellington.

You will be part of a great National team responsible for providing effective, efficient and professional delivery of HR advisory services.

  • You will work as an integral part of our operations teams delivering effective, efficient and professional generalist people & culture activities.
  • You will be the first point of contact nationally for a number of internal business teams across our Facilities business.
  • Your focus will be on building relationships and supporting the business embedding good people practices under the guidance of a HR Business Partner.

You will support operational managers and frontline staff on a day-to-day basis for your area of responsibility. This is a hands on, operational generalist HR role providing advice and guidance on effective people practices and championing delivery of a wide range of HR transactional services.

Nga pūkenga matua | Important Skills

Our HR function is built on trusted relationships with the teams we support. We are looking for an HR professionals who:

  • Has the skills to create real sustainable change by partnering with the teams you work with
  • Can communicate with impact, build and maintain strong relationships and influence others to deliver great outcomes for our people
  • Is high energy, positive, solutions-focused and is just as happy working on people engagement as well as being busy with front line leader policy advice
  • Has the ability to influence and constructively challenge

Along with:

  • You will have good working knowledge across HR including employee relations, performance management, staff engagement, and remuneration.
  • Your strong communication and collaboration skills allow you to form effective relationships across all levels of the business.
  • Your self-managing style will see you succeed in this role.
  • You will bring with you a self-driven focus and be someone who can take the initiative in a fast paced and busy environment.
  • Have strong organisational skills and processes, including being an experienced user of MS Office applications, particularly Word, Excel and Outlook. We use MS Teams and SharePoint online so proficiency with these tools are a bonus.

For the Senior Advisor role you will need experience in providing senior-level HR advisory support and ideally some history developing and delivering meaningful HR initiatives

We will be suitably impressed if you also:

  • Have experience successfully delivering HR in complex employment environments
  • Have a tertiary qualification in Human Resources or related field

Ko te take ka parekareka e koe ki te mahi ki kōnei | Why you will enjoy working here

Downer offers more than just the basics you'd expect from a large organisation. We’ve created an empowering, fail-forward, inclusive culture where you can thrive and be recognized for the great work you do. Our benefits are designed to develop the whole person, at home and at work - trust us when we say we’ve got you covered. Here’s just a brief insight into some of the many things we can offer you:

  • Free access to Marram health care benefits and discounted holiday homes
  • A competitive remuneration package
  • Flexible work opportunities
  • A dedicated personal development plan and a huge range of Training Programs including Leadership Pathways, Mental Health First Aid Training and plenty more
  • Access to free counselling services, Downer Whanau scholarships, Downer Donate and Volunteering to support you, your whanau and your community
  • A comprehensive employee benefits package through our partners - you will receive a great range of corporate discounts and benefits across banking, insurance, retailers, technology, vehicles, automotive, healthcare, childcare, homeware, dental care, travel, accommodation, gym memberships and more!

Have a look at our other great benefits here!

Ko wai mātou | Our Organisation

Want to know more about what it is like to work at Downer? Then head to our People Site here!

Me pēhea ki te tono | How to apply

If this sounds like the opportunity for you, click Apply Now to submit your application! The reference number for this role is 600769.

We are committed to a safe working environment for everyone - all successful applicants will be required to undertake a pre-employment drug test, medical and a Ministry of Justice check prior to starting employment.

Please note we have an in-house recruitment team that manage all our vacancies. No candidates presented through an agency will be considered for any of our roles advertised, unless previously arranged. We would strongly encourage all candidates interested in these roles, to apply directly online through the portal provided otherwise your application will not be considered.

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